Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake

It’s officially Spring! Though it doesn’t always feel like it. Every morning this week  has been perpetuated with light rain and cloudy skies.

To welcome Spring, I made matcha green tea milkshakes.
Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake
My matcha recipe collection has been seriously neglected lately. I haven’t stopped loving matcha flavored foods. I still order and buy them whenever available. I just haven’t been baking much with matcha, though I plan on rectifying that.

I thought about making a healthy green beverage, but knew DH would turn his head. So instead, I made matcha milkshakes. Not nearly as healthy, but they are delicious and at least there is some healthy matcha powder in there.
Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake
For those unfamiliar working with matcha powder, this is the brand I bake with.

It’s a premium quality matcha powder, so each little canister costs about $10 at the Japanese markets. But the green color is much more vibrant and stays so even when I’m finished baking. The lower quality ones have a much duller green and baked goods end up turning a brownish green when finished. I even tried using the culinary quality one offered by this brand, but still no luck. The color was just not to my liking.

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake

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Matcha Milkshake

Ingredients:

1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 tbsp high quality matcha powder

Directions:

Blend everything in a blender on high speed until smooth. I set mine on the "smoothie" setting.

   

4 Responses to “Matcha Milkshake”

  1. Jubes — April 5, 2013 at 1:10 am

    I totally had a hankering for one of these and it was on my “to make” list. I haven’t gotten to it yet, but it’s nice to see someone who enjoys a good matcha shake!

    I make mine without ice cream, so it’s not really a milkshake, lol. More like a frappe?

    • Kirbie replied: — April 5th, 2013 @ 8:20 am

      Much healthier as a latte/frappe =) I was thinking of doing that, but then decided to go all out with an ice cream version. heh

  2. Stephanie — April 6, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Are you sure you meant a Tablespoon of the Matcha in the recipe? I used a teaspoon of the same brand of matcha and it was plenty!

    • Kirbie replied: — April 8th, 2013 @ 9:53 am

      I guess it really depends on how strong you like your matcha flavor. I added an entire tablespoon to make sure it stayed extra green and I liked the strong flavor.

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