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Iced Matcha Latte Recipe (Refreshing & Unusual)

iced matcha latte recipe

Matcha lattes are delicious, creamy, and slightly bitter drinks made with a special kind of green tea leaves. They’re delicious all year round — but sometimes it’s just too hot for a hot latte. That’s where the iced matcha latte comes in!

Here’s an easy iced matcha latte recipe you can try today. All you need are a few simple ingredients, like matcha powder and honey, to make this refreshing (and healthy) drink.

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What is matcha?

Matcha is an intensely green powder made from the finely ground leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It has a very herbal, earthy flavor, and it’s been used in Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries.

how to make matcha tea

Beyond the flavor, there are a few amazing reasons to try matcha. A regular cup of tea is made by steeping the tea leaves in hot water and then discarding them. When you drink a cup of matcha, you’re drinking the powdered tea leaves themselves — so you get all of the nutrients. Matcha is full of antioxidants that can help your metabolism and even lower your risk of heart disease! Plus, you’ll find a little boost of caffeine to get you going.


iced matcha latte recipe

Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

Matcha is an intense green tea drink from Japan. It's usually served hot -- but it doesn't have to be! Try this simple iced matcha latte recipe for a refreshing twist on the classic.
5 stars from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Blend Time 4 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 drink(s)
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or mason jar
  • Tall glass

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pour milk, matcha powder, and honey into a blender or mason jar. Blend or shake the mixture until it’s completely smooth and lump-free.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Pour the matcha and milk mixture over the ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal
Keyword iced matcha latte

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Iced Matcha Latte Brewing Tips

The above recipe is the easiest way to make an iced matcha latte. Blend or shake the three ingredients together to make a tasty cold drink! But there are many ways to customize this drink:

iced matcha latte

Types of Milk

You can use any kind of milk in your iced matcha latte — even almond or oat milk! A classic iced matcha latte might use 2% or skim cow’s milk, but we find that almond milk adds a nice nutty flavor and lowers the calorie content at the same time. Why not try your favorite milk and see what you think?

Sweeteners

Matcha has a strong flavor, so many people like to add a little sugar to round it out. If you’re a serious matcha fan, feel free to skip the sweeteners entirely. Or if you don’t want to use honey, you can always use regular white sugar, agave, or even stevia.

Matcha latte ingredients

Matcha Ratio

Our recipe uses a ratio of 1 teaspoon of matcha powder to 6 ounces of milk. If that’s not strong enough for you, add a little more matcha. You can also usually find the recommended ratio on your matcha powder’s packaging. Again, experimenting to find your favorite flavor balance never hurts!

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Conclusion

We hope this recipe helps you enjoy your matcha powder in a new way or impress your friends and family. Matcha is traditionally served hot, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed over ice! Try this tasty recipe and you’ll see what we mean.

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Featured image credit: Brent Hofacker, Shutterstock

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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