Home · Recipes · Ice Cream Matcha Ice Cream Shaved Ice with Red Bean and Mochi Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Jul 16, 2015Updated: Mar 2, 2021 View Recipe5 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Matcha ice cream shaved ice features homemade matcha ice cream atop sweetened condensed milk shave ice, fresh mochi, sweetened red beans, and sliced strawberries. Ice cream is great during the summer…but ice cream shaved ice is a million times better. As a kid, on hot summer days, I knew I was in for a sweet treat when my mom would grab the hand cranked ice shaver from the garage. We said farewell to that old-school ice shaver many years ago. We now use this electric shaved ice machine. Shaved ice is a main component of halo-halo. From Tagalog, it translates to “mix-mix.” It’s a very colorful Filipino sundae that mixes together all sorts of toppings. Here’s a Japanese version of a similar shaved ice sundae! Homemade Matcha Ice Cream I’m very picky with matcha ice cream. I can’t stomach ones that are too sweet or artificially colored. This batch of homemade matcha ice cream is made with culinary matcha. It’s great for cooking and baking. Culinary grade is not the best quality, but suitable for cooking and baking. I would suggest reserving the higher grade, ceremonial matcha powder for drinking in its pure form. No need to splurge on the expensive grade for ice cream. This matcha ice cream is super easy to make. Simply bring milk, cream and sugar to a boil. Add in the matcha powder and stir until smooth. Let the mixture mature in the fridge overnight before churning it in the ice cream machine the following day. Shaved Ice Toppings Do people throw shaved ice parties? Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing. It’s very simple. Just like a taco bar, salad bar, etc. you set up a bunch of toppings together. Serve a variety of ice cream flavors, whatever fruits are in season, maybe some brownie or cheesecake chunks. No recipe for building shave ice sundae Sorry. I don’t have exact measurements for assembly. Just act like you know what you’re doing. There’s really no wrong way to assemble it. Place shaved ice in a shallow bowl. Drizzle as much sweetened condensed milk as your heart desires. Remember, a little goes a long way. If it isn’t sweet enough, you can always add a little more later. Add fruit of your choice. Kiwi, mango, grapes, peaches, etc. I used strawberries because they pair so deliciously well with red bean and matcha ice cream. Spoon a generous portion of sweetened red bean in the center. This sticky sweet stuff will hold the ice cream in place. Add a large scoop of matcha ice cream (more if desired!) and add a handful of mochi. Enjoy immediately! Matcha Ice Cream Shaved Ice This matcha ice cream shaved ice features homemade matcha ice cream atop sweetened condensed milk shave ice, fresh mochi, sweetened red beans, and sliced strawberries. Prep Time: 10 minutes minutesIce Cream Time: 12 hours hoursTotal Time: 12 hours hours 10 minutes minutes Servings: 6 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe IngredientsMatcha Ice Cream:1 ½ cups whole milk1 ½ cups heavy cream⅓ cup + 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar2 Tablespoons matcha powderComponents:shaved ice*sweetened condensed milksliced strawberriessweetened red beans*mochi, homemade or store-bought Instructions Matcha Ice Cream:In a medium pot, bring milk, cream and sugar to a boil. Once mixture boils, remove from heat. Whisk in matcha powder.Allow to cool to room temperature. Transfer mixture to an airtight container. Store in the fridge and let mature overnight.Stir matcha ice cream base. Churn in ice cream maker according to your unit’s instructions. Once the mixture has reached a soft serve consistency, transfer to a freezer safe container. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving.Assembly:Using your shaved ice machine, fill serving bowl with desired amount of shaved ice. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over shaved ice. Top with sliced strawberries. Spoon sweetened red beans in the center. Top red beans with a scoop of matcha ice cream. Sprinkle mochi all over. Serve immediately. NotesI used this electric shaved ice machine I prefer the Shirakiku Brand red bean. It is labeled “Yude Azuki” or prepared red bean. These canned sweet red beans can be found at Asian markets, big market chains, and I’ve even found them at Target. There are many brands available, just be sure to get one that is sweetened. Look for one made without artificial color and preservatives. It can also be labeled as “prepared sweet azuki” or “azuki red beans.” I used the mochi recipe from Food52 by Cynthia of Two Red Bowls. I love it because of the coconut milk! Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DessertCuisine: JapaneseKeyword: matcha ice cream, green tea ice cream, matcha shaved ice, shave ice Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean. Ready for more matcha?! Try these favorites: Sliceable matcha tiramisu cake features ladyfingers soaked in matcha-marsala wine layered with matcha mascarpone cream. Soft and chewy matcha sugar cookies perfect for making ice cream sandwiches! Iced strawberry matcha latte layers together fresh strawberry sauce, sweet milk, and prepared matcha for one delicious drink!