Green Tea Sorbet {No Churn Recipe}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Green Tea Sorbet is easy to make.  This sorbet recipe is a great green tea recipes! Is sorbet vegan? This sorbet recipe is!


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Green Tea Recipes

Green tea is good for you. So green tea recipes are in demand. Besides making a cup of green tea, what else can you make with green tea recipes?


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This Green Tea Sorbet is so refreshing that it is perfect for everyone.

Sorbet Recipe

One way of the green tea recipes I decided to make is a sorbet recipe. What is great about making homemade sorbet is I do not need an ice cream maker for a sorbet recipe!


Making A Green Tea Sorbet

Why I made a green tea sorbet? I really love the health benefits of green tea. Making a green tea sorbet was great to use green tea.


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Sorbet Ingredients

Sorbet ingredients are simple. I played around with fresh mint and tea bags for the sorbet ingredients. The end result was this refreshing minty green tea sorbet.


Matcha green tea to make this frozen treat is also wonderful for sorbet ingredients. The matcha worked well as the tea bags did for this green tea frozen dessert.


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Is Sorbet Vegan

Is sorbet vegan? For this sorbet recipe, yes! This is a vegan sorbet because I used green tea. Also as a bonus, this sorbet is dairy free! So people with food sensitivities will love this sorbet recipe!


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Do you want an easy no-churn sorbet? This Green Tea Sorbet is easy to make. This Green Tea sorbet is that is is not made in an ice cream machine.

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Yield: serves 6

Green Tea Sorbet Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Green Tea Sorbet is easy to make.  This sorbet recipe is a great green tea recipes! Is sorbet vegan? This sorbet recipe is


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 10-15 mint leaves
  • 5 green tea bags (or green tea matcha bags)
  • 1 lemon


  1. The first thing you need to do is “muddle” or crush the mint leaves. The term “muddle” in drink recipes, like Mint Julep, what it means basically is crush the leaves so that the oil can seep through. So to crush the leaves, use a mortar and pestle. Place the leaves in it with the teaspoon of sugar, and crush it till you see the sugar is evenly disturbed and looks like it is a bit absorbed by the oil from the leaves. If you don’t have a mortal and Pestle than simply roll the leaves in your hands with the sugar. Roll the mint like you are wadding up tissue.
  2. Next, combine the 1/2 sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  3. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and bring the sugar water to a boil.
  4. Next, after the water is boiling add the leaves to the water and let it boil for a minute or two longer with the leaves.
  5. Take the minted water off the heat and add the tea bags.
  6. Let the tea bags and mint steep in the water for a good 10-15 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes or so, remove the tea bags and use a slotted spoon to get the mint leaves out the tea solution.
  8. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the tea solution and give it a stir.
  9. Pour the tea solution into a large Ziploc bag.
  10. Place it in the freezer.
  11. After half hour in the freezer, give the bag a nice squeeze.
  12. Place back in the freezer let freeze for another half hour
  13. Give it another squeeze should be slushy like sorbet, if not let go back in for another half hour.
  14. Squeeze it one more time, then serve it up and ENJOY!


Squeezing the ziploc bag is the churning portion. You want to give it a good squeeze, meaning squeeze the contents a few times.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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  • AmyG
    July 20, 2013

    Wow, this looks so light and refreshing and summery! I’ve been wanting to make something like this, and I’m happy to have the recipe!

  • Jessica M
    July 22, 2013

    This looks really good! I’m going to have to try it sometime. Thanks for the idea!

  • Olivia
    April 6, 2018

    Mmm, I love that you used green tea for this! It a great idea!

  • Debra C.
    April 14, 2018

    I love the vibrancy of your styling in these photos – it really brings out the beauty of this sorbet!

    • Deanna
      April 15, 2018

      Thank you! I am trying new things. forcing myself out my box 🙂

  • michele
    April 15, 2018

    I for one love that I didnt have to take out my ice cream maker to make this… its heavy and clunky to get to. This worked well for a light treat in the afternoon!

  • [email protected]'s Dinnertime Dish
    April 15, 2018

    This sorbet sounds so refreshing! It will be a perfect light dessert for summertime!

  • Julie
    April 15, 2018

    Wow, I love that you can make this in a plastic bag! I don’t get the mean comments. My photos used to be horrendous but I was doing the best job that I knew how to. We all have to start somewhere and hey, just move on if you don’t like what you see right? Your new photos are fab. I love the color contrast.

  • Christie
    April 16, 2018

    I think it looks refreshing and delicious! Matcha is always such an interesting color and ingredient. You never really know what it’s going to look like when you’re finished.

  • Jennifer A Stewart
    April 16, 2018

    This looks amazing for summer! It gets so hot here in the summer I will need this. And green tea is so hydrating!

  • Ashlyn
    April 16, 2018

    love to drink green tea so I can just imagine how good this tastes as a sorbet! Especially on a hot day, this would be totally refreshing!

  • Michaela Kenkel
    April 17, 2018

    This looks so refreshing!!

  • Milon Kumar
    November 21, 2018

    Does this need to be made with a specific matcha powder?
    I have Tenzo Tea’s organic matcha but a lot of them look the same

    • Deanna
      November 22, 2018

      When I first made this I just used a plain green tea. So Any type of green tea or matcha can be used!