Matcha Ice Cream

Matcha Ice Cream

This Matcha Ice Cream recipe is both creamy and has a great umami taste. Ice cream usually consists of dairy, sugar, and eggs but this plant-based version uses none. When you think of cold tasty creations, matcha green tea can be a unique alternative! A little background, this tea dates back roughly 900 years when Bhuddist monks brought it to Japan. It is known for its superfood health benefits, having lots of antioxidants, helps regulate the immune system, and detoxify your body. How cool is all of that in your ice cream! Desserts can still be delicious, healthy, and satisfying while living a vegan life. 

Yields 4 servings (per 2 scoops)


1 cup plain almond milk

2 cups full-fat coconut cream

1/4 cup organic raw agave

Pinch Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

2-3 Tbsp. organic Matcha powder


  1. Place your ice cream bowl into the freezer overnight.
  2. In a Vitamix blender, place all ingredients in and blend until well combined.
  3. Pour into a mason jar and put into the fridge while you wait for your ice cream bowl to freeze overnight.
  4. Once ready, pour your mix into the ice cream maker and set until soft serve ice cream forms. Put into freezer for 1-2 hours to allow to firm up.
  5. Serve with whipped cream or toppings of choice. 

Chef’s tip: If you don’t have an ice cream maker, place the mixture into a metal bowl and into the freezer. Give it a stir every 45 minutes or so until you achieve your desired consistency. Can take up to 2 hours this way but works just as well.

Tahini-Agave Mustard Dressing

Tahini-Agave Mustard Dressing
Tahini-Agave Mustard Dressing

I don’t know about you guys, but honey mustard has always been one of my favorite dipping sauces. In my recipe, I use tahini as the base ingredient instead of mayonnaise, as well as raw agave to replace the honey. Whether you are dunking your French fries, having a “burger”, or enjoying a salad, this dressing covers it all- Literally! I usually keep a few bottles of dressing in my refrigerator at all times, this being one of those (and my homemade ranch usually being another). Having some go-to sauces is extremely handy and will make you second guess buying store bought versions they aren’t as healthy for you. Not only do they taste better, but they don’t have any preservatives and you get to control the flavor 100% of the way, making it spicier or more mild depending on your taste!

Tahini-Agave Mustard Dressing

Yields 4-5 servings


1/2 cup tahini

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

1/2 cup raw agave

1/4 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Using a hand held emersion blender, combine all ingredients into a mason jar and blend until well-mixed.
  2. Use dressing for salads or dipping sauces.

Chef’s tip: Feel free to add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a touch of spice.