You will love the flavour of this creamy, no churn matcha dulce de leche ice cream. It’s a tasty green tea ice cream recipe using dulce de leche so you can expect creaminess, sweetness and great flavour in every mouthful! It is so easy to make a matcha ice cream recipe without a machine, and it all starts with a tasty no churn ice cream recipe. Stay cool this summer, friends!
What is Dulce de Leche?
If you’re looking for an exciting new recipe using dulce de leche, you will find it ideal in homemade ice cream. There are other ways to use this ingredient but first of all: what is dulde de leche exactly?
It’s a sweet, tasty sugar and milk combination from Latin America. Combine milk and sugar over heat until it’s rich and thick, and you have dulce de leche! Sometimes vanilla goes into the mix.
It’s not the same thing as caramel because caramel is made by combining sugar and water. Dulce de leche is made with milk and sugar instead. You can get it from the grocery store, perhaps in the Latin American aisle, or you can order it online.
This thick, sweet mixture is the perfect addition to a matcha ice cream recipe without a machine. It’s one of my favourite ingredients in a no churn ice cream recipe. I especially love it paired with a slightly bitter ingredient like matcha.
Ingredients for No Churn Matcha Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
This is a no churn ice cream recipe so no ice cream machine is required! You will need heavy cream, dulce de leche, matcha, vanilla, and salt.
The dulce de leche can be homemade or store-bought, as you prefer. You might have to order it online if you can’t find it near where you live.
How to Make Green Tea Ice Cream
Since this matcha ice cream recipe without a machine, is so easy, you’re going to want to try it soon.
You will need a bowl and either a stand mixer or hand mixer. Whip the cream until it holds soft peaks. Next sift in the matcha and mix in the dulce de leche. Mix a bit more then you can add some salt and vanilla.
Finally transfer the mixture into a pan and freeze it. Count on the no churn matcha dulce de leche ice cream taking around six hours to freeze. This is why it’s best to either make it in the morning for that evening, or even let it freeze overnight.
No Churn Ice Cream Tips
There are various ways to make no churn ice cream. After all, ice cream has been around longer than ice cream machines!
Just for reference, ice cream dates back to the mid-1500s in Europe. The first ice cream machines starting coming out in the mid-1800s.
The first thing you need to do is whip cream until you get soft peaks. This means the cream should leave a trail but stop before you get firm peaks that stand up by themselves.
Next up, sweetened condensed milk usually goes into the mix. However I used dulce de leche instead.
No churn ice cream doesn’t contain eggs like most churned ice cream recipes. Also, sweetened condensed milk (or dulce de leche!) replaces the sugar since those are sugar-rich.
Freeze this ice cream in a loaf pan or else in a shallow pan. In fact, the shallower and colder the container, the quicker the ice cream will freeze!
This no churn matcha dulce de leche ice cream is really easy to make. So if you haven’t made ice cream before because you don’t have an ice cream machine, you don’t even need one!
How to Serve this No Churn Ice Cream Recipe
Top the ice cream with toffee or caramel bits, crumbled cookies, nuts, chopped fruit, or white chocolate chips. It’s also great just served by itself. This ice cream keeps for up to six weeks in the freezer. So you might want to double this matcha ice cream recipe without a machine so you don’t run out!
Green tea ice cream makes a wonderful dessert. It’s light, refreshing and indulgent all at the same time. The slight bitterness of the matcha (powdered Japanese green tea) contrasts with the sweet dulce de leche. This creamy recipe using dulce de leche is easy to make and you don’t need specialist equipment.
If you are a fan of this no churn ice cream recipe, you might also like No Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, Gluten Free Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream or All the BEST Cinco de Mayo Recipes!.
No Churn Matcha Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Recipe
No Churn Matcha Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
- In a large mixing bowl and using hand or stand mixer set to medium-high speed, whip the heavy cream for 3 to 4 minutes.
- When the cream starts to form very soft peaks (not enough to hold its shape), add the dulce de leche and continue whipping for another 3 minutes or until soft peaks form. The trails in the cream should be visible but with slightly softened peaks.
- Using a fine mesh sieve, sift the matcha powder into the whipped cream and dulce de leche mixture. Continue mixing with the mixer until medium peaks form.
- Add vanilla extract and salt and fold gently with spatula until thoroughly combined
- Pour ice cream mixture into loaf pan and smooth the top with the spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in freezer for at least 6 hours (overnight preferred).
- re-chilling your mixing bowl, heavy cream, and dulce-de leche helps the whipped cream to form during the whipping process, and prevent it from melting/deflating quickly especially in the warmer weather.
- The optional toppings of Skor toffee bits give interesting and contrasting textures to the ice cream. Other toppings that would work beautifully for this recipe: white chocolate chips, chopped/slices nuts (i.e. almonds, cashews, or macademia), and cookie crumbles (i.e. Graham crackers, Biscoff, vanilla wafers). When using nuts, try to toast the nuts before using as the process of toasting brings out the flavour of the nuts themselves.
- This recipe calls for 9” x 5” x 3” loaf pan, however other sizes and other forms of pans (i.e. 9”x13”x2” cake pan) also work. A shallower pan will help the ice cream to cool faster. Any materials (ceramic, glass, or metal pans) will work.
- Store ice cream in airtight container in your freezer for up to 6 weeks.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
So if you’re looking for a summer treat, try this no churn matcha dulce de leche ice cream. It takes literally just ten minutes to prepare and then you just have to be patient for the freezing time. Don’t worry, I promise you it’s well worth the wait!
If you are looking for another no churn ice cream recipe, you might also like this No Churn Cinnamon Bourbon Peach Ice Cream.
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