Irresistible, Homemade Green Tea Iced Matcha Latte - A healthy and flavorful way to get an afternoon burst of energy!
I am a big coffee lover but sometimes I want something a little different. A cup of coffee doesn’t always hit the spot. This is especially true in the afternoon when I want a little caffeine to wake me up but I also want something with a whole lot of flavor. That is when I turn to Matcha Iced Latte.
What Is Matcha?
Matcha is a kind of green tea. It is actually grown a little differently than other teas to make it healthier than the normal tea leaves. Matcha plants are covered for the last 30 days of the growing season.
This increases chlorophyll production in the plants, gives them more amino acids and also makes them a deep, bright green color. That green is matcha’s signature look!
"That green is matcha’s signature look"
Is Matcha Healthy?
Matcha has lots of natural antioxidants, even more than is normally found in a green tea. Drinking iced matcha latte can also help promote weight loss, improve heart health and help protect the liver from free radicals.
Seems like a pretty powerful tea!
Ingredients in an Iced Matcha Latte:
You don’t need much to make a perfect coffee shop style matcha latte. Our recipe sticks to the basics, highlighting the delicious taste of the matcha. Super easy recipes are the best!
Here is what we use to make our delicious drink:
Matcha Powder- Be sure to use high quality matcha powder. Look for matcha that is labeled “culinary grade” or, even better, “ceremonial grade”. These have the best flavor and will also dissolve easily.
Water- Water helps dissolve the matcha powder.
Vanilla Extract- A small amount of vanilla extract adds a natural sweetness to the latte.
Almond Milk- We love the subtle flavor of almond milk mixed with matcha. Feel free to use oat milk, whole milk, or any of your favorite dairy free milks. Any milk will work!
Ice- We like a nice cold latte!
All these simple ingredients come together to make a fantastic, cold drink that is better than coffee. It really is the perfect pick me up that you need in the morning or afternoon.
Give our recipe a try and let us know what you think. We think you are going to love it. It may be your new, go-to afternoon drink! Enjoy.
You Asked, We’re Answering!
We get a lot of questions about this delicious recipe. We are happy to answer all of them! Here are your top questions:
How to make matcha iced latte?
Our recipe is very easy to make. Whisk together the matcha powder and hot water to dissolve the matcha completely. Add the vanilla then cool the mix in the fridge. Add the ice and almond milk then enjoy!
Is iced matcha latte good for you?
Matcha tea is quite healthy. It is full of antioxidants and minerals. Almond milk also has lots of health benefits. Our recipe contains no added sugar so it is definitely on the healthier side. Stick to the ingredients we use in our matcha latte recipe and you will be sipping on a nutritious drink!
What Does a Iced Matcha Latte Taste Like?
Plus, it tastes just great. It is caffeine and alcohol free, so perfect for any time of day! Add a touch of honey to make your latte sweeter or a little grated ginger to spice things up.
Is it bad to drink an Iced Matcha latte every day?
It is not unhealthy to drink it every day. So make a big batch, store it in your fridge and pour yourself a big glass whenever the mood strikes you.
Does Iced Matcha Latte help you lose weight?
Matcha can help you lose weight. Studies have shown that daily matcha can lower your BMI. Matcha has an antioxidant called L-theanine which controls the production of the stress hormone cortisol. Drinking matcha can help reduce stress which, in turn, aids in weight loss.
What are the health benefits of matcha iced latte?
Matcha has lots of antioxidants that are beneficial to your health. It is also high in catechin which is said to have cancer-fighting effects. Green tea in general has been linked to helping prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Seems like matcha is a wonderful drink choice!
Does matcha make you poop?
The caffeine levels in matcha combined with the high levels of antioxidants can make you poop. This is one reason why matcha is known to help with weight loss and regularity!
What’s the difference between an iced latte and matcha iced latte?
A classic iced latte is made with espresso, a powerful coffee drink. I is made with green tea powder. Essentially the difference is coffee versus tea.
Is there caffeine in matcha iced latte?
Iced matcha lattes do have caffeine. However, it still has less caffeine than brewed coffee.
Is matcha latte better hot or iced?
This is totally a personal preference. They can be enjoyed warm or cold. We like to drink hot lattes in the winter and iced in the summer.
Hopefully, the answers help you make that perfect matcha drink!