Copycat Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

April 17 , 2017 by: Jessica Pinney Drinks

This copycat recipe shows you how to make your own Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte at home with just three ingredients.

I love this drink sooooooo matcha.

Okay, that’s it for the matcha puns. I promise!

I’m a simple gal when it comes to my caffeine drinks and generally not a lover of crazy coffee drinks or over the top Starbucks creations.

However, I fell in love with this drink many years ago when I worked for a production company here in Los Angeles. I’ve never been able to shake my love for it.

Make Starbucks Matcha Iced Latte at home with this recipe.

These days I make it at home several times per week.

It’s super easy to make and all you need is milk (whichever kind you prefer), matcha powder, and vanilla syrup.

I make mine a little fancy by using this vanilla bean simple syrup. Starbucks uses this vanilla syrup.


I personally prefer the caffeine buzz I get from matcha versus coffee. No jitters and I’m more focused. Some people even use it as a dietary aide because it suppresses your appetite.

To mix the green tea latte, I like to use my handheld milk frother. It is hands done one of my favorite kitchen tools that cost less than $10. I also used it to make my Lucky Charms Cereal Milk Latte.

If you don’t have one, mixing with a regular ol’ spoon works great.

Update: I’m adding a few tips and techniques that can help you make your Matcha lump free!

How To Make Matcha Without Lumps

  • Sift your matcha powder with a food sifter
  • Whisk dry powder in your cup before adding any liquid
  • Use a matcha whisk
  • Use an Electric Whisk/Milk Frother
  • Whisk matcha powder with a little bit of warm or hot water to dissolve before adding any more liquid

If you like this Iced Matcha Latte, please check out my Matcha Espresso Fusion recipe.


Copycat Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1


  • 1 Cup Milk (Cow, Almond, Coconut..your choice)
  • 1-2 Tsp Matcha
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Syrup (I use this one, Starbucks uses this one)
  • 1 Cup Ice


  1. Place milk, matcha powder, and vanilla syrup together in a cup.
  2. Mix well with a regular spoon or a milk frother.
  3. Once well combined, add ice.
  4. Enjoy!

Other Matcha Recipes:

Matcha Gummy Bears

Copycat Starbucks Matcha Espresso Fusion

Starbucks Iced Matcha Latte Recipe


  • I can’t have matcha but my hubby loves these lattes! I can’t wait to share it with him.

  • I adore a good matcha latte! These look fantastic!

  • Either I did this wrong somehow or this is better done in a small blender or with the milk frother. With just a spoon alone I’m getting too many bits of matcha. Still a delicious drink though.

  • Sorry you had trouble, Tyler. I just updated the post with a few tips to help you make your matcha lump free next time.

  • Ok to use a blender for this, my all time fave….

  • Absolutely! That makes it super easy. Hope you enjoy it!

  • I thought Matcha had to be brewed first to reap the antioxidant benefits?

  • I used a small metal wisk. You get too many clumps if you use a spoon.

  • I have to say that we never use vanilla syrup (unless you ask). We used to use simple syrup to make our lattes, but the company updated the recipe of the matcha powder, making it more sweeter. Thus, we opted out on using syrup to make the lattes because of the sugar crystals mixed in to the matcha powder. Only the green tea frappuccinos include simple syrup because it gets watered down eventually from the ice.

  • İ love matcha in many way. İ use it for dessert or cake.. and your iced matcha latte now is on my list to make it asap 🙂

  • This is the best. I love matcha lattes. I put mine in a 16oz. Mason jar. I add all ingredients even the ice, then I shake the mason jar. With the lid screwed on tight, of course. Usually a minute of shaking works. Any bits of matcha that don’t get incorporated will sink to the bottom, then you could just shake them up again. I drink it straight from the mason jar.

  • I agree, hands DOWN this is as good as the best iced coffee!

  • Can I use a handheld immersion blender?

  • I used to drink matcha lattes when I lived in Japan! So good! I have never made them myself, though. I don’t know what I am waiting for, because they are so good!

  • Sooo good!

  • Can you just use vanilla extract instead of vanilla syrup and if so how much?

  • No, they’re not the same thing. I would just use another liquid sweetener such as honey or agave.

  • I bought some Macha because I wanted to start getting the benefits of Green Tea and I don’t really care much for tea. Anyway, I bought a jar of it and was immediately turned off because of the smell, so I got some empty capsules to fill. I was searching for recipes and found this. LOVE it. Now I can drink it!!!
    Thank you! I may try it with peppermint syrup.

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