Strawberry Matcha Latte

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This strawberry matcha latte is a sweet and fruity twist on your traditional matcha latte! This refreshing blend of matcha powder, milk, and strawberry sweet cream creates a unique and totally delicious summer drink!

Side view of strawberry matcha latte in a mason jar.

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Matcha is such a delicious go-to beverage- this iced matcha latte, vanilla matcha latte, and matcha lemonade have all been on repeat this summer. It’s light, refreshing, and perfect if you are looking for a switch-up from your usual coffee drinks. This iced strawberry matcha latte features a delicious matcha latte topped with a strawberry cream layer that is smooth, creamy, and fruity. 

Slightly different from the famous strawberry matcha latte from Boba Guys, I made the strawberry layer on top instead of the usual chunky strawberry puree on the bottom. I prefer a smooth strawberry layer but feel free to leave the strawberries a little more chunky if you prefer!

Either way, this fun green tea latte with strawberries is really a treat that you’ll love all summer long!

Matcha Grades

Ceremonial matcha vs culinary matcha comparison on spoons.

For lattes, it’s always a good idea to use ceremonial-grade matcha. It has a vibrant green color with a richer and slightly grassy flavor. It’s the highest quality of matcha that you can buy and you really can taste the difference! My favorite brand of matcha to use is from Matcha Love but Pique Life matcha is another great favorite too. 

If you want to cook with matcha choose a culinary grade. This grade is lesser quality and perfect to use in dishes where you want a matcha flavor but it doesn’t have to be the top of line like in a latte or some other drink. Here are my favorite culinary brands to use – Nativas Organics and Camel

Recipe Ingredients

Strawberry matcha ingredient image infographic.

Matcha powder – use a high-quality ceremonial grade matcha powder for the best-tasting matcha latte. You can use culinary grade but the flavor and color won’t be as strong. 

Warm water –  to make the matcha paste. The water should be 110 degrees Fahrenheit, otherwise if it’s too hot it can burn the matcha and give an off flavor to your latte. 

Milk – I used raw whole milk but you can use regular milk or oat milk instead. 

Cane sugarwhite granulated sugar or the sweetener of your choice. This latte is lightly sweetened so use a bit more sweetener if you like!

Vanilla extractAdded to the strawberry cream to give a richer flavor. 

Cream – to make the strawberry sweet cream. Use heavy whipping cream. 

Strawberries – 2 fresh strawberries. Their fruity and sweet flavor is the perfect accompaniment to this matcha latte. I used fresh berries, but if you are using frozen allow them to thaw for at least 30 minutes so they’ll blend more easily. 

How to Make Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte

All ingredients, measurements, and instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Overhead image of matcha mixture in a bowl with strawberry cream in another bowl.

Step one. In a small mixing bowl add matcha powder and warm water. Whisk using an electric milk frother or bamboo matcha whisk until the mixture is smooth and lump free. Next, add in the cane sugar then whisk to dissolve the sugar. 

Matcha with water in a small bowl.
Woman whisking matcha powder and water with an electric whisk.
Side view of pouring sugar into small bowl with matcha paste.

Step two. In a large glass, add ice then pour over the matcha mixture. Add milk then stir to combine. Set aside.

Side image of ice in a mason jar with a woman's hand holding a bowl of matcha paste.
Pouring image of matcha into a mason jar with ice.
Pouring image of milk into mason jar with matcha and ice.

Step three. In a blender add chopped strawberries, vanilla extract, sugar, and heavy whipping cream. Blend for 10 – 20 seconds or until smooth. Slowly pour strawberry cream over the matcha latte. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Side image of matcha latte with strawberry cream on top in a mason jar.

Recommended Tools

Electric Milk frother whisk or bamboo matcha whisk. Both work great, but the traditional bamboo whisk helps to remove clumps better

Small bowl (similar) to whisk the matcha paste

Blender to make the strawberry sweet cream

Mason jar or large cup

Glass straws (similar)

Pro Tips

  • Use a bamboo whisk to ensure there aren’t any lumps in your matcha. This is especially helpful if your matcha powder is a little lumpy, to begin with. Whisk in a “W” pattern until your mixture is smooth and lump free. 
  • Use warm water(110 degrees Fahrenheit) to make the matcha paste. If it’s too hot it can burn the matcha powder and affect the flavor of your latte. 
  • Don’t blend the strawberry cream for too long because the cream can turn into butter and become greasy. To help avoid this add a tiny splash of milk to the blender before blending. 

Frequently Asked Questions  —

Are matcha and strawberries a good combo?

It actually is! The earthy matcha is the perfect match with sweet and fruity strawberry sweet cream. 

Does matcha taste better hot or cold?

Iced matcha has a smooth and refreshing flavor when served cold and when served hot it can have a more earthy and lightly sweet flavor. It really comes down to personal preference, but this strawberry matcha latte recipe, it’s best served cold with ice. 

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Side view of strawberry matcha latte in a mason jar.

Strawberry Matcha Latte

This strawberry matcha latte is a sweet and fruity twist on your traditional matcha latte! This refreshing blend of matcha powder, milk, and strawberry sweet cream creates a unique and totally delicious summer drink!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 332kcal
Cost: $5

Ingredients

Matcha Latte

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 3 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cane sugar
  • 6 ounces or ¾ cup of the milk of your choice
  • Ice for serving

Strawberry sweet cream

  • 2 medium strawberries sliced in half
  • 2 teaspoons cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

Instructions 

  • In a small mixing bowl add matcha powder and warm water. Use an electric whisk or bamboo matcha whisk to whisk the matcha and water together until there aren’t any clumps of powder. Then add cane sugar, stirring to combine.
  • Fill a large glass ¾ of the way with ice then pour over the matcha mixture. Pour in the milk mixing to combine, then set aside.
  • In a blender add the chopped strawberries, cane sugar, vanilla extract, and cream. Blend until smooth then pour over the matcha latte.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 1mg

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