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Iced Matcha Latte – A Beautiful Mess


An iced matcha latte is probably one the most refreshing and easiest coffee shop drinks you can make at home. With only three ingredients and no special equipment needed, you make this iced drink exactly how you like it!

Iced matcha lattes are made with matcha powder, water and milk. You can choose to add a little sweetness by stirring in some honey or simple syrup or leave it unsweetened. Matcha does contain caffeine, although typically less than the same size coffee. And if you’ve never had it before, I think an iced matcha latte tastes creamy, earthy and complex.

Related: Next up, learn to make a hot matcha latte, matcha smoothie, or iced chai latte.

Ingredients

  • Matcha powder
  • Water
  • Milk – dairy or an alternative like oat milk or soy milk
  • Sweetener – optional, I like honey or simple syrup

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Add the matcha powder to the cold water. Whisk powder into the water, making sure it fully dissolves and no lumps remain. You can do this by hand with a small whisk, a matcha whisk, or a milk frothing wand.

In a glass, add ice and fill with the milk. If you are using sweetener, add it now and stir into the milk. Then pour your matcha shot over the milk. Enjoy cold!

Types of Matcha Powder

  • Ceremonial Grade – The highest quality matcha powder, it’s primarily used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies or as a standalone beverage. This type tends to be the most expensive but has the best color and flavor.
  • Premium Grade – Can be used as a standalone drink but also can be used in cooking or mixed into other beverages like lattes, smoothies, or cocktails. This type is one step below ceremonial grade but still a high quality powder.
  • Culinary/Ingredient Grade – Used primarily for cooking, baking or mixed drinks. The quality might be lower than the premium and ceremonial types of matcha, but the ingredient is still great for baked goods and other edible projects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does matcha have caffeine?

Yes. A cup of matcha tends to have less caffeine than a cup of coffee. On average, a matcha tea has around 70 mg of caffeine while a cup of coffee (same size) will have around 100 mg.

What does matcha taste like?

Matcha tastes like green tea; it has an earthy almost grassy flavor.

Is matcha the same thing as green tea?

Matcha is a type of green tea. Matcha is the same plant but it’s grown and the powder is prepared differently from green tea.


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A creamy, iced beverage made with matcha powder, water and any kind of milk.

Yield 1

Prep 5 minutes

Total 5 minutes

Instructions

  • Add the matcha powder to the cold water. Whisk powder into the water, making sure it fully dissolves and no lumps remain. 

  • In a glass, add ice and fill with the milk.

  • If you are using sweetener, add it now and stir into the milk.

  • Then pour your matcha shot over the milk. Enjoy cold!

Notes

You can whisk the matcha powder into the water by hand with a small whisk, a matcha whisk, or a milk frothing wand.
You can 2% or whole dairy milk for this recipe OR any kind of milk alternative like oat milk or soy. 
You can leave out the sweetener or add another teaspoon or more depending on your preferences. 
I like honey or simple syrup to sweeten, but other options could include agave or stevia drops. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Iced Matcha Latte

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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