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Quick and Easy Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino


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If you are a green tea lover, you’ve probably tasted a matcha green tea frappuccino before. But have you ever tried making one in the comfort of your own home? If not, I have one of the perfect fool-proof classic matcha frappe recipes for you. 

Check out this simple Orange Mocha Frappuccino To Kick Off Your Day as well. You can’t go wrong when it comes to a homemade Frappuccino recipe. It’s literally the highlight of my day.

Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino in a glass on a brown table next to a striped cloth

DIY Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino

Matcha/green tea is known to have many health benefits, so many people love this. I mean, who doesn’t want a great frappe with health benefits that they can easily make at home?

Having a cup of this heavenly matcha green tea frappuccino partnered with monkey muffins will surely ease your stress and increase your focus. What are you waiting for? It is SO quick and easy. It only took me about 5 minutes to make mine, and I swear, it is worth it! 

Why We Love This Recipe

Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino in a glass on a brown table next to a striped cloth

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • 4 cups ice     
  • 4 tablespoons Matcha Green Tea Powder     
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste      
  • 2 cups milk or cream      
  • 3 tablespoons sugar      
  • White Chocolate for garnish
Machta Green Tea Frappuccino Ingredients on a white table

Substitutions and Additions

Milk: A common substitute for regular milk is almond milk. People who are particularly more health-conscious or lactose intolerant can use almond milk instead.

Ice: Instead of blending up your ingredients with regular ice, try this method for fun: combine your milk, sugar, vanilla bean paste, and matcha powder together. After stirring them well, put them into ice cube trays and let them freeze. You can blend these matcha ice cubes instead for a richer flavor and a thicker consistency which can be adjusted later according to your taste. 

Sugar: To add more sweetness to your drink, try adding simple syrup. It is basically just sugar in liquid form. This way, it is easier to incorporate it into your whole drink because it is already in liquid form. 

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How to Make Quick & Easy Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino

This is a classic matcha green tea frappuccino recipe you can easily enjoy in 4 simple steps. 

Step 1

Begin by pouring 2 cups of milk into a mixing cup. Then add 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, and 4 tbsp matcha green tea powder in the cup and stir to combine all the ingredients. This way, the sugar can be easily dissolved, and all the flavors from these ingredients will be well-incorporated. 

machta powder being added to a bowl of milk

Step 2

Then in a blender, add the matcha milk mixture you made plus the 4 cups of ice. Put your blender on a high setting to make sure that everything will be blended up nicely. Keep blending until well combined, and you get your desired texture. 

machta milk mixture being poured into bowl of ice

Step 3

After blending it nicely, pour the matcha green tea frappe into a cup. For the garnishing, get the white chocolate and chop it into chunks. Then, put the white chocolate chunks on top of your matcha green tea frappuccino, and it’s good to go. 

Machta Green Tea Frappuccino In a bowl on a white table

Step 4

Relax and enjoy your classic matcha green tea frappe! 

machta green tea frappuccino in a glass jar mug on a wood background with farmhouse ticking linen

Add-Ins

There’s really nothing much you can add to a matcha green tea frappuccino because it’s already perfect in its own simple way. But if you’re looking for a more unique way to enjoy your drink, here are a few suggestions for ingredients that you can add:

  • Whipped cream
  • Vanilla syrup 
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Sprinkles

Tips

You can adjust the consistency of your frappe by trying some of these methods: 

  • If you want a more watery consistency, add more ice. 
  • If you want a thicker one, try lessening the ice.
  • Adding a bit of xanthan gum to your green tea frappuccino will also make it thicker. 
Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino in a glass on a brown table next to a striped cloth

FAQs

Can I use green tea leaves from tea bags as a substitute for matcha?

No, matcha powders and green tea leaves from tea bags have a very different taste even though they are both derived from the same plant. Matcha has more of a rich and buttery flavor with a bit of grassiness, while the ones from the tea bags usually taste just like grass.  Using green tea leaves from tea bags can ruin your whole matcha experience. And you don’t want that!

Is there caffeine in the matcha green tea frappuccino?

Yes, green tea contains caffeine. Since matcha is just powdered green tea, you actually consume more caffeine by using matcha. The logic behind this is that drinking matcha means consuming the leaves themselves, while you only consume the essence from the leaves when brewing green tea. 

Can I make a decaf matcha green tea frappuccino?

There are actually decaf matcha powders you can buy, however, they are not entirely caffeine-free. The powders contain a tiny amount of caffeine compared to regular matcha. Half a teaspoon of the decaf matcha powder contains about 2mg of caffeine, while regular ones have about 35mg of caffeine.

Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino in a glass on a brown table next to a striped cloth

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machta green tea frappuccino in a glass jar mug on a wood background with farmhouse ticking linen

Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino

This is such a simple frappuccino recipe to make at home!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 457 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups ice     
  • 4 tablespoons Matcha Green Tea Powder     
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste      
  • 2 cups milk    or cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar      
  • White Chocolate for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Begin by pouring 2 cups of milk into a mixing cup. Then add 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, and 4 tbsp matcha green tea powder in the cup and stir to combine all the ingredients. This way, the sugar can be easily dissolved, and all the flavors from these ingredients will be well-incorporated. 
  • Then in a blender, add the matcha milk mixture you made plus the 4 cups of ice. Put your blender in a high setting to make sure that everything will be blended up nicely. Keep blending until well combined, and you get your desired texture. 
  • After blending it nicely, pour the matcha green tea frappe into a cup. For the garnishing, get the white chocolate and chop it into chunks. Then, put the white chocolate chunks on top of your matcha green tea frappuccino, and it’s good to go. 
  • Relax and enjoy your classic matcha green tea frappe! 

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 258mgPotassium: 645mgSugar: 64gVitamin A: 791IUCalcium: 580mgIron: 1mg
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