Beverages

November 22, 2021

Iced Ginger Matcha Latte

Iced Ginger Matcha Latte

Matcha has become extremely popular over the past couple of years and for good reason! It has great health benefits and it's so versatile with it being used anywhere from lattes, desserts, to smoothies and more!

I am a huge coffee drinker but even I have my days where I'm craving a slightly different taste, or just want to change it up. For those days, that's where matcha comes in!

My favorite way to enjoy matcha is by making an Iced Ginger Matcha Latte. This is especially true during the summer when I need caffeine but want something refreshing.

What is matcha?

In the case you're not super familiar with matcha, it's a Japanese green tea powder, with matcha literally meaning powdered tea.

The difference between traditional green tea and matcha is the way it's prepared and how it tastes. You'll find that compared to traditional green tea, matcha is slightly more bitter and "grassy" in taste and the green color is way more vibrant.

You also get more health benefits given that you are drinking the actual leaves. Once the powder is whisked in hot water you get all of those antioxidants that can help reduce risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and can help boost your metabolism.

Ingredients for Iced Ginger Matcha Latte

Given the more bitter and umami flavor matcha has, it can be an acquired taste. I personally learned to like matcha by figuring out different ways to drink it and seeing which way I enjoyed the most.

I've found that adding a tiny bit of simple syrup or honey, will give you just the right amount of sweetness without losing all of that flavor matcha is known for. For this Iced Ginger Matcha Latte we like to use the following:

  • Matcha powder: Quick note here to make sure you do some research on which matcha powder to buy as I highly suggest getting a good, high quality one.
  • Milk of choice: I personally am on the oatmilk train!
  • Ginger simple syrup: For added sweetness and spice.
  • Hot water: To dissolve the matcha powder.
  • Heavy cream: Totally optional but I always love adding a cold foam on top!

Tips for making the best iced matcha latte

Making an Iced Ginger Matcha Latte is so simple to make at home and will definitely save you future trips to the coffee shop!

  1. Put a a few teaspoons of matcha powder in a bowl and add a little bit of hot water.
  2. Whisk vigorously until the matcha has dissolved and a sort of foam has been created (I highly recommend a matcha whisk for this!).
  3. Grab your glass, add some ice, pour your milk of choice, a splash of the ginger simple syrup and lastly, pour in the matcha. Pure happiness!
  4. This fourth step is totally optional but I'm really loving adding cold foam to my iced drinks so I create a ginger cold foam to just top it off.

Enjoy this latte! Best served on a hot summer day.

Cheers!

Iced Ginger Matcha Latte

An easy, at home Iced Ginger Matcha Latte for when you're craving a little pick me up! This Iced Matcha Latte features a ginger simple syrup for the perfect amount of sweetness and additional spice.

Author:

Alejandra Diaz del Valle

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

serves:

1

Ingredients

For the Iced Ginger Matcha Latte

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • Ice
  • Milk of choice
  • Ginger simple syrup

For the Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh, peeled and chopped ginger

Instructions

Making the Iced Ginger Matcha Latte

  1. In a bowl, add the the matcha green tea powder and then add a little bit of water.
  2. Whisk vigorously side-to-side, just enough to form a paste.
  3. Add a little bit more water and continue to whisk until the matcha has dissolved and a sort of foam has been created.
  4. Grab your glass, add some ice, pour your milk of choice about 3/4 of the way full, and add a splash of the ginger simple syrup to taste.
  5. Pour the matcha, stir and enjoy!

Making the Ginger Simple Syrup

  1. Bring the sugar and a water to a simmer.
  2. Add the ginger and bring it back up to a slow simmer and continue to simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let it sit for five minutes.
  4. Strain off the ginger and use chilled.

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