Made with oat milk, this matcha milk recipe is sweet, creamy, and completely delicious. Stock your refrigerator this summer with this green drink to make matcha frappuccinos and iced lattes.
What is Matcha Milk?
- Matcha milk is matcha green tea with milk. That’s it!
- This recipe is made extra delicious with vanilla extract, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt.
- Use this matcha milk to make iced matcha lattes and matcha frappuccinos and matcha bubble tea.
- The trick to making quick and easy matcha milk tea is a cocktail shaker or water bottle.
- You don’t need any fancy matcha tools to make this.
This is the matcha I use to make my latte drinks.
- Filtered water
Use good quality water to make good quality tea drinks.
- Oat milk
I like to use oat milk to make matcha lattes — it’s tastier than regular milk.
- Maple syrup
To sweeten the drink, maple syrup adds a nice depth of flavor.
- Vanilla extract
Vanilla extract in matcha lattes adds a little something special.
This is my go-to salt and it’s UNBELIEVABLY GOOD.
How to Make Matcha Milk Tea
Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make matcha milk tea. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll to the bottom.
1. Combine water and matcha in an airtight container. Shake.
Tea Sommelier’s Tip: Water goes in first to make sure the matcha doesn’t clump in the bottle.
2. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Shake.
3. Combine milk and sweetened matcha.
I’m using these completely adorable milk bottles with leakproof silicone lids. Each bottle is 16 oz., which is the same size as a Starbucks grande.
- Add ice cubes and it’s an iced matcha latte.
- Blend it with ice and it’s a matcha frappuccino.
- Blend it with ice cream and it’s a matcha milkshake.
- Add tapioca balls and it’s a matcha bubble tea.
- Freeze it and it’s a matcha popsicle.
Notes & Tips
- A wide-mouth bottle or a cocktail shaker will make it easier to put the ingredients into the container.
- Matcha is meant to be had with something sweet, so adding a sweetener into the drink makes it taste so much better.
- I used maple syrup but you can use any sweetener you like as long as it dissolves completely. Try honey or date syrup.
Questions You May Have
Yes, there’s caffeine in matcha.
A cheaper priced matcha (under $15) will leave you with a drink that’s more brown than bright green. Look to spend around $20-$30 for one that’s good quality.
The better the quality of matcha, the brighter the green it will be. More expensive matcha is practically neon green, and cheaper matcha is a dull, brownish green.
I like to drink it within 4 days.
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- Pour water and matcha into an airtight container.Use filtered water if possible. A small water bottle with a wide opening or a cocktail shaker work great.Add water in first to prevent matcha from clumping.
- Close lid and shake for 10 seconds.Shake it vigorously to make sure the water and matcha get mixed well.
- Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Close lid and shake for 5 seconds.
- Pour milk into a bottle then the sweetened matcha.