Mint Matcha Nice Cream

This is where the Nice Cream series gets creative! We’ve got an herb + tea + chocolate. YUM!

When you think of leafy greens, kale, spinach and arugula likely come to mind. But did you know that herbs such as mint fall in the leafy green category too? Like other leafy greens, mint is full of nutrients. It’s actually one of the most antioxidant-packed herbs. And bonus – it also may help with digestion.

Usually found in the produce section, mint is great for adding to tea, water, smoothies and almost anything chocolate.

 

Mint Matcha Nice Cream

 

Fresh herbs can be a little pricey at the store but are easily grown in a garden, pot or windowsill. While I’ve struggled to grow some herbs, mint grows like a weed! I transplanted a small mint plant to my landscaping two years ago and now it’s about the size of a bush. Not only do we eat it, the mint also smells amazing and keeps bugs away.

The other key ingredient – matcha – adds a little flavor, but mostly color to this treat. Matcha is simply ground up tea leaves and can be found in the baking or tea section at most groceries. Check out our All About Matcha post to learn more.

 

Mint Matcha Nice Cream

 

Looking for more whole-food, plant-based ice creams? Check out our 1-Step Chocolate Banana Nice Cream, Rich & Creamy Chocolate PB Banana Ice Cream and Cookie Dough Nice Cream.

We used this food processor to make this recipe. (Not this is an affiliate link)

 

Mint Matcha Nice Cream

Mint Matcha Nice Cream

Sugar-free, dairy-free and made with just 5 ingredients. A prefect creamy treat for mint chocolate chip lovers. This refreshing treat can be made in minutes!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Peppermint
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 218kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas, frozen
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/3-1/2 cup unflavored non-dairy milk i.e. almond, soy, cashew, etc. - we use JOI
  • 2 Tbsp cacao nibs

Instructions

  • Add frozen bananas, mint leaves, matcha and 1/3 cup almond milk to food processor. Process until smooth, adding almond milk as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Transfer to 2 serving bowls and top each with 1 tablespoon cacao nibs.

Notes

The consistency will be similar to soft-soft ice cream. For a more firm texture, stir in cacao nibs and then place nice cream in the freezer for 30-60 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 648mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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