9 Iced Matcha Recipes To Make This Summer

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The weather is getting warmer, and soon the summer heat will be rolling in. This means it’s right about time to stock up on green tea and get ready for days filled with delicious matcha powder drinks! In this post, we’ve gathered some of our favorite refreshing iced matcha recipes. Including matcha cocktails, mocktails, and matcha lattes!

 

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What’s The Best Matcha Powder To Use?

Culinary Grade Vs. Ceremonial Matcha. 

Ceremonial grade matcha is made from exceptionally high-quality leaves. It is used almost exclusively for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies or the making of koicha

If purchasing from a trusted vendor, culinary matcha will still be fresh, grassy, vivid green, and sweet. Of course, the quality will be slightly lower than that of ceremonial grade, but still a great option. We recommend using culinary matcha for all of the following recipes since you won’t be drinking it straight. However, suppose you would like to elevate your experience. In that case, you can try using ceremonial grade matcha for a change in certain recipes like the coconut water matcha or the matcha wine

To learn more about the differences of these two matcha powders, check out this article.

 

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Our Favorite Matcha Recipes For This Summer

Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite matcha green tea recipes. They are all refreshing, healthy, delicious, and fairly easy to make! 

Since matcha powder incorporates the entire tea leaf, it has a slightly higher caffeine content than other types of green tea. Any of these recipes will have about half of the caffeine content of a cup of coffee. If you are sensitive to caffeine, it may be wise to enjoy these green tea drinks in the early afternoon. We do not recommend drinking matcha on an empty stomach or first thing in the morning as it may irritate the stomach walls. Well, without further adieu, our favorite iced matcha recipes: 



how to make matcha latte

Iced Matcha Latte

 

1. Iced Matcha Latte

Sure, this is a classic. This is precisely why we couldn’t omit it from this list. It’s creamy, sweet, and refreshing!
Recipe:

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  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • Fill a glass with ice and cold milk
  • Pour the matcha on top
  • Enjoy!

strawberry matcha latte

Strawberry Matcha Latte

 

2. Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

This a twist on the first recipe, but exceptionally delicious and an excellent choice for the summer’s strawberry season! You can make it using fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries, or even strawberry jam. 

Recipe:

  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 250ml cold milk of choice
  • ⅓ cup chopped strawberries (or 2 tbsp strawberry jam)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
  • Ice

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  • Mash the strawberries and sugar with a fork (or blend if using frozen ones)
  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • Fill a glass with the strawberry mash, then ice, and then cold milk
  • Pour the matcha on top
  • Enjoy!

 

mango matcha smoothie

Mango Matcha Smoothie

 

3. Mango Matcha Smoothie

This mango matcha smoothie has a shot of straight matcha on the bottom and mango smoothie on top. The two aren’t blended together but gently mixed before drinking to preserve the purity of flavors. It’s super refreshing and ideal for bringing the summer vibes in. 

Recipe:

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  • Blend the mangoes with some ice and sugar to create a smoothie-like puree
  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • Fill a glass with the matcha, then add the mango smoothie on top
  • Gently mix before enjoying

 

dalgona matcha latte recipe

Dalgona Matcha Latte

 

4. Dalgona Matcha Latte

Dalgona Matcha is a fun recipe for those who like their matcha milky and sweet. It's a interesting take on the classic matcha latte and worth trying if you have some extra time on your hands, as the whipped matcha cream is the most important part of this recipe.

Recipe:

  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup milk of choice 
  • ½ cup cold heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Ice

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  • Combine the matcha powder, cream, and sugar in a bowl and whip by hand or with a hand-mixer until soft peaks form. The texture should be creamy, airy, and soft; not too stiff. 
  • Fill a glass with ice, milk, and then gently layer the prepared dalgona matcha cream on top. 
  • Stir and enjoy! 

 

5. Matcha on Coconut Water 

A straightforward iced matcha recipe! Perhaps the easiest and most thirst-quenching of the bunch. A swell option for when you’re pinched for time. 

Recipe:

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  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • Fill a glass with ice, then the coconut water, and finally the matcha shot on top. 
  • Gently mix before enjoying. 

 

orange matcha

Matcha Orange Fresh

 

6. Matcha Orange Fresh

 

This matcha recipe is a beautiful two-layer drink consisting of fresh-pressed orange juice and a straight matcha shot. The orange juice is sweet enough and not overpowering of the matcha. It makes a delightful addition to brunchtime with friends!

Recipe:

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  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • Fill a glass with ice and pour in the matcha
  • Pour the orange juice on top
  • Gently mix and enjoy!

 

matcha lemonade

Sparkling Matcha Lemonade

 

7. Sparkling Matcha Lemonade

This is a healthy, thirst-quenching twist on the classic sparkling lemonade. We enjoy this drink without any sweetener. However, if you would like yours sweetened, you may want to use a little more lemon to balance out the sweetness. 

Recipe:

  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup sparkling water (make sure it’s not sweetened)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Ice

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  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • In a glass, stir the sparkling water together with the juice of half a lemon
  • Fill the glass with some ice and pour the matcha on top
  • Gently mix and enjoy!

 

8.  Matcha and Wine

This one may be a stretch for purists, but you might be surprised how well these two complement each other. Perhaps the easiest of matcha cocktails, the trick is to use dry white wine and making sure it’s properly chilled beforehand.  

Recipe:

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  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • Fill a wine glass with chilled wine and gently pour the matcha on top
  • Swirl the wine glass in your hand, letting the two softly incorporate.
  • Enjoy!

 

matcha mojito

Matcha Mojito

 

9. Matcha Mojito 

A refreshing drink equally delicious with or without alcohol. What’s better than refreshing mint and energizing matcha in the summer heat?

Recipe:

  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water or club soda
  • ½ cup white rum (omit for a mocktail)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar (optional)
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • Ice

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  • Sift the matcha powder, pour 3 tbsp of warm water and whisk with a chasen until frothy
  • Fill a glass with mint leaves, sugar, and the juice of ½ a lime. Muddle until the mint leaves are well crushed
  • Shake matcha, rum, and ice in a shaker or jar
  • Pour the matcha-rum into the glasses, pour the sparkling water on top, and mix well.
  • Optionally, garnish with extra mint leaves and
  • Enjoy!


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