This Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte recipe is creamy and fruity, and possibly the best Matcha latte I have ever had! This is my take on Starbucks’ famous strawberry Matcha latte but with no artificial flavoring. My recipe is made with a fresh strawberry puree combined with milk to make a sweet strawberry cream. This creamy latte is easy to make at home, and is the perfect fruity twist to your favorite matcha latte!
Y’all are going to love this refreshing drink. It has pretty layers of color, is super creamy, and is truly a delicious drink!
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Iced Matcha Latte Ingredients:
Matcha – There are different grades of Matcha out there. I highly recommend getting a high-quality, ceremonial grade Matcha powder for this recipe because of its vibrant green color and flavor. My favorite is Ippodo Matcha green tea because of its vibrant green color and sweet flavor. To make this drink, you will need one teaspoon matcha powder. For an extra matcha kick, use 2 teaspoons of Matcha powder.
Choice of Milk – You can use any kind of milk, such as dairy milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or nut milk, like almond milk or cashew milk. Our go-to milk is lactose-free whole milk, such as Fairlife or Chobani. They are our favorite because they have nice a creamy flavor. Oat milk or cashew milk is our favorite dairy-free milk because both have a creamy texture.
Cane Sugar – only a tiny amount is used when making the Strawberry Coulis. It helps draws out the sweetness and cuts back on the tartness.
Frozen or Fresh Strawberries – The only difference between using frozen strawberries is that it will take longer for the frozen strawberries to break down when you are cooking them.
Water and Ice Cubes – You will need water to make the Matcha tea and water to cook the strawberries down. To serve, you will need ice cubes.
HeavyCream – Or you can use your preferred choice of milk. We like to use Heavy Cream because it makes a thicker Strawberry Sweet Cream.
How to make Delicious Strawberry Matcha Latte
Make the Matcha Layer. First, you will need to have a couple of tools. You’ll need a spoon, a bamboo whisk or matcha whisk, a strainer, a electric frother, a hot water kettle, and a matcha tea bowl. To make Matcha tea, sift the powder into a small bowl by pressing the back of a spoon into the strainer to break any clumps. This helps mix the powder when you whisk it with hot water.
Make the Strawberry Layer. First, you will want to make the Strawberry Sauce, aka Strawberry Coulis, which is strawberries cooked down, releasing their sweetness and juices, and then strained, leaving the pulp behind. Add cane sugar, water, and strawberries to a saucepan to make Strawberry Coulis. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat on the stove top, occasionally stirring until the strawberries break down. Next, remove from heat and strain the strawberry purée through a mesh strainer over a bowl, leaving you with Strawberry Coulis.
Make the Strawberry Sweet Cream. Take the strawberry mixture and whisk in 3 tablespoons of your milk of choice. If you want a thicker Strawberry Cream, add 3 tablespoons of heavy cream. Whisk with a milk frother until it starts to thicken.
Make the iced strawberry matcha latte. Add ice cubes to a glass, the milk layer, the Matcha tea, and then the Strawberry Milk. Mix with a straw and watch the colors turn this beautiful drink into this light green color.
Can I make this drink into bubble tea?
Yes! First, you will need quick-cooking tapioca pearls and will need to cook 3/4 cup with4 cups of water. When the water comes to a boil, stir in the pearls and wait for them to float to the top. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes, and then taste 1 pearl to see if it reached the desired level of softness.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the pearls from the hot water and rinse them with cold water. Transfer the pearls into a bowl, and refrigerate until ready to use. Add about 1/4 cup to the bottom of the glass before adding the ice for this latte.
We only add a little sugar to the strawberries when making the sauce. You could use maple syrup, honey, or monk fruit. We prefer cane sugar or honey, but it’s your personal preference on which sugar you use here. There are no wrong choices as the goal is to help sweeten the strawberries when they break down and release their juice.
This Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte is creamy, easy to make at home and the perfect fruity twist to your favorite matcha latte! I hope you all love my take on this delicious and beautiful drink. Enjoy! ♡