Matcha Green Tea Pudding

Matcha powder is traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony and also a popular baking ingredient in Japan. This is a chilled custard dessert that has a rich and mildly bitter green tea flavour and creamy in texture.


Serves: 4

  • 1 1/2 tbsp green tea matcha powder
  • 100ml milk
  • 150ml single cream
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Whipped cream, to serve (optional)
  • Green tea matcha powder, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven 160C/320F.
  2. Mix the green tea powder with 3 tbsp of warm water until dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Place the milk, single cream in a small saucepan oven medium heat until just comes to the boil. Add the dissolved green tea and mix.
  4. Place the eggs, egg yolk and sugar in a bowl and mix until well combined. Gradually add the milk mixture, mix to combine.
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed strainer and pour into the cups.
  6. Place in a deep baking dish and pour in some hot water.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes until set.
  8. Remove from the baking dish and refrigerate until cool.
  9. Serve topped with the whipped cream and green tea matcha powder if desired.