Iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

Making an iced matcha latte at home is a lot easier than you think.  This delicious Starbucks copycat recipe is just as good as the pretty green matcha iced tea latte the barista makes and costs less.  This cold matcha drink with cream is rich, earthy, and slightly sweet.  The matcha powder has a grassy flavor that pairs well with the fats in the dairy and a small bit of sugar for the best homemade iced matcha latte recipe. 

The bonus of making this recipe homemade is you can change it up to make it just as you like it without rattling off a long list of ingredients to the Starbucks barista as those behind you roll their eyes – you know they do it.  For a matcha latte that is non-dairy use almond milk instead. For a low-carb version hold the sugar and use a sugar-free flavored syrup instead.  

 

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Ingredients for Iced Matcha Latte

The main ingredient for this drink is matcha, green tea powder.  You can buy it in Asian markets, specialty markets, or online.  YOu will also need some heavy cream, sugar, and whole milk. You may substitute the dairy in this recipe for non-dairy kinds of milk like almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk.   For an optional ingredient, you can add flavored syrup or even a sugar-free variety to keep this low-carb. 

 

What is Matcha Powder? 

Matcha actually means “powdered tea”. In Japanese, “cha” means tea, and “ma” means powder; therefore, the literal translation is powdered tea. . Matcha is a variety of green tea that is ground into a fine powder.  These tea leaves are harvested when young and ground finely into a bright green powder. 

I am not sure what green tea powder Starbucks uses for their matcha lattes.  I have read Starbucks uses a sweetened Tazo matcha powder but I am not sure and always looking for ways to cut back on sugar. I use an organic unsweetened matcha powder and I recommend my favorite below. 

 

Benefits of Green Tea

Enjoying matcha and other types of green tea has health benefits.   Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. It also has many vitamins including A, B, C, E, and K. To learn more, check out 10 Benefits of Matcha

 

iced Matcha Latte (starbucks copycat) matcha and whisk

 

 

How to Make Iced Matcha Latte

In a small bowl, add the matcha powder. Pour in the hot water and whisk until the matcha has fully dissolved into the water. It will be a deep green color.  Add in the heavy cream and sugar, stir.  

 

 

iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat) ingredients

 

 

Now, let it chill in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile gathering the rest of your ingredients and two glasses. 
 
Fill two glasses halfway with ice. Next, add your milk of choice to each glass – 1 cup each Lastly, pour in the chilled matcha mixture.  Optional – add flavored syrup to each glass.  Stir and Enjoy.

 

iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat) pouring matcha into the glass filled with cream and ice

 

 

What to Serve with Iced Matcha Latte

Here are some great breakfast options to enjoy with your Starbucks copycat iced matcha latte:

 

Perfectly Crispy & Chewy Mochi Waffles
Mochi waffles have a lovely chewy texture on the inside. This mochi recipe also has a crispy outside for a perfect balance of all things wonderful about homemade waffles. 
Check out this recipe
Perfectly Crispy and Chewy Mochi Waffles recipe card

 

Old-Fashioned Mini Blueberry Muffins
Homemade mini blueberry muffins are sweet little treats that adults and kids just love.  This old-fashioned homemade recipe is great for a small batch and they keep well.
Check out this recipe
Old-Fashioned Mini Blueberry Muffins featured stack of muffins

 

Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls
These homemade sausage balls are an easy low-carb recipe great for a keto breakfast, brunch, appetizer, or snack.  They are full of flavor, tender, simple, and packed with protein while also being gluten-free.
Check out this recipe
Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls featured overhead close up

 

Keto Belgian Chaffles
Keto and low carb waffles made from shredded cheese and eggs = chaffles. Each one has only 3 net carbs and a ton of flavor and versatility to enjoy so many ways. Great for breakfast, made into pizza, as sandwich bread, and strips for snacking.
Check out this recipe
keto belgian chaffles plated

 

 

iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat) spoon stirring in the cup filled with green matcha cream and ice

 

 

How to Make a Matcha Frappe 

If you want a matcha frappe like at Starbucks, this latte recipe is easy to alter to have that perfect drink.  This will make two small frappes and you will need a blender to do it instead of the whisking and pour-over method.  For a frozen blended matcha latte just like Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks, try the following. 

To your blender cup or bowl, add all the ingredients except the ice. Blend for 30 seconds. It should be fully combined and light green color.
 
Next, add 1.5 cups of ice cubes (depends on the size of your ice and how much you are making) and blend again for 1 minute. It should be frothy. Pour evenly into 2 cups and enjoy.   

 

 

iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat) overhead shot of two glassses ready to drink with spoon and green cloth napkin

 

 

KETO OR LOW-CARB ICED MATCHA LATTE

For a recipe that has less sugar than the original recipe or the Starbucks version, you can easily make this at home.  Here is how I have made this, plus the calories and carbs for a keto, low-carb, diabetic-friendly, and low-calorie recipe.  This keto-friendly iced matcha frappe is the best and is only 110 calories and 4.4 net carbs per serving. 

The ingredients and measurements and you will need are as follows but the instructions remain the same:

KETO/LOW-CARB ICED MATCHA LATTE RECIPE

2 tsp matcha powder

1/4 C hot water

2 TBSP heavy whipping cream

2 tsp Torani sugar-free Vanilla syrup

2 C unsweetened almond milk

crushed iced

 

 

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iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat) PIN REDO two glasses filled with ice and cream and green match tea ready to drink and green cloth napkin

 

 

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Iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

Angela
This matcha iced tea latte is a copycat recipe for the delicious drink from Starbucks. It is easy to make and a cool refreshing green tea drink using matcha powder. Enjoy it iced or blended for a frozen matcha latte frappe.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 1/4 C hot water
  • 1 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 2 C whole milk or your favorite milk choice see recommendations above
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • crushed ice to fill or for frappe version
  • 2 tsp flavored regular or sugar-free coffee syrup OPTIONAL - such as Torani

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, add the matcha powder. Pour in the hot water and whisk until the matcha has fully dissolved into the water. It will be a deep green color. 
    Add in the heavy cream and sugar, stir.  
  • Chill in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile gathering the rest of your ingredients and items. 
  • Fill two glasses halfway with ice. Next, add your milk of choice to each glass - 1 cup each Lastly, pour in the chilled matcha mixture. 
  • Optional - add flavored syrup to each glass.
  • Stir and Enjoy.

FOR MATCHA LATTE FRAPPE

  • To your blender cup or bowl, add all the ingredients except the ice. Blend for 30 seconds. It should be fully combined and light green color. Next, add 1.5 cups of ice cubes (depends on the size of your ice and how much you are making) and blend again for 1 minute.
    It should be frothy. Pour evenly into 2 cups.  

Notes

THIS NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL RECIPE USING WHOLE MILK AND SUGAR - 
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving  
Calories 166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 16.2g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 15g  
Protein 9.2g  
Vitamin D 5mcg 26%
Calcium 295mg 23%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 173mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
 
THIS INFORMATION IS BASED ON A KETO LOW-CARB VERSION USING UNSWEETENED ALMOND MILK & TORANI SUGAR-FREE VANILLA SYRUP (NO MILK OR SUGAR) AS SHARED IN THE ABOVE POST - 
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving  
Calories 110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g  
Protein 2.3g  
Vitamin D 8mcg 39%
Calcium 310mg 24%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 188mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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