I’ve had a lot of requests for my go-to iced matcha latte recipe since I first posted pictures of it on Snapchat last month. I uploaded it to the app a few weeks ago, and today I’m sharing it on the blog!
I love that matcha gives me loads of energy without any jitters whatsoever. During the first trimester, I didn’t want anything to do with tea or coffee—the thought of it absolutely turned my stomach and I couldn’t even be around it. I made the mistake of drinking a coffee one day after a random craving and I was so sick afterwards. But sometime well into the second trimester, I started to crave matcha tea, and found that I could stomach it just fine. Shortly after, this amazing iced latte recipe was born!
Here are my favourite tips for making the very best iced matcha green tea latte:
– My preferred method, by far, is to blend everything up in the blender. Matcha green tea powder has a tendency to clump very easily, so the blender ensures a super smooth end result!
– My favourite twist? I love to incorporate frozen wheatgrass juice for an extra boost. (I buy the Evergreen brand of frozen wheatgrass cubes.) But not to worry if you don’t have any—it’s still delicious without!
– Vanilla bean makes a lovely pairing with matcha. I love adding 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla bean powder into this drink. A bit of pure vanilla extract will also work in a pinch!
– Since matcha has a grassy flavour, I find it needs a bit of sweetener to bring all the flavours together. My preferred sweetener is pure maple syrup—1 to 2 teaspoons, to me, is perfect.
– I always keep a stash of almond milk ice cubes in my freezer now, just for this very drink! The almond milk ice cubes not only keep it super cold, but prevent the drink from getting too watered down, like regular water ice cubes can do.
– A side note: I avoid taking vitamins within 1 to 2 hours of drinking matcha because it can hinder absorption.
– If you want to make it fancy, feel free to add a bit of Coconut Whipped Cream on top. Though usually, I just blend up the latte, pour, and drink!
– I’m often asked which brand of matcha I use. You can find my favourite Do Matcha brand here.
Iced Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte
1 1/2 cups (1 serving)
4 to 6 hours (ice cubes only)
This is a fun way to get a healthy matcha fix when the temperature starts to rise! Rather than using regular ice cubes (which tend to water down lattes), I like to keep a stock of almond milk ice cubes on hand. Blending a couple almond milk cubes into this latte ensures it gets cold without the flavour being compromised! Vanilla bean adds a gourmet feel to an already luxurious cold drink.
- 2 almond milk ice cubes (60 mL), plus more for serving
- 1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 1 vanilla bean*, seeded
- 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure maple syrup, or to taste
- 1 to 2 frozen wheatgrass cube(s)** (optional)
- Coconut Whipped Cream
- Matcha powder (optional)
- Pour almond milk into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. I recommend using a silicone mold if possible, as they’re easy to pop the cubes out of. I also try to keep a stash on hand in the freezer so the cubes are ready to go at all times.
- To make the latte: Add the cup of almond milk into a blender along with 2 almond milk ice cubes, matcha powder, vanilla, maple syrup, and the optional frozen wheatgrass cube(s). Blend on high for around 20 seconds to ensure it gets nice and frothy.
- Pour into a glass, along with more almond milk ice cubes. You can also add a spoonful of coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of Matcha on top to make it ultra fancy-pants!
- * I like to keep pure vanilla bean powder on hand, so it's super quick to add a quarter teaspoon into the blender for a decadent vanilla flavour. If you don't have any vanilla beans or powder on hand, not to worry! You can use vanilla almond milk and/or a half teaspoon of pure vanilla extract in a pinch.
- ** I love the Evergreen brand of frozen wheatgrass cubes. You can find them in the freezer section of some grocers like Whole Foods and Organic Garage.
Nutrition Information(click to expand)
Happy iced latte drinking!
I think it is important to add that this tea does contain caffein. The Match product does not list this as well. After my drink I was flying high for hours. Not sure that the health benefit outweighs the trumped up nervous system for me.
Well matcha green tea powder is just that, green tea. Green tea, like most teas aside from herbal, contains caffeine. Not sure why you rated this 3 stars for not knowing green tea contains caffeine…
I’m rather disappointed in your reply. Your reply is rather surly.
Since Angela cares about health and writes down many of the benefits of a recipe I would think that mentioning that it contains caffeine is important. And it is more kick than just a glass of green tea so please don’t suggest that I’m ignorant. I’m a big fan of Angela and not very happy with your comment. And you really have no idea why I gave this 3 stars after all.
That is why you should explain why you gave it three stars so others will know and adjustments can be made! (:
Girlfriend, chill lol.
Wish I knew why Raisha rated this 3 stars :(
I’ve been wanting to try matcha green tea for awhile and this looks absolutely perfect! Do you have a preferred brand of matcha? Thanks!
Whoops, I just noticed your note at the end of the recipe! Got it! ;)
Haha, I’m glad the note helped, Jillian! I hope you enjoy the smoothie when you try it :)
What brand of vanilla bean powder do you use? I can’t find it locally and in looking online I see that some brands are mixed with sweeteners. Thanks for your advice. This recipe looks so delicious. I’m a great fan of matcha, and am particularly addicted to all of the Breakaway Matcha — a wonderful company in Marin, CA.
Kathy, did she ever respond with what kind of vanilla bean powder she uses? I have been looking online as well and cannot decide what to purchase.
Hi Summer (and Kathy! Sorry, this question slipped past me!), I purchase my vanilla bean powder online from the Vanilla Food Company. Hope this helps!
Thanks Angela! I noticed that several other people had asked the same question, should have scrolled a little more before asking!
This looks so wonderful! I love matcha powder but I have limited knowledge about ways to use it. This looks healthy and delicious, I’m totally trying it <3 Thanks for sharing!
I hope you enjoy it, Alexis!
Hi Angela, I’m a big fan of your recipes and food ethos. I was diagnosed with a neurological condition about a year ago. The medication I’m on is pretty awful in terms of side affects so I’ve been trying a plant based diet to tackle it. And I can honestly say that it’s changed my life in terms of energy, self esteem. Also, I love the food and positive attitude people like yourself give out. You put yourself out there in (the sometimes less than positive) cyberspace to benefit and inspire, people like me, and you do! So much! Anyway, there is a question amongst all this gushing! Do you plan to bring out an android version of your app? I (and I’m sure others) would snap it up in a heart beat! I hope you do, and all the best to you and yours. Keep up the superb work! Alex.x
Hi Alex, thank you so much for the incredibly kind words! We’d love to explore developing the app for Andriod in the future, if budget allows. Our fingers are definitely crossed!:) Thanks for the interest in it–it’s appreciated!
I’d love an android app version that! keep us posted:)
This is just amazing, Angela! I’ve tried Iced matcha lattes on cafes but I never managed to make my own so this recipe is just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing :)
Thanks for the lovely comment, Heidi! I hope if you get a chance to try the recipe that it’s exactly what you’ve been looking for :)
I’m wondering what type of vanilla powder you use. I can’t find it locally and when searching online I see that some have sweetener added. Do you like a particular brand best?
Hi Angela! This looks yummy and refreshing! Where do you get your pure vanilla bean powder? Thanks for the inspiring and creative website…….love your recipes! Looking forward to your second cookbook!
Hi Arianna, I purchase my vanilla bean powder online from the Vanilla Food Company. Hope this helps, and thanks so much for the kind words! :)
Where do you get / order vanilla bean powder? And what else can you use vanilla bean powder for?
Vanilla bean powder can and should be used for everything!!! Yum.
I love how you paired matcha with vanilla bean ~ I have not been down this path before. Excited! Kind of like going on the Orient Express Train!
Hi Hilary, I order my vanilla bean powder online from the Vanilla Food Company. I love having it on hand, and you can use it in place of vanilla beans (I tend to use a heaping 1/4 teaspoon powder to replace 1 vanilla bean) or as a more luxurious substitute for pure vanilla extract. I love adding it to homemade nut milk, Vegan Overnight Oats, smoothies, Chia Seed Jam, crisps/crumbles, granola bars, and more.
Oh I SO love this! Homemade matcha lattes are my favorite – you’re exactly right; matcha gives you all the energy without any of the jitters! The perfect caffeine jolt as far as I’m concerned ;)
I found the contact for support for the app thank you
Hi Angela- I’ve really been enjoying your app, today for some reason all of the pictures disappeared. The recipes still show up though. Any ideas on how to fix it?
This looks so delicious, Angela! Love how healthy it is with the matcha and the wheatgrass. :-) I don’t have frozen wheatgrass but I got wheatgrass powder, so I’ll try it with that. Thanks for sharing!
I hope you enjoy it! :)
I’ve tried to ask this question several times, but for some reason my comment doesn’t post. I’m not sure what the problem is, but I’m giving it one more attempt. I love this idea since I’m crazy about matcha (my fav is Breakaway Matcha — wonder if you’ve tried it) and this idea to pair it with vanilla sounds so good. But I haven’t been able to locate vanilla bean powder locally and in searching online I see that some are mixed with cornstarch. What kind or brand do you use or recommend? Thanks for your great ideas and for your your advice. Love your blog!!!
Hi Kathy, I get my vanilla bean powder from the Vanilla Food Company online. Hope this helps, and that you enjoy the smoothie when you get a chance to give it a try! :)
Thank you, Angela. Sorry about sending multiple messages. I have already tried the smoothie with vanilla extract and it’s lovely, but I’m hoping to replicate yours.
Such a good idea to make almond milk ice cubes, I’ll have to try that! xo Kelly http://lazygirlsguidetofitnessandbeauty.blogspot.com/
This sounds SO good. Was just at a tea ceremony and now am obsessed with all things matcha. Hope to have my own recipe to share soon! Thanks for this one!
Matcha is so easy to get obsessed with, haha! I hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try, Diana :)
This looks amazing! I love icy energizing drinks to cool down and start my day as the mornings get hotter :)
So true, Zena – it’s so great to have a cold option for a that morning energy boost in the warmer months! If you give this recipe a try, I hope you enjoy it.
Amazing recipe!!!! Combination of matcha and bean is absolutely wonderful. Loved the recipe.
Hi William, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe :)
GREAT recipe! I love anything matcha!!!
Okay, this was fantastic! The combo of vanilla bean and matcha was out of this world! Another great recipe! (:
This looks so yummy! I’ve been having matcha lattes every morning and loving them. Have you tried Rishi’s brand of matcha? Not sure if it is available in Canada, but I absolutely love them. Also completely agree with you about blending the matcha powder–it is much easier to mix that way. My favorite matcha days are when I have just made my homemade almond milk because the foam allows the matcha to absorb right in!
Do you drink coffee at all? I struggle not having coffee but love matcha as an extra boost during the day. The wheatgrass shot may be just what I need! Thanks for sharing :)
Matcha lattes made with homemade almond milk are so good! I’ve drank coffee on and off in the past, but my body has a bit of a love/hate relationship with it (coffee tends to make me anxious at times, and I can get withdrawal headaches). I love matcha because it doesn’t have any ill effects on my body, but of course everyone is different. I don’t think coffee is unhealthy, it just depends on how you react to it. :)
This looks amazing! I’m obsessed with DoMatcha matcha tea, and it’s my go-to superfood to add into smoothies and even oatmeal these days. I love this recipe and the add-in of coconut—yum! :) By the way, I bought your book last month and just love it. It’s a treasured beauty in my vegan cookbook collection! :)
Ah, another DoMatcha fan! :) So glad you like the recipe, and thanks so much for the cookbook love!
I didn’t have frozen wheat grass but had Amazing Grass powder that I used instead. I really enjoyed it! Next time I plan to mix it up and freeze it in ice cube trays beforehand so it’ll be nice and frosty. :D
Whoops, I guess I forgot to rate it.
I love your blog, it really gets me excited about healthy eating. Can you believe I’ve almost read the whole thing? I like how you left all your old posts up so we can follow your journey. I’ve been thinking about buying some wheatgrass cubes, so will have to give this iced latte a try ( I love Matcha)
P.S-I may have missed it because I still have a few pages to catch up on but how is Sketchie?
Wow! This looks and sounds amazing!! I need to restock my matcha :)
Hope you’re feeling well Angela, especially this heat so early on can make a preggo mama exhausted…. *hugs* ella
Love this idea. Thought the ‘twist’ would be lemon, so was pleased to see a new concept. Many of our customers are concerned about the caffeine in matcha. It’s about half as much as a cup of coffee, but most importantly the caffeine reacts with the L-Theanine to slow release. This allows some people to enjoy matcha tea and the energy boost it offers that wouldn’t usually be able to drink caffeine, including some that are pregnant or nursing. x
I bought vanilla bean paste by accident :( Does anyone know if it will work? How is paste diffrent than powder, also? Thank you for your help!
Found this recipe a couple of days ago, tried making it today and was pleasantly surprised especially since I am not a latte person.
Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Honestly, it looks sumptuous. I can’t wait to try it out with my family. Awesome post!!!
I hope you all love it! :)
Does anyone have any recommendations for matcha? I purchased some on Amazon and I hate it. Tastes awful no matter how much sweetener I use and I don’t want to use much.
I was inspired by your recipe and decided to change it a bit and loved the drink. I used coconut milk and plain icecubes, and added a heaping big spoon of chia seed gel for lots of omega 3 nutrients.
I had been searching for a recipe for the matcha frappuccino I enjoy so much at Starbucks – – preferably one that didn’t require banana. And this one is perfect! Thank you!
Hello! Could I make a few of these in advance and freeze then do you think? Thank you :-)
I’m really not sure to be honest! I have only ever tried them fresh. Let us know if you try anything out!
Drink it every morning and love it! Changed my whole morning routine in a good way :) The vanilla bean powder makes a huge difference and i love the frozen wheatgrass pod. I which I could find them at mainstream groceries stores though. Sigh. Maybe one day!
Hi Angela! I finally got around to buy matcha powder and I would love to try a matcha latte. But it’s still freezing cold in Denmark so I think I’ll wait with the iced latte. But how do you make it warm? Is it the same recipe with just warm milk and no ice?
Can you blend up a big batch in advance and keep it in the fridge for a few days?
I’ve decided to start waining my coffee intake and thought green matcha tea would be a great substitute to have some caffeine on those early work days! As I’ve been researching green matcha tea, I’ve noticed there is a higher amount of lead and it makes me a bit nervous. I’d love to know your thoughts!
I’m new to Matcha, but this was delish! Very easy to make. Thank you!
Glad it was a hit Julia!
This is just so fantastic. No words. I make ‘green looking stuff’ for my roommates all the time so they all expected something spins by again :)
It blew their minds!!
I’m gonna try to use this as a base and try to add spinach tomorrow morning tho haha
So glad it was a hit, Angela! I’d love to hear how you like it with the spinach.
I’m just wondering if you have any ideas on making this a hot drink instead of iced? A vanilla matcha latte would be nice to replace my morning coffee. Thanks for any suggestions. ?
By the way great cookbooks, I’ve made lots of your recipes and they’ve all been great! ??
Hey Rachel, To make a matcha latte, I usually dissolve the matcha powder (1/2 to 1 tsp depending on how strong you like it) in 1/3–½ cup of recently boiled water (whisk it so the clumps disappear!). Pour it into a large mug. Then I heat a cup of almond milk in a pot and froth it, then pour it into the mug with the matcha water mixture. Add sweetener to taste, and enjoy!!
Oooh this is my kind of drink! Can’t wait to try this combo of vanilla and matcha, thank you for sharing!!
Enjoy!! :) I’d love to hear how you like it.
Coffee gives me the jitters too… but I still love the tasted of my iced vanilla latte! Matcha is the perfect alternative. Thanks for the recipe!
It sounds delicious! I really like matcha flavor, all kinds of matcha drinks, cake… Thank you for the recipe!!
I did not expect to like this, but I did! I did not include the wheatgrass. I used trader joe’s pure matcha powder from Japan (not their matcha latte powder) and it was very good, not astringent or bitter, as I have read some matcha powders can taste. This would be a nice alternative to iced tea or coffee in the summer.
Love it! Thanks for the recipe!!!!!
Which vanilla bean powder do you use? I can never find it at markets. I love matcha!
Hi Katie, I get my vanilla bean powder online from the Vanilla Food Company. :)
What kind of matcha powder do you use?
Oy! Just saw the note- thanks!
No problem, hope you enjoy! :)
I feel like I am so behind and am the only person in the world who hasn’t tried a matcha latte yet ?
Made this recipe this morning using a whole vanilla bean and omitting the wheatgrass… It was delicious!! The almond milk ice cubes become almost slushy-like when blended and the flavour of the matcha comes through but is still light. Side note: I whisked the matcha powder with a small amount of water before adding to the blender because I find it blends better that way.
Can’t say enough about this recipe… really don’t think I’ll be buying matcha lattes anymore.