Blueberry Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream: Vegan Ninja Creami Recipe

3 servings
10 min

Since I got my Ninja Creami ice cream maker, my freezer has been full of healthy ice cream recipes perfect for whole food plant-based diets.

This blueberry matcha vegan ice cream is made with a base of oats and sweetened with dates.

Learn to use your Ninja Creami and make whole food plant-based in The Ultimate Ninja Creami Experience.

What Does Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Taste Like?

Matcha powder has earthy and slightly bitter tones and really blossoms when we add it to a creamy sweet base like in this recipe.

The blueberries add a sweetness of their own that pairs well with the flavor of matcha.

It is a “grown-up” flavor that may be too complex for picky eaters or someone looking for a more traditional flavor like vanilla or chocolate.

Can I make this if I don’t have a Ninja Creami?

Yes, you can make this recipe by blending and freezing it into ice cube trays, then blending in your high-speed blender or a food processor.

You may need to add some extra non-dairy milk or leave the cubes out a few minutes before you blend them.

What is matcha ice cream?

Green Tea Ice Cream is a type of ice cream that contains green tea powder as one of its ingredients. It’s a popular flavor of ice cream in Japan and is naturally green from the matcha.

I remember the very first time I had green tea ice cream. It was in my pre-vegan days, and I was in Chinatown in NYC at the Chinese Ice Cream Factory. I was in my early twenties and had never seen green tea, red bean, almond cookie, or lycee ice cream before.

Even then, I loved to try new flavors, and I fell in love with the slightly bitter and sweet combo of matcha green tea ice cream.

It’s best practice to level off the top of your pint with a spoon or other scraper. This works even if you have whole fruit in the mix.

How to store your Ninja Creami Pint Containers in the freezer?

After you’ve made your pint, place it on a level surface in your freezer for at least 24 hours so it can freeze solid all the way through.

Leave the container out on the kitchen countertop for 5 to 10 minutes before spinning for a more creamy texture after the first spin.

First Time Using the Ninja Creami or Looking for Tips?

What to do first? Read the manufacturer’s directions, and I would recommend watching one of my YouTube how-to videos as well.

Looking for more Ninja Creami recipes?

I’ve got you. If you are new to the Creami, check out the Ultimate Ninja Creami Experience, which includes step- by step videos, a 38 whole food plant-based recipe ebook with full-color photos, and 2 live events that will be recorded.

Blueberry Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream: Vegan Ninja Creami Recipe
Recipe details
  • 3  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbl JOI oat milk powder (or use 1 cup plus 3 tbl oat milk or oat cream and leave out the water)
  • 3 pitted medjool dates
  • 1.5 tsp match green tea powder

Add the blueberries to your Ninja Creami pint
Blend the water, JOI oat milk powder, dates, and matcha until smooth.
Freeze for 24 hours on a level surface.
Take out and level top by scraping with a tablespoon if there's a hump or volcano. Level out even.
Place into the outer bowl and put the outer lid on.
Spin on light ice cream.
If powdery or crumbly add a few tablespoons of non-dairy milk and spin again using the respin button.
You can repeat that step if needed or even add a liquid sweetener if it's not quite sweet enough.
Level off any leftovers and store in the freezer in the Ninja Creami pint.
Pull out when ready to eat the leftovers and spin on light ice cream as above.
Kathy Hester
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