How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my favorite caffeinated treat for summer, an Iced Matcha Latte.

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What the heck is Matcha?

If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s a very concentrated green tea powder. This means you get all the benefits of green tea (antioxidants, metabolism booster, detoxification – just to name a few) by just using a small amount. I personally love the flavor, it’s very earthy. I find that it gives me a nice energy burst, but in a more gradual, sustained way than coffee. You can find the matcha powder at most grocery stores, or online (I use this one).

benefits of matcha green tea

A traditional matcha tea is made by whisking the matcha powder with hot water, creating a gorgeous, bright green tea. I like it better as a hot or iced latte to balance out the flavor.

Note – The first time I made a matcha latte, I used 1 tsp of matcha powder and it was a lot of caffeine. I got a lot done that day! But, I recommend starting with 1/2 tsp to see how you respond to the caffeine. It is said that a cup of matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea.

For my iced matcha latte, I use almond milk and stevia drops for the sweetener. You could also use honey if you like it sweet. You can buy a traditional bamboo matcha whisk, or use a battery operated whisk (my preferred method).

Iced Matcha Latte

iced matcha latte

Start by mixing your matcha powder with hot water until incorporated. Use a small whisk or spoon.

iced matcha latte

Next, add your milk and whisk until smooth and frothy. If you use a low-fat milk, you can add a teaspoon of coconut oil to get it more creamy and frothy. Add sweetener as desired.

iced matcha latte

Pour over ice and enjoy this sweet but healthy treat!

iced matcha latte

Iced Matcha Latte
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Ingredients
  • ½ tsp to 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 3 Tbsp hot water
  • Milk, cream or milk alternative like unsweetened almond milk
  • Stevia or alternative sweetener (optional)
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Add a few tablespoons of hot water to your matcha powder in a mug or glass.
  2. Stir or whisk until matcha is incorporated into water.
  3. Add desired amount of milk and whisk until smooth and frothy.
  4. Add sweetener if desired.
  5. Pour over ice and enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy learning how to make Golden Milk with Turmeric – another great nutrient powerhouse!

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