Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte – Milk and Pop

Iced Matcha Latte is a Starbucks inspired drink made with matcha powder, honey and oat milk. Creamy and perfectly balanced, this beverage is a healthier and guilty-free version to enjoy during summer.

Keep reading to get all the tips and ingredients substitutions and make a matcha latte to satisfy all your fantastic green tea cravings!

If you LOVE matcha, try Matcha Frappuccino! For tropical vibes, Iced Pineapple Matcha is all you need.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Milk. I use oat milk for this recipe, but you can try your favorite plant-based milk, or even dairy milk! All plant-based milk should be unsweetened, unflavored or vanilla-flavored.

  • If you’re using coconut milk, it’s better to make it with the one you get at the dairy section, not the canned one.

Honey. If you’re looking for a vegan version, you can use maple syrup and get a similar result. You can also use vegan honey – just know that it has cane sugar. If you’re looking to cut down some carbs, sweeteners are also an option.

Ice. I like to use matcha or matcha latte ice for this recipe, as using it instead of water ice cubes makes more creamy and even stronger drink. You can, however, use normal ice cubes and still get a delicious iced latte.

Matcha. It needs to be 100% matcha powder. I use a culinary grade for this recipe. When using a sweetener and milk with matcha, I don’t think it makes an enormous difference choosing this over a ceremonial grade. Also, after opening, store your matcha powder correctly to keep it for longer.

Does Iced Matcha Latte have coffee?

No, it does not have coffee. However, it contains caffeine.

What does an Iced Matcha Latte taste like?

You can taste the earthiness of the matcha powder, but is way less strong that a cup of pure matcha. Milk softens its taste, making a creamy, tea-like beverage.

Is Iced Matcha Latte good for you?

Yes, if made with good ingredients and consumed with moderation. Matcha powder and honey have health benefits, and this homemade version has way fewer calories and is cane-sugar free.

How to make iced matcha latte using a tea bag?

Substitute matcha powder for a bag of unflavored pure green tea. Instead of mixing matcha powder, hot water and honey, do this: mix 1 tablespoon of honey into ¼ cup of hot water until dissolved and steep a bag of green tea in it for 5 minutes. Press the bag to get most of the water out and proceed with the remaining steps. I don’t recommend it as the drink won’t taste the same than one made with matcha powder, but it’s doable.

How to Make It

Making ice cubes

Matcha latte ice cubes.

You can use matcha ice cubes, matcha latte ice cubes and normal, water ice cubes:

  • Water ice cubes: use filtered water to fill an ice cube tray. Freeze it until ice cubes set.
  • Matcha ice cubes: mix 1 teaspoon of matcha and 1 cup of hot water, until powder is dissolved and free of lumps. Use a manual or electric whisk. Fill an ice cube tray, freezing it until ice cubes set.
  • Matcha latte ice cubes: mix 1 teaspoon of matcha and 1 cup of hot milk, until powder is dissolved and free of lumps. Use a manual or electric whisk. Fill an ice cube tray, freezing it until ice cubes set.

Making Matcha

Mix honey with hot water, whisking it until it dissolves.

It is super important to use hot water for that: honey won’t dissolve into room temperature or cold water.

Add matcha powder and whisk until no lumps remain.

Matcha powder dissolved into hot water and honey.

Making Ice Matcha Latte

Fill a tall glass with your choice of ice cubes. Pour oat milk (or your choice of milk) over it.

Milk pouring over matcha ice cubes.

Add honey matcha mixture, stirring it before drinking.

Serve it right away!

Tips

Making matcha without lumps: you need to use a whisk. If you’re having problem with persistent lumps every time, try whisking the amount of powder you’re using before adding the liquid.

Making iced matcha latte without lumps: You can use a blender to mix the ingredients. Dissolve the honey first, then blend everything together and you’ll have a lump-free iced matcha latte.

Honey matcha pouring over oat milk.

Sweeter version: add 1 ½ tablespoons of honey instead of only 1.

Variations

  • Keto Version: use coconut or almond milk instead of oat milk, and substitute honey for your favorite keto sweetener (I usually go for monk sugar or erythritol).
  • Vegan Version: substitute honey for vegan honey (contains can sugar) or maple syrup.

Storing and Making Ahead

The recipe makes enough for 1 serving. You can save time by doubling or tripling the recipe and making a big batch.

Store it in the fridge: it’s good for 3 days.

Hand stirring iced matcha latte.

Remember to stir before consuming stored iced matcha latte, as matcha powder will deposit at the bottom of the jar after some time. And pour over ice just before ready to drink!

Starbucks Inspired Tea Beverages

Iced London Fog
Earl Gray Milk Tea
Ice Chai Latte

Yield: 1 serving

Starbucks Ice Matcha Latte

2 bottles of iced matcha latte.

Iced Matcha Latte is a Starbucks inspired drink made with matcha powder, honey and oat milk. Creamy and perfectly balanced, this beverage is a healthier and guilty-free version to enjoy during summer.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Total Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons hot water

  • 1 teaspoon match

  • ice cubes

  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Mix honey with hot water, whisking it until it dissolves. It is important to use hot water for that, otherwise honey won’t dissolve properly.
  2. Add matcha powder and whisk until no lumps remain.
  3. Fill a tall glass with your choice of ice cubes.
  4. Pour oat milk over it.
  5. Add honey matcha mixture, stirring it before drinking.
  6. Serve it right away!

Notes

About Ice cubes

  • Water ice cubes: use filtered water to fill an ice cube tray. Freeze it until ice cubes set.
  • Matcha ice cubes: mix 1 teaspoon of matcha and 1 cup of hot water, until powder is dissolved and free of lumps. Use a manual or electric whisk. Fill an ice cube tray, freezing it until ice cubes set.
  • Matcha latte ice cubes: mix 1 teaspoon of matcha and 1 cup of hot milk, until powder is dissolved and free of lumps. Use a manual or electric whisk. Fill an ice cube tray, freezing it until ice cubes set.

Variations

  • Keto Version: Use coconut or almond milk instead of oat milk, and substitute honey for your favorite keto sweetener (I usually go for monk sugar or erythritol).
  • Vegan Version: substitute honey for vegan honey (contains can sugar) or maple syrup.
  • Milk: You can use your favorite plant-based or dairy milk. All milk should be unsweetened, and unflavored or vanilla-flavored.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 189Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information is an estimate only and will vary depending on the substitutions made and/or brands used.

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