Spring is here in New York and I'm making all the iced drinks! My blender iced matcha latte is perfect for a warm morning!
Are matcha lattes good for you?
If you feel jittery and anxious after your morning coffee, matcha lattes are a great alternative! Instead of a quick spike and then drop in energy levels, matcha latte is a very slow & sustained boost of energy levels. Plus, matcha green tea powder is loaded with healthy benefits!
Health benefits of matcha green tea:
- High in antioxidants (137x the amount of regular green tea)
- Liver protective
- Boosts brain function
- High in anti-cancer compound called ECGC
- Stress reduction thanks to L-theanine
- Boosts energy
Is it ok to drink matcha every day? Yes! You can definitely drink 1 cup of matcha every day. Stick to 1 cup of matcha a day, as excess of anything is not a good thing.
What does a blender matcha latte taste like?
Matcha has a very subtle earthy taste with a slight nuttiness. Some people describe plain unsweetened matcha as having a spinach like flavor. When made into a latte with milk and honey, matcha green tea tastes very sweet and refreshing.
Blender Matcha Latte Ingredients
All you need is just 3 ingredients for this healthy and easy blender matcha latte!
- Matcha green tea powder
- Maple syrup or honey
- Milk of choice
Can you mix matcha with milk? Traditional matcha lattes are made with water, but I prefer mine made totally with milk. Milk gives your matcha latte a very creamy and satisfying flavor.
What kind of matcha green tea powder should I use in a latte?
You should use a ceremonial grade matcha green tea powder for your lattes. There are many brands of ceremonial grade powders, and the one you choose really depends on your taste preference! Some are sweeter and mellow, while others are potent and slightly bitter. Good matcha brands will tell you what the flavor profile of their teas are.
Starbucks uses a sweetened green tea powder for all their matcha drinks. This powder combines a Japanese matcha green tea powder and sugar. If you are making a homemade matcha latte and want to control the amount of sugar your drink has, there is no need to use a sweetened green tea powder. But you may be looking at the different matcha green tea powders and wondering what kind to use.
There are 3 grades of matcha green tea powder, determined by the quality of the appearance, leaf, growing methods, processing methods, and texture.
- Ceremonial Grade (best for drinking)
- Premium Grade
- Culinary Grade (best for cooking & baking)
How to make a Blender Iced Matcha Latte
My healthy iced matcha latte recipe is super easy to make!
Fill a medium sized (~12-14 oz) glass with ice cubes.
Next, in your blender add: 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder, 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or raw honey, and 1 cup milk of choice. Blend until the mixture is totally smooth.
Pour over ice and enjoy your easy iced matcha latte!
Can you make a hot matcha latte in a blender?
I made my iced matcha latte using my vitamix blender, which is not intended for hot beverages. But, if you have a blender that will take hot liquids you can definitely make a hot matcha latte! Simply make the latte the exact same way, except heat your milk first over the stove or in the microwave, or even with a milk frother!
More matcha drinks you might like:
- Dirty matcha latte
- Mermaid latte (butterfly pea matcha latte)
- Iced dalgona matcha latte
- Dairy free iced matcha latte 3 ways
- Warm matcha latte
- Pink Matcha Latte
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Blender Iced Matcha Latte
For the blender iced matcha latte:
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (optional) vegan use maple syrup
- 1 cup milk of choice
- Ice cubes to fill cup
- Fill a medium sized glass with ice cubes.
- In a blender add: 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder, 1 tablespoon raw honey or pure maple syrup, and 1 cup of milk.Blend until your matcha latte is smooth and no chunks of powder remain.Pour over ice and enjoy!