Enjoy this creamy and delicious Iced Matcha Latte in the comfort of your own home. This Starbucks copycat recipe is easy to make in the blender in one minute, tastes better, is healthier, and saves you money.
One of the things I miss right now is going out whenever I feel like it to get a special drink just because. Normally, I am the biggest homebody, so staying home really hasn’t been too difficult.
But yesterday I had a mini melt down. Maybe it’s because everyone has been home with me for the past month, maybe it’s because I’m frustrated that this hasn’t gone away yet, or maybe it’s because I really do not like being told what to do. Whatever the case, I had a hard time being positive for a while.
Then my husband calmly asked the question, “are you letting this happen to you or for you?” Boom! That put me in my place pretty quick because when I stop to think about it, life here hasn’t changed that much.
Sure our kids are doing online school and most of my husband’s jobs have slowly cancelled as businesses cut costs. But as a food blogger/recipe developer my job is still ok. I am still able to continue creating delicious and fun recipes for others to enjoy making while they are home too.
So instead of continuing to wallow in self pity, I picked myself up and decided to make a homemade iced matcha latte to sip on as I planned out some other recipes to make this week.
Now you may be asking, “what is matcha?” Matcha is a high-grade green tea that is ground into a powdered form. The green tea powder can be whisked into hot water, instead of steeped, to form a frothy drink.
You can also blend it with cold milk and your choice of sweetener to create a delicious iced latte. If coffee is more your speed, you may enjoy this copycat Salted Caramel Mocha Latte instead.
I still had some matcha powder leftover from when we made these Matcha Green Tea Cheesecakes, so I got it out of the cupboard and went to the fridge to see what I could mix it with.
Last week I had picked up some of this toasted coconut almond milk to test out the viral whipped coffee that everyone kept raving about. Honestly…it was ok. Not horrible, but not great either.
Lucky for me, that meant I had plenty of milk to make a few sugar-free green tea lattes. To keep it completely sugar-free, I used a little bit of sugar-free syrup to sweeten it just a little.
What you need to make an iced matcha latte:
- Milk – for this latte you can use any variety milk you have on hand or that you like. Feel free to use fat-free, 2%, whole, almond, or coconut milk. I prefer this particular toasted coconut almond milk blend.
- Matcha Powder – choose your favorite variety or brand of green tea powder. Make sure to check the labels if you are trying to limit sugar in this drink, as some matcha can have hidden sugar added to it.
- Sweetener – to keep this Starbucks drink on the healthier side, I prefer to use a sugar-free vanilla syrup. You can also use honey, maple syrup, agave, monkfruit, or sugar, if you prefer.
The best part about this matcha latte is that you can double or triple the recipe and keep it in your fridge for the rest of the week.
How to make an Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte:
- Add your choice of milk, sweetener, and a few teaspoons of matcha to a blender.
- Pulse until completely mixed together and frothy.
- Pour over ice and enjoy.
That’s seriously it. In one minute, you can be sitting on your back porch drinking an amazing iced green tea latte and counting your blessings.
Want to take it up another notch? Add a swirl of whipped topping to the top. I like to keep a few of the different varieties of Reddi-Wip in our fridge just for topping coffees and lattes. Or squirting into my mouth…just keeping it real here.
Other delicious drinks to make at home:
- Raspberry Orange Slushies
- Sparkling Blackberry Peach Tea
- Pineapple Orange Punch
- Thin Mint Latte
- Sparkling Key Lime Fruit Punch
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- 2 cups unsweetened coconut almond milk (or any other milk)
- 4 teaspoons matcha powder
- 2 Tablespoons sugar free syrup
- Add the milk, matcha powder, and syrup to a blender. Pulse until dissolved and frothy.
- Pour over 2 cups of ice and enjoy.
- Adjust the amount of matcha powder to your liking.
- Feel free to use honey, maple syrup, monkfruit, Stevia, or sugar in place of the sugar free syrup.
- Double or triple the recipe and keep the mixture in the refrigerator for the week.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.