How to Make Matcha Green Tea Popsicles


Looking for a new and fun matcha recipe? Well, look no further than creamy matcha popsicles this time.

Propelled by its numerous health benefits, people are trying matcha in everything – from cupcakes to cheesecakes to smoothies and lemonade.

Matcha popsicles give a different take on the classic matcha green tea, which is both healthy and delicious. This is also an easy way to get your kids hooked on matcha.

Making matcha popsicles is so easy that you can even include your kids in the preparation. All you need is proper mixing and ample freezing time and voila! Delicious and creamy matcha popsicles!

Keeping in mind the common preferences, we are providing both dairy and vegan versions of the recipe. You can also improvise and introduce new flavors into either recipe to make it more personalized.

matcha popsicles

So get ready to make a batch of matcha green tea popsicles to serve a crowd or to feast on yourself.

Dairy Matcha Popsicles

Things you’ll need:

things you will need to make dairy matcha popsicles

  • Matcha green tea powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Honey – ¼ cup
  • Kiwi – 1
  • Dairy milk – 1 cup
  • Fresh creme – ½ cup
  • Pure vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons

Step 1. Blend the ingredients in an electric blender

blend the ingredients to make vegan matcha popsicles

  • Pour 1 cup of dairy milk into the blender.
  • Spoon ½ cup of fresh crème into it.
  • Pour in ¼ cup of honey.
  • Cut a kiwi in half and scoop all of its flesh into the blender with a spoon.

blend the ingredients

  • Add 2 teaspoons of matcha tea powder.
  • Add in 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract as well.
  • Put the lid on and blend the ingredients until it’s smooth and frothy.

Step 2. Freeze the blended mixture in popsicle molds

freeze the blended mixture

  • Pour the mixture into popsicle molds.
  • Insert the individual lids with built-in handles into the molds.
  • Pop the tray into the freezer for about 4 hours or until the popsicles are completely frozen.
  • If your popsicle molds don’t have built-in handles, you can also use generic popsicle sticks. Freeze the mixture for 2 hours before gently inserting the sticks in the middle of the molds. Freeze for another 3 hours or until completely frozen.

Step 3. Release the popsicles from the molds and enjoy

release the popsicles from the mold and enjoy

When completely frozen, extract the popsicles from the molds and enjoy them before they melt.

Vegan Matcha Popsicles

Things you’ll need:

things you will need to make vegan matcha popsicles

  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Matcha green tea powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Confectioner’s sugar – ½ cup

Step 1. Combine the ingredients in a glass pitcher

combine matcha powder, coconut milk to make matcha popsicles

  • Pour 1 cup of coconut milk into a glass pitcher. You can also use homemade coconut milk for this recipe.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder to it.
  • Add in ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar as well.

Step 2. Whisk the ingredients

whisk the ingredients

  • Whisk the contents with a handheld wire whisk to blend the ingredients completely. You can either use a manual or an electric whisk for this job.
  • Whisk until the ingredients become well blended and frothy.

Step 3. Freeze the mixture in popsicle molds

freeze the mixture in molds

  • Pour the popsicle mixture into molds.
  • Insert the individual lids with built-in handles into the molds.
  • Put the molds into the freezer.
  • Freeze for about 4 hours or until completely frozen.
  • If you’re using generic popsicle sticks, freeze the mixture for 2 hours before gently inserting the sticks in the middle of the molds. Freeze for another 3 hours or until completely frozen.

Step 4. Release the popsicles from the molds and enjoy

release the popsicles

Firmly holding onto the handles, gently pull the popsicles out of the molds and enjoy.

Tips

  • You can use your choice of fruit for flavoring the popsicles. Watermelon, bananas and blueberries are some options.
  • The texture of different fruits will affect the texture of the popsicle mixture and, hence, the freezing time.
  • Almond milk can be used as an alternative to coconut milk in the vegan recipe. Almond milk will also give a different flavor to your popsicles.
  • Always fill the popsicle molds leaving ¼ inch of space at the top, as the liquid mixture will need space to expand.
  • Place the popsicle molds at the very back of the freezer for faster freezing.
  • Freezing times will vary depending upon individual freezing conditions like the mold, the consistency of the mixture, the temperature of the freezer, etc.
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