Quick & Easy Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino

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

Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino

This frozen, slushy green tea latte is the perfect drink in the summer. Surprisingly easy to make at home, it’s deliciously refreshing.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Super easy to make.
  • Made without any artificial ingredients, unlike the Starbucks version.
  • Perfectly sweet and delicious with a decadent cream topping.
  • Ice cold and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day.

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What is Matcha?

Matcha is a Japanese green tea that has been processed and ground into a fine powder.

The best (and more expensive) matcha is vibrant green and the flavor is complex. The less expensive the matcha, the duller the green and flatter the taste with more bitterness.

My Matcha Pick:

Questions You May Have

Is there any caffeine in this drink?
Yes, matcha is made from green tea which has caffeine. 

I don’t have a Vitamix, will my regular blender work?
Yes, but make sure your blender can handle ice.

My matcha frappuccino looks more brown than bright green. Why is this?
The matcha you’re using is low quality. Look to spend $20 – $30 for a nice, bright green.

Matcha Frappuccino Tips

  • The whipped cream can be made 1-2 days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Stir or re-whip for a couple of seconds to fluff it back up.
  • To make a matcha caramel frappuccino, replace sweetened condensed milk with dulce de leche.
  • Use any milk of your choice for this drink. I make mine with oat milk.

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Matcha frappuccino ingredients

What You’ll Need

How to Make Matcha Frappuccino

There are two parts to this frozen drink:

  • Whipped cream topping
  • Frozen matcha latte

Whipped cream

Make whipped cream topping

STEP 1: Whip together heavy cream and sugar.

Whipped cream is super easy to make with a handheld milk frother.

Heavy cream and white sugar go into a tall container — whisk them together for a few seconds until soft peaks form.

Done! Set it aside.

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Ingredients for matcha frappuccino in a blender

Blend Frozen Matcha latte 

STEP 2: Blend ice, milk, sifted matcha, vanilla extract, salt, and sweetened condensed milk. 

Put all frozen matcha latte ingredients into the blender. 

I like to sift the matcha using a strainer to prevent clumps but that’s an optional step if you’re using a Vitamix blender. (I’ve had my Vitamix for more than 10 YEARS and it still works like new.)

Put the lid on tightly, and use a tamper tool to move the ice around.

Start on the lowest setting, then turn it up, flipping the switch to high for about 3 seconds. 

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blended matcha frappuccino

Once it’s slushy, it’s done.

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pouring matcha frappuccino into a glass

Assemble Drink

STEP 3: Pour frozen matcha into two cups. 

The glasses I’m using are 17 oz., which are about the same as Starbucks’ grande size which is 16 oz.

frozen matcha green tea drink

It’s now ready for the whipped cream topping.

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Green tea frappuccino drink

STEP 4: Top with whipped cream and garnish with sifted matcha.

Spoon on the whipped cream, and if you want, sift a little matcha on top as garnish. 

Serve with a straw and drink immediately. 

 
 
 
Matcha Frappuccino

Matcha Frappuccino

Yield: Makes 2 servings

Quick and easy matcha green tea frappuccino recipe.

Instructions

  1. Whip together heavy cream and sugar.
    I use a handheld milk frother which makes it in seconds. I like a softer texture so I whisk until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.
  2. Blend ice, milk, sifted matcha, vanilla extract, salt, and sweetened condensed milk. 
    In a blender, add all frozen matcha latte ingredients. Blend until smooth and slushy.
  3. Pour frozen matcha drink into two cups.
  4. Top with whipped cream and garnish with sifted matcha.
    Use a spoon to dollop on whipped cream. Sift on a little matcha as garnish. Serve with a straw and drink immediately.

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