Let the freezer and a milk frother do all the work with this simple green tea ice cube recipe. Add milk it’s an instant iced matcha latte!
About This Recipe
- Matcha latte ice cubes are made from matcha green tea, water, and sweetened condensed milk.
- Once the ice cubes are frozen, put a few into a cup and pour milk — instant iced matcha latte!
- The sweetened condensed milk is key to creating less separation between the matcha and water.
- An electric milk frother mixes all the ingredients easily but not necessary to make this recipe.
Good quality, bright green matcha is a must. Look to spend $15 – $30 regardless of whether the package is labeled ceremonial or culinary grade.
- Filtered water
Better water makes a better drink.
- Sweetened condensed milk
My secret ingredient to sweeten tea lattes.
How to Make Matcha Latte Ice Cubes
Here’s a quick overview of the steps. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll to the bottom.
- Combine ingredients.
- Pour matcha latte into ice cube trays.
Tea Sommelier’s Tip: Matcha can easily clump so sift it using a mesh strainer.
An electric milk frother is the easiest way to make this recipe but if you don’t have one, put ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for a few seconds until well combined.
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Pop them like candy!
I really like the smaller size of the ice cubes because I can pop them in my mouth like little bursts of icy matcha latte candy and cool down immediately on those super hot summer days.
Make an iced matcha latte.
To make an iced matcha latte, put ice cubes into a cup and pour milk (any kind) on top. As the ice cubes melt, the drink will turn into an iced matcha latte.
I use the milk frother twice to make the iced matcha latte — first to mix all the ingredients and then to froth the milk for the iced matcha latte. I use the cold setting and it froths cold foam.
Make a matcha frappuccino.
Add these ice cubes into a blender with milk and blend until smooth.
Notes & Tips
- Sifting the matcha will help prevent clumps and give you a smoother ice cube.
- If using the milk frother, make sure to set the temperature to cold so you’re not making hot froth.
- The matcha will settle to the bottom of the ice cube tray as it freezes so seeing the gradation is natural.
- Don’t use more sweetened condensed milk than what the recipe calls for since it won’t freeze properly due to the high sugar content.
- Keep the ice cubes in the trays until they’re ready to use. If you’re making a few batches at a time, take them out of the tray and put the ice cubes into a sealed plastic bag or airtight container.
- Ice cubes will be good in the freezer for up to 2 months. After that time, the quality and flavor won’t be as good.
Questions You May Have
Yes, there’s caffeine in matcha.
Using a less expensive matcha (under $15) means the green color won’t be as bright. Go for a higher quality matcha that’s in the $20-$30 range.
You can, but I’ve found that the clean-up can take longer than making the recipe so I like using the cocktail shaker or the electric milk frother.
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Matcha Latte Ice Cubes
- Combine all ingredients.Mix water, sifted matcha, and sweetened condensed milk until matcha is completely incorporated and there aren't any clumps.Use an electric milk frother to combine or a cocktail shaker to shake all ingredients together.
- Pour matcha latte mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.It'll take 3-4 hours to freeze.