Iced Matcha Latte

Drinks, Spring, Summer

This Iced Matcha Latte recipe is a creamy and refreshing beverage. Matcha Lattes can be made hot and cold! If you’re missing your usual iced matcha latte from Starbucks or your neighborhood coffee shop, this recipe is for you! As a result, you’ll be able to make your favorite drink at home!

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

In the afternoon, around 3pm, I get SUPER sleepy. I need a pick me up. And that pick me up during warmer weathered months is this: an Iced Matcha Latte.

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

 

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

What is Matcha?

Matcha powder is made up of ground up green tea leaves. Instead of brewing a cup of tea with tea leaves, this is ground up leaves that are dissolved into the warm/hot water. If you ever have the privilege of visiting Kyoto, Japan, be sure to go to a tea house and buy some beautiful matcha green tea powder for the road. The packets make great gifts.

This Matcha Iced Latte couldn’t be simpler. As a result, it’s the perfect thing to make at home!

How to Make Iced Matcha Latte

STEP 1:

You put a few teaspoons of matcha powder in a measuring cup and add a few tablespoons of hot water.

STEP 2:

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.

STEP 4:

After the matcha is cooled, add a ridiculous amount of ice to a glass. And then, pour the almond milk (or milk of choice) into the glass and a splash of simple syrup. Lastly, pour in the matcha. As a result, there is unbridled happiness!

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

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Milk Options for an Iced Matcha Latte

  • Oat milk
  • Almond milk
  • Whole milk
  • Soy milk

Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

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4.96 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 2 glasses of iced matcha tea
Calories: 12kcal
Make this easy Iced Matcha Latte just like your favorite coffee shop. Matcha is mixed together with cold milk, served over ice.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Pour in the remaining 1 cup of water and mix. Transfer to the fridge or freezer to chill for about 15 minutes.
  • 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.

Notes

CourseDrinks
CuisineAmerican, Japanese
Keywordhow to make iced matcha latte, iced matcha green tea latte, iced matcha latte, iced matcha latte recipe
Calories: 12kcal | Protein: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Iron: 1mg
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  • Reply Abby June 25, 2020 at 11:28 am

    4 stars
    I love the new pineapple matcha drink at Starbucks and I wanted to make it at home. If you make this recipe then add the pineapple strawberry mio with caffeine in at the end it is really close to the Starbucks drink! I love it!

  • Reply Anna June 19, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Will try with cup of hot water. I’ve not used it in trying to make the drink so I’m looking forward to trying this method. Also, coconut milk is a great compliment to matcha.

  • Reply Miri April 19, 2020 at 11:38 am

    5 stars
    Just found this picture on pinterest and were curious where it will lead me. So I found your blog and this amazing post. I love matcha latte and can’t wait to try it myself!

    lots of love, Miri

  • Reply Becky October 1, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    5 stars
    I never really thought of Matcha as being basic! lol But I see where you are coming from 🙂 These photos are beautiful and definitely not basic though!

  • Reply Sherry January 25, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    any recommendations for types of simple syrup that pair well?

  • 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.

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

    5 stars
    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. 😉

    • 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!

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

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

    • 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 Celia Becker @ AfterOrangeCounty.com 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!

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

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

  • 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 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 Michelle April 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Where is your little white carafe from?

  • 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 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 Alyssa April 1, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Yum! Which matcha brands do you recommend?

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