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Creamy and packed full of green tea health benefits, these frozen matcha lime bites are super tasty and easy to make. Plus, they are completely dairy-free!
Matcha is amazing when paired with something creamy and sweet, and the lime and coconut add tang and texture, making these a refreshing treat perfect sunny days indoors or at the beach.
What is matcha? Although matcha and green tea are grown from the same plant, matcha is made from the entire leaf ground into a powder, making it more nutrient-dense and high in antioxidants. Matcha also has a much different taste than green tea. It has a sweeter, velvety taste, where green tea is a bit more bitter.
When buying matcha, look for a culinary or ceremonial grade, but since there isn’t really any regulations on what can me labeled as culinary and ceremonial, it’s best to choose a brand that you trust. Your matcha should have a vibrant green color and it should taste good. I use Ujido culinary grade matcha powder. It isn’t too expensive and I can grab it at my local Safeway, so I don’t have to order it online. Also, because matcha comes in a powdered form, it’s really easy to add to foods, and you don’t need a lot of it, so the 2oz size is plenty.
Frozen Matcha Lime Bites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup coconut milk
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 TBSP matcha powder
shredded coconut (optional)
Things you need:
Silicone molds or ice cube trays (like these)
- Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat for about five minutes. Sugar should be completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- If using shredded coconut, sprinkle some into the bottom of a silicone mold or ice cube tray. Pour the matcha mixture into the trays. Freeze overnight or at least four hours before eating.