This is an easy recipe for No-Churn Matcha Ice Cream, with no fancy equipment needed. Rich and creamy, filled with robust matcha flavour.
For one of our wedding anniversaries (don't ask me which one, because I can't remember now LOL!), my husband bought me a KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment.
As with most newly purchased gadgets, it got a lot of love at first.
And then the attachment kinda of kaputzed out on me.
The ice cream attachment just doesn't grip and slides off especially when the mixture gets thicker while it's being churned in the mixer.
So as much as I liked the ice cream attachment, it's stuck on a shelf now because I can't bare hearing the horrible clonking noise when it slips off. (Does anyone else have this problem? Or maybe I just got a defective one...)
That being said, it's been years since I made homemade ice cream.
Until I discovered no-churn ice cream.
Why you'll love this recipe
There are no eggs, no custard, and no cooking involved.
This no-churn matcha ice cream is smooth, creamy, and surprisingly not too sweet.
The earthy matcha flavour is robust and cuts through the richness of the cream.
What is no-churn method?
Simply put, no mechanical churning is involved.
That means, there is no need to incorporate air into the ice cream base, since the heavy cream is already creamy!
The great part about no-churn ice cream is that you don't need any fancy equipment to make it.
As long as you have a whisk and bowl, you're ready to go.
Only 4 ingredients
This Matcha Ice Cream which is very simple to whip up. (No pun intended). 😉
It consists of only 4 ingredients! Yes, that's right. FOUR.
- heavy whipping cream: choose a cream with at least 36% MF (milkfat) for the most creamiest texture
- condensed milk: provides sweetness and acts as the "custard" base in traditional ice cream
- matcha powder: use a high-grade culinary matcha powder for the best flavour and colour
- pure alcohol-based vanilla extract: adds depth of flavour to the ice cream base and helps to prevent ice crystal from forming
How to make it
Chill the mixing bowl in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Tip: a chilled bowl helps to whip up heavy cream with ease.
In another bowl, combine together the condensed milk and vanilla extract.
Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and sift the matcha over top.
Gradually whip the cream until almost stiff peaks.
Remove about ⅓rd of the whipped cream and fold it into the condensed milk mixture to lighten.
Add the lightened condensed milk into the whipped cream mixture and fold until the mixture becomes homogeneous.
Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 6 hours.
How long can the ice cream last?
The no-churn ice cream can last for up to 3 months in the freezer, if isn't already eaten!
Why use so much vanilla extract?
I use pure vanilla extract (alcohol-based) to help prevent ice crystals from forming in the base, which results in an even creamier texture.
Can I make it without the vanilla/alcohol?
Yes, the texture may be slightly less creamy.
Change up the flavour of the ice cream and experiment!
Try different tea flavours such as:
Have you ever made a no-churn ice cream before? What flavour would you make?
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No-Churn Matcha Ice Cream
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- 240 ml heavy whipping cream cold
- 4 teaspoon matcha sifted
- 100 ml sweetened condensed milk
- 1.5 teaspoon pure vanilla extract alcohol-based
- Chill a stand mixing bowl in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine together the condensed milk and vanilla extract.
- Pour the cold heavy whipping cream into a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Sift in the matcha powder. Start whipping on slow speed and gradually increase the speed until soft peaks.
- Continue to whisk until almost stiff peaks.
- Remove about ⅓rd of the whipped cream and add it to the condensed milk. Use a spatula to fold in the whipped cream to lighten up the mixture.
- Add the lightened condensed milk back into the remaining of whipped cream and use a whisk to fold the mixture together until homogeneous.
- Transfer the mixture into clean pint-sized jars. Gently tap to release any bubbles.
- Place into the freezer for at least 2 hours for soft-serve consistency, and 6 hours for hard ice cream.
- Scoop and serve in a bowl or in a cone.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.