Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

So it might be a stretch to call this matcha green tea latte a Korean beverage but several Korean cookbooks for Western audiences included some matcha green tea desserts and beverages.  This iced version of a matcha green tea latte was so good I figured if you don’t want to beat ‘em, join ‘em.

I’ve wanted to try matcha for a long time but never saw it reasonably priced in any grocery stores.  When I saw a packet for under $5 I grabbed it and started experimenting.  I thought it tasted best with a mix of water and milk.  The water allowed the grassiness of the matcha to shine through while a bit of milk helped add creaminess.


Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

Yield: 2-3 servings


* 2 cup water
* 1 cup whole milk
* 1/4 cup sweetened matcha green tea powder
* 2 cups ice
* whipped cream, optional


Heat the water and milk in a saucepan over low heat until warmed very slightly (this helps dissolve the matcha powder). Add the matcha powder and stir until dissolved. Combine in a blender with ice and pulse until the ice is partially crushed. Pour into individual glasses and top with whipped cream, if desired.

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7 Responses to “Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte”

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    Kristen — May 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Are you able to substitute whole milk with soy milk?


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    Cate — May 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Kristen,

    I'm sure soy milk, or any dairy alternative milk, would work just fine. The matcha green tea powder has a strong flavor so it'll probably mask any of the milk's flavor. The milk is just for a bit of creaminess.


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    LisaB. — June 9, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Looks delicious!


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    kriziabandy — July 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I'd actually tag this under the “Japan” category, not South Korea. I'm pretty sure that the this product is from Japan seeing as how the package is in Japanese. That said, iced green tea lattes are one of my favorite drinks in the whole world. I actually buy the unsweetened matcha powder, use skim milk and Splenda for a diet-friendly version. :)


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    CATE — July 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Kriziabandy, sounds great… I wish I could find some of the unsweetened stuff at a reasonable price! Maybe I'll have to look online.

    And yep, got it at the local Japanese supermarket. I'm sure I'll be happy to have some more when I get to Japan :)


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    Stephen — October 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm


    Nice article and I really like the image. Can I use it on my website? I'll send you some free matcha if I can.



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    Ryo — September 19, 2015 at 6:50 am

    They make matcha maccaihto at our favourite japanese restaurant up our street. I guess it would be possible to make it an iced maccaihto. They serve it with green tea cake I think it is basically some plain cake recipe with matcha powder or strongly brewed matcha stirred into the cake mix. Has anybody made that kind of cake? Its yummy and moist.


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