17 Delicious Matcha Drink Recipes + Iced Matcha Latte

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Iced matcha latte, matcha Frappuccino, matcha milkshakes, oh my! If you’re looking for matcha green tea drinks, you’ll find them all here!

Six photo grid collage of different matcha drinks.

What is Matcha?

  • Matcha, that pretty green powder, is a tea that comes from Japan. A finely ground green tea, matcha is traditionally made into a drink by whisking it in hot water. 
  • Matcha usually costs more than other types of tea since there’s a lot more work involved to make it.
  • Matcha is traditionally served with something sweet so adding a sweetener will enhance the flavor of your drink.

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What to Look for When Buying Matcha

  • Bright green color
    The brighter the green, the better the quality of matcha. This also means that it’s more expensive.
  • Made in Japan
    Real matcha comes from Japan. The super cheap matcha (almost brown in color) are usually from outside Japan and are basically knock-offs.
  • Ceremonial or Culinary Grade
    Ceremonial and culinary grades are only given to matcha sold outside Japan and it’s purely done for marketing purposes in the US. Get the brightest green matcha within the $20-$30 range for lattes and recipes.

Matcha Drink Recipes

Iced Matcha (Cold Brew Matcha)

Iced green tea
Super easy to make, this iced matcha green tea is perfect for all matcha purists.

Matcha Milkshake

Rich, delicious matcha milkshake that takes just 4 minutes from start to finish.

Matcha Bubble Tea (Boba Tea)

Get my tips and tricks to make this delicious and refreshing matcha bubble tea (boba tea) at home without a matcha whisk.

Matcha Soda

Sparkling tea soda
A refreshing matcha soda for all green tea lovers. Fizzy water meets matcha syrup to create this bubbly tea drink.

Matcha Latte

A Tea Sommelier’s guide on how to make matcha lattes at home. Get, step-by-step instructions and tips to make perfect froth.

Traditional Matcha

See detailed steps on how to make traditional matcha at home, using a whisk.

Matcha Ice Cubes

Super simple matcha latte ice cubes made with just three ingredients. No special matcha tools are needed.

Matcha Dalgona Coffee

A super fluffy iced latte layered with matcha and dalgona coffee, a whipped instant coffee.

Matcha Frappuccino

Sweetened frozen green tea latte made with Japanese matcha powder. This delicious matcha frappuccino takes seconds to make in a blender!

Matcha Milk Tea

Made with oat milk, this matcha milk recipe is sweet, creamy, and completely delicious.

Tea Sommelier’s Tip: Iced matcha drinks are really easy to make since all you need to do is shake matcha with water in an airtight container or cocktail shaker.

Iced Matcha Rose Latte

Infused with rose water and colored with hibiscus tea, this Iced Matcha Rose Latte is easy to make and almost too pretty to drink.

Matcha Lemonade

Matcha lemonade
A matcha lemonade is a refreshing and sweet green version of the classic half tea, half lemonade iced summer drink.

Matcha Ginger Beer

Matcha ginger beer
A non-alcoholic version of matcha beer using ginger beer soda. It’s surprisingly delicious and quite refreshing.

Butterfly Pea Flower Matcha Lemonade

Matcha lemonade butterfly pea tea
A color-changing layered matcha lemonade made with butterfly pea flowers that turns the drink from blue to purple.

Matcha Ice Cream Float

Ice cream float
A green spin on a classic ice cream float made with matcha green tea.

Matcha Hot Chocolate

Matcha (Green Tea) White Hot Chocolate Photo
This green tea and hot chocolate drink is made even better with toasted marshmallows.

Iced Watermelon Matcha

Iced matcha watermelon tea
Sweetened naturally with watermelons, make this layered iced matcha your new summer drink.

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17 Delicious Matcha Drink Recipes + Iced Matcha Latte

Author: Jee Choe
Delicious matcha drinks that are easy to make at home, including this layered iced matcha latte.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving


  • ¾ cup milk (any kind)
  • cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • ¾ cup ice


  • Combine milk and honey in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 15 seconds.
    Pour milk in first, then the honey. Shake vigorously.
  • Pour sweetened milk into a cup then add ice.
  • Rinse the cocktail shaker. Combine water and matcha in the cocktail shaker. Shake for 15 seconds.
    Add water first, then matcha, otherwise the matcha can easily clump. Shake vigorously.
  • Slowly pour matcha into the glass with milk and ice.
    Pour matcha on top of the ice, not directly into the milk to get a cleaner layered look. Stir before drinking.


  • The color of the matcha indicates quality. If you pay around $15, the matcha will be a dull, brownish green color. If you spend $50, the matcha will be a bright, vibrant green but you don’t need to spend $50 for this recipe. Something in the $20 – $30 range will work.
  • The secret to making this drink layered is the sugar content and ice. Because of the honey in the milk, the matcha (without any sugar) won’t immediately sink to the bottom and mix with the milk. Ice also helps to keep the layers separated. If you want to have the matcha at the bottom and the milk on top, add the honey or matcha to the matcha instead of the milk.
  • Make sure the matcha you’re using isn’t pre-sweetened since it won’t layer on top of the milk.
  • Any wide-mouth container will work, including a jar with a tight lid if you don’t have a cocktail shaker.
  • It’s easier to shake matcha and water together than whisking cold water into matcha. No need to sift the matcha if you shake vigorously.
  • Make this recipe vegan by using oat milk and replacing the honey with maple syrup.


Calories: 166 | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg
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