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Easy Matcha Cold Foam

Author: Jee Choe
This easy matcha cold foam recipe is made using 4 ingredients in 2 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving


  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup


  • Put heavy cream, milk, matcha, and vanilla syrup into a French press. Mix well.
    Matcha can clump, so whisk or mix the matcha in the cream and milk. A handheld milk frother does the job quick.
  • Place lid and move the plunger up and down 40 times.
    The cold foam will increase in volume.
  • Pour matcha cold foam on top of an iced drink.



  • Use matcha in the $20-$30 range for any matcha drinks made with milk. Any less expensive and it'll be more brown than green in color.
  • In order to get cold foam like at Starbucks, the secret is to create tiny, uniform bubbles in the mixture. A French press works well for recreating this kind of cold foam at home. An electric milk frother with a cold setting also does a great job.
  • A handheld milk frother can also make cold foam, but the bubbles aren't as uniform. A French press creates nicer cold foam.
  • Remember that cold foam will increase in volume as it froths, so be sure not to overfill the French press.
  • Don't underfill the French press either, or the plunger won't reach the ingredients and it won't create cold foam. Make sure the filter is touching the liquid before moving the plunger.
  • Cold foam can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 2 days but it's best to use it right away.
  • Matcha cold foam can be topped on any iced drink in place of milk or sweeteners to give your drinks a sweet matcha taste. It can also be added to milky matcha drinks like Iced Matcha Lattes for a decadent touch.
  • Try this cold foam on top of strawberry milk (strawberries and matcha are an excellent combination), Iced Chai Latte, Iced Brown Sugar Tea Latte, or Matcha Bubble Tea.


Calories: 283 | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 111mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
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