Creamy and earthy, sweet and fruity, this Blueberry Matcha Iced Latte drink is next level delicious! For me, there is something about drinking out of a pretty glass or mug, but when the drink itself is pretty, that’s a whole extra level of extravagance! The layered look to this latte recipe looks fancy but trust me, anyone can pull it off!
The first time I ever had a matcha latte was just last year when I visited one of my best friends in Oregon! For some people matcha is an acquired taste, but I loved the taste from the beginning. I bought my own bag of matcha to bring home with me before I ever left Oregon.
Usually, I just make myself a simple matcha latte with a little bit of honey, but when I heard of this combination I had to do a little experimenting and come up with my own version of this tasty refreshing and fruity beverage!
What is Matcha?
Matcha is specially processed and finely ground green tea leaves. Matcha has a significant lower caffeine content than coffee does. It has a more subtle caffeine spike than coffee does, so you it slowly goes into your system and slowly wears off so you don’t experience those caffeine highs and crashes so hard. Which is good- depending on how much laundry you need to get folded lol.
There are two types of matcha, Ceremonial matcha and Culinary Matcha. Ceremonial matcha is much more expensive and is the highest quality of matcha you can buy. It has a more vivid green color and a more pleasant smell. Culinary matcha is the more affordable version, and will not have quite as bright of a color and the smell is much more earthy. For this Iced blueberry matcha latte recipe I used culinary matcha and it tasted delicious!
Health benefits of Matcha:
- Metabolism booster
- Loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants
- Helps protect heart health
- Can help lower blood pressure
- Enhance your mood
- Improve liver health
- Promotes focus
What does Matcha taste like?
Matcha’s flavor can be described and grassy or earthy. Some people love the flavor, others are not a fan. Mixed with the milk of your choice and a sweetener of any kind I believe you will enjoy this drink as well!
What you need to make a Blueberry Matcha Iced Latte
- Small saucepan
- Small regular whisk (or matcha bamboo whisk)
- A glass
- Matcha Powder
- Blueberries- Fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries both work
- Milk- if needed you can substitute for any non-dairy milk of choice like almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, soy milk
- Lime juice- lemon juice works as well. Citrus brings out the flavor of the blueberries
- Monk fruit sugar- or can be substituted with honey, maple syrup, stevia, coconut sugar or sugar
- Ice cubes
How to make this delicious Blueberry Matcha Iced Latte
- In a small saucepan add your blueberries, water, lime juice and sweetener.
- Cook on medium-low heat on the stove for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Simmer the blueberries until they are very soft and can be smashed easily, then take a fork or a potato masher and start to mash them, it will begin to look like blueberry jam. You will know the mixture is thick enough when you dip a spoon in and the syrup coats the back of the spoon.
- Take off the heat and allow syrup to cool.
5. In a small bowl, add your hot water. Add your Matcha powder and mix well until dissolved. You can use a small whisk or even a fork for this. Make sure there are no clumps.
6. Strain blueberry mixture into a small bowl with a fine mesh strainer and press out all of that liquid with a small spatula or the back of a spoon. This will leave you with a beautiful blueberry syrup.
Assembling the Blueberry Matcha Latte
- Fill the bottom of a glass with ice cubes.
- Pour half of the blueberry syrup into the bottom of the glass.
- Add your milk
- Pour your mixed matcha over the milk.
- Top off with some frothed milk or heavy whipping cream before you garnish with blueberries or a little green tea powder. (Optional)
You can make this creamy drink a hot matcha latte if you prefer warm drinks. This easy recipe is a great way to treat your girl friends with something special the next time they stop by for tea!
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* I put heavy cream and a little bit of monkfruit sweetener into my frother to make a nice fluffy topping.
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*If you have extra blueberry syrup you can store for another day in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
*You could also use the leftover syrup as a delicious topping for ice cream or pancakes!
Assembly You should have enough blueberry syrup to make 2-3 servings, depends how much you like in each glass.
You should have enough blueberry syrup to make 2-3 servings, depends how much you like in each glass.