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5-Minute Dairy-Free Iced Matcha Latte

by Capri Lilly

This Dairy-Free Iced Matcha Latte Starbucks Copycat is rich, creamy, energizing, and takes less than 5 minutes to make! Save your money and a trip to Starbucks by making this delicious drink at home!

If you love making Starbucks-style drinks at home, then you’ll want to try my Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso or Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte next!

Dairy Free Iced Matcha Latte Starbucks Copycat

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I am going to admit this now, I am ADDICTED to this Iced Matcha Latte! I make one almost every morning to start my day. It is so refreshing and tastes so good! On top of that, matcha offers incredible health benefits, so not only does this drink tastes great, but it’s also nutritious!

Benefits of Matcha:

  • High in antioxidants
  • Boost brain function
  • Flushes out toxins
  • Increases heart health
  • Enhances weight loss
Dairy Free Iced Matcha Latte Starbucks Copycat

Copycat Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

After some serious investigation (aka going to Starbucks every day for 2 weeks and watching them make the drink, haha), I learned just how simple it is to make Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte. I noticed that they were simply mixing matcha powder into the milk, which is contrary to many recipes you see online that instruct mixing the matcha with warm water first, then adding it to your milk of choice.

I have tried it both ways and I must say, mixing the matcha powder directly into the milk makes a world of a difference. When I prepare the matcha by adding it to water first, my drink tastes watery, which I don’t like. So, I have experimented with this recipe quite a bit and have now figured out the keys to making an iced matcha latte BETTER than any Starbucks matcha latte (And ten times healthier too!).

High Quality Matcha Powder Maeda-en Matcha Powder

What You Need To Make A Homemade Iced Matcha Latte

  • High-Quality Matcha: I use Maeda-En Matcha Ceremonial Quality Green Tea Powder | Amazon
  • Non-Dairy Milk Of Choice: I like to Use Oat Milk
  • Coconut Creamer (optional): It is completely optional. I find that it enhances the flavor of the latte. I like to use Trader Joes Original Coconut Creamer
  • Agave (or sweetener of choice): Agave is a natural sweetener and works great. You can also use maple syrup or coconut sugar for natural sweetener options.
  • Ice. Even in the cold of the winter, I enjoy this matcha latte over ice. 🙂

How To Make An Iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

  1. In a small bowl, add coconut creamer or non-dairy milk of choice, matcha powder, and agave syrup. Mix well using a whisk or milk frother.
  2. Add Ice to a glass and fill 75% of the glass with non-dairy milk of choice. (about 1.5 cups of non-dairy milk)
  3. Pour in the matcha mixture and stir with a spoon or straw to combine. Enjoy!
Mixing matcha powder with non-dairy milk or creamer
Mixing matcha powder with non-dairy milk or creamer

Keys To Making The Best Iced Matcha Latte At Home

  1. High-Quality Matcha Powder is a MUST. No matter what you do, if you are not using high-quality matcha powder your drink won’t tastes that great. (Trust me, I’ve tried using the basic organic matcha powder at WholeFoods and the flavor was not the same.) Be sure to use high-quality, ceremonial grade matcha powder for the best tasting results. This is the matcha powder I use: Maeda-En Matcha Ceremonial Quality Green Tea Powder | Amazon
  2. Use a Milk Frother. You can mix the matcha powder with the liquid a whisk, but I prefer to use a milk frother. It helps to ensure the matcha mixture is creamy, frothy, and clump-free. The milk frother I use is relatively inexpensive and I use it daily! Zulay Handheld Milk Frother | Amazon
  3. Coconut Creamer takes this drink to a whole new level! So, as I mentioned, I’ve experimented with this recipe quite a bit. I’ve found that mixing the matcha powder with dairy-free coconut creamer gives the latte a rich, sweet, velvety texture and flavor! I absolutely love it! I use Trader Joes Original Coconut Creamer. If you do not have coconut creamer on hand, you can simply use oat milk or any non-dairy milk of choice to mix with the matcha.
  4. Make it an Oat Milk Matcha Latte. Oat Milk is the best! Of course, that is solely my opinion. 🙂 I love making my matcha latte (or any latte for that matter) with oat milk. Oat Milk has the closest consistency to regular milk than any other non-dairy milk. It also froths up especially well, making it perfect when making lattes. If you want to make your oat milk at home, try my 5-minute Homemade Oat Milk Recipe.
Mixing Matcha With Oat Milk to Make a matcha Latte

I Hope You Enjoy This Iced Matcha Latte Recipe! 

I’ve given you a fair warning: This drink is addicting! If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you!

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The Best Homemade Dairy-Free Iced matcha Latte Recipe Starbucks Copy Cat
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5 from 12 votes

Dairy Free Iced Matcha Latte (Starbucks Copy Cat)

This Dairy-Free Iced Matcha Latte Starbucks Copycat is rich, creamy, energizing, and takes less than 5 minutes to make! Save your money and a trip to Starbucks by making this delicious drink at home!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy Options, Japanese, Vegan
Keyword: best matcha, coffee alternative, dairy free matcha latte, green tea, healthy, homemade matcha latte, iced green tea matcha latte, matcha, starbucks, starbucks copycat
Servings: 1
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

For The Matcha Mixture

  • 1.5-2 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1/3 cup Non-Dairy Milk of Choice Or Coconut Creamer
  • 2 tsp Agave (or honey, or sweetener of choice)

Making The Latte

  • Matcha Mixture
  • 10-12 oz Non-Dairy Milk of Choice
  • Ice

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add coconut creamer or non-dairy milk of choice, matcha powder, and agave syrup. Mix well using a whisk or milk frother.
  • Add Ice to a glass and fill 75% of the glass with non-dairy milk of choice.
  • Pour in the matcha mixture and stir with a spoon or straw to combine. Enjoy!

Notes

You can double or triple the recipe and store the remaining matcha in mason jars in the fridge for up to 7 days. 

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21 comments

Jere Cassidy September 8, 2021 - 3:06 am

5 stars
This latte looks amazing and that green color is just as amazing. I was given a can of matcha so I can’t wait to try your recipe, and yes, save some money and trips to Starbucks.

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Capri Lilly September 8, 2021 - 5:18 pm

I hope you enjoy it!

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Freya September 8, 2021 - 6:01 am

5 stars
I love matcha and I love that this is dairy free!

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Kayla DiMaggio September 8, 2021 - 12:18 pm

5 stars
Yum! I love matcha! The best thing about this is that it is dairy-free!

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Oscar September 9, 2021 - 1:51 am

5 stars
I had some Joi nutmilk I got recently and once I saw this recipe I knew I need to make it. Loved the bright flavours of matcha in this latte. Definitely making it on the regular now.

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Capri Lilly September 9, 2021 - 9:23 pm

Hi Oscar! I’ve been wanting to try that nut milk. I’ll definitely check it out now. I am glad you enjoyed the matcha recipe!

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Marta September 9, 2021 - 2:22 am

5 stars
I have never tried Starbucks’ but you talked me into it, and now, I don’t have to take that ride. This was an awesome latte!

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Capri Lilly September 9, 2021 - 9:17 pm

I am so glad you like it!! Now you’ve had the best so there is no need for Starbucks ;). Thanks for leaving a review, Marta!

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Linda September 9, 2021 - 10:15 pm

5 stars
This matcha latte is so refreshing and perfect for a post-workout treat. And I’m glad I can adjust the sweetness, too!

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Capri Lilly September 9, 2021 - 11:19 pm

I am so glad you like the recipe! And having it as a post-workout treat is genius! 🙂

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Tamara Johnson September 10, 2021 - 5:46 pm

5 stars
I absolutely love this matcha latte recipe! Now I can save all my coins from buying it at the coffee shop. This recipe is spot-on for sure.

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Capri Lilly September 11, 2021 - 8:37 pm

I am so glad you enjoyed it! I am definitely here for saving your coins! Thanks for leaving a review!

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Jeri September 10, 2021 - 8:08 pm

5 stars
Loved this recipe! Your tip on mixing the matcha powder directly in the milk makes SUCH a difference! It tastes so much better, I’ve been doing it wrong for years! Going to try the matcha you use and thanks for sharing!

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Capri Lilly September 11, 2021 - 8:38 pm

I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Mixing the matcha powder directly in definitely isn’t the most traditional, but the flavor is amazing and it’s the exact way that Starbucks does it :). Thanks for leaving a review!

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Dee Moore September 12, 2021 - 12:50 am

5 stars
I’ve always had it hot, this Iced Matcha Latte was refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.

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Britney Brown September 12, 2021 - 11:09 pm

5 stars
I loved that this was dairy free! I was looking for a way to make my matcha lattes taste good without using dairy products and this recipe was sheer perfection!

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Capri Lilly September 13, 2021 - 2:03 pm

Hi Britney! I am so glad you enjoy the recipe! Thank you for leaving a comment 🙂

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Chenee September 13, 2021 - 5:51 pm

5 stars
I love the method of mixing the matcha powder with the milk! It made this latte so amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

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Capri Lilly September 14, 2021 - 7:27 am

Hi Chenee! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Jazz September 15, 2021 - 3:55 pm

5 stars
I love matcha lattes and your recipe is perfect! Using milk instead of water to mix the tea is my preference going forward.

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Capri Lilly September 15, 2021 - 6:39 pm

Hi Jazz! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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