Matcha Shaved Ice

Matcha Shaved Ice is a beloved Japanese dessert commonly enjoyed during summer festivals and hot, humid days. This delightful treat consists of finely shaved ice infused with the vibrant flavor of matcha, a powdered green tea known for its distinct taste and health benefits. With minimal preparation time, it offers immediate refreshment and a cooling sensation, perfect for beating the heat.

While matcha is a popular flavor, other fruity options such as strawberry, melon, lemon, and ramune are also commonly found in Japan’s diverse shaved ice offerings.

Homemade matcha shaved ice served in a glass cup.

How to make Matcha Shaved Ice?

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine matcha powder with hot water until dissolved.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine your sweetener of choice and hot water until dissolved.
  3. Now combine the 2 together, whisk, and let it cool down.
  4. Prepare shaved ice in a bowl by using a shaved ice maker.
  5. Once the matcha syrup is cooled, pour it onto shaved ice!

Optional Toppings

Feel free to top with some condensed milk, mochi, red bean paste or sweet red beans for a full Japanese style ujikintoki dessert!

Homemade matcha shaved ice being scooped out with a spoon.

What ingredients do I need to make matcha shaved ice?

Ingredients

  • Shaved Ice – shaved ice from a Shaved Ice Maker.
  • Matcha Powder – green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Culinary grade Matcha Powder will work for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade premium matcha if preferred. 
  • Hot Water – filtered hot water.
  • Sweetener –  use your preferred sweetener.

What type of ice to use for home shave ice machine?

Regular ice cube from your freezer works the best. Ice block only would work for industrial-grade shaved ice machines.

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Homemade matcha shaved ice being scooped out with a spoon.

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Matcha Shaved Ice

Indulge in the refreshing delight of matcha shaved ice with this easy recipe. Enjoy the Japanese-inspired dessert made with matcha syrup, perfect for beating the summer heat. Explore the world of matcha and create a cool and flavorful treat at home!
4.50 from 6 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
Keyword: how to make shaved ice at home, matcha shaved ice, matcha syrup, shave ice syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 bowls
Print Recipe
Calories: 10kcal

Ingredients

Shaved Ice

  • 1 Cup Shaved Ice

Syrup

  • 1 tbsp Hot Water
  • 1 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 2 tbsp Hot Water
  • 3 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a heat-safe mixing bowl, combine Matcha Powder with 1 tbsp hot water. Whisk well until the powder dissolves and set aside.
  • In another heat-safe mixing bowl, combine sweetener with 2 tbsp hot water. Mix until the sweetener is mostly dissolved.
  • Add the mixed Matcha from step 2) into syrup from step 3). Now mix until everything is completely dissolved.
  • Pour syrup onto a bowl of shaved ice.

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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5 Comments

  1. I think this would be great topped with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

  2. Kaitlin S

    This recipe seems delicious! I just have a question as I’m new to keto and the difference between carbs and net carbs. According to my understanding, monk fruit + erythritol blend has zero 0g net carbs and matcha also has 0g net carbs (1g total carb, 0g net carbs). Since the recipe is just water, matcha, and monk fruit + erythritol blend, where does that 1g net calories per serving come from?

    • Kaitlin S

      Apologies, I meant 1g net carbs (not calories) in my question.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hello! It’s a rounding issue with the program that calculates the nutritional facts. The net carb is closer to 0.5g. Hope that helps.

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