If you love an iced Matcha latte on a hot day then you are going to love our iced Matcha latte Starbucks copycat recipes! Not only will you save yourself about $4 each time you make our 3-ingredient healthy latte, but you can make the whole thing in just a few minutes. It's a WHOLE LOTTA YUM way to save some money and still enjoy your favorite coffeehouse drink.
Matcha Iced Latte
I'll admit it - I'm kind of addicted to the Starbucks iced green tea lattes. There is just something about them that has me forking over my hard-earned cash.
Yet, as a food blogger, I realized that this may not be the best use of my time (or money). Not only is a Matcha iced latte pricey when you are grabbing one several days a week, but they are also loaded with sugar that I would rather avoid.
So alongside my foodie daughter, we set out to create a Starbucks iced Matcha latte recipe that we could enjoy at home. One that hit all the same flavor marks, but allowed us to limit the sugar and opt for our favorite base.
And when we serve our iced Matcha latte alongside our favorite sugar-free deserts like gluten-free blondies, 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies, or sugar-free chocolate covered almonds it almost feels like we are right in our favorite coffee house.
Why You'll Love This!
- With just 3-ingredients, your Matcha iced latte is a super easy drink recipe that is ready in just 5-minutes.
- Making your own iced Matcha latte Starbucks copycat at home can save you nearly 80% over purchasing it at the store!
- Easily adapt your homemade iced Matcha green tea latte by choosing from a variety of milk options.
- Naturally gluten-free, your iced Matcha latte copycat recipe is also easily adapted for low-carb, keto, and vegan lifestyles as well (diet adaptions are listed below).
Three simple ingredients are all you need to make your own iced Matcha latte Starbucks recipe at home.
- matcha green tea powder
- honey - other types of sweeteners that will work well are sugar, coconut sugar, erythritol, or monkfruit
- milk - choose from dairy, almond, oat, or soy milk
- Vegan - To make your iced Matcha latte vegan be sure to use non-dairy milk and swap the honey with maple syrup or another vegan-approved sweetener option.
- Low-Carb/Keto - To make this a keto iced matcha latte, use almond milk and erythritol or monk fruit as the sweetener.
Step by Step Instructions
Making a homemade Starbucks iced Matcha latte recipe is so simple we almost don't need to include the step by steps instructions (but we will just in case you need the help creating the perfect healthy Matcha iced latte!).
Add 1 packet of matcha tea, 1 T honey (monkfruit or erythritol for low carb/keto) and 12 oz of unsweetened almond milk or regular milk to your blender.
Blend until all ingredients are well combined, whether that be with a blender or BlenderBottle.
Serve in your favorite container, with or without ice.
***NOTE: I poured the cold green tea beverage over ice in a Starbucks mug I conveniently had on hand. This is not a hot matcha tea recipe but you, of course, could make one if you prefer a hot matcha latte recipe instead of iced.
- To make our iced Matcha latte drink we used the Trader Joe's matcha packets but if you have a bag of loose matcha powder, use 1 tsp.
- Using a blender will help you achieve that foamy top that Matcha iced lattes are known for!
- Mixing Matcha green tea into your cold milk means that it will not blend easily. We found that using blender cups or blender bottles is the best way to completely incorporate the Matcha and prevent tea bits from floating around your drink.
When you order a green tea matcha latte at Starbucks it is made by blending milk with a pre-sweetened matcha tea powder and added sugar (unless you request they do not add it). You can request a different milk option, including almond, soy, or coconut milk.
Matcha is a special mild Japanese ceremonial green tea that’s been around for thousands of years. It’s a caffeinated green tea, but one of the benefits is leaving you with the feeling of "calm alertness" instead of jittery like coffee can do.
Matcha can be served hot or iced and can be purchased as ceremonial grade tea or culinary grade for matcha lattes and for cooking.
No, your Starbucks ice Matcha tea latte is not keto. It is made with added sugar, and the matcha powder they use has sugar in it as well. However, you can make a keto iced Matcha latte Starbucks copycat at home when you use erythritol, monkfruit, or stevia!
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