Matcha Latte Ice Cubes

This post may contain affiliate links.
JUMP TO RECIPE

Super simple matcha latte ice cubes made with just three ingredients. No special matcha tools are needed. Just add milk and it’s an instant iced matcha latte!

Matcha green tea ice cubes in glass cups.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Matcha latte ice cubes are so easy to make using matcha green tea, water, and sweetened condensed milk (my trick in creating less separation between the matcha and water).
  • They’re cooling and delicious. Put a few matcha ice cubes into a cup and pour milk to make instant iced matcha latte!
  • No special matcha tools like a bamboo whisk are needed to make this recipe. All you need is a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight lid.

Love matcha? Try it in a milkshake, frappuccino, bubble tea, and in a classic matcha latte.

Ingredient Notes

Matcha latte ice cube ingredients on a surface.
  • Matcha
    To get bright green matcha latte ice cubes, you need good quality matcha. Look to spend $20 – $30 regardless of whether the package is labeled ceremonial or culinary grade. If you get poor quality matcha, the color of the ice cubes will be a dull green, almost brown.
  • Filtered water
    Better water makes a better drink so always use filtered water for tea.
  • Sweetened condensed milk
    My secret ingredient to sweeten tea lattes. It’s milk and sugar in one.
My Matcha Pick

Photo Credit: amazon.com

Out of all the matcha on Amazon, this is the one I like the most. The price and quality is fantastic. It’s perfect for making matcha lattes.
SEE PRICE ON AMAZON

Step-by-Step Instructions

Two photos side by side of how to make matcha latte ice cubes.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake.
    Shake vigorously to mix well.
  2. Pour matcha latte into ice cube trays.
  3. Freeze.

Serving Suggestions

Make an instant 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.

Pop them like candy!
I really like the smaller ice cubes because I can pop them in my mouth like little bursts of icy matcha latte candy.

Make a matcha frappuccino.
Add these ice cubes into a blender with milk and blend until smooth.

Freeze them into popsicles.
Instead of freezing the matcha latte into ice cubes, pour it into popsicle molds to make matcha popsicles.

Notes & Tips

  • 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.
  • The matcha will settle to the bottom of the ice cube tray as it freezes so seeing the gradation is natural.
  • The smaller the ice cubes, the faster they’ll melt in milk.
  • 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

Is there caffeine in matcha ice cubes?

Yes, there’s caffeine in matcha so there’s caffeine in the ice cubes.

Why does my matcha latte ice cubes look brown and not green?

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.

Can I use a blender to mix all the ingredients?

You can, but I’ve found that the clean-up can take longer than making the recipe so I like using the cocktail shaker.

Pouring milk into a cup with matcha ice cubes.

Did you make this? Did you love it? I want to hear from you! Please leave a star rating below or leave a review in the comments section.

Want to save this recipe to Pinterest for later? Pin it now to your Pinterest board!

Matcha Latte Ice Cubes

Author: Jee Choe
An easy recipe to make these perfect little cubes of matcha.
4.9 from 9 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Freeze Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 4 mins
Course Drinks
Yield48 small ice cubes

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 15 seconds.
    Pour water in first to prevent the matcha from clumping. Shake vigorously to mix well.
  • Pour matcha latte into ice cube trays.
  • Freeze.
    It'll take about 3-4 hours to freeze, depending on the size of the ice cubes.

NOTES

  • 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.
  • The matcha will settle to the bottom of the ice cube tray as it freezes so seeing the gradation is natural.
  • The smaller the ice cubes, the faster they’ll melt in milk.
  • 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.
  • Any wide-mouth container will work, including a jar with a tight lid if you don’t have a cocktail shaker.
  • To get bright green matcha latte ice cubes, you need good quality matcha. Look to spend $20 – $30 regardless of whether the package is labeled ceremonial or culinary grade. If you get poor quality matcha, the color of the ice cubes will be a dull green, almost brown.

Serving Suggestions

Make an instant 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.
Pop them like candy!
I really like the smaller ice cubes because I can pop them in my mouth like little bursts of icy matcha latte candy.
Make a matcha frappuccino.
Add these ice cubes into a blender with milk and blend until smooth.
Freeze them into popsicles.
Instead of freezing the matcha latte into ice cubes, pour it into popsicle molds to make matcha popsicles.

NUTRITION

Calories: 2 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Did you make this recipe?Mention @ohhowcivilized and use hashtag #ohhowcivilized!

Free Matcha Cheat Sheet

Join my email list and get instant access to all my cheat sheets, including this matcha guide!

2 thoughts on “Matcha Latte Ice Cubes”

  1. Hi Ming, in the refrigerator, the ice cubes will melt fairly quickly but in the freezer, in an airtight container so it’s not taking in any other smells from the freezer, it should be good for a month at least.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

RATE THE RECIPE: