Matcha nice cream

Contributed by Linda Shiue, MD

Matcha nice cream

Have you made “nice cream,” or banana soft serve? This is a great swap for ice-cream lovers who want to watch their intake of sugar, fat, and calories. All you need is a frozen, ripe banana and a food processor or blender. You can add in other flavors as desired; I chose matcha, Japanese-style powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Other mix-in options include 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, cinnamon, or ginger; frozen blueberries; nuts and dark chocolate shavings. While the amount of natural sugar seems high, remember that there are no added sugars in this sweet treat. If you can eat a banana, you can enjoy this frozen treat!

Servings: 1


  • 1 cup frozen banana slices (1 very ripe large banana, sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder


Add ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until light and creamy. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 121
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Potassium: 487 mg
  • Sugar: 17 g (0 added)
  • Fiber 3.5 g