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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What You’ll Need
- Matcha green tea
- Milk (I used whole milk but you can use any kind of milk.)
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
This salt is the best salt I’ve ever had. No exaggeration.
- Ice cubes
- Heavy cream
- Mesh strainer
- Vitamix blender
I LOVE my Vitamix — it makes PERFECT frappuccinos and milkshakes.
- Glass cup
Makes 2 servings in these 17 oz glasses.
- Spoon straw
A find! Great for drinking frappuccinos.
- Handheld milk frother
Makes whipped cream in small batches in seconds.
How to Make Matcha Frappuccino
There are two parts to this frozen drink:
- Whipped cream topping
- Frozen matcha latte
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.
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.
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.
Once it’s slushy, it’s done.
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.
It’s now ready for the whipped cream topping.
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.
Frozen Matcha Latte
- 4 cups ice
- 1 1/2 cup milk (any kind)
- 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon matcha
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour frozen matcha drink into two cups.
- 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.