Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

30 minutes
5 minutes
30 minutes
The most refreshing drink that’s fruity, sweet, and has the perfect caffeine kick from the green tea - it’s an iced strawberry matcha latte! It’s absolutely delicious and super easy to make so you can skip a trip to the boba shop and save your money.
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Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

The most refreshing drink that’s fruity, sweet, and has the perfect caffeine kick from the green tea – it’s an iced strawberry matcha latte! It’s absolutely delicious and super easy to make so you can skip a trip to the boba shop and save your money.

We have a boba spot in California called Boba Guys and they have the most delicious drink my husband introduced me to two years ago and ever since, I’ve been obsessed! It’s an iced strawberry matcha latte that is not only super pretty but also tastes just as good as it looks. They serve the drink in three layers, jammy syrupy strawberries at the bottom, milk in the center, and matcha on top! Then you mix it all together before enjoying and the sweetness of the strawberries pairs perfectly with the bitterness of the matcha. It almost tastes like if strawberry milk was combined with matcha and it’s a matcha (wink wink) made in heaven.

How to Make the Macerated Strawberries

To make the strawberry layer, just combine diced strawberries with granulated white sugar. Let it soak in for about 30 minutes. This will create a syrupy consistency on the outside of the strawberries that is so good and what we call macerated strawberries!

Try to get strawberries that are sweet and in season. This will make the final product taste even that much better.

You can make this ahead of time and just store it in the fridge so you can make strawberry matcha lattes all week long.

How to Make the Matcha

To make the matcha, add matcha to a small cup or bowl. Add a small splash of hot water to form the matcha into a paste and whisk until there are no more clumps. Then add the rest of the water and whisk together until smooth. Finally, I like to add vanilla syrup to sweeten it up. This is the most traditional way to make it. Then just add it to the fridge until the matcha cools down.

Another way to make the matcha that works fine too and what I do when I’m a bit lazy is just add all the warm water at once along with the vanilla syrup and use an electric whisk to smooth it out. Then just add it to the fridge until the matcha cools down.

A third way that I see some people do is just whisk the matcha with room temp water and the vanilla syrup or blend it in a blender until smooth so you don’t have to wait for the matcha to cool down in the fridge since this is an iced drink.

What Matcha to Use

My favorite to use is off Amazon by Jade Leaf Organic. I’ve had success using both ceremonial grade matcha and culinary grade matcha in this recipe. Ceremonial grade is a bit more expensive and intended just for drinking since it has a more subtle taste. Culinary grade matcha is a lot more affordable and strong so the flavor can still come out when it’s added to baked goods, lattes, and in oats. Either one you choose will be fine though.

Layering the Drink

Now that all the layers are ready, it’s time to assemble.

First, add about 1/4 cup of the macerated strawberries on the bottom of your cup. Feel free to add more if you’d like.

On top of the strawberries, add lots of ice. Then we’ll add some half and half on top of the strawberries. I like to use half and half because it makes the drink a bit more smooth and creamy but feel free to use whole milk, 2% milk, oat milk, or almond milk. You’ll want to make sure to stream in the milk very slowly and gentle so the layers don’t mix if you want to have the beautiful layers. If you don’t want the layers, that’s ok too. It will taste exactly the same!

Over the milk, add the matcha slowly and gently and that’s it! Right before enjoying, mix all the layers and enjoy!

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Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

The most refreshing drink that’s fruity, sweet, and has the perfect caffeine kick from the green tea - it’s an iced strawberry matcha latte! It’s absolutely delicious and super easy to make so you can skip a trip to the boba shop and save your money.

The most refreshing drink that’s fruity, sweet, and has the perfect caffeine kick from the green tea - it’s an iced strawberry matcha latte! It’s absolutely delicious and super easy to make so you can skip a trip to the boba shop and save your money.

30 minutes
5 minutes
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, diced very small
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup half & half, oat milk , or whole milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup, more or less to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the diced strawberries with the white sugar. Mix together and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Add the matcha to a small bowl and 2 tablespoons of the water and whisk until there are no more clumps and it's completely smooth. Add the rest of the water and whisk again until smooth. Pop in the fridge for a few minutes to cool down.
  3. To a cup, add a few tablespoons of the macerated strawberries. Then add lots of ice on top.
  4. Gently stream in the half and half on top to fill the cup two-thirds full.
  5. Finally, add the matcha on top in a gentle stream. Stir together with a straw and enjoy!
Tips & Notes
  • To make the drink easier to enjoy with a straw, mash the strawberries a bit with a fork after letting them sit for 30 minutes. Another option is to put it into a blender but I prefer a few small chunks.
  • Feel free to customize the sweetness of the strawberries and the matcha to your taste.
  • This recipes makes about 2 drinks!
  • If you have any macerated strawberries leftover, store in an airtight container or jar and keep in the fridge.
  • You can sweeten the matcha with vanilla syrup, maple syrup, or simple syrup.
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