Quick & Easy Matcha Milkshake

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Rich, delicious matcha milkshake that takes just 4 minutes from start to finish! With the perfect balance of ingredients, this milkshake recipe is incredibly easy to make at home.

Matcha green tea milkshake in a glass cup.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The perfect milkshake ratio of ice cream to milk has been created for this recipe that’s made with matcha green tea.
  • It’s so quick and easy to make! Just combine all four ingredients (ice cream, milk, matcha, salt) and blend. That’s it.
  • Matcha tastes the best when something sweet is added, so ice cream perfectly balances out any bitterness from the matcha. It makes for a decadent and tasty dessert.

Want more quick & easy matcha recipes? Make my Matcha Frappuccino, Iced Matcha Latte, and Matcha Lemonade drinks!

Ingredient Notes

Matcha milkshake ingredients.
  • Matcha
    When using matcha in recipes like milkshakes and lattes, you don’t need the highest quality. Use matcha that’s a bright green in the $20-$30 range.
  • Vanilla ice cream
    Vanilla ice cream allows the flavor of the matcha to come through.
  • Milk
    Any kind of milk can be used but whole milk will give you a creamier milkshake.
  • Sea salt
    To make sure a recipe isn’t cloyingly sweet, I add a little sea salt.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Two photos showing steps to make matcha milkshake.

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

  1. Blend all ingredients using an immersion blender until smooth.
    Use a tall container so there isn’t a mess. Pulsed on low for a few seconds until everything was blended together. The ice cream is just the right consistency when it’s somewhat soft and easy to scoop but not runny.
  2. Pour into a cup and top with a pinch of matcha.

Notes & Tips

  • The color of the matcha tells you the quality of matcha. The brighter the green it is, the more expensive. Use matcha in the $20-$30 range to get a nice green color. The cheaper matcha will be brownish in color and make your milkshake look muddy.
  • If you don’t have an immersion blender, a regular blender will work too.
  • Don’t use rock hard ice cream since it’ll be too much work for the blender. Wait a few minutes after taking the ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften a bit before blending.

Questions You May Have

What’s the perfect milkshake formula?

After testing, I’ve found the perfect milkshake formula to be 3 scoops of ice cream for every 1/4 cup of milk.

Is there caffeine in a matcha milkshake?

Yes, there’s caffeine in matcha so there’s caffeine in the milkshake.

Do I need to whisk or sift the matcha?

Nope. The immersion blender and the ice cream create enough friction for the matcha to mix easily into the drink.

I like my milkshake thicker. Can I add ice?

To make your milkshake thicker, add more ice cream. Don’t add ice since it’ll just water it down and thin the drink.

Can I use gelato instead of ice cream?

Yes! You can easily swap out the ice cream and use gelato.

Matcha milkshake in glass cups.

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Matcha Milkshake

Author: Jee Choe
Thick, rich, and easy-to-make green tea milkshake.
4.9 from 19 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 teaspooons matcha + more for garnish
  • Pinch salt

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Blend all ingredients using an immersion blender until smooth.
    Use a tall container so there isn't a mess. Pulsed on low for a few seconds until everything was blended together. The ice cream is just the right consistency when it's somewhat soft and easy to scoop but not runny.
  • Pour into a cup and top with a pinch of matcha.

NOTES

  • The color of the matcha tells you the quality of matcha. The brighter the green it is, the more expensive. Use matcha in the $20-$30 range to get a nice green color. The cheaper matcha will be brownish in color and make your milkshake look muddy.
  • If you don’t have an immersion blender, a regular blender will work too.
  • Don’t use rock hard ice cream since it’ll be too much work for the blender. Wait a few minutes after taking the ice cream out of the freezer and let it soften a bit before blending.
  • The perfect milkshake formula is 3 scoops of ice cream for every 1/4 cup of milk.

NUTRITION

Calories: 453 | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 1032IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 1mg
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9 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Matcha Milkshake”

  1. I expected that instead of ice cream you would use frozen bananas, just to make it healthier. Maybe you should try that out. I tried it and it’s great.

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  2. I cannot WAIT to try this. It looks delicious. Perfect Summer refresher. I drink Matcha every day already. This would be an awesome treat to make every once in a while. Thank you!

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