Green Tea Sorbet {No Churn Recipe}

Green Tea Sorbet is easy to make.  The best part of this sorbet is that is is not made in an ice cream maker. Plus it requires only a few ingredients as well.


Green Tea Sorbet is has a minty taste, that will find so refreshing. This sorbet is perfect for everyone. Even the pickiest of eaters will love this homemade sorbet.

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I have been revamping the old posts. In doing so I discovered the old gem recipes, like this green tea sorbet. I also remember that this green tea recipe also got my first hater comment when I published back in 2013.

The Old Mint Green Tea Sorbet

Thinking back, I have to agree with the comment. Back then I was offended that someone would make a bad comment on any of my recipe posts.


What was this hater comment?


“I am sorry, but this green tea sorbet looks more like mashed potatoes with chicken gravy.”


It was a hot day, I was trying to take photos outside in natural light. It was something I had read in a how-to for food photography. The sorbet was melting.

Cooking Tip:



Bread keeps really well in the freezer. And there are always plenty of uses for it. Just remember: Air is the enemy! Wrap that loaf in foil (sliced or unsliced) and put it in a freezer bag before stashing. – Source: Epicurious

The photo for the mint green tea sorbet is bad. I overexposed it. It was taken with an iPhone 4S.


To be honest, it does look like mashed potatoes and gravy. The reader was correct. The photo is so bad, I am not even going to put back in this post!

Green Tea Sorbet in purple cone on side with green spoon
This Green Tea Sorbet is so refreshing that it is perfect for everyone.

Making A Green Tea Sorbet

Why I made a green tea sorbet? Back then I was into health benefits of green tea and losing weight. Plus it was an experiment to see if I could make a mint green tea sorbet without an ice cream maker.

No Ice Cream Machine Needed

I still do not have an ice cream maker. I actually like making sorbets that are no churn. They taste wonderful.


If you had seen that original post for the mint green tea sorbet, you agree that post needed bad TLC. When I saw it, not only did have the bad photos, but there wasn’t even a recipe card on the post.


How the green tea sorbet never got a recipe card I have no idea. I am thinking it was because this sorbet recipe was on a Blogger blog.


Yes, Seduction In The Kitchen in 2013 started out on a Blogger platform. Then I moved around 2014 to WordPress. Many of the recipes, like this green tea sorbet recipe that was on Blogger, has issues.


Issues that I am now finding since I am doing a through one by one post-redesign and SEO implementation. It is a good thing I am doing this, or you may have never seen this great tasting sorbet recipe.

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Green Tea Sorbet

Getting back to the green tea dessert. I played around with fresh mint and tea bags to create this recipe. The end result was this refreshing minty tea sorbet.


This time I did play with matcha green tea to make this frozen treat. It worked well like the tea bags did the first time I made this green tea frozen dessert.


Depending on what green tea you prefer, this sorbet recipe is actually versatile. You could even use a black tea or even a white tea if you prefer to make this tea sorbet.

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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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Green Tea Sorbet Recipe
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. The best part of this sorbet is that is is not made in an ice cream maker. Plus it requires only a few ingredients as well. This Green Tea Sorbet is so refreshing that it is perfect for everyone.


  • 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.

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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!

  • 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!