If you love tea and finding ways to boost your health then these matcha pistachio ice lollies will be right up your street, and seeing as we’re in the mid of summer I thought some frozen matcha treats would go down well.
Matcha can be used for cooking, baking or in drinks however to retain it’s quality it’s recommended to be added to water between 70-85c. While I may find it a little too bitter this way, one thing I love about Green Leaf Matcha is its amazing colour and the array of health benefits that come with it.
Some of the health benefits of Matcha include…
- It’s full of antioxidants
- Has a calming effect on the body
- Boosts your metabolism
- Helps with concentration
- A good source of vitamins and minerals (including vitamin C, selenium, zinc and magnesium)
Matcha Ice Pops
These ice pops are made from creamy coconut milk, which helps balance out the bitterness of matcha, leaving you with a delicious delicate flavour. They’re perfectly refreshing on a hot day and combine my love for matcha and ice pops.
- 2 tsp. Matcha
- 1 can of full fat coconut milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
- ¼ cup of liquid sweetener</br><br>
- 40 g crushed pistachios
- 50 g melted dark chocolate
Combine the ice lolly ingredients well, ensuring there is no lumps
Pour into your ice lolly moulds
Place in the freezer to firm up for 1 hour
Remove from the freezer and add in the wooden sticks
Return to the freezer for 5-6 hours until completely firm
Remove from the mould and if decorating, drizzle the ice pops with dark chocolate and a sprinkling of pistachio
Where to Buy Matcha and What to Look For
For best quality matcha, make sure it is:
- 100% Matcha green tea leaves
- Bright green (a muddy green indicates that’s it of low quality or has been heavily processed)
- Stored in a foiled packet or tin
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