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!
Does matcha match with blackberries? 🤔 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!
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.
👉 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).
🥣 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.
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.
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!
💭 Questions + quick tips
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.”
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.
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.
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 Reàl 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.
🧋More iced matcha drinks
While you’re here, don’t miss these other fruity iced matcha drinks.
- Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink
- Iced Matcha Lemonade
- Iced Blueberry Matcha Latte
- Iced Raspberry Matcha Latte
- Apple Matcha Latte
Blackberry Matcha Latte
- 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
- 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
- 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.