A drippy, whippy ice cream on a summer’s day brings out the gleeful, sticky-chinned child in everyone. But choosing matcha (very strong, powdered green tea) flavour does feel that little bit more grown-up and sophisticated.
Massively popular in Japan, matcha flavoured ice cream has been hard to find in London in the past. Not any more…
Although the Japanese firm Tsujiri has been an expert in Matcha Green Tea for 155 years, they have only recently opened a branch in Soho. With the incredible variety of intensely green sweet treats Instagram is already all aglow with this new speciality ice-cream parlour.
Tsujiri in London serves matcha soft serve creations with a variety of Japanese-inspired toppings, such as mochi balls or slices of matcha cake, the photos alone are enough to soon be encouraging queues at the door. Visit their Facebook page or Instagram here.
Just the Haymarket branch – not the Giles Street branch – serves matcha soft serve ice cream. Kanada-Ya are better known for their authentic ramen, but hey, there’s always room for ice cream, right? It just slips down…
Tombo – London’s first authentic Japanese Café & Matcha Bar 29 Thurloe Place, London SW7 2HQ http://tombocafe.com
This South Kensington favourite offers lots of clean eating options, so you can feel really virtuous before indulging in one of their matcha desserts. From simple soft serve in a cone, to matcha sundaes, to matcha tiramisu. They don’t take reservations.
Right, I’m off to search for more. I’ve got some good ideas…. but if you have any ideas where I can find more matcha or green tea ice cream, let me know!