Rich, earthy, and perfectly sweet, these 4-ingredient green tea coconut popsicles are the ultimate summer treat for kids and adults alike. Using only coconut milk, matcha powder, almond milk, and agave nectar, healthy matcha popsicles are easy to make and great for vegan or dairy-free needs.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- This healthy popsicle recipe is seriously SO. SIMPLE. It’s only 4 ingredients – coconut milk, almond milk, matcha, and agave nectar (or honey). And honestly, you could use more coconut milk in place of the almond milk, making it only 3 ingredients.
- The flavors are unique and rich and unbelievably delicious. Fruit-flavored popsicles are great, absolutely. Everyone loves them, and for good reason. But a creamy, aromatic, matcha-flavored popsicle with a hint of coconut and agave nectar? Now that’s a TREAT.
- Cutting back on dairy, or cutting it out altogether? These matcha popsicles are 100% dairy free and vegan.
What’s So Great About Matcha?
Matcha not only tastes great, it’s also great for you. According to various studies, it touts all sorts of body-benefitting aspects – it’s high in natural antioxidants, it can enhance brain function, it can promote heart and liver health and aid in increased metabolism…
Even if you’re not after any or all of those benefits, though, matcha is just really freaking delicious. It’s mellow and nutty and just the tiniest bit grassy. It’s like a green tea dialed up to 11 with extra pops of earthiness and umami. You can enjoy on its own as a tea or a latte, or use it in recipes like these green tea coconut popsicles or these matcha marshmallows. It’s remarkably versatile for something so pronounced.
Interested in more about matcha? We go in to it in more depth in this post – What Is Matcha and Why Is Everybody Obsessed with It?.
- Green tea powder is a must – don’t use green tea leaves in any form! You also want to make sure your matcha is culinary-grade. Lower quality matcha powders will have a bitter flavor you don’t want in your popsicles… trust me. This is what I use, and I love it! (affiliate)
- I mix the matcha and milk on their own before adding to the coconut milk so I can be 100% sure all of the powder is fully dissolved and incorporated. If you want to skip that step and mixing everything together all at once, you can. Just be sure not to leave any solid powder leftover or you might get chalky popsicles or clumps of matcha powder.
- For the richest, creamiest popsicle consistency, use only coconut milk. The almond milk will make them a little icy. I don’t mind it, but if you’re expecting something more like ice cream on a stick, you won’t get that result if you use almond milk.
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- Medium mixing bowl or large measuring cup
- Small mixing bowl
- popsicle molds
- Add can of coconut milk to medium mixing bowl or large measuring cup and whisk until completely smooth. Set aside.
- In small mixing bowl, mix 1-2 tablespoons almond milk with 2 teaspoons matcha powder until mixture is completely smooth. Pour matcha mixture into coconut milk.
- Add agave nectar to coconut milk mixture and whisk until all ingredients are fully combined. Taste mixture and adjust flavors as needed (see Notes).
- When satisfied with flavors, pour mixture into popsicle molds and place in freezer. Freeze popsicles at least 5 hours, then serve and enjoy. Keep frozen until ready to eat.
- Flavor Adjustments: For a stronger matcha taste, mix together another 1 teaspoon matcha powder with 1 tablespoon almond milk. When smooth, add to popsicle mixture and whisk until combined. For sweeter popsicles, add more agave nectar or honey to the popsicle mixture in ½ teaspoon increments, whisking well and tasting after each addition. You can also add a teaspoon or so of pure vanilla extract.
- Consistency: For creamier, richer popsicles, use full-fat coconut milk instead of almond milk.
- Make it Paleo: Use raw, unfiltered honey or maple syrup instead of agave nectar.
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