Iced matcha oat milk latte topped with blended strawberry sweet cream makes for a fruity twist on your favourite matcha latte
This strawberry matcha latte might be the prettiest matcha drink I've ever made with its two-tone green and pink layers. I could never say no to a pink matcha latte. So. Cute.
I've seen this drink being ordered at Starbucks (if you're interested, order an "iced matcha latte with sweet cream and strawberry puree blended into the sweet cream") and it looks simply beautiful. If you love any kind of matcha drink, this is how to make something similar at home.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Matcha - I always, always suggest using ceremonial grade matcha powder in drinks. You can use culinary grade matcha powder but it is less concentrated and the flavour and colour is completely different. Ceremonial grade matcha is deep, vivid green in colour and much more aromatic and naturally fresher and sweeter in taste.
- Milk - You can use dairy milk, plant-based milks, or nut milks. My personal preference is oat milk because it's slightly thicker and slightly naturally sweet which makes a creamy latte and the flavour goes so well with matcha.
- Sweetener - Liquid sweeteners like agave nectar, honey, and simple syrup work best with matcha because they mix together easily. You can definitely also use granulated sugar but just make sure it dissolves thoroughly. Adjust the sweetness level to your tastes.
- Strawberries - You can use fresh or frozen strawberries - both work perfectly. If using frozen, let them thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for 30 mins to 1 hour before blending.
- Heavy cream - The heavy cream in the strawberry sweet cream really makes a difference in the consistency of the cream. The addition of the extra bit of regular milk prevents it from turning into whipped cream when blended. For a plant-based alternative, you can use canned coconut milk or regular plant-based milk and froth it well in the blender.
How to make a strawberry matcha latte
In a small bowl, sift in matcha powder. Pour in hot water and whisk vigorously with a bamboo whisk or milk frother until slightly foamy on top. Stir in your sweetener while it's still warm.
Fill a glass about ¾ full with ice. Pour in milk and matcha. Stir to combine.
In a small bullet blender, blend together strawberries, heavy cream, milk, and sweetener for 5-10 seconds until the consistency resembles melted ice cream.
Pour on top of the matcha latte and give it a gentle stir to blend the layers into a gradient.
Other matcha recipes to try
- Whipped Matcha Latte
- Matcha Cream Puffs
- Matcha Mille Crepe Cake
- Matcha White Chocolate Cookies
- No-Bake Matcha Cheesecake