Matcha Iced Latte

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How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Sometimes when I use matcha….actually, make that ALL the time, I ask myself: “Am I being basic?” The answer might be yes. I’m not completely sure. But still, my insecure self returns to it time and time again because it’s DELICIOUS!

And in the afternoon when I need a bit of a pick-me-up and know I can’t handle coffee or an espresso beverage (I’ll be up all night), a matcha latte is the perfect go-to.

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

And it’s so pretty. And it tastes great. So I guess the answer is that I might be basic. And matcha might be overplayed. But who cares. Trendy things are only lame if they only sorta taste good. (Also: to a lot of people, matcha is not trendy—it’s been around for centuries. And to them, the rest of the world is just late.)

There is a new matcha bar that moved into my neighborhood and it’s so good but most days I don’t feel like driving down the road so instead I like to make a my own version at home.

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

This couldn’t be simpler.

You put a few teaspoons of matcha powder in a measuring cup and add a few tablespoons of hot water. Whisk it until the matcha has dissolved and then you pour in the remaining water and whisk some more. I transfer it to the fridge or freezer to chill for about 15 minutes.

I know the cooling part is a drag but it helps a whole lot in the end result.

After the matcha is cooled, I add a ridiculous amount of ice to a glass, pour the almond milk into the glass, a splash of simple syrup and then pour in the matcha.

I mean…this isn’t really a recipe but more of an idea of inspiration? (I hope…?)

Link to whisk!
Link to matcha!
Link to more matcha!

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Matcha Iced Latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 glasses of iced matcha tea

Serving Size: 2


  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Ice
  • Milk of choice (I used almond milk)


  1. In a measuring cup or bowl, add the matcha powder. Pour in the 1 to 2 tablespoons of hot water and whisk until the matcha has fully incorporated into the water. This should create almost a bit of a paste.
  2. Pour in the remaining 1 cup of water and mix. Transfer to the fridge or freezer to chill for about 15 minutes.
  3. Fill two glasses full of ice and add your milk of choice so the glass is about 3/4 of the way full. If you like, this is a great time to add any simple syrup. Lastly, pour in the chilled matcha and stir.

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  • Reply fatimah April 13, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I have yet to try matcha but this looks sooo refreshing!

    p.s those pour shots are A1

  • Reply vastskyphoto April 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

    yum! I love matcha! I need a whisk, though. and I never thought of icing it. good ideas!

  • Reply Michelle April 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Where is your little white carafe from?

  • Reply Jess April 13, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I did that thing where I bought the matcha, but not the whisk, and I learned that a milk frother is an efficient stand in. Gotta try your iced version!

  • Reply Margot April 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Matcha is trending in LA? Here in Chicago, it’s not widely available and there’s no matcha only bars that I know of. I’ve been wanting to try it, this looks delish! Reminds me of mushroom coffee, which is also apparently trending in some places. I really liked mushroom coffee because I don’t tolerate regular coffee well either, this gave me a nice boost without the jitters or raw stomach. But it’s pretty earthy-tasting, lol.

  • Reply Tori// April 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Oh my, this latte is just what my morning needs. The photos are stunning as well!

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  • Reply Celia Becker @ April 14, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I know what you mean about food trends and as a food blogger you worry about being redundant. I also know however, that like you say, so many of the foods that become new to Americans are such old hat to the places they come from. For example, having gone to the University of Hawaii I ate sushi and sashimi before anyone had ever heard of it here in California. I also had a home for a time long ago in northern Italy where focaccia comes from and ate it before any restaurant in America ever served it. So you go for it girl! LOVE MATCHA!! Love your beautiful photos too!

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  • Reply Hannah April 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    This looks amazing! I am just wondering if you need a special whisk for this or if a regular kitchen whisk would suffice? Thanks 🙂

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      I linked to a matcha whisk within the post! I’ve never tried it but I don’t see why a normal whisk wouldn’t work, especially if you do it pretty vigorously. 🙂

  • Reply ruthie April 27, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Starbucks used to have an iced matcha latte made just like this but with an added melon syrup. Oh, was that good. After drinking them daily for a year or more, I discovered that I was allergic to matcha. I had been having terrible arthritic-type pain. I didn’t realize it was the matcha until I had stopped drinking them for a few days, then started up again. It took a few repeats of this process before I noticed that that the pain had been gone and began again after just one latte. Anyway, long-winded, but since then I’ve read and heard that quite a few people have this reaction to matcha. Sigh. I reeeaaallly loved those lattes. 😉

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      Reply Adrianna Adarme April 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

      I’ve heard of this before. My former boss actually had pains in her breasts because of her matcha intake. I think it had something to do with the caffeine so she gave up all forms of caffeine and boom! Pain gone. So crazy!

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  • Reply Lish October 8, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Hello! Love this recipe! Can I ask where your glasses are from? Have been trying to find similar ones but have not found any so far.

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