Iced matcha latte - (Starbucks copycat) is a delicious latte with matcha flavor instead of a regular latte. This is so much healthier than the original Iced latte (coffee). Let us see how to make a Starbucks-style iced matcha latte.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a type of green tea but in the form of powder instead of leaves. It has a higher concentration of antioxidants and caffeine than other teas. Matcha is also rich in vitamins and minerals. Since this is not the only infusion and leaves are powdered and used as a whole, more nutrients are absorbed effectively.
If you have a habit of drinking green tea every day, try matcha green tea since matcha is the purest form of green tea with some more health benefits.
Other matcha green tea recipes on the blog -
- Matcha Pancakes
- Dalgona Matcha
Iced Matcha Latte
There's something special about a cup of matcha latte. Perhaps it's the bright green color or the fact that it's made with finely ground powder instead of tea leaves. Or maybe it's the antioxidants, which are higher in matcha than in other types of green tea.
Whatever the reason, matcha lattes have become one of the most popular beverages around.
Matcha latte you can make both hot or cold as you prefer. Here in this post, I have shared the iced matcha latte recipe.
If you have tried iced matcha latte at Starbucks, then be assured you can too make them at home easily.
Just whisk together some matcha powder, hot water, and milk (dairy or non-dairy), and enjoy. Sweeten with honey/ maple syrup or sugar to taste. Make it hot or cold with a little variation in the method.
Also, this matcha latte tastes so good with almond milk. This is plant-based and if you are vegan, you can enjoy this latte.
If you're looking for a relaxing moment, a cup of matcha latte is the perfect way to enjoy this delicious superfood.
Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte -
This copycat recipe does not include the same matcha blend that Starbucks is using for the iced latte.
Starbucks uses its customized sweetened matcha (a blend of matcha and sugar). While replicating this recipe, I'm going to use regular matcha powder and sugar syrup.
Starbucks Latte is a mixture of their matcha blend with 2% milk. But you can add any milk of your choice and preferably almond milk.
Sweetener - Simple syrup/ Maple syrup (or honey for non-vegans)
Hot Water - to make the decoction
Lots of Ice Cubes
How To Make Iced Mocha Latte (Starbucks Copycat)?
Step 1 - Make Matcha Decoction
In a small bowl, take matcha green tea powder. Add a little hot water and stir to make a creamy decoction. Dilute slightly by adding some more warm water to it.
Step 2 - Cool The Decoction
Now since we are making the iced match latte, we need them to cool down completely. Refrigerate for 20 - 30 minutes so that it will be cold enough before adding to the milk.
Step 3- Add Milk & Matcha Decoction
In a glass add matcha decoction, simple syrup, and ice cubes. Now pour cold almond milk into them and stir till mixed well.
Iced Matcha Latte is ready to serve. Take a sip and enjoy the chilled latte.
Alternative Method - Using a Shaker
In a shaker, pour milk, simple syrup, and matcha powder and shake vigorously for 2 - 3 minutes till matcha dissolves or mixes completely with the milk. If you see small lumps in the liquid use a strainer to strain or serve it as it is. To serve, put ice in the serving mug or glasses. Then pour the matcha latte from the shaker. Serve the delicious iced matcha latte.
Note - Adjust the syrup as per taste.
Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte (Copycat)
- 1 small bowl
- 2 serving glasses/ cups
- 1½ tsp Matcha Powder
- 1½ cup almond milk unsweetened
- 2 - 3 tsp simple syrup or maple syrup
- 1 cup ice cubes
- In a small bowl add matcha and a tbsp of water.
- Mix them to a smooth mixture.
- In a glass add matcha decoction, simple syrup, and ice cubes.
- Now pour cold almond milk to them and stir till mixed well.
- Iced Matcha Latte is ready to serve. Take a sip and enjoy the chilled latte.
- In a shaker, pour milk, simple syrup, and matcha powder.
- Shake vigorously for 2 - 3 minutes till matcha dissolves or mixes completely with the milk.
- To serve, put ice in the serving mug or glasses.
- Then pour the matcha latte from the shaker. Serve chilled matcha latte.
- If you see small lumps in the liquid use a strainer to strain or serve as it is.