This week, we whipped up a rich and creamy Green Tea Coconut Sorbet. This recipe is ridiculously easy to make, and will leave you feeling cool and refreshed. It makes for the perfect dessert, and can be enjoyed with fresh fruit, chia seeds, or whatever favorite toppings you have. The coconut milk provides a comforting richness, and when paired with the green tea, you get a sorbet that is light in flavor and not overly sweet.
For this recipe, we teamed up with our friends at Lipton®. Our last post was also part of our collaboration with Lipton, and we created a delicious and refreshing Mango Green Tea Smoothie. As much as we love water, sometimes you gotta switch things up with the beverages. Green tea is an excellent way to do just that, and there are so many ways you can enjoy green tea. Something that we both do is brew a large batch for the week, and then incorporate it into soups, smoothies, or just enjoy it cooled with lemon. Unsweetened, no sugar added Lipton® Pure Green Tea is also super affordable!
First, you’ll be chilling the coconut milk for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator so that it can firm up, and make for a creamier sorbet. When that’s ready to go, bring the water to a boil in a small pot, remove the water from the heat, and steep the green tea bags for 5 minutes. Allow the water to cool, and then add the remaining ingredients to a blender along with the cooled green tea water. You’ll pour everything into a freezer container, and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until the ice cream has hardened, but can still be easily scooped. That’s it! Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and enjoy.
Creamy Green Tea Coconut Sorbet
- 2 cups water
- 3 bags of green tea
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Chill the coconut milk for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator
- Start by bringing the water to a boil in a small pot
- Remove the water from the heat, and steep the green tea bags for 5 minutes
- Allow the water to cool, and then add the remaining ingredients to a blender along with the cooled green tea water
- Pour into a freezer container, and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until the ice cream has hardened, but can still be easily scooped
- Scoop the ice cream into a bowl and enjoy!
- Although this is best when fresh, you can definitely store it as well. When you’re ready to enjoy, just leave it out for 20 minutes until it softens up a bit, and then scoop into your bowl
- You can leave in the freezer for up to 1 week
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FTC: This post is sponsored by Unilever, whose Agents of Change program celebrates the work of dietitians – like us – who are passionate about creating a healthier, more sustainable future.