Matcha Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Recipe

Matcha Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

This matcha chocolate chunk ice cream is a delicious way to enjoy the beautiful flavors of matcha!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword homemade, ice cream, matcha
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Freezing time 2 hours
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 350 kcal
Author Erica Kastner


  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3-4 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup 70% dark chocolate chips, chopped


  1. Place matcha powder in a bowl. Warm milk to 160 degrees F. Pour over the matcha and whisk until smooth. Cover and put in the refrigerator until cold, about 30 minutes.

  2. Once the matcha/milk mixture is cold, make the ice cream base: Beat the cream, honey, and vanilla until the cream begins to thicken. You don't want to beat it so much that it holds peaks.

  3. Gradually add the matcha/milk mixture to the ice cream base and beat gently until combined.

  4. Churn according to manufacturer's instructions. A few minutes before the ice cream is done churning, add the chopped chocolate. 

  5. Scoop the ice cream into a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid, about 2-3 hours.