This iced matcha latte recipe is a simple way to get the health benefits of green tea especially during warmer months. Made with matcha tea, dairy free milk and collagen, it packs a nutritional punch.
Have you ever claimed to have despised a food or drink only to later fall in love with it? I feel like that’s what happened with me and matcha tea.
The craze hit HARD in America over the past few years and living in Hawaii for 5 years made this even more apparent. But, every time I tried matcha I wasn’t impressed. To me it was bitter and although it had a slight sweetness to it, I couldn’t hang unless it was really sweet and cold.
For a while I gave up trying UNTIL . . . I got pregnant. My love for coffee completely dwindled away and all of the sudden I wanted to give matcha a try again. I needed that tiny boost of caffeine every once and a while and for some reason an iced matcha latte felt so right!
What does matcha taste like?
I think this will be different for everyone but matcha is so different from other teas because instead of steeping the leaves of green tea, they are ground up to a fine powder then blended into hot liquid.
To me, matcha has a slightly grassy yet sweet taste to it that just works together.
Is matcha better hot or cold?
This is 100% personal preference! For me I like the taste of iced matcha better because it’s less concentrated in flavor and the non dairy milk I add to it gives it a nice creamy boost.
I would experiment and see what works best for you!
There is collagen in this iced matcha latte, do I need it?
The answer is no. I often try to add collagen and/or gelatin to whatever I can because I love the nutritional boost without the taste. I will say though that adding a scoop of collagen peptides to my latte has made it super creamy and frothy which I personally love!
Iced Matcha Latte Tips & Tricks:
- Make sure you are buying good quality matcha. This can be a little more expensive! Ceremonial grade or latte grade has been working well for me. I usually get mine on Amazon or to be honest, I buy it at TJMAXX or Homegoods in their nifty little food section.
- Matcha can get chunky if it’s not blended properly. If you can, use a high speed blender for effortless smoothness. If you can’t do that, then shaking your latte in a mason jar with ice will do the trick!
- SWEETENER: For me, the best results for an iced matcha latte require some sweetness. You do not have to add sweetener at all if you want a whole30 matcha latte. You could use honey, sugar, stevia or swerve for a keto iced matcha latte.
How to make an iced matcha latte:
- Boil 1/2 cup of water.
- Add boiling water and 2 tsp matcha powder into a high speed blender.
- Add milk of choice (I use almond milk), collagen, sweetener and vanilla.
- Blend for 15-20 seconds or until all ingredients are fully combined.
- Pour over ice.
Serves 2 (or one caffeine hungry person)
Iced Matcha Latte
- In a small sauce pan or electric tea kettle, boil 1/2 cup boiling water.
- To a high speed blender, add matcha powder then add 1/2 cup boiling water.
- Next, add collagen, vanilla, sweetener and dairy free milk of choice.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds or until everything is smooth and fully combined.
- Serve over ice.
- Second serving can be stored in mason jar in refrigerator.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 10 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56