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Hojicha & Matcha Ice Cream Bars Recipes

Hojicha & Matcha Ice Cream Bars Recipes - Yunomi.life

Sachiko Murata |

This cold, dreamy Hojicha & Matcha ice creams are the perfect summer time treat to beat the heat. No need to buy special ingredients, and no cooking required.

Just grab Hojicha powder or Matcha, sugar, milk, and fruit, and then mix, pour and freeze.

Here are some tips to make the ice creams. The style you choose is up to you! Also wouldn't you like to have a fun summer activity to do with children? They will love them!


Hojicha powder or Matcha, which one is good for you?

Matcha is powdered tea made from tencha.  (See more here. How matcha is made ) It has a grassy and slightly bitter taste with notes of sweetness and umami savoriness. You've probably had it before.



How about Hojicha powder? This is ground roasted Japanese green tea. If you haven't had Hojicha before, hojicha powder is an easy way to experience the naturally sweet taste and the pleasant aroma of Hojicha. 




Both teas suit ice cream very well. I'd recommend Matcha if you want to enjoy refreshing and slight bitter "adult" taste. If you want to enjoy the special relaxing aroma, and if you haven't had Hojicha flavor before, I'd recommend Hojicha. In fact, I'd like you to try both of them!


Type of Mold



You could use anything you have at home! If you use a silicon mold, you can take the ice cream out from the mold easily.


Type of Milk 

You can use any type of milk.  I tried dairy milk, soy milk and almond milk. All of them are very nice, but I especially like almond milk. The nutty milk flavor matches tea flavored ice cream. 


Recommended Combinations 

Hojicha with Banana

The roasty flavor of Hojicha and the sweet rich taste of banana will make you feel happy. Children would like the taste.


Matcha with Kiwi or Pineapple

The sour taste of kiwi/pineapple and sweet savoriness and a slight bitterness of matcha will make you a refreshing time.  


Making without fruit is good too. You can feel the tea flavor and the creamy taste directly.




How to Whisk Matcha / Hojicha Powder without Lumps

Some tips in this article → Matcha Blueberry Mocktail Recipe



Hojicha & Matcha Ice Cream Bars Recipe



[ Servings: 100ml x 6 ice cream bars ]

2 tbsp of Matcha or Hojicha powder

120g / 4.5oz of sugar

400ml of milk

cut fruits, to taste



1 In a bowl, whisk Hojicha powder / Matcha with a small amount (about 2tbsp) of warm water.

2 Add sugar, whisk until well-combined, then add milk and whisk well.

3 Place fruit into a mold, pour the mixture into it. 

4 Freeze it until firm.


Have a nice time with the refreshing, cooling, and tasty ice cream!






Other Recipes with Hojicha Powder  

How to make the most of Hojicha powder, Hojicha Roll Cake Recipe


Hojicha & Chocolate Coated Almonds Recipe 


Today's recommendations 

・Hojicha powder

Tarui Tea Farm: Organic Hojicha Powder    30g



Zenkouen Tea Garden: #12 Marugoto Series - Hojicha Powder   50g


Obubu #39: Hojicha Roasted Green Tea Powder for Baking  100g/500g




Yunomi Matcha: Premium Culinary Grade Matcha (Spring Harvest)  



Black Sesame (Kurogoma) Latte Non-Sweetened by Kuki Sangyo

You can make ice cream with black sesame and Kinako (roasted soybean powder), instead of Hojicha /Matcha.






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