Matcha (Green Tea) Latte Granita

Want to make a matcha latte granita? Make a matcha green tea latte and freeze it! This is next level matcha goodness.

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Matcha Green Tea Latte Granita

What’s more refreshing than an iced matcha latte on a hot day? Duh, a matcha latte granita!

A granita is an Italian frozen treat that’s basically a poor man’s shaved ice in that it’s coarser and crunchier.

I can chug down an iced matcha latte in less than five seconds but with this granita version, it takes slightly longer….maybe a couple of minutes?

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What I Used to Make This Matcha Latte Granita

Green tea latte granita

How to Make Matcha Latte Granita

This recipe is a quick one to figure out — make a matcha latte then freeze it. I sweetened the deal by topping it off with a little bit of condensed milk.

I’m not going to lie, after you freeze the matcha latte, it’s a bit of a workout to scrape the granita. Get ready to roll up your sleeves for this one.

It’s a bit easier if you let it sit out for a few minutes before you start scraping away with a fork to break up the icy block. Still, it’ll be work.

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To freeze the granita quicker and to make the scraping of the granita easier, get a bigger baking dish so the liquid isn’t more than an inch deep. (I used a smaller baking dish since I didn’t have room in my freezer for a bigger one.)

I didn’t add any sweeteners to the matcha latte itself since I was topping it with condensed milk. If you’re not going with the condensed milk, mix in a tablespoon of honey or sugar into the matcha latte before freezing.

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Matcha Latte Granita Tips

  • Sift matcha to make the matcha latte smooth and without clumps.
  • If you don’t have a matcha whisk, use a regular whisk or a spoon to stir.
  • The thinner the frozen matcha latte is in the baking dish, the easier it is to break apart the granita.

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Matcha (Green Tea) Latte Granita

Matcha (Green Tea) Latte Granita

Yield: Makes 5 mini servings

Iced cold matcha latte granita makes the perfect summer sweet treat.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, sift matcha then add water. Whisk to combine until clumps are gone.
  2. Pour into a baking dish. Stir in milk.
  3. Freeze matcha latte for at least 4 hours or until completely frozen through.
  4. When ready to serve, take out of freezer and let sit for about 5–15 minutes. Using a fork, scrape off the ice to get granular pieces of ice.
  5. Scoop granita into glasses and drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Serve immediately.

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