These Creamy Vegan Vanilla Bean Matcha Popsicles are a fun way to get a creamy and cool caffeine boost. They are easy to make, dairy-free and naturally sweetened.
Creamy Vegan Vanilla Bean Matcha Popsicles
These Vegan Vanilla Bean Matcha Popsicles are a fun way to get a creamy and cool caffeine boost.
Adults can have fun too this summer with these creamy green tea pops! These refreshing and "zenergizing" popsicles are the perfect hot weather treat. They are incredibly creamy from the avocado and full of antioxidants from the matcha powder. I added in loads of vanilla bean flavor to balance out the matcha flavor (which can sometimes be really strong). These popsicles are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free making them accessible for anyone. I crowd surfed these matcha pops during our rooftop party recently and they got rave reviews from everyone. I mean just look at the specks of vanilla bean...
Matcha. Matcha. Matcha! Matcha is green tea leaves that have been crushed to form a fine powder. You do not steep matcha. Instead you can use the powder in baking or add to drinks or smoothies (or in this case, in popsicles). Because it is the whole green tea leaf it is extremely high in antioxidants. Matcha is said to provide a calming energy known as “zenergy” that is better than the caffeine buzz/jitters (and ultimate crash) from coffee. Matcha contains about half the caffeine as standard coffee.
Matcha buying tips: You want to look for matcha that is bright spring green in color for the best flavor. Avoid muddy green or army green colored matcha. For the best quality matcha, go for organic matcha from Japan that is ceremonial grade.Print
Creamy Vanilla Matcha Popsicles
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 8, 2.5 ounce popsicles 1x
- Diet: Vegan
Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free green tea pops make the perfect hot weather treat. They are incredibly creamy from the avocado and full of antioxidants from the matcha powder. They are lightly sweetened by maple syrup and have a touch of vanilla flavor too. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Please keep in mind that matcha contains caffeine so I do not recommend giving these to children.
- 1 cup vanilla, unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1 cup solid white coconut cream (from 1 [15 ounce] can of full-fat coconut milk chilled overnight)
- 1 ripe avocado (peeled, pitted and chopped)
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons matcha
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- In a blender, puree all ingredients until smooth. You may have to scrap down the sides or tap the bottom of the blender to get out any air bubbles. Try to avoid adding more liquid if you can as this will water down the recipe. But if you must you can add a couple splashes of non-dairy milk to get the blender going.
- Pour (spoon) the mixture into your popsicle molds to freeze. This recipe makes 8, 2.5 ounce pops. Tap the molds on the countertop a handful of times once they are full, to try to get rid of all the air bubbles. Insert ice-pop sticks. Freeze until pops are solid and totally frozen (4-6 hours or preferably overnight). Pops will stay good for up to 2 weeks in your freezer.
- Just before serving, briefly run molds under hot water to release pops.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Category: Dessert
Keywords: matcha popsicles
West Coast DIY says
Can't wait to make these - I just ordered my popsicle set (3 oz containers) and the matcha. I found your site while trying to find healthier alternatives to our menus - my husband and I are getting back on the health bandwagon. Great looking stuff!
Elaine Gordon says
Oh nice! Best of luck to you and your husband! I hope you love these matcha pops as much as we do! They are just so fun.