Upgrade your everyday iced matcha with a splash of apple simple syrup. This Apple Matcha Latte is the perfect fruity sweet treat -and it comes together in minutes. The results are a sweet, tart, crisp, and creamy iced matcha that delivers a blast of fall flavor with every blissful sip!
Be your barista and make your iced matcha lattes from scratch, starting with this delicious apple matcha latte. Delightfully sweet and earthy green tea matcha and apple syrup are an incredible flavor duo!
With these easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll learn how to make an iced apple matcha latte from the comfort of your kitchen in a matter of minutes! This recipe blends matcha green tea, apple simple syrup, and your choice of milk into a creamy matcha latte refined with crisp autumn apple flavor.
Before we jump into the details, here are the highlights of this apple latte:
- It’s quick and concise. Making this latte from scratch is faster than putting in a complicated coffee shop order.
- It’s delicious. Crisp, tart, and sweet apple flavor compliments the Earthy notes in matcha perfectly.
- It’s dairy-free. Of course, you can make it with milk, but it’s just as delicious with creamy vegan milk alternatives.
- It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Matcha isn’t as caffeinated as coffee but has enough caffeine for a quick boost of energy.
Ready to shake (or stir 🙂) up a smooth and creamy apple matcha latte? Let’s get started.
Prepared matcha green tea + milk + fruit flavored simple syrup = the foolproof formal for fruity matcha lattes. Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun fall fruit flavor:
Apple simple syrup – DIY simple syrups are a great way to breathe new life into your everyday matcha lattes. You can purchase apple syrup in stores and online, but homemade is the best so give our Homemade Apple Syrup a try. Monin brand makes “Apple,” “Candy Apple,” “Granny Smith Apple,” and “Caramel Apple” flavored syrups.
Matcha green tea powder + hot water – Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan loaded with health benefits. It is made by mixing green tea powder with hot water or milk. For this recipe, you’ll need hot water to dissolve the matcha.
Milk – Your choice! Use your go-to dairy creamer (heavy cream, half & half, whole milk, or low-fat milk). Alternately, make a vegan apple matcha latte using one of these plant-based substitutions.
- Soy milk gives an extra protein boost.
- Coconut milk is thick and creamy, with a subtle tropical flavor.
- Cashew milk has a rich, nutty flavor with a thick consistency.
- Oat Milk, a barista favorite, is undoubtedly the creamiest. It froths beautifully in matcha lattes.
- Almond Milk has a subtle nuttiness and a thinner texture.
👉 Recommended Tools: Before getting started, make sure you have your equipment ready. You’ll need measuring cups and spoons, a matcha whisk (or regular whisk), and a cocktail shaker or a tall durable glass with a long handle iced tea spoon).
🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Make apple simple syrup
In a small pot, bring sugar, apple juice, and water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer, and cook until the sugar has fully dissolved and the liquid thickens to a syrup (about 5-10 minutes). Remove from the heat, let cool, and store in a glass container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
2️⃣ Step Two: Make the matcha
Add matcha powder and hot water to a small bowl and mix well with a matcha whisk (or a regular whisk will do). Set aside.
3️⃣ Step Three: Mix drink ingredients
In a cocktail shaker or tall glass, shake or stir the apple syrup, prepared matcha, and milk until well combined. Pour over ice and enjoy!
💭 FAQs + quick tips
A matcha green tea powder with a vibrant green hue usually is better quality and better tasting. For a budget-friendly and great-tasting matcha, we recommend a “ceremonial blend,” which is generally within the $15 – $25 price range.
Matcha green tea isn’t as intensely caffeinated as coffee, but it does contain some -so yes, there is caffeine in this matcha latte.
Sure! To make a frozen version, blend the ingredients with ice in a high-speed blender. Then, to create a thicker, more smoothie-like consistency rather than slushy, add a 1/2 teaspoon of xantham gum or blend the drink with a frozen banana instead of ice.
Cold foam! Add a delightfully creamy layer of regular cold foam or matcha cold foam. You can also use liquid chlorophyll, the pigment extracted from plants. Feel free to add a few drops to your latte to amp up the green and nutritional benefits
Keto apple matcha latte: Make this keto simple syrup but add apple juice to the saucepan. As for the milk, heavy cream makes lattes thick and creamy without adding any carbs and sugar.
Spiced apple cider latte: Play up the fall flavors and give your apple matcha latte a spiced element with a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice.
Apple-sage latte: Stir 1 to 2 tablespoons of sage simple syrup to enrich the drink with a pleasant, herbaceous flavor.
Apple matcha milkshake: Replace half the ice with half a cup of vanilla ice cream.
🧊 How to store
This recipe makes one tall (~ 12 ounces) iced latte, so you will likely not have any extra, but if you do, it can be stored later.
Storage: Once cooled to room temperature, pour the latte into a glass container with a tight-fitting lid. If iced, strain the liquid from the ice first. Store in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Before serving, give the drink a good whisk to froth everything back together, then pour over a fresh glass of ice.
Freezer Storage: Another option is freezing the matcha in ice cube trays. Then, you can use the cubes to chill future iced matcha drinks.
🧋More specialty matcha drinks
Looking for more ways to use matcha green tea powder? We’ve got you covered.
- Blackberry Matcha Latte
- Raspberry Matcha Latte
- Blueberry Matcha Latte
- Iced Matcha Lemonade
- Pineapple Matcha Drink
- Strawberry Matcha Latte
- Matcha Turmeric Latte
- Matcha Chai Tea Latte
Apple Matcha Latte
- 1 Small Saucepan
- 1 glass jar or bottle for storing extra apply simple syrup
- 1 small mixing bowl
- 1 matcha whisk or regular whisk
- 1 cocktail shaker or tall glass and a long-handle iced tea spoon
- 2 tablespoons apple simple syrup
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
- 2 ounces hot water
- 8 ounces milk or non-dairy milk alternative
- Make apple simple syrup: In a small pot, bring sugar, apple juice, and water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer, and cook until the sugar has fully dissolved and the liquid thickens to a syrup (about 5-10 minutes). Remove from the heat, let cool, and store in a glass container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Make the matcha: Add matcha powder and hot water to a small bowl and mix well with a matcha whisk (or a regular whisk will do). Set aside.
- Mix drink ingredients: In a cocktail shaker or tall glass, shake or stir the apple syrup, prepared matcha, and milk until well combined. Serve over ice and enjoy.