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EASY ICED MATCHA LATTE


A tall glass filled with an iced matcha latte with swirls of milk throughout. Surrounded by a spoon filled with matcha powder, a bamboo whisk, and a green linen.

Do you have a favorite summer coffeehouse drink? Next to cold brew coffee, an iced matcha latte is my go-to summer drink.


I’ve also learned that making your own at home is a breeze and a great way to save some money. I could call this a copycat Starbucks matcha green tea latte...but honestly, this is SO MUCH BETTER than theirs. By a landslide.


This iced matcha latte recipe is creamy, refreshing, and very enjoyable to sip on. A great way to start the day or enjoy a midday pick-me-up!


WHAT IS MATCHA?


In simplest terms, matcha is a variety of green tea. However, it is grown and processed differently than standard green teas resulting in a tea powder that has a unique nutrient profile, a lot of antioxidants, and more caffeine than a typical green tea. It is often boasted to have a wide variety of health benefits as well.


TELL ME ABOUT MAKING THIS ICED MATCHA LATTE RECIPE


Level of difficulty: Easy.

Flavor: A strong green tea flavor mixed with the creaminess of your milk of choice.

Time: It will take you less than 3 minutes to mix up your iced matcha green tea latte


Another view of a glass filled with an iced matcha latte with a straw. Includes a spoon of matcha powder, a small container of matcha powder, a bamboo whisk, and a green linen.

INGREDIENTS FOR AN ICED MATCHA LATTE


Matcha Powder: the key ingredient for this summertime favorite. Selecting a high quality matcha powder makes a big difference in your matcha lattes!

A Dash of Water: to help dissolve your matcha powder

Milk of Choice: I personally use 2% or whole cows milk for my iced matcha lattes. However, if dairy is not a part of your diet, almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk are all great choices.

Ice: enough to top your glass

Optional - Sweetener: simple syrup or agave syrup are both great options if you’d like to add a little extra sweetness to your drink

Optional - Flavoring: an easy option is adding a splash of vanilla extract to your iced matcha latte for a little extra fun, since this is a standard pantry item for most people


OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE AN ICED MATCHA LATTE

  1. Place your matcha powder and a small amount of water in your glass. Whisk until the matcha has dissolved. I’ve learned that using my handheld frother makes this process so much easier and does an awesome job at getting rid of any clumps of matcha that sometimes like to hang around!

  2. Fill the glass with ice.

  3. Top with milk of choice. Option to add sweetener and/or flavoring here too.

  4. Give it a stir, sip, and enjoy!


Top down view of an iced matcha latte.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING THIS EASY ICED MATCHA LATTE


What kind of matcha should I use? I highly recommend using a ceremonial grade matcha for this iced matcha latte recipe. Ceremonial grade matcha is smoother and generally has a less earthy taste as compared to other grades, making it more enjoyable to drink! This matcha powder is what I’ve been using recently, and I LOVE it. As compared to other highly rated ceremonial matcha powders, it’s a pretty cost effective option and it tastes good.


How do I avoid having those clumps of matcha in my drink? Making sure you thoroughly whisk your matcha powder with a small amount of water before preparing your full drink is key! I’ve found using a bamboo whisk or my handheld frother are the best ways to do this. If you do not have either, you can use a regular whisk too (I just haven’t had as good of luck getting all the clumps out with this method).


Can I add fun flavorings to my iced matcha latte? Of course! My go-to is using a little vanilla extract for a vanilla iced matcha latte (because it’s something I always have in my pantry). Coconut is another flavor that pairs well with matcha. I know some people like to buy the coffeehouse flavor syrups for use at home, and if that’s your jam, the possibilities are endless!



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