Dairy Free Iced Matcha Latte. I made my easy healthy iced matcha latte using three methods: shaken in a mason jar, blended in a blender, and blended using a milk frother.
My Dairy Free Iced Matcha Latte is:
- Easy to make
- Naturally gluten free
- low FODMAP friendly
IS MATCHA GOOD FOR YOU?
Yes! Iced matcha lattes are good for you. Matcha green tea powder is a powdered green tea leaf, which is extremely high in antioxidants.
WHAT DOES ICED MATCHA LATTE TASTE LIKE?
Iced matcha, unsweetened, has a very vegetable-like flavor. I would compare it to a less intense wheat grass. Matcha powder is usually mixed with milk and sweetener to give it a more pleasant delicious flavor that is more similar to a classic cup of green tea. I love making iced matcha latte with maple syrup for a subtly sweet flavor and a non-processed sweetener.
CAN YOU MAKE A MATCHA LATTE WITH TEA BAGS?
No! Iced matcha is made with a concentrated green tea powder. But, you can make iced green tea with tea bags, which is less strong than matcha green tea. Steep green tea bags in hot water, then either chill in the fridge to cool down, or add ice and enjoy.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST DAIRY FREE ICED MATCHA LATTE
USE HIGH QUALITY MATCHA GREEN TEA POWDER. Make sure to use ceremonial grade.
WHISK MATCHA INTO MILK COMPLETELY. Make sure there are no little bits of dry matcha at all.
ADD SWEETENER IF YOU LIKE IT SWEETER.
Frequently asked questions about my dairy free iced matcha latte.
IS MATCHA GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Yes! Matcha studies show that matcha can help to boost your metabolism and fat burning. Keep in mind sweeteners and sweetened milk used, which can take away the weight loss benefits.
DOES MATCHA MAKE YOU POOP?
The caffeine in matcha just like in coffee can have laxative effects. Although, since matcha does not have the same amount of caffeine that coffee does, these effects are lesser.
Iced Matcha Caffeine Content (1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder caffeine)= Average 64mg (matcha powders vary in caffeine content)
IS MATCHA HEALTHIER THAN COFFEE?
Yes! Matcha green tea has a much higher antioxidant content than coffee, making it have more powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.
HOW DO I ORDER A HEALTHY MATCHA LATTE FROM STARBUCKS?
Order a matcha latte at Starbucks with an unsweetened milk and no sugar.
IS MATCHA GREEN TEA POWDER LOW FODMAP?
Is matcha ok for low FODMAP diet? According to the Monash University, green tea can be consumed in 1 cup quantities per day while still staying low FODMAP. So yes, matcha green tea powder is low FODMAP.
IS MATCHA BAD FOR ANXIETY?
Unlike coffee, which can worsen anxiety, matcha green tea can actually have a positive effect on controlling anxiety. Matcha helps to release dopamine and serotonin, giving you a calming effect instead of jittery.
OTHER MATCHA DRINK RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
- Butterfly Pea Matcha Latte
- Iced Dalgona Matcha Latte
- Dirty Iced Matcha Latte
- Warm Matcha Latte
- Matcha Maca Cacao Latte
- Blender Iced Matcha Latte
HOW TO MAKE AN ICED MATCHA LATTE AT HOME
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED:
- A mason jar (shaken method)
- A blender (blender method)
- A frother (frother method)
- A straw
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED:
- Quality matcha green tea powder
- Milk of choice
- Sweetener of choice (optional)
- Ice cubes
METHOD 1: SHAKEN ICED MATCHA LATTE IN A MASON JAR
The first way is my favorite way, I call it The Shake Method.
Add all the ingredients into your mason jar (except for the ice) and cover with a tight fitting lid.
Shake it vigorously until there are no dry clumps of matcha green tea powder.
When I don't want to go to the gym this is my mini arm workout LOL!
It should be a smooth pale green color.
And that is it! The shake method gives you an easy iced matcha latte in no time. Read on below for the other 2 easy matcha methods I do sometimes.
METHOD 2: BLENDER ICED MATCHA LATTE
Another way you can make it is by adding the matcha powder, maple syrup (or other sweetener), and milk to a blender. Blend until it is smooth. Then, pour it into a glass over ice!
METHOD 3: THE FROTHER METHOD
The third way you can make it is with a frother. You can find really inexpensive hand held frothers on Amazon (and no they don't use steam or heat the beverage).
Add the matcha powder, sweetener, and milk to a glass. Then, use the hand held frother to blend the drink right in the glass till it is combined. It works kind of like a mini immersion blender. Add your iced and that's it!
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Iced Matcha Latte in a Mason Jar
- Mason jar
- Hand held frother
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 1 ½ cup milk of choice I use vanilla soy milk
- 1 cup ice
Shaken iced matcha latte method:
- Add the ingredients to a mason jar, except the ice. Cover tightly with a lid and shake until completely combined and there are no dry bits of the matcha powder.
- Add ice cubes to your mason jar and enjoy!
Blender iced matcha latte method:
- Add all the ingredients to a blender, except the ice. Blend until there are no chunks of matcha powder left.Pour over a glass filled with ice.
Frother iced matcha latte method:
- Add all the ingredients to a tall glass, except the ice.Use the hand held frother to blend the ingredients until you see no powdery chunks of matcha left.Add ice right to your glass.Enjoy!
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