This Iced Raspberry Matcha Latte has 3-ingredients plus hot water, and the results are a luxuriously sweet and creamy iced matcha latte with a burst of juicy, tart raspberry flavor with every sip.
The answer is yes if you’re wondering if matcha goes well with raspberries. These step-by-step instructions will show you how to make raspberry-infused syrup and matcha green tea to blend and create a fruity and refreshing iced matcha drink.
So, why does this iced raspberry matcha recipe work?
- The flavors. Sweet and tangy raspberries compliment the Earthy undertones in matcha perfectly.
- Versatility. You can use fresh or frozen raspberries to make the syrup.
- Non-dairy option. It’s just as delicious with creamy vegan milk alternatives.
Ready to learn how to make an iced matcha green tea latte with vibrant raspberry flavor? Let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need to make an iced matcha latte with raspberry flavor.
- Raspberry flavored syrup – It’s simple to make from scratch, but you can also use store-bought raspberry syrup (look for brands like Monin and Torani in stores or online).
- Matcha green tea powder – Quality matters! Don’t break the bank, but use quality matcha powder within budget. As a rule of thumb, the brighter green the matcha, the better quality and flavor.
- Hot water – This is for dissolving the matcha powder. If possible, use filtered or distilled water for the freshest flavor.
- Milk – Your choice! Use your go-to dairy creamer (heavy cream, half & half, whole milk, or low-fat milk). You can also use a plant-based substitution. Oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk are good options.
👉 Recommended Tools: To set yourself up for a successful iced raspberry matcha latte, 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)
1️⃣ Step One: Make raspberry syrup
First, heat your raspberries in a small saucepan until the berries begin to soften. Use a fork or wooden spoon to mash the berries and press the juices. Then, add sugar and water, and simmer over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens. Let cool.
2️⃣ Step Two: Mix matcha
Next, add matcha powder and hot water to a small bowl and whisk well to combine. Let cool slightly.
3️⃣ Step Three: Blend latte
Now for the fun part! Add the raspberry syrup, blended matcha, and milk of your choice to a cocktail shaker and shake until smooth and creamy. Alternately, you can mix your matcha latte in a tall durable container with a long-handled teaspoon.
4️⃣ Step Four: Strain
Finally, strain your drink into a tall glass filled with fresh ice and enjoy!
💭 Questions + quick tips
It’s not an official menu item but an easy special request. Simply ask for raspberry syrup in an iced matcha tea latte.
Yup! Ask your barista for an iced matcha green tea flavor with raspberry flavor shots.
Customize your refreshing raspberry matcha latte. Check out these modifications.
- Vegan – To make the best dairy-free matcha latte, use your favorite thick and creamy plant-based alternatives, like soy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, almond milk, or a non-dairy barista blend.
- Keto – Infuse this sugar-free-simple syrup with fresh or frozen raspberries and use heavy cream instead of milk.
- Use a medley of berry flavors – Raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry are perfect.
🧊 How to store
This recipe makes one 12-ounce drink. If you have extra, it can be stored and enjoyed later.
Refrigerator: Strain out the ice and store it in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Stir and pour over into fresh ice before drinking.
Freezer: It’s best enjoyed freshly made but can also be kept in a freezer-safe container (leaving room for expansion) and frozen for up to 3 months. You can either blend the frozen mixture with a high-speed blender or let it thaw in the fridge and pour it over ice.
🧋More iced matcha drinks
Looking for more specialty matcha drinks? Don’t miss these refreshing recipes.
- Frozen Matcha Latte
- Iced Blueberry Matcha Latte
- Iced Matcha Lemonade
- Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink
- Iced Blackberry Matcha Latte
- Mango Matcha Latte
- Apple-Infused Matcha Latte
Iced Raspberry Matcha Latte
- 1 Small Saucepan
- 1 small mixing bowl
- 1 matcha whisk or regular whisk
- 1 cocktail shaker
- 2 tablespoons raspberry flavored syrup
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
- 2 ounces hot water filtered or distilled
- 8 ounces milk or a non-dairy alternative
- Add fresh or frozen raspberries to a small saucepan and heat over low heat until the berries begin to burst. Use a fork or wooden spoon to mash the berries and press the juices. Then, add sugar and water, heat to a medium simmer, and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture thickens (5-10 minutes). Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Add matcha powder and hot water to a small bowl and mix with a matcha whisk (or a regular whisk) until combined. Set the matcha aside.
- Add the raspberry syrup, matcha, and milk to a cocktail shaker or tall glass, and shake or stir well until smooth and well combined.
- Strain into a tall glass with fresh ice and enjoy!