5 from 3 votes

Easy Iced Matcha Latte

 July 12, 2023

Say goodbye to spending $8 on overpriced matcha lattes from the coffee shop, because once you see how easy this recipe is, you’ll want to make them at home from hereon out! My Easy Iced Matcha Latte is sweet, creamy, delicious, and the perfect way to get your matcha fix. It’s made with high-quality, ceremonial grade matcha and my homemade vanilla oat milk for a combination that will make for your new daily favorite drink!

A glass of the best ever matcha latte, sitting on a countertop surrounded by a small bowl of matcha, a bowl of honey, and a bowl of ice

Friends, let me tell you a little fun fact about me: I’ve never met a matcha latte that I didn’t like. Matcha tends to be one of those more polarizing ingredients, but personally, I LOVE it. In fact, I love it so much that I even rounded up The 5 Best Matcha Shops in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But, even at those coffee shops, a single oat milk matcha latte will run you nearly $8, which is a LOT for one drink. Between the matcha shortage and the overall price of groceries these days, it’s an expense that I no longer want to justify, especially when I can make a version that tastes just as good, if not better, at home! My good friend, Olivia, taught me this method when she came and visited me recently, and I’ve been hooked ever since! If you haven’t checked out her page, you must: she is absolutely amazing, and is my go-to when it comes to finding new gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free recipes. Oh, and we even did a collaboration together, too!

This Easy Iced Matcha Latte tastes just like the matcha lattes that you can get at a cafe, but made even BETTER. Why? Because we’re using high-quality matcha, homemade vanilla oat milk, and lots of rich honey to make this drink creamy, velvety smooth, and perfectly sweet. I’ve been making this recipe every morning, and I have even been preferring it over my morning coffee! If you’re someone who thinks they don’t like matcha because of the flavor or grittiness, it might be because the matcha hasn’t been prepared the right way. Once you try this preparation, you’ll see just how delicious matcha can be!

What You Need to Make The Perfect Matcha Latte

  • Ceremonial-Grade Matcha Powder: Ceremonial-grade matcha powder is the best type of matcha you can get. It has a rich green color, a smooth, mild flavor, and is packed with antioxidants for the best flavor. My favorite matcha is by Pique, and you can get up to 15% off your purchases by using my code KALEJUNKIE!
  • Hot Water: When mixed with the matcha powder, the hot water helps the powder dissolve and turn into a rich and velvety matcha.
  • Honey: Instead of sweetening this recipe with simple syrup, we’ll be sweetening it with honey for a delicious, sweet, more natural alternative!
  • Vanilla Oat Milk: Vanilla oat milk makes this recipe sweet, creamy, and absolutely delicious! I love using my Homemade Oat Milk for a simple, easy, and cost-effective way to make this drink. No more paying $.50 at the cafe to substitute oat milk – this recipe makes a big batch for the same price!
  • Ice Cubes: Of course, you need ice cubes in order to make this an iced latte! If you’d prefer to make this latte hot, you can leave out the ice cubes all together and use warmed milk instead. ☻

High-Quality Matcha + Homemade Oat Milk = A Match(a) Made in Heaven

You might be asking yourself, “Nicole, why is this matcha so good?!” and let me tell you, there are two reasons why this matcha latte is truly the best ever (and better than any cafe!)

First, we are using high-quality, ceremonial-grade matcha powder. Ceremonial grade is key here: it’s made with younger, higher-quality matcha leaves that contain higher chlorophyll levels. Not only does this give the matcha a better flavor, but it also gives it a deep, rich green color, which is another way to tell how good of a quality your matcha is! High-quality drinking matcha should always be a bright, vibrant green. Culinary matcha, which is meant for cooking and baking, or more inexpensive matchas, on the other hand, will often be a duller green color, because they’re used with leaves that were harvested after their peak freshness.

But the matcha is only the first part. The second reason why this is the best matcha latte, is because we’re pairing it with my homemade vanilla oat milk. This oat milk recipe not only comes together at a fraction of the price of store-bought oat milk, but it is thick, creamy, and never, EVER, slimy. Which means that it’s perfect for all of your matcha-making needs.

A glass, filled with homemade oat milk and ice, with the matcha latte actively being poured into it
Finally, add your milk and ice cubes to a large glass, and pour the matcha on top. Mix until fully combined, then enjoy!

How to Make This Simple & Easy 5 Minute Matcha Latte

To make this drink, start by adding your matcha powder and honey to a glass measuring cup or bowl. Next, pour your hot water into the cup and use a whisk to whisk everything together, until the powder fully dissolves into the water.

In a tall drinking glass, add in your ice cubes and pour in your vanilla oat milk. Finally, pour in your matcha and stir until it’s combined with the milk. Serve immediately and enjoy! This recipe makes one drink, but can easily be doubled to make two!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! To see more recipes and behind the scenes, follow along on InstagramTikTok, and Youtube! I’m also now on Pinterest, so stop by and take a look at what’s new.

** Photography by Tanya Pilgrim
A glass of the best ever matcha latte, sitting on a countertop surrounded by a small bowl of matcha
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

Easy Iced Matcha Latte

5 from 3 votes
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
SERVES 1 Latte
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Say goodbye to spending $8 on overpriced matcha lattes from the coffee shop, because once you see how easy this recipe is, you'll want to make them at home from hereon out! My Easy Iced Matcha Latte is sweet, creamy, delicious, and the perfect way to get your matcha fix. It's made with high-quality, ceremonial grade matcha and my homemade vanilla oat milk for a combination that will make for your new daily favorite drink!

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons Matcha Powder make sure it's ceremonial grade for the best quality and flavor
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Hot Water
  • 3/4 Cup Vanilla Oat Milk see this post for my homemade recipe!
  • 1 Handful Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • To make this drink, start by adding your matcha powder and honey to a glass measuring cup or bowl.
  • Next, pour your hot water into the cup and use a whisk to whisk everything together, until the powder fully dissolves into the water.
  • In a tall drinking glass, add in your ice cubes and pour in your vanilla oat milk.
  • Finally, pour in your matcha and stir until it's combined with the milk.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! This recipe makes one drink, but can easily be doubled to make two!

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