Blackberry Matcha Latte

This fresh and flavorful Blackberry Matcha Latte is made with just 3-ingredients plus hot water. You’ll make a tart, sweet, and silky smooth iced matcha that delivers a blast of juicy blackberry flavor with every sip -at a fraction of the coffeeshop cost!

a glass of blackberry matcha latte on a white table with fresh blackberries

Does matcha match with blackberries? πŸ€” Absolutely! This easy-to-follow homemade iced matcha latte recipe blends tart and tangy blackberry-infused syrup with a luxurious matcha green tea blend.

This DIY iced matcha drink comes together quickly with simple ingredients. The matcha adds a caffeine boost, making this specialty sip perfect in the morning or when you need an afternoon pick-me-up.

So why should you make this thirst-quenching beverage? Here are the highlights:

  • Budget-friendly. A grande Starbucks matcha latte is around $4. Making your own flavored iced matcha lattes is much more cost-effective.
  • Quick and easy. After making the blackberry syrup, it takes less than a minute to assemble the rest of the drink.
  • The flavors. Sweet, tart, and tangy blackberries pair perfectly with earthy matcha undertones.
  • Flexible. You can make this without dairy, add more flavors, and enjoy it hot if you like!

So are you ready to become your barista and shake up a blackberry-licious matcha green tea latte like the pros? Let’s get started!

🍡 Ingredients

Here are a few notes to keep in mind while you gather what you’ll need for an iced matcha latte with blackberry flavor.

  • Blackberry flavored syrup – It’s easy to make from scratch with fresh or frozen blackberries, sugar, and water, but you can also use a store-bought bottle of blackberry syrup. See below for recommendations.
  • Matcha green tea powder – The quality of your matcha powder batters, but it doesn’t need to be crazy expensive. Look for a bright green ceremonial blend within budget.
  • Hot water – This is for dissolving the matcha powder. For the purest flavor, use filtered or distilled water.
  • Milk – Anything goes! You can add your favorite dairy creamer like heavy cream, half & half, whole milk, or low-fat milk. Or plant-based alternatives like soy, oat, almond, and coconut milk are good options.

πŸ‘‰ Recommended Tools: Before getting started, gather your equipment. You’ll need measuring cups and spoons, a matcha whisk (or regular whisk), and a cocktail shaker (or tall durable glass and a long handle iced tea spoon).

blackberry syrup, matcha powder, and milk on a table for blackberry matcha lattes on a white table

πŸ₯£ How to make (step-by-step photos)

These step-by-step instructions will show you how to shake up an iced matcha latte with homemade blackberry-flavored syrup.

1️⃣ Step One: Juice blackberries

First, heat your blackberries in a small saucepan over low heat until they begin to burst and release their juices. Next, use a fork or wooden spoon to mash them and press out as much liquid as possible as they cook. Then, strain the smashed berries in a sieve once or twice to remove the pulp.

blackberries, sugar, and water in a small white sauce pan

2️⃣ Step Two: Make blackberry syrup

Next, add the blackberry juice, sugar, and water to the saucepan, bring to a medium simmer, and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture thickens into a syrup. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

a glass bottle of blackberry-infused simple syrup on a white table

3️⃣ Step Three: Make matcha

Add the matcha powder and hot water to a small bowl and mix well with a matcha whisk (or a regular whisk will do).

4️⃣ Step Four: Shake or stir to combine

In a cocktail shaker or large glass, shake or stir the blackberry syrup, dissolved matcha, and milk until smooth and combined. Then, pour the mixture into a tall glass with ice and enjoy!

a matcha latte with blackberry syrup in a glass on a table with fresh blackberries

πŸ’­ Questions + quick tips

Does Starbucks offer blackberry-flavored matcha lattes?

To our knowledge, Starbucks does not carry blackberry-flavored syrup for drinks. Instead, request your iced matcha tea latte with the “berry refresher base” and “freeze-dried blackberries.”

What does a blackberry matcha latte taste like?

The dynamic blend of sweet and earthy flavors in a standard matcha latte is elevated with invigorating blackberry flavor, making a delightfully sweet, tart, and berry-flavored iced beverage.

Which is the best matcha green tea powder?

Typically, a matcha powder with a rich green hue is higher quality and, therefore, better tasting. For a budget-friendly and great-tasting matcha, look for a “ceremonial blend” within the $15 – $25 price range.

πŸ”€ Variations

There are a bunch of ways to personalize your iced matcha latte! Check out these customization ideas:

  • Sugar-free & keto – Cook down and mash fresh or frozen blackberries to make blackberry juice. Then, use the juice to infuse this sugar-free simple syrup recipe with blackberry flavor. As for the milk, heavy cream makes lattes thick and creamy without adding extra carbs and sugar.
  • Dairy-free & vegan – Matcha lattes made with plant-based milk instead of dairy milk are just as delicious. You can use soy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, almond milk, or a non-dairy barista blend.
  • Flavor enhancements – Use a blend of bright berry flavors. Replace half of the blackberry syrup with raspberry, strawberry, or blueberry-infused syrup. Likewise, vanilla, brown sugar, and thyme-spiced syrups pair well with blackberry.
  • Store-bought blackberry syrup – Making blackberry flavored syrup from scratch is super simple, but you can also use a ready-made flavored syrup. Brands like Monin, Torani, and ReΓ l are good options.

🧊 How to store

This recipe yields one 12-ounce drink. See below for storage recommendations if you have extra:

Refrigerator: Strain out the ice and store just the liquid in a well-sealed container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Stir and pour over fresh ice before drinking.

Freezer: This drink is best enjoyed freshly prepared, but you can freeze extra in a freezer-safe container (leaving room for expansion) for up to 3 months. When ready to drink, blend the frozen mixture in a high-speed blender, or let it thaw in the fridge, then serve with fresh ice.

a close up photo of a green matcha iced latte with blackberry syrup and two blackberries as garnish on top

πŸ§‹More iced matcha drinks

While you’re here, don’t miss these other fruity iced matcha drinks.

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Blackberry Matcha Latte

A Blissful Sip
This refreshing Blackberry Matcha Latte is made with just 3-ingredients plus hot water. The results are a tart, sweet, and silky smooth iced matcha that delivers a blast of juicy blackberry flavor with every sip.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Syrup Cooling Time 15 mins
Total 30 mins
Course Lattes, Specialty Drinks, Tea Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 servings
Calories 289 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Small Saucepan
  • 1 fine mesh sieve
  • 1 glass jar or bottle for storing extra blackberry syrup
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 matcha whisk or regular whisk
  • 1 cocktail shaker or tall glass and a long-handle iced tea spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons blackberry flavored syrup
  • 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 2 ounces hot water filtered or distilled
  • 8 ounces milk or dairy-free alternative
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions
 

  • Juice blackberries: Gently heat the blackberries in a small saucepan over low heat until they begin to burst and release their juices. While the berries cook, use a fork or wooden spoon to mash them and press out as much juice as possible. Then, pour the smashed berries through a sieve once or twice to remove the pulp.
  • Make blackberry simple syrup: Next, add blackberry juice, sugar, and water to the saucepan, bring to a medium simmer, and cook until the sugar has fully dissolved and the mixture thickens (about 5-10 minutes). Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Make matcha: Add matcha powder and hot water to a small bowl and mix well with a matcha whisk (or a regular whisk will do).
  • Mix drink ingredients: In a cocktail shaker or large glass, shake or stir the blackberry syrup, prepared matcha, and milk until well combined. Then, add ice and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingsCalories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 15gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 365mgSugar: 40gVitamin A: 1117IUCalcium: 289mgIron: 4mg
Keywords blackberry iced tea, blackberry matcha, blackberry syrup for tea
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