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Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte

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This easy-to-make Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte is the perfect companion to kickstart your morning or lazy afternoons with an energy booster.

Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte in a bottle with straw, more latte cups in background.

Made in just 5 minutes, this classic go-to beverage will surely please every matcha lover out there.

Partner this iced, refreshing drink with cream cheese crescent roll Danish and mini raspberry tarts, and you’ll have a picturesque breakfast or snack combo that’ll treat both your tastebuds and eyes. 

You can never go wrong with matcha-flavored drinks, so let’s get to blendin’! 

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Does this green tea matcha latte have health benefits?

Yes, on top of being a great energy booster, matcha has many health benefits. This delicious ingredient is known to be packed with antioxidants and for boosting brain function. 

Moreover, there are several studies proving that green tea can promote weight loss thanks to its caffeine and active compounds. 

However, keep in mind that, as with most things, moderation is key when enjoying matcha. Drinking too much of this goodness can cause headaches, upset stomach, and sleep disturbance, so it’s recommended to only drink up to 2 servings of matcha daily.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

With its distinct combination of earthiness, sweetness, and a hint of bitterness, this delicious green tea latte sets itself apart from other drinks. Here are four other reasons to love this recipe even more:

  • This green tea latte recipe is simple and easy to make. Three servings of this drink can be prepared in just 5 minutes, making it a convenient choice for busy mornings or when you’re craving a delicious beverage.
  • It’s a healthy drink. With the numerous health benefits of matcha, you can enjoy a guilt-free, satisfying and nourishing drink.
  • You can get café-quality at home. By recreating this Starbucks copycat latte in your own kitchen, you can savor the flavors of this delicious drink anytime you want. No need to leave the house to go to a nearby coffee shop.
  • This drink is affordable. You won’t need to spend hundreds of dollars a month to enjoy this drink daily, as all the ingredients you need to make this matcha latte are budget-friendly.

If you prefer drinks with a slushy texture, you can also make a matcha green tea frappuccino instead.

🥘 Ingredients

Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte ingredients.

This homemade Starbucks Matcha recipe requires only a few simple ingredients.

  • Milk: This provides a creamy and smooth texture to your matcha green tea latte. You can use your preferred type of milk, such as whole milk, almond milk, or oat milk, based on your dietary preferences and taste.
  • Vanilla syrup: Vanilla syrup adds a touch of sweetness and enhances the overall flavor profile of the green tea latte, which complements the earthy taste of matcha.
  • Matcha green tea powder: A high-quality matcha powder offers a vibrant green color that imparts a grassy flavor to this iced green latte recipe.

See recipe card for quantities.

🔀 Substitutions

Vanilla syrup: Instead of vanilla syrup, you can use other sweeteners such as honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, or a sugar substitute like stevia.

Matcha green tea powder: If you don’t have access to Matcha green tea powder, you can use regular green tea powder or green tea bags. Keep in mind, though, that the flavor and color may differ.

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Experimenting and making variations to your matcha drink will make this drink even more exciting than its original Starbucks counterpart! 

  • Honey Matcha Latte: You can replace the vanilla syrup with a drizzle of honey for a more natural and distinct flavor.
  • Vegan Matcha Latte: Use plant-based milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk instead of dairy milk to make a vegan-friendly version.

Another Starbucks classic that you can easily mimic at home is this Copycat Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato recipe.

🥄 Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

The tools you need to prepare this recipe are easy to find and are readily available in your kitchen.

  • Blender: A blender will be used to blend the ingredients together and create a smooth, frothy texture.
  • Measuring Cups: These are essential for accurately measuring your ingredients.
  • Venti Cups: Venti-sized cups, or any large-size cups of your choice, will be used to serve the latte.

🔪 How to Make Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte

Once you’ve prepared all the ingredients you need, you are now ready to learn how to make this Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte. Let’s make a latte drink that tastes just as good as the Starbucks original!

Step 1: Pour the ingredients into the blender

Pour the milk, matcha green tea powder, and vanilla syrup into the blender. Double-check the measurements of each ingredient so you can easily achieve the desired flavor profile of this recipe.

Ice, vanilla syrup, milk, and matcha powder inside the blender.

Step 2: Blend

Blend until the dry ingredients have dissolved in the milk. Since all the ingredients are pretty easy to dissolve, you can use the low setting on your blender.

Matcha latte inside the blender.

Step 3: Serve

Prepare 3 venti-sized cups and fill each one to the brim with ice. After doing so, carefully pour the blended matcha green tea latte into the cups, stir, and serve.

🍽️ Serving Suggestions

Matcha goes extremely well with white chocolate, so I highly recommend serving this drink with White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins on the side. You’ll enjoy a Starbucks-like combination in the comfort of your home.

Close-up view of Green Tea Latte in a bottle with straw, more latte cups in background.

👩‍🍳 Pro Tips

  • If you find that the ice dilutes the flavor of your matcha too much, consider using a stronger matcha concentration.
  • It’s best to use a Ceremonial Matcha to achieve an authentic flavorful. Avoid using a Matcha with a dull appearance.
  • Gradually add sweeteners to your liking, especially if you’re not familiar with this recipe’s flavor.

❓ Recipe FAQs

Is this iced matcha latte sweet?

Yes, this Iced matcha latte is sweet as it contains vanilla syrup. However, the sweetness of this drink can be adjusted to your taste preference by increasing or reducing the amount of vanilla syrup you incorporate.

What is the difference between Ceremonial Matcha and Culinary Matcha?

Ceremonial matcha is the highest or premium grade of matcha, so it’s often more expensive. It’s made from the finest tea leaves and typically produces a sweeter and milder flavor in comparison to culinary matcha that’s sourced from older tea leaves.

Do I need to sift the matcha powder for this recipe?  

Although not necessary, sifting the Matcha powder before using it in this recipe is recommended if you prefer your drink to have a smooth and consistent texture. However, if you prefer your Ice Matcha Latte to be a bit grainier, then simply skip this step.

🙏 Pairing

These are my favorite dishes to serve with Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte:

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📋 Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte

Corinne Schmitt
Follow this Copycat Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte recipe to enjoy a cold, earthy, and comforting beverage anytime.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 3 venti cups
Calories 365 kcal


  • Blender
  • 3 Venti cups


  • 4 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup vanilla syrup
  • 1/3 cup Matcha green tea powder
  • Ice


  • Add the milk, vanilla syrup, and matcha green tea powder to the blender and blend until the powder is fully dissolved.
  • Fill 3 venti cups with ice and pour in the blended matcha tea.


  • If you find that the ice dilutes the flavor of your matcha too much, consider using a stronger matcha concentration.
  • It’s best to use a Ceremonial Matcha to achieve an authentic flavorful. Avoid using a Matcha with a dull appearance.
  • Gradually add sweeteners to your liking, especially if you’re not familiar with this recipe’s flavor.


Calories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 25gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 583mgSugar: 21gVitamin A: 1907IUCalcium: 453mgIron: 5mg
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