St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Ice Cream Smoothies!

Every March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in memory of the late Irish saint all over the world. It’s an annual festivity where parades, Irish traditional music sessions and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks are observed by many people, especially in Ireland.

Green Matcha Ice Cream Smoothies

During these days, the color green is very vibrant in all parts of the world. Even mothers at home prefer to wear and cook something green in observance of the special day. But, why do we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

According to legend, St. Patrick used to find three-leaved shamrocks and use them to explain the Holy Trinity to pagans. Since then, wearing green clothes, accessories and serving green food have been a practice that many people do.

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and I’m sure that you’re thinking of serving something green that is easy to make and would match the celebration. Thankfully, a cousin of mine just came back from Japan and brought me back this delicious Tsujiri Matcha Milk Powder which is, yes… colored green! Don’t worry it’s available to everyone on Amazon too!

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If you’re not familiar with Matcha, it’s actually green tea leaves that are in powder form. For the Matcha Milk, it’s an instant powder that can be mixed with water for that refreshing green tea drink. No need to add sugar and milk since it’s already flavored.

With the Matcha Milk Powder in hand, I thought why not serve something that’s green and made with Matcha? If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at home, this is a perfect time to introduce the delicious taste of Matcha to your friends and loved ones!

How to make a St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Ice Cream Smoothie to WOW the kids and your guests!

Ingredients: Tsujiri Milk Powder, Full Cream Milk, White chocolate chips, Your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream, Green Sugar Crystals (Optional)

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Step 1: Prepare 3 8-oz drinking glasses. Melt 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips on a double boiler or microwave. This will be our glue on the glass’ rim to hold the green sugar crystals.

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Step 2: Once the white chocolate is melted, dip the glasses on it to cover the rims.

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Step 3: Transfer 3 tablespoons of green sugar crystals on a saucer and dredge the chocolate covered rim on it to coat. Coating the glass’ rim with chocolate and crystals are optional but this will make our St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Ice Cream Smoothie even more festive! If you don’t have sugar crystals then just use green sprinkles.

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Step 5: For the smoothies, grab the blender and add 1 cup of full cream milk and 6 tablespoons of Tsujiri Matcha Milk and mix until well combined.

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Step 6: Add 1 cup of vanilla ice cream and 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth!

Step 7: Once done, quickly pour onto the glasses and serve with another scoop of vanilla ice cream dusted with Matcha Milk Powder for that extra touch of green!

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Serving size:

This recipe is good for 3 8oz drinking glasses. If you’re serving them for a crowd, you can use cute smaller drinking glasses or fancy disposable plastic cups!

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Notes:

  • If you can’t find the Matcha milk powder, you can use any Matcha powder available in the market. Take note though that they have stronger green tea flavor so lessen the measurement to 2 tablespoons. Also, pure Matcha powders are not yet sweetened, so add honey if you like or just let it be since the ice cream is sweet already.
  • For a dairy-free version, you can change the milk and ice cream.
  • Want a healthier smoothie? Freeze bananas and use them instead of ice cream
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Matcha Ice Cream Smoothie

Yield: 3 8oz Glasses

Ingredients

  • Tsujiri Milk Powder
  • Full Cream Milk
  • White chocolate chips
  • Your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Green Sugar Crystals (Optional)

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare 3 8-oz drinking glasses. Melt 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips on a double boiler or microwave. This will be our glue on the glass’ rim to hold the green sugar crystals.

Step 2: Once the white chocolate is melted, dip the glasses on it to cover the rims.

Step 3: Transfer 3 tablespoons of green sugar crystals on a saucer and dredge the chocolate covered rim on it to coat. Coating the glass’ rim with chocolate and crystals are optional but this will make our St. Patrick’s Day Match Ice Cream Smoothie even more festive! If you don’t have some sugar crystals then just use green sprinkles or jimmies.

Step 5: For the smoothies, grab the blender and add 1 cup of full cream milk and 6 tablespoons of Tsujiri Matcha Milk and mix until well combined.

Step 6: Add 1 cup of vanilla ice cream and 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth!

Step 7: Once done, quickly pour onto the glasses and serve with another scoop of vanilla ice cream dusted with Matcha Milk Powder for that extra touch of green!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 8g

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