Popsicles with Frozen Yogurt Matcha recipe

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Matcha is packed with health benefits, and Popsicles Frozen Yogurt Matcha recipe from ‘The Matcha Cookbook’ will help you incorporate it into your breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as other meals.

Matcha has quickly become ingrained in the foodie lexicon, and for good reason. Matcha is made from finely powdered green tea leaves and is high in antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may help protect against heart disease and cancer, boost metabolism, and aid in blood sugar regulation, blood pressure control, and anti-aging. If you’re wondering how to incorporate more of this superfood into your diet, the editors at Aster have you covered with The Matcha Cookbook

The new cookbook delves into the history of matcha and the science behind its health benefits, resulting in delectable recipes for every occasion. If matcha is a new ingredient in your kitchen, you may be surprised to learn that it can be used in everything from risotto to chocolate to body scrub. However, regardless of how you get your matcha fix, this cookbook will open your eyes (and stomach) to the super powder’s versatility.

Below is our favorite recipe from The Matcha Cookbook, including delectable weekend breakfast pancakes, summer rolls that truly taste like summer, and frozen yogurt pops that will satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Popsicles with Frozen Yogurt Matcha recipe

While the white chocolate is an added bonus, if you prefer milk or semisweet chocolate, go ahead and use it. While using Greek yogurt with honey eliminates the need for additional sweetener, you can also use plain Greek yogurt and add 1-2 tablespoons of honey to taste.

Popsicles with Frozen Yogurt Matcha recipe - Photo: ISSY CROKER
Popsicles with Frozen Yogurt Matcha recipe – Photo: ISSY CROKER

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt with honey
  • 2 teaspoons cacao nibs2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnuts, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 oz. white chocolate, broken into pieces

Makes 6 pops

Popsicles with Frozen Yogurt Matcha recipe

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, matcha powder, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture equally between six ice pop molds. Fill each mold halfway with a wooden ice pop stick and freeze for at least 6 hours.
  3. Just before serving, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, being careful that the bottom of the bowl does not come into contact with the water in the pan. Stir until completely melted and set aside.
  4. Take the ice pop molds out of the freezer and place them under cold running water for a few seconds to allow the frozen yogurt pops to release from the molds. Dip into the melted chocolate or drizzle the chocolate over the sides with a spoon. Cacao nibs and hazelnuts can be sprinkled on top.
  5. Serve immediately after the chocolate has set.