Last week, I shared my newfound enthusiasm for matcha green tea–and with it, a recipe for matcha green tea chia pudding, which is delicious. I had another idea for matcha brewing, and not surprisingly, a few of my readers suggested it, too: matcha-infused banana soft serve. Yesterday, I tested this simple recipe and ate it with delight. It was my first batch of banana soft serve of the summer, and oh, what a batch it was. With only two ingredients–bananas and matcha powder–you too can enjoy this energizing, sweet, and summery treat.
If you’ve never made banana soft serve before, then you need to read this post, so that you can learn everything you need to know about this most wonderous of dessert creations. If you’re a soft serve pro, then you pretty much know what to do. Behold, the recipe.
- 2 large (or 3 small) bananas, peeled, cut into chunks, and then frozen in a freezer bag
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- Place banana chunks into a food processor fitted with the S blade and turn machine on. Let the motor run until the bananas have a super creamy texture, just like soft serve ice cream. It may take a while and the processor may make some scary noises, but it'll work, I promise. For a step-by-step tutorial, check out this post.
- When bananas are creamy, add matcha powder and blend. Serve immediately. Makes 2-3 servings. Leftover can be refrozen and then re-blended for a perfect texture.
As with the original banana soft serve, this isn’t really a “recipe,” so much as a process. And you can do whatever you want to enhance it. Cacao would probably taste heavenly mixed in, or a topping of fresh berries, or some cacao nibs. Sky’s the limit.
The matcha, of course, gives this soft serve a super energizing kick. So if you’re inclined to enjoy it for breakfast (maybe with some almond butter or hemp protein mixed in), I sure won’t stop you. Excuse me while I add that to the “upcoming breakfasts” list!
And with that, I wish you a lovely Sunday evening.