Five refreshing matcha summer drinks that you'll love

Now that summer is here and the sun is shining, it’s the perfect time to prepare some refreshing drinks to enjoy outdoors. And when it comes to refreshing summer drinks, what can be better than the energy boosting, super-healthy, and antioxidant-rich matcha green tea?

Besides having its own emoji 🍵 and an extensive list of health benefits, matcha tea also has an exceptionally good flavor profile making it an excellent ingredient in summer drink recipes. A pop of vibrant green color and a pleasantly earthy fragrance of matcha green tea brings a rejuvenating flavor when combined with other ingredients like tropical fruits.

With this in mind, we tried to re-imagine the matcha iced latte with the best and easy-to-prepare Matcha summer drink recipes that will keep you cool and calm this summer. With no complications, these recipes are quick to prepare, do not require whisking, are energizing, and a treat for your taste buds.

In this blog post you’ll find out how to make:

Matcha Strawberry Latte

Matcha Mango Latte

Matcha Icy Slush

Matcha Popsicle Latte

Matcha Mint Lemon Zest

What kind of matcha is used in lattes or blended drinks?

One of the main differences between grades of matcha tea is how they are intended to be used. While the Ceremonial grade is best for consuming in pure tea form, Premium grade matcha is especially blended to be added in matcha latte, iced tea, and other blended drinks. For a smooth delectable taste and perfect flavor profile, we recommend Matcha Moments Premium Grade Matcha  which is the best matcha for drinking in different styles.

P.S. If you want to know more about the different grades of matcha tea. Read the post HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT MATCHA FOR YOU

1. Matcha Strawberry Latte

We all can agree that strawberries top our list of the most delicious and flavorful fruits. It is hard to imagine a summer without a luscious fresh strawberry latte or smoothie. Apart from their gorgeous color and sweet flavor profile, strawberries are packed with an abundance of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. So, when combined with matcha tea it’s a heavenly combination!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup blended fresh strawberries

2 teaspoons sweetener of your choice (we used vanilla sugar-free syrup)

1 cup of ice cubes

½ cup milk of your choice

1 teaspoon matcha tea powder (Matcha Moments Premium Grade Matcha)

1/3 cup warm water

Directions:

Add matcha powder into warm water and shake it in a covered jar until mixed.

In a serving glass, add blended or mashed strawberries, vanilla sugar-free syrup (or any sweetener that you like) then fill the rest of the glass with ice cubes for a layered look.

Gently pour milk and matcha tea to maintain the three-colored layer.

Serve, sip, and enjoy!

Tip: You can also use frozen strawberries or mixed berries for this recipe.

2. Matcha Mango Latte

It is for a reason that mango is believed to be the king of fruits. With its unique flavor, delicious taste, and nutritionally rich properties, it makes a perfect ingredient for a matcha iced drink.

 Ingredients:

1 mango blended or mashed

1 cup ice cubes

1 teaspoon vanilla syrup (sugar-free) or sweetener of your choice

½ cup milk of your choice

1 teaspoon matcha tea powder (Matcha Moments Premium Grade Matcha)

1/3 cup warm water

Directions:

Add matcha tea powder in warm water and mix until dissolved. Pour blended mango into a glass, add sweetener of your choice, and ice cubes. Now carefully pour milk and matcha tea into the glass and serve.

Tip: You can add banana or avocado for another creamy layer.

Customize to your liking and enjoy!

3. Matcha Icy Slush

 Matcha Slush

What’s a summer without a slush? And if it is incredibly healthy, energizing, and refreshing then that’s just what we need. If you’re anything like us, then you are going to love this easy and rejuvenating Matcha Icy Slush recipe.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon Matcha tea powder (Matcha Moments Premium Grade Matcha)

2 teaspoons sweetener of your choice

½ cup milk of your choice

1 ½ cup ice cubes or crushed ice

Directions:

Add ice, matcha powder, milk, and sweetener, into a blender. Blend until you reach a slush consistency.

Pour into a glass and serve with a straw. Sip and stay cool!

Tip: Use coconut milk for a more flavorful taste.

 4. Matcha Popsicle Latte

Growing up doesn’t mean the love for popsicles gets any less! And there’s still nothing like enjoying a popsicle on a hot summer day. But have you ever tried a popsicle in a healthy and delicious matcha latte? If not, then grab the following ingredients, and let’s play around for a divine combination of Matcha and an icy popsicle.

Ingredients:

1 popsicle

(We used a vanilla popsicle and dipped it into thick matcha and milk mixture to get a matcha flavor popsicle. You can pick any flavor that you please)

1 teaspoon matcha tea powder (Matcha Moments Premium Grade Matcha)

1/3 cup warm water

1 cup of milk of your choice

1 teaspoon sweetener of your choice (optional)

 Directions:

Use an electric beater to dissolve matcha powder into warm water (You can also use a jar and shake vigorously until mixed). Add milk to the matcha tea mixture and mix again. Now add a popsicle into a tall glass and carefully pour the matcha latte into it.

Dip the popsicle into the matcha latte and enjoy the icy treat!

 Tip: Refrigerate the milk before pouring it into the glass.

 5. Matcha Mint Lemon Zest

Matcha Lemonade

Another refreshing drink that is essential for summers is a nice and icy lemonade. We have tried to recreate a refreshing lemonade recipe with the healthy and fragrant twist of matcha green tea.

 Ingredients:

1 teaspoon of matcha tea powder (Matcha Moments Premium Grade Matcha)

½ cup water

1 ½ teaspoon sweetener of your choice

3-4 tablespoons lemon juice

2-3 thin slices of lemon/lime

1 ½ cup ice cubes or crushed ice

Mint leaves

Directions:

Add matcha tea powder and water into a jar, cover its lid, and shake vigorously until the tea is dissolved. 

Fill a mason jar (or any other tall glass) with ice, add the slices of lemon/lime, sweetener, lemon juice, and mixed matcha tea into it. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a slice of lime.

 Tip: Add lime soda for a more refreshing twist.

Serve, sip, and smile through the summer!

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