Why Genmaicha Ice Cream Will be your next Summer Treat


Putting toppings on your genmaicha ice cream

To add a crunchy texture to your Genmaicha ice cream, you can top it with some roasted brown rice.

The roasted brown rice not only adds a nice crunch, but it also enhances the nutty and earthy flavor of the Genmaicha tea.

Fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries are a great way to add a contrast of flavors to your Genmaicha ice cream.

The sweet and tart taste of the berries pairs perfectly with the nutty and earthy flavor of the ice cream.

Serve Genmaicha Ice Cream as a Sundae

Enjoy as a sundae with a drizzle of chocolate sauce: Genmaicha ice cream is also delicious as a sundae with a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

The chocolate sauce adds a rich and decadent flavor that complements the nutty and earthy flavor of the ice cream. You can also top it with whipped cream and a cherry for a classic sundae look.

Experiment with different toppings, such as caramel sauce, toffee bits, or chopped nuts, to discover new flavor combinations.


Pairing your Genmaicha Ice Cream with Tea

Serve it with a cup of hot Genmaicha tea for a complete tea-infused dessert experience! We find that tea and dessert pairings can be a great way to enjoy green tea, and also learn more about the flavors.

For example, you may find that the sweetness of the ice cream can help to smooth out any bitterness you experience in the tea.

If you want to learn more about the flavor of genmaicha tea and how to pair it with different foods, you can read our guide 👉 Genmaicha Flavor


Enjoying your genmaicha ice cream

Congratulations on making your own Genmaicha ice cream! This delicious and unique dessert is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

It's a healthier alternative to store-bought ice cream and it's easy to make. Pour yourself a nice cup of genmaicha tea, sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade ice cream.

Experiment with your genmaicha Ice Cream

One of the great things about making ice cream at home is that you can experiment with different sweeteners and flavorings.

Try different types of sweeteners, such as honey or agave, or experiment with different fruits, herbs and spices to find your own perfect combination.

Share genmaicha ice cream with friends

Share with friends and family for a delicious summer treat: Homemade ice cream is a great dessert to share with friends and family, especially on hot summer days.

Make a big batch of Genmaicha ice cream and enjoy it with your loved ones at a barbecue, picnic, or pool party. It's a delicious and unique treat that is sure to be a hit with everyone.

Keep in mind that Genmaicha ice cream is best served immediately and should be stored in the freezer. Also, even though it includes green tea, remember to enjoy in moderation as it still contains sugar and fat.


What is genmaicha ice cream?

Genmaicha ice cream is a delicious and unique dessert that combines the nutty and earthy flavor of Genmaicha tea with the creamy texture, coolness and sweetness of ice cream.

This ice cream is made by brewing Genmaicha tea leaves and then incorporating them into a traditional ice cream base of milk or cream, sugar, and eggs.

Benefits of Genmaicha Ice Cream

Although genmaicha ice cream and ice cream in general, does have the reputation of being unhealthy in general, there are certain qualities about tea that can provide health benefits.

Green tea leaves, which are the base of Genmaicha tea, are rich in antioxidants that can help protect the body against free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

To learn more about the benefits of genmaicha tea, you might want to read our latest guide 👉 Our Tea Expert Explains all the Genmaicha Tea Benefits


Ingredients in the Genmaicha Ice Cream Explained

Now that we've learned how to make genmaicha ice cream, let's do a quick breakdown of the different ingredients used to make it, and what role each of them plays.

Genmaicha tea leaves

Genmaicha tea can come in many different forms, depending on the type of tea used to make it and the ratio of leaves to rice.

We recommend the matcha iri genmaicha for this recipe, as it will impart the strongest flavor.

When you add a lot of ingredients like cream and sugar to the genmaicha tea, sometimes the subtle flavor can get lost.

If you want to learn about the different types of genmaicha and which works best for each occaision, you can read our article 👉 How and Where to Find the World’s Best Genmaicha Tea

Milk or cream

You will need a certain amount of milk or cream to make the ice cream base. You can use whole milk, heavy cream or a combination of both for a richer and creamier ice cream.

The choice of milk or cream will also impact the final texture and flavor of the ice cream. You can also make substitutions to make a vegan version of this genmaicha ice cream and coconut milk works the best.


Sugar is used as a sweetener and to help the ice cream to freeze. You can use any type of sugar, such as white sugar, brown sugar, or honey.

Try experimenting with a few different types of sweeteners and see which you like most!


Eggs are used to thicken the mixture and to provide a rich and creamy texture to the genmaicha ice cream.

Ice cream maker

An ice cream maker is needed to churn the mixture and create a smooth and creamy texture. You can use a stand-alone ice cream maker or a bowl attachment for a stand mixer.

Once you get an ice cream maker for your genmaicha ice cream, you can make all sorts of different frozen treats. We happen to like making ice cream with hojicha or roasted tea. You can get the whole recipe here 👉 Make Hojicha Ice Cream in 4 Easy Steps

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