Matcha (Green Tea) Ice Cream Float

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A green spin on a classic ice cream float made with matcha green tea. With a matcha syrup base, this bubbly matcha ice cream float is great for green tea lovers!

Ice cream float recipe

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I LOVE root beer floats. Every summer I hunt down Abita root beer (the best!) to make ice cream floats.

It’s bubbly, sweet, and basically dessert in a tall glass.

I wanted to try making a matcha version and used the same idea of taking a soda base and adding ice cream.

I recently made matcha soda so this recipe was super easy to figure out since the all I needed to do was add ice cream.

Matcha float

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What I Used to Make This Matcha Ice Cream Float

Matcha ice cream float

The first step is to make the matcha syrup which is the base for a matcha soda.

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Green tea float

Next is the bubbly part. Add seltzer water about halfway.

Vanilla ice cream float

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Matcha float

Then another scoop.

Green tea ice cream float

Top the whole thing with more seltzer water and watch it fizz.

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Ice cream float recipe

Done! Just make sure to stir everything together with a spoon or straw to make sure the matcha syrup from the bottom gets mixed with the seltzer water and the ice cream.

Matcha Ice Cream Float Tips

  • Use seltzer water instead of club soda or sparkling water since it has the cleanest taste without the mineral flavor.
  • Try matcha ice cream instead of vanilla if you want it to be super matcha-y.
  • I add ice cream halfway so that the drink doesn’t overflow and cause a mess.

Ice cream float

4.93 from 14 votes

Matcha Ice Cream Float

By: Jee Choe
A green spin on a classic ice cream float made with matcha green tea.
Yield: 1 ice cream float


  • 1/2 can seltzer water
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 teaspoons matcha


  • Make simple syrup by adding sugar and water into a saucepan and bringing it to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in sifted matcha into the simple syrup and let cool.
  • In a tall glass, pour in cooled down matcha simple syrup. Add 1/4 cup seltzer water.
  • Scoop in ice cream and top drink with more seltzer water.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Tea Recipes
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