Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Copycat

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One of the easiest drinks to recreate, the homemade Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte is made with just 4 ingredients and takes just seconds!

Iced Matcha Latte in a glass cup.

Recipe Highlights

  • Iced Matcha Tea Latte at Starbucks is a green tea drink made with their matcha blend, ice, and 2% milk. The matcha blend, made specifically for Starbucks, is sugar and ground Japanese green tea.
  • This copycat recipe doesn’t use a matcha blend, which is sweetened matcha, since none of the sweetened matcha tested matched the Starbucks version. Instead, regular matcha and simple syrup is used, just like how it’s made in Starbucks in Canada, where they don’t use sweetened matcha.
  • This recipe makes a 16 ounce (grande size) cup of Iced Matcha Latte.

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Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte copycat ingredients.
  • Matcha
    Matcha is a powered green tea that is packed with antioxidants. The brighter the green, the better the quality.
  • Simple syrup
    The best way to sweeten cold drinks is with a simple syrup, which is sugar dissolved in water. Use store-bought or homemade simple syrup.
  • 2% Milk
    Starbucks makes the drink with 2% milk but you can use any milk you like.
  • Ice
    Use filtered water to make ice if possible.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Put milk, simple syrup, and matcha into a cocktail shaker. Shake.
    Put matcha in last.
  2. Pour iced matcha latte into a cup with ice.

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Expert Tips

  • Instead of using regular, unsweetened matcha and simple syrup, you can use sweetened matcha but the color will be a pale green and the matcha taste will be less pronounced. The sweetened matcha will dissolve completely, leaving no clumps of matcha.
  • Regular matcha will create tiny little bits of green floating in the drink but if you want less clumps, use a mesh strainer to sift the matcha powder into the cocktail shaker before shaking.
  • No cocktail shaker? Use a jar with a tight lid.
  • To customize this drink at home, use vanilla syrup, instead of plain simple syrup, and vanilla sweet cream cold foam.

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Questions You May Have

What’s the difference between matcha and sweetened matcha?

Matcha is just ground green tea and sweetened matcha is ground green tea mixed with sugar.

Why wasn’t sweetened matcha used in this recipe?

Many tests were done using different brands of sweetened matcha but none created a drink that had the same shade of green as using regular matcha.

What’s in Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte?

A grande Iced Matcha Latte is made with ice, 2% milk, and 3 scoops of Starbucks matcha blend (sugar and ground Japanese green tea).

Matcha Latte in a cocktail shaker.

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Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Copycat

Author: Jee Choe
One of the easiest drinks to recreate, the homemade Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte is made with just 4 ingredients and takes just seconds!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Put milk, simple syrup, and matcha into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously 50 times.
    Put ingredients into the cocktail shaker as listed, with matcha last. To get less matcha clumps, sift matcha into the cocktail shaker using a mesh strainer.
  • Pour iced matcha latte into a cup with ice.

NOTES

  • Matcha is a powered green tea that is packed with antioxidants. The brighter the green, the better the quality.
  • The best way to sweeten cold drinks is with a simple syrup, which is sugar dissolved in water. Use store-bought or homemade simple syrup.
  • Starbucks makes the drink with 2% milk but you can use any milk you like.
  • Use filtered water to make ice if possible.
  • No cocktail shaker? Use a jar with a tight lid.
  • Instead of using regular, unsweetened matcha and simple syrup, you can use sweetened matcha but the color will be a pale green and the matcha taste will be less pronounced. The sweetened matcha will dissolve completely, leaving no clumps of matcha.
  • Regular matcha will create tiny little bits of green floating in the drink but if you want less clumps, use a mesh strainer to sift the matcha powder into the cocktail shaker before shaking.
  • To customize this drink at home, use vanilla syrup, instead of plain simple syrup, and vanilla sweet cream cold foam.

NUTRITION

Calories: 244 | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 356mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 3mg
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