Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Review

Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

One of the benefits of working for a frozen food review site is that ice cream is technically a frozen food. While, we don’t even have to say technically — ice cream is both frozen and a food. It’s a frozen food. Say it with us, folks, “Ice cream is a frozen food.”

Anyway, even though this creamy dessert falls very much into our jurisdiction, we don’t review nearly enough of it. Thankfully, Trader Joe’s has a pretty good section for us to choose from so we can get on that immediately!

So today we’re digging into the Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream.

Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

Right away, we were surprised by how soft this was. Even though it had been sitting in our freezer for a couple weeks, and therefore should have been pretty hard, it was actually soft enough to scoop out without having to warm the spoon or let the ice cream thaw at all.

As for flavor, this reminds us a whole lot of the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino. There’s a sweetness to it, but it’s not an overpowering sweetness, and there’s just a touch of bitterness lingering beneath the surface. It’s a great flavor combo that we really enjoy (we do treat ourselves to the Green Tea Frappuccino occasionally).

Some people refer to green tea as tasting “swampy,” and we totally get why. That description sounds really negative, but we don’t think it’s meant to be taken that way. We think green tea is delicious, despite the fact that “swampy” is perhaps an apt word choice. It’s swampy in a good way!

Of course, this is sweeter than an actual green tea, but it does have that classic green tea flavor to it.

The package reccommends that you eat 1/3 of a carton, but we definitely think it’s possible to eat the whole thing in a sitting. It’s so hard to stop eating once you’ve started! If you eat the reasonable amount, you’re looking at 260 calories. If you go hog wild and eat the whole carton in a sitting, you’re up to 780 calories. Wowzers!

The Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream is very tasty if you like green tea. We understand why some people don’t care for it, but as green tea enthusiasts, we think this ice cream is delicious!

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this batch of green tea ice cream, check out our package scan below.

Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream