Make a rich and creamy Frozen Matcha Latte just like your favorite coffee shop! This Dunkin’ copycat recipe blends milk, matcha green tea powder, and decadent flavor into a luscious frozen latte. It’s refreshing. It’s energizing, and the best part? It’s delicious!
Be your own barista and make frozen matcha lattes from scratch! Dunkin’s version, although just as delightful, isn’t exactly budget-friendly. Making coffeehouse copycats from scratch is a less expensive way to enjoy your favorites without breaking the bank.
The Dunkin’ version has plenty of sugar, matcha green tea blend, skim milk, and a few thickening agents. The ingredients in this recipe are similar but with the option to use sweeteners and milk that align with your dietary lifestyle (dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and low carb).
The thickening agent is the big difference between this frozen matcha latte and Dunkin’s. A pinch of xantham gum will thicken and emulsify hot and cold drinks, so they blend into a smoothie-like texture instead of slush.
Why You Should Matcha Latte Frozen
- This latte tastes just like Dunkin’ but is cheaper!
- It’s easy to modify for dietary preferences.
- It’s practically effortless. Your blender does most of the work.
- The texture and consistency are perfect, thanks to xantham gum.
A few things to keep in mind while you gather the ingredients:
- Milk – You can use regular milk or a dairy-free alternative. Oat milk blends beautifully into lattes. Almond milk, cashew milk, and soy milk are also good options.
- Matcha Powder – Matcha is a Japanese powdered green tea made by mixing green tea powder with water or milk.
- Liquid Sweetener – There’s plenty to choose from. You can use simple syrup, honey, maple syrup, or keto simple syrup (to name a few).
- Vanilla Extract – Use a quality pure vanilla extract to enhance the decadent flavors.
- Xanthan Gum – This ingredient is essential for blending frozen drinks into a smoothie-like consistency instead of a slushie.
- Ice – This wouldn’t be a frozen matcha latte without ice!
- Recommended Tools:
- High-speed electric blender – You will need a powerful blender to crush the ice and blend everything into a smooth and creamy frozen drink.
📖 How To Make Frozen Matcha Latte
1️⃣ Step One: add ingredients to a high-speed blender
Add a cup of ice and the milk to a high-speed blender. Then, pour in the matcha powder, simple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice), vanilla extract, and xanthan gum.
2️⃣ Step Two: blend ingredients
First, pulse the mixture a few times to break up the ice. Then, increase the speed to medium-high and blend into a smooth and creamy frozen matcha latte.
3️⃣ Step Three: garnish and serve
Pour your luscious frozen latte into a glass and top with whipped cream (or cold foam). Enjoy!
👉 Recipe Tips
- Quality matters – Matcha powders with a vibrant green hue are generally higher quality and better tasting. “Ceremonial blends” are budget-friendly and delicious. They run within the $15 – $25 range.
- Just a pinch of xantham gum – A little bit goes a long way, so do not use more than 1/8 teaspoon of xantham gum. Too much, and it can over-thicken drinks and make them gummy.
- Omitting the xantham gum – This is also an option, but your latte won’t be nearly as creamy. The consistency will be more similar to a convenience store slushy.
- Best enjoyed ASAP – This isn’t a good drink to make and return to when you’re thirsty. It’s the best right after it’s blended.
- Add chlorophyll – Liquid chlorophyll is the pigment extracted from plants. Feel free to add a few drops to your latte to amp up the green and nutritional benefits.
Check out the list below for dietary modifications:
- Dairy-free & vegan: Oat milk is undoubtedly the best non-dairy option, but you can use any dairy-free milk (it just won’t be quite as creamy).
- Paleo: For paleo protocols, use paleo-friendly nut milk (almond, cashew, or coconut) and unrefined sweetener (maple syrup or honey).
- Keto: Sweeten with keto simple syup and use heavy cream in place of milk.
Here are a few more tasty ways to customize:
- Flavored syrups: Get creative with flavors. Vanilla simple syrup is a great option.
- Flavored almond milk: Use strawberry almond milk instead of unflavored.
- Matcha milkshake: Replace half the ice with a half cup of vanilla ice cream.
🧊 How To Store
Storing: This drink is best enjoyed freshly blended. Any extra should be refrigerated in an airtight container and finished within 2 days. Freezing is not recommended.
They’re very similar, but typically frozen lattes are made with an espresso while frappuccinos have brewed coffee. Also, frappuccinos are always served cold, while lattes are served hot and frozen.
Matcha isn’t as caffeinated as coffee, but yes -there is caffeine in a matcha latte.
No. However, the matcha crème frappuccino® blended beverage is very similar. Starbucks also offers an iced matcha tea latte.
More Matcha Latte Recipes
Frozen Matcha Latte
- 1 High Speed Blender
- 1 cup milk regular or dairy-free (oat milk is recommended)
- 1½ teaspoons matcha powder
- 2 tablepoons simple syrup or honey, maple syrup, agave, etc.
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
- 1 cup ice
- Add the ice to a high speed blender.
- Then, pour the milk over top.
- Next, add the matcha powder, sweetener, vanilla extract, and xanthan gum.
- Pulse the blender to break up the ice.
- Then, blend on medium-high speed until a smooth and creamy frozen latte forms.
- Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream or cold foam.