This iced strawberry matcha latte is the perfect drink to sip on as the temperatures begin to climb. Homemade strawberry sweet cream, macerated strawberries, vanilla syrup are all stirred together with matcha tea.
Serve this delicious sweet drink over ice and enjoy it all summer long.
I cannot tell you how much I love this iced strawberry matcha latte. It's fruity, creamy and so refreshing on a hot summer day. It's incredibly easy to make and beats any drink you can find at your local coffee shop.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Simple to make- With just a few ingredients, many of which you might already have on hand, you can enjoy this drink in not time at all.
- Cost effective- We all love our coffee shops. But let's be honest, it can get quite expensive. This drink will not only save you time, but also put a couple extra bucks in your pocket.
- Perfect for summer- Not only is this drink absolutely beautiful to look at with its pink and green tones, it is also a great drink to make during the warmer months.
- Not overly sweet- I use just a bit of vanilla syrup, but feel free to use agave or honey. I prefer to use fresh strawberries for their natural sugars to give this drink a little extra sweetness.
- Matcha- You can use ceremonial grade matcha or culinary grade matcha, which is typically used in lattes and smoothies. For the purpose of convenience, I use culinary grade.
- Milk- Milk, plant-based milk, or nut milks are all good. I went for oat milk because of it's creaminess and natural sweetness.
- Sweetener- Liquid sweeteners work best for drinks. I use vanilla syrup but you can also use agave or honey.
- Strawberries- I use fresh strawberries and toss them in a super simple vanilla syrup. This process helps draw out the natural juices and there is no cooking involved. Also, you can make this ahead of time.
- Heavy cream- This is what makes the strawberry sweet cream thick and creamy. Make sure the heavy cream is well chilled.
Step By Step Instructions
STEP 1: Prepare strawberries. Place sliced strawberries inside bowl. Add vanilla syrup and toss to coat. Let strawberries sit for 10-15 minutes to help draw out the natural sugars from the strawberries.
STEP 2: Make matcha tea. In a small bowl, sift matcha powder. Pour in hot water and blend with a whisk until frothy on top. You can also use a frother if you have one. Stir in vanilla syrup, honey or agave. Set aside to cool.
STEP 3: Make strawberry sweet cream. In a blender, add strawberries, along with syrup and any juice. Add heavy cream and milk. Blend for 15-20 seconds until creamy and slightly thickened.
STEP 4: Fill glasses. Take glasses and fill with ice. Pour in milk and then add matcha tea. Top the matcha latte with the strawberry sweet cream. Lightly dust with matcha powder and serve with fresh strawberries (optional.)
Make sure to sift the matcha powder. Matcha clumps very easily, so I recommend sifting it before you add any water.
Use hot water (not boiling) to dissolve the matcha powder and whisk vigorously with a chasen (bamboo whisk) or electric frother. This will ensure your matcha is fully dissolved.
Matcha does not have a particularly long shelf life. I suggest buying it in small quantities and store it inside the refrigerator to preserve its freshness. Consume within 1-2 months of opening.
Many grocery stores carry matcha powder. You can also find matcha on Amazon.
Matcha is traditionally made with a chasen and matcha chawan. If you do not have neither of these, use a small whisk and bowl and whisk vigorously to achieve the same results. You can also use a small frother, which is what I used and it worked beautifully.
Yes, matcha is high in antioxidants, strengthens the immune system, helps detoxify the body, and stimulates metabolism.
This iced strawberry matcha latte is best enjoyed as soon as you make it. However, you can prepare some of the items ahead of time. Make the vanilla syrup and store it inside the refrigerator. You can also make the strawberry sweet cream and just re-blend when you're ready to make the drink.
The drinks take very little time to prepare, so if you can, make them fresh and drink them right away for the best flavor.
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Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte
- ¼ cup Water
- ¼ cup White granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Matcha sifted
- ¼ cup Hot water, not boiling
- ½ cup Milk cow, coconut, oat milk, soy
- 2 tablespoon Vanilla syrup or to taste
Strawberry Sweet Cream
- ½ cup Fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoon Vanilla syrup
- ¼ cup Heavy cream
- 2 tbsp Milk
- Place sliced strawberries inside bowl. Add vanilla syrup and toss to coat. Let strawberries sit for 5-10 minutes to help draw out the natural sugars from the strawberries.
- In a small bowl, sift in matcha powder. Pour in hot water and blend with a whisk until frothy on top. You can also use a frother if you have one. Stir in honey or vanilla syrup. Set aside to cool.
- In a blender, add strawberries, along with syrup and any juice. Add heavy cream and milk. Blend for 15-20 seconds until creamy and slightly thickened.
- Take glass and fill with ice. Pour in milk and add matcha tea. Top the matcha latte with the strawberry sweet cream. Lightly dust with matcha powder and serve with fresh strawberries (optional.)
- Feel free to use store-bought vanilla syrup or any other liquid sweetener, such as honey or agave. Adjust the sweetness to your preference.