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The Matcha Green Tea Slushie Recipe That Makes Summer Even Better

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Oh, sweet summertime. Days spent lounging by a pool, the smell of burgers cooking on the grill, and bike rides to 7-Eleven to grab Slurpees. Shaved ices are nostalgic from childhood but they don't have to be the frozen sugar-water confections you remember. You've grown up and luckily they have too. Making slushies at home is super easy and these grown-up versions have no artificial color or flavor. This Matcha Shaved Iced from Jee of Oh, How Civilized calls for a handful of ingredients and only takes three steps. Bonus: Matcha is loaded with antioxidants and boasts a wide range of science-backed health benefits including the ability to lower cholesterol, protect against cancer, control blood sugar levels, and reduce inflammation. We dare any gas station drink to beat that. (Sold? Try one of these 20 genius ways to use matcha.)

Matcha Shaved Ice

Makes 2 servings


2 cups water

2 teaspoons matcha (I used U Matcha Natural from The Republic of Tea.)

1/2 cup milk (I used soy milk.)

2 tablespoons red bean paste

2 tablespoons condensed milk


  1. Whisk together water and matcha in a bowl. Freeze overnight in shaved ice machine molds.
  2. Divide milk into two bowls. Shave ice over the milk.
  3. Add a tablespoon of red bean paste and a drizzle of condensed milk to each bowl. Enjoy!


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