Iced Almond Matcha Latte

Iced almond matcha latte. A simple iced latte made with almond milk, matcha green tea powder, vanilla and sweetener of choice. This cold, frothy drink is made in under 5 minutes using a blender. It’s a delicious and refreshing summer drink!

Iced Almond Matcha Latte

The jet lag was real this weekend. I’ve been feeling tired since I came home from New Brunswick last week and as much as I would love to take it easy, I do have a lot to do over the next few months. So yes, I did relax (I managed to finish the first season of Dead to Me in only a few days and it was so good), but I did have a productive weekend.

I had another recipe planned for today, but the content wasn’t entirely ready. So instead, I ended up creating a delicious matcha latte this weekend (because, you know, caffeine), and I think it’s the perfect way to start the work week.

Iced Almond Matcha Latte
Iced Almond Matcha Latte

A Few Notes on the Recipe:

This recipe is very adaptable. It’s one of those simple recipes that you can adjust according to what ingredients and equipment you have on hand.

First, I leave the sweetener up to you in this recipe. I personally love it with one medjool date, but if your blender is on the weaker side, you might want to go for a liquid sweetener. I think maple syrup or honey would be great in this recipe! Start small and add more to taste.

Second, you can switch the milk in this recipe. I used unsweetened almond milk, but I think low-fat coconut milk would be great too. You could also try cashew milk or oat milk!

Next, you can adjust the amount of matcha used in this recipe. I found that 1 1/2 teaspoon was perfect to my taste. The taste of matcha isn’t overpowering, but you still get some of its flavor. If you don’t like a strong matcha taste, you could go for 1 teaspoon. If you want more, 2 teaspoons could be best for you.

Finally, I made this latte using my Vitamix blender. This recipe would still work with a weaker blender, as long as you use a liquid sweetener. If you use dates, you’ll need a powerful blender to avoid getting any chunks.

Don’t Have a Blender?

Try using a mason jar! Add the matcha and a small amount of water to a jar. Using a matcha whisk, make a thick paste (this prevents getting any chunks). Then, add the remaining ingredients, close the jar and shake it until it’s smooth!

I don’t find this as effective and quick as a blender, but it works in a pinch.

Iced Almond Matcha Latte
Iced Almond Matcha Latte

Looking for more matcha recipes? Try this coconut blender matcha or this mint matcha latte.

Iced Almond Matcha Latte

A simple iced matcha latte made with almond milk, matcha green tea powder, vanilla and sweetener of choice. This cold, frothy drink is made in under 5 minutes using a blender. It's a delicious and refreshing summer drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup cold water (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sweetener of choice (see notes)

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Notes

I made this latte using a medjool date as a sweetener and it was delicious. With my Vitamix, it blended well and I didn’t have any chunks in the latte. However, there was a very small amount of date “powder” at the bottom of the drink. I just didn’t drink the last sip and it worked well for me! If you have a weaker blender, I wouldn’t recommend using dates.
I also tried this drink without any sweetener. I liked it, but it definitely wasn’t as good. I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not a big fan of matcha as the sweetener does help balance the flavors.
For best results, add a touch of liquid sweetener to taste. Maple syrup or honey would work great!
This recipe makes one large latte (2 cups) or two small lattes. I add a bit of water, but you can skip this for a stronger drink.

If you try this recipe, make sure to tag your photo #unsweetenedcaroline on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to also tag me @unsweetened.caroline on Instagram so I can see your creations!

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