Upgrade your everyday iced matcha with a splash of homemade strawberry syrup. This Strawberry Matcha Latte is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up and fruity sweet treat -and it comes together in minutes.
Does matcha go well with strawberries? You bet! Delightfully sweet and earthy green tea matcha and strawberry syrup are the perfect combination of refined and fruity flavors. This quick and easy iced matcha latte recipe calls for simple strawberry-flavored syrup to make this signature premium coffee shop drink from the comfort of your home.
You should make this sweet and satisfying specialty matcha latte because:
- Budget-friendly. DIY iced matcha drinks offer more bang for your buck than trips to Boba Guys or Starbucks.
- Quick and easy. You’ll make a matcha latte from scratch in minutes with just 3-ingredients (+ water and ice).
- Lightly caffeinated. Matcha isn’t as caffeinated as coffee but has enough caffeine to burst energy.
- Keto & vegan modifications. It’s easy to adapt to your particular preferences.
Ready to shake up a smooth and creamy strawberry matcha latte? Let’s do it.
- Strawberry flavored syrup – Making flavor-infused simple syrups from scratch is a cinch. For complete instructions, check out this strawberry simple syrup recipe. You can use store-bought strawberry syrup or strawberry sauce as an alternative, but homemade is the best.
- Matcha green tea powder – The quality of your matcha powder will impact the flavor of the drink. A matcha powder with a vibrant green hue is generally higher quality and better tasting. A “ceremonial blend” is inexpensive and delicious. It runs within the $15 – $25 range.
- Hot water – To dilute the matcha powder into a liquid, drinkable tea.
- Milk – Adds a satiny, smooth element to the consistency of lattes. You can use cow’s milk or any dairy-free alternative (oat, coconut, almond, soy, etc.).
- Ice – This wouldn’t be an iced strawberry matcha latte without it!
➡ Recommended tools: To set yourself up for a successful homemade strawberry latte, you’ll need a matcha whisk (or regular whisk) and a cocktail shaker (or tall glass with a long handle iced tea spoon.
🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Make strawberry syrup
If you haven’t already, make your strawberry syrup. First, heat strawberries in a saucepan over low heat until they begin to burst and release juice. Use a fork or wooden spoon to mash the softened berries, pressing out the remaining juices.
Next, add sugar and water to the saucepan, bring to a medium simmer, and let cook until the sugar has fully dissolved.
2️⃣ Step Two: Dilute matcha powder
Once the syrup cools a bit, make your matcha. Add matcha powder and hot water to a small bowl and mix well with a matcha whisk (or a regular whisk).
3️⃣ Step Three: Stir and serve
Finally, put it all together! Mix the strawberry-flavored syrup, matcha, and milk in a cocktail shaker or large glass. Shake or stir well to combine, then pour into a tall glass with ice. Enjoy!
💭 Questions + quick tips
- Add cold foam – Add a cool and creamy layer of cold foam. For example, try strawberry cold foam or matcha cold foam.
- Mix flavors – Replace half of the strawberry syrup with another fruit-flavored syrup like blueberry or watermelon.
- Frozen strawberry matcha – To make a frozen version, blend the ingredients with ice in a high-speed blender. To achieve a thicker, more cohesive consistency rather than slushy, add a 1/2 teaspoon of xantham gum or blend the drink with a frozen banana instead of ice.
- Keto strawberry matcha latte – Sweeten with strawberry-flavored keto simple syrup and use heavy cream instead of milk.
- Vegan strawberry matcha latte – Oat milk is fantastic in matcha lattes, but you can use any dairy-free milk (oat milk, coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.).
Starbucks doesn’t have a strawberry matcha latte per se, but you can politely request an iced matcha latte sweetened with strawberry syrup and topped with a layer of strawberry-flavored cold foam.
Homemade makes a big difference in flavor, but you can use store-bought strawberry syrup in a pinch. Look for brands like Monin or Torani. Hershey’s strawberry syrup is also an option.
🧊 How to store
Storing: This strawberry-flavored matcha latte recipe makes one tall (~ 12 ounces) iced latte. It’s best enjoyed freshly made, but you can refrigerate extra in a covered container for up to three days. Then, stir and pour over a fresh glass of ice before serving.
Freezing: Pour extra into a freezer-safe container (leaving room for expansion) and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before serving, or blend in a high-speed blender to make a frozen strawberry matcha slushy.
🍵 More specialty matcha drinks
- Matcha Horchata
- Frozen Matcha Latte
- Matcha Turmeric Latte
- Lavender Matcha Latte
- Matcha Chai Tea Latte
- Iced Blueberry Matcha Latte
- Iced Matcha Lemonade
- Iced Pineapple Matcha
Strawberry Matcha Latte
- 1 Small Saucepan
- 1 fork or heavy wooden spoon
- 1 matcha whisk or regular whisk
- 1 cocktail shaker or tall glass & long-handled spoon
- 2 tablespoons strawberry flavored syrup see notes
- 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder
- 2 ounces hot water filtered or distilled
- 8 ounces milk cow's milk or non-dairy alternative
- ½ cup ice
- If not pre-made, make the strawberry-flavored syrup. See notes for instructions.
- Whisk matcha powder and hot water together in a small bowl with a matcha whisk (or a regular whisk).
- In a cocktail shaker or large glass, add the strawberry syrup, matcha, and milk. Then, shake or stir well to combine.
- Pour into a serving glass, add ice, and enjoy!
- To make strawberry flavored syrup: Heat strawberries in a small saucepan over low heat until they begin to burst and release juice. Use a fork or wooden spoon to mash the softened berries, pressing out the remaining juices. Next, add sugar and water to the saucepan, bring to a medium simmer, and let cook until the sugar has fully dissolved (about 5-10 minutes). Let cool before using in speciality sips.