February 05, 2016 2 min read

Matcha Vegan Green Tea Ice cream topped with buckinis and carob sauce

T.G.I.F!

The weekend is almost here and we’re looking forward to some time off enjoying the best things in life.

To help you celebrate the end of the week, we’ve got an awesome matcha that’s loved all over the world - Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream!

Matcha ice cream is a huge foodie trend right now because it combines the delicious favour and health benefits of matcha in a dish everyone loves.

Our Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream recipe from Cherie Tu is vegan, raw, dairy free and sugar free so it’s it much healthier than regular ice cream. The main ingredients are only bananas and matcha powder. But remember, balance is the key to a healthy lifestyle – so enjoy this delicious treat in moderation.

Cherie Tu is a super talented recipe developer with a HUGE dedication to vegan food and a wholesome lifestyle. She loves to create, documents and share her wonderful vegan recipes, which you can check out:

Green Tea Banana Ice Cream Vegan Raw Recipe, easy to make with only 2 ingredients

You can top this green tea banana ice cream with your favorite fruits, sauces, or nuts. Cherie topped hers with buckinis and her own carob sauce. Carob is substitute ingredient for cacao powder.

Both cacao and carob are low in calories but cacao has a more chocolaty taste than carob. Carob however does not have caffeine, which makes it a great alternative for anyone with high blood pressure.

Buckini is activated buckwheat, where the seed is soaked evenly in water. It has various health benefits, such as reducing risk of high cholesterol and blood pressure, regulating blood sugar, and maintaining healthy weight.

Now, lets make some ice cream – matcha style

Raw Matcha Vegan Ice Cream

Matcha Green Tea Banana Nice Cream Vegan Raw Recipe

Ingredients

Ice cream

Sauce + Topping

  • 3 dates
  • 1-2 tbsp carob powder
  • Splash of water
  • Buckinis

Method

  1. Blend bananas + matcha in food processor until well combined
  2. Scoop the ice cream out on the tray lined with baking paper
  3. Freeze the ice cream for 10-30 mins to harden
  4. Blend dates + carob powder + water until smooth
  5. Place ice cream scoops into a bowl
  6. Top with buckinis + carob sauce

Vegan Matcha Ice cream, Raw, sugar free, dairy free, creamy, smooth, with carob sauce and buckinis

It’s super healthy – how irresistible!  Check out the video below for more tips on making Raw Matcha Vegan Ice Cream.

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