Matcha is all the rage these days, so let’s jump on that bandwagon. Bring on those cancer fighting antioxidants!

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You will need:

1 cup whole milk

1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream

1 cup canned coconut milk

1⁄2 cup+2 tablespoons sugar

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons matcha

pinch of cardamom

3 egg yolks

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, cream, coconut milk, 1⁄2 cup sugar, and salt over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely. Be careful not to let it boil over.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the egg yolks with 2 tablespoons sugar until pale and well combined, about 1–2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the matcha powder and cardamom.
  4. Temper the yolks by slowly whisking in about 1⁄4–1⁄2 cup of the hot cream mixture, and then add this back to the saucepan.
  5. Cook over low-medium heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until the custard has thickened and coats the back of a spoon, holding its shape when you drag your finger across it. This will take about 3 minutes.
  6. Strain into a medium metal or glass bowl to catch any overcooked bits, set over an ice bath, and let chill.
  7. Churn in your ice c ream maker.
  8. Serve with a dusting of matcha.


Store in glass or metal containers in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Photography by Styling by Dimity Jones + Photography by Linda Pugliese

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