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Loaf pan with homemade creamy matcha lychee ice cream being scooped out.

Creamy Matcha Lychee Ice Cream

  • Author: Millie Brinkley
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This creamy matcha lychee ice cream is an easy, exotic dessert with the tropical flavors of matcha green tea and lychees.  The best part is it can be made with or without an ice cream maker.



1 can lychees in a heavy syrup, drained (save syrup and use in a lychee martini. Try this one – delicious!)

1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk, chilled

2 cups heavy cream, very cold

½ cup sugar

2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Shaved or grated chocolate, as a garnish


  1. Drain the canned lychees. Save the lychee syrup for use in another recipe. Chop the fruit into small pieces and set them aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, heavy cream, and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add in the matcha green tea powder and vanilla. Stir in the lychees. Chill this mixture for at least an hour.
  3. Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker, and process it according to the ice cream maker’s directions until frozen.
  4. Scrape the ice cream into a freezer-safe container, cover, and freeze until ready to use.
  5. For serving, use ice cream scoop and scoop into a dish. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top. Enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: creamy matcha green tea lychee ice cream, ice cream recipes, easy desserts, Asian desserts