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Iced Matcha Latte Recipe with Sweet Cream Cold Foam

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This iced matcha latte will welcome you into a world of cool and refreshing bliss. Matcha’s rich and grassy flavors with chilled milk and ice create a refreshing drink that’s perfect just about anytime of day. This matcha drink recipe comes together with just a few basic ingredients (pick your own milk, I love it with almond milk!) and is finished with a sweet cream cold foam topper for the ultimate sweet sip. Try the iced lavender cream matcha for a floral twist.

Matcha, a finely ground powder made from shade-grown green tea leaves, has long been celebrated for its vibrant green color and unique flavor profile, which is typically either loved or disliked, but if you’re here, you must be from the first camp. And if you love this special drink, be sure to try my pink drink, dirty chai latte, lavender latte, or classic latte next time.

Glass of iced matcha with hand holding straw to stir.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What is an Iced Matcha Latte?

An iced matcha latte is a matcha latte (matcha tea + milk) that is served cold over ice. It’s similar to an espresso latte, but is made with a concentrated matcha tea instead of espresso.

What You’ll Love About this Matcha Drink Recipe

  • Mild, grassy flavors
  • Easy to make
  • Made with just 3 ingredients
  • You can make to your own liking

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  • Matcha – Use a high-quality, ceremonial-grade matcha powder for the best flavor. Just as high-quality coffee beans will give you a superior cup of coffee, matcha is the same.
  • Water – You’ll need hot water. Ideally, at around 175 degrees F if you are able to be that precise.
  • Sweetener – Sweetener is optional and to your preference. Using a syrup or liquid sweetener doesn’t require any dissolving, but you could also whisk a powdered sweetener into the warm matcha until dissolved.
  • Milk – You have so many milk options! I love a matcha latte with almond milk, but you can use cow’s milk, oat milk, soy milk, or any other milk alternative that you like.
Ingredients to make iced matcha drink recipe.

How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

This is an overview on how to make an iced matcha green tea latte, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Sift matcha. Sift the matcha through a sieve into a mug or your matcha bowl to get rid of any clumps.
Sifting matcha into cup.
Whisk matcha. Pour water over the matcha and whisk, making an “M” shape until fully dissolved. Stir sweetener into hot matcha if using.
Hand holding matcha whisk.
Add milk. Pour milk over ice in a glass and top with matcha tea, stirring if desired or letting the matcha and milk swirl together.
Pouring matcha over glass of milk and ice.
Make cold foam. Make sweet cream cold foam and pour over the cold matcha latte.
Topping iced matcha latte with cold foam.


Is an iced matcha latte healthy?

Similar to green tea, which technically matcha is a green tea but prepared and processed in a different way, matcha tea is thought to have health benefits like being high in antioxidants and other health-promoting compounds. For an estimate on the iced matcha latte calories, see the nutrition facts below the recipe card.

Does matcha have caffeine?

The short answer is yes, read this article for a deeper dive and more info.

Is matcha latte better hot or cold?

This is totally your preference! I enjoy both and order based on the season and temperature outside. Both hot and cold are creamy and earthy in flavor.

How do you make an iced matcha latte taste better?

Matcha does have a very distinct, grassy flavor which isn’t always a favorable quality, but it of course depends on your preference! I think adding a bit of sweetness to your matcha drink helps a lot. A coffee shop in my neighborhood has a drink that uses strawberry milk and it is delightful.

What flavors taste best with matcha?

Again, this probably gets down to your personal preference, but the whole point of matcha drinks are to taste the matcha, so I will typically add a little vanilla syrup, simple syrup, or honey.

Pouring matcha tea over glass of milk and ice.

Storage Instructions

This iced matcha tea latte is best served immediately.

Glasses of iced matcha lattes with cold foam.

What to Serve with Iced Matcha Drink Recipe

If you’re serving this homemade iced matcha latte in the morning, try serving it up with one of these breakfast favorites:

Two glasses of iced matcha lattes.

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Glass of iced matcha with hand holding straw to stir.

Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

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This iced matcha latte recipe is earthy, creamy, and refreshing all at the same time. Customize this matcha drink easily so it’s perfect for you.


Units Scale
  • 12 grams matcha (1/2 tsp – 1 tsp)
  • 2 oz. water (between 165-175 degrees F)
  • sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 8 oz. milk of choice


  1. Sift matcha into bowl or mug. Pour water over and whisk, making an “M” shape until fully dissolved. (You can also use hand frother if you don’t have a matcha whisk)
  2. Stir in sweetener if using.
  3. Fill a glass with ice and pour milk over the top.
  4. Pour matcha over milk and stir to combine if desired.
  5. Top with cold foam. Sip! 

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