These green tea ice cubes are the perfect way to have a really cold cup of matcha latte on a hot summer day. Let the freezer and a milk frother do all the work with this simple ice cube recipe.
How good does that look? Haha, I know, I’m so humble.
I made a few versions of these matcha ice cubes before I was happy with how they turned out.
In the first couple of batches, I tried just matcha and water but I didn’t like how the matcha separated from the water as the green tea powder settled to the bottom.
Next, I decided to try a layered effect using sweetened condensed milk. BUT, when I took it out of the freezer, it was a big ole mess since the condensed milk didn’t freeze due to the high sugar content. (Here’s the how it came out.)
On my final try, I mixed the condensed milk with matcha and water and ta da, it was a success!
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What I Used to Make Matcha Latte Ice Cubes
Good quality, bright green matcha is a must. Look to spend $15-$25 regardless of whether the package is labeled ceremonial or culinary grade.
- Milk, water, and condensed milk.
- Mesh strainer
The key to keeping the matcha clump-free.
- Milk frother
I LOVE this thing. So easy to froth milk perfectly each and every time.
- Ice cube tray
To get small, adorable square ice cubes.
- Glass cups
Show off the pretty ice cubes melting into the milk.
The key in any matcha recipe is to sift it using a strainer since this will get rid of any clumps.
For this recipe, I used my milk frother that produces a nice silky foam on both hot AND cold temperature settings.
I love this little machine. I use it almost every day to make my lattes. (Apparently, my plan is to drink all my calories here on out.)
For this matcha ice cube recipe, I used the milk frother twice. First to mix all the matcha ice cube ingredients and then again to froth the milk for the iced matcha latte.
I used this ice cube tray that makes 48 tiny 7/8″ cubes.
I really like the size 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.
Matcha Latte Ice Cube 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.
- The matcha will settle to the bottom of the ice cube tray as it freezes so seeing the gradation is natural.
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