All you need are the ingredients and very basic kitchen tools! It's up to you what you want to freeze them in, like little bowls or ramekins, pop molds, etc. I used 4 texas muffin size silicon cups. No steeping either-- just pure matcha powder, which can be found in Asian grocery stores and online. Matcha packets are typically 5 grams, I used two for ultimate flavor. WHOLE MILK YOGURT is a must for this, using low or non fat yogurt will result in a crystallizing consistency similar to ice milk! I used Sun Crystals which works like Splenda Granular (you use 1/2 of what the recipe calls for) but am posting the nutritional info for sugar because Sun Crystals didn't register.