Matcha Dessert Recipes
Matcha is great at any time of the day, but some of the most delicious ways to use matcha comes at the end of the meal: dessert! From ice cream to doughnuts, treat yourself to one (or all!) of these nutrient-rich matcha dessert recipes.
Use the Right Matcha!
When cooking with matcha, it’s important to work with a culinary grade matcha. At My Matcha Life™, our Foodie’s Culinary Grade Matcha is ideal for matcha lattes, smoothies, baking, and many other cooking applications. Foodie’s Matcha is made from second harvest tea leaves, providing a nice balance of nutrients—especially catechin antioxidants—and a strong green tea flavor.
Our Favorite Matcha Dessert Recipes
Without further ado, here are our favorite matcha dessert recipes!
Vegan Green Tea Ice Cream
In the mood for a frozen matcha treat? If so, you’re going to love this vegan green tea ice cream. You’d never know this recipe is vegan, because the full fat coconut milk and raw cashews work together to create a rich and creamy base. Our Foodie’s Matcha Tea not only gives this ice cream an Instagrammable bright green color, but you also get the added benefits of nutrients like L-theanine that will put you in a calm and focused state. Try finding that in store bought ice cream! There’s only one thing left to decide: Would you like one scoop or two?
Chocolate Chip Matcha Doughnuts
Who needs breakfast for dinner when you can have breakfast for dessert? Whether you’re a matcha lover or a chocolate lover, this chocolate chip matcha doughnut recipe is the best of both worlds. These doughnuts are baked, which make them healthier than the fried ones you’d find at the store or bakery. They’re also made with fairly wholesome ingredients and there’s even an option to make them gluten-free! And because there’s no such thing as too much chocolate, each chocolate chip matcha doughnut is drizzled with chocolate sauce, making this a decadent treat to end any meal.
Matcha Coconut Chia Pudding Whip
This matcha coconut chia pudding whip is an elevated version of a parfait. Each layer is like a different, creamy experience and is good down to the last spoonful. Not only is it delicious, but the vibrant green color from our Foodie’s Matcha Tea makes this pudding pretty to look at! If you’re looking to impress your family of friends, this dessert will definitely be a showstopper!
Matcha Banana Vegan Ice Cream
Want to satisfy your ice cream cravings fast? Then you’re going to go bananas for this matcha banana vegan ice cream! Unlike other homemade ice cream recipes, you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker for this one—just a high-speed blender! Also known as “nice cream,” this ice cream is made with only three whole food ingredients: bananas, matcha and honey. If you’re unsure how this unassuming yellow fruit can turn into ice cream, the secret is in the banana—literally! Thanks to its high pectin content, frozen bananas create a rich and creamy texture. Still skeptical? Try it for yourself!
Frozen Matcha Choco-Peanut Butter
This recipe for frozen matcha choco-peanut butter is a quick and easy dessert for when you need to tame your sweet tooth. A simplified version of a frozen banana, these bite size treats only require five ingredients—and you probably have most of them on hand.
Matcha Avocado Creamsicles
File this recipe away for the hot days of summer, because these matcha avocado creamsicles will keep you calm, cool and collected. As the name suggests, these creamsicles are made with avocado, which gives them a creamy texture and additional nutrients. And don’t worry about tasting it. Between the strong matcha flavor and the sweeteners, you’d never know these creamsicles had avocado in them.
Matcha Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream
This matcha coconut chocolate ice cream is almost made from scratch, because it calls for store bought ice cream. Even so, this matcha dessert recipe is perfect for when you’re in a rush but still want an artisanal feel. The addition of coconut milk makes this matcha ice cream extra creamy, while the chocolate chips and toasted almonds add a bit of crunch.
Matcha Marshmallow Treats
Remember those crispy rice cereal treats you loved as a kid? They’re getting a grown-up makeover with these matcha marshmallow treats! You only need four basic ingredients to make them: puffed rice cereal, matcha, butter, and marshmallows. The end result is sticky little squares that are infused with the earthy umami flavor you love. While this dessert may be inspired by the classic kid’s recipe, matcha does contain some caffeine—so we recommend sharing these marshmallow treats with adults only.
Matcha Mint Banana Ice Cream
If you couldn’t tell, we love ice cream at My Matcha Life—and this fantastic matcha dessert recipe is no exception! Matcha and mint are often paired together in lattes, so why not put them in an ice cream? But this matcha mint banana ice cream is more than a refreshing palate cleanser, it’s also guilt-free! Made entirely from whole food ingredients, each scoop of this minty frozen treat is loaded with antioxidants. It also has a surprising ingredient: avocado! Craving a little crunch? Add some raw cacao nibs, chia seeds, or both. Yum!