Matcha (Green Tea) Affogato

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Instead of the traditional shot of hot espresso being poured over vanilla ice cream, I created this recipe using Asian flavors with matcha, red bean paste and mochi. I cool down the matcha a bit so it’s warm—not hot—before pouring on top of the gelato to prevent ice chips from forming.


Makes 2 cups 

2 scoops vanilla gelato or ice cream
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons red bean paste
2 tablespoons mochi
1 teaspoon matcha

1. Boil water and remove from heat. Whisk or stir in matcha. Let cool.
2. Scoop gelato into two cups. Top each with 1 tablespoon of red bean paste and mochi.
3. Serve matcha on the side and pour some into each cup. Enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Matcha (Green Tea) Affogato”

  1. Hi aaa, I got the mochi on Amazon (see link in post) since I wasn't able to find it at a Japanese market near me. Sorry, I don't have a recipe for it.

  2. Hi notesontea, I am on a matcha roll! The combination in this affogato is fantastic. I already went through two pints of vanilla gelato.

  3. Thanks, Michele! I wish I had a matcha whisk recommendation for you, but I've never used one so I'm not the best person to ask. I'll look into it and get back to you though!

  4. What a splendid idea. I live the espresso kind, now I'll have to try this. You have given me enough recipes that need matcha, which I love, that now I have an excuse to get some more matcha AND finally buy a matcha "whisk". 🙂 any one you'd recommend in particular?


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