This keto matcha green tea latte is a great alternative to ice coffee. It's a refreshing low-carb drink that's low in calories and has less than 1 gram carb!
I used to be a heavy coffee drinker, but recently cut back to only one cup per day. Some days, I try to go without, but I have a hard time going in the morning without it.
One of my favorite summer drinks has always been iced coffee. I would just brew a large pot of strong coffee and keep it in the fridge.
Then, when I wanted a slightly sweet refreshment, I'd pour a cup over ice and heavy cream. For flavor and sweetness, I'd use either a sugar free coffee syrup or flavored stevia.
An alternative to ice coffee
Now that the summer weather is starting to hit Southern New England, I needed a cold brew to replace my iced coffee.
Well, I've found that new beverage. It's a delicious iced keto matcha green tea latte. And, it whips up in a minute with only 3 ingredients! How great is that?
You may have seen the green tea latte at Starbucks. That drink is made with milk and a matcha tea blend that's high in sugar.
If you look at the nutrition info for the Grande 16oz with 2% milk, it packs in 34 grams of carbs with only 1 gram of fiber. That's way to many carbs to be drinking!
Since it can be tough to order keto at Starbucks, it's better to make your favorite drinks at home.
What is a green tea latte?
A latte is traditionally a hot coffee beverage that's made with steamed milk. But for an iced latte, there's no need to use heated milk.
For this easy homemade iced keto matcha latte, the coffee is replaced with green tea powder. A little vanilla sweetener is also added to enhance the flavor.
Why use matcha?
I've made traditional Matcha tea before and just love it. So, I was excited to give this powder a try in a creamy cold drink.
The weather has been pretty hot the last couple weeks, so it was the perfect time to test out an iced matcha green tea latte recipe. The quick beverage was perfect for hot day!
There's a lot of other things you can make with matcha powder. You can also add a little to baked goods, low carb smoothies, mixed drinks, keto protein balls, ice cream, yogurt, and so much more!
Have you tried matcha? Do you use it regularly? What's your favorite way to use it? I haven't really experimented with the powder much in recipes, but I love to drink traditional hot matcha tea.
How to make an iced keto matcha latte
For this recipe, I started with a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. If you're allergic to nuts, you could try using vanilla flavored coconut milk.
You just add a teaspoon of matcha powder and sweetener. I used 5 drops Vanilla Creme Sweetleaf Drops as the sweetener which also adds a bit more vanilla flavor.
You could use a teaspoon of granular sweetener like Swerve or Sukrin instead and add vanilla extract if needed.
To make the latte, I put everything in my NutriBullet. You could just put it all in a container and shake it up if you don't have a blender.
If you haven't tried matcha, you really should. It has a lot of health benefits. I also love it's cool green color.
At first, I thought it was too expensive. But, if you consider the cost of making your own green tea latte versus buying one at the coffee shop, you'll save a bundle.
Other drinks to try
Want to try some other refreshing keto drinks to cook off in summer? The following are some of my favorite recipes.
- Raspberry Limeade Keto Mocktail takes only a minute or two to make for a fruity sparkling non-alcoholic cocktail.
- Cucumber Mint Water adds delicious flavor to plain water without unwanted calories and carbs.
- Keto Lemonade gives you the fresh squeezed taste you love without all the added sugar.
- Coconut Milk Smoothie with strawberries is the perfect morning treat for your daily commute.
- My Keto Milkshake combines chocolate and peanut butter into a creamy dairy-free shake.
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Iced Keto Matcha Green Tea Latte
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk (in carton)
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder 2g
- 5 vanilla stevia drops
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until matcha powder is fully dissolved.
- Pour over ice and enjoy.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 252 [calories] => 36 [carbohydrates] => 0.8 [protein] => 1.6 [fat] => 2.5 [saturated_fat] => 0 [cholesterol] => 0 [sodium] => 110 [potassium] => 170 [fiber] => 0.8 [sugar] => 0 [vitamin_a] => 500 [vitamin_c] => 0 [calcium] => 450 [iron] => 0.7 )
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First Published: June 6, 2016... Last Updated April 26, 2020
Yummy cold matcha drink! I used a few drops of vanilla extract and two packets of regular Stevia for sweetener. ????????
Can you use vanilla extract instead of the vanilla stevia if you don’t have it?
You can but you may want to add in some sweetener.
How much vanilla extract and then how much stevia would you recommend?
Just a splash of vanilla along with 5 drops of unflavored stevia (or a serving size of whatever stevia you have).
Love this! I'm not too familiar with matcha, Is it okay to pre make a batch to use for the week?
You can, but it may need to be shaken before serving.
Can you use heavy whipping cream, would it blend well in the nutri bullet?
You can and it will!
Thanks for sharing your recipe. It looks so delicious. I pinned it on Pinterest. The image looks so yummy. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing!
I have not been a fan of matcha until I tried your recipe. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much for sharing.
You're welcome Connie! The matcha does blend well with a low carb milk.
I don't see a carb count - just fiber and sugar under the sodium. Am I missing something? Anyway, looks really yummy and simple! I can't wait to try.
The carbs are all fiber. I recalculated and added the missing info.
Fiber is a Carb which is why it is under the Carbohydrates label. It's the only carb in this drink with a total of 0.8g.
What almond milk brand do you use?
I use any unsweetened almond milk. The ALDI brand is what I usually use.
I only recently began drinking matcha through a tea company I'm a part of. I love it and all the health benefits it gives me!
It is a much healthier alternative to coffee.
Maya | Wholesome Yum
I'm totally obsessed with lattes, so this is right up my alley. I've never tried matcha before, but really need to. I heard it offers metabolic boost too, have you noticed that at all?
You'll love matcha Maya! It does seem to give a little boost in energy and metabolism. 🙂
Hi Lisa ,
I drink green tea daily - it is so good and healthy for me ( I have hypoglycemia)
I've had the Starbucks Green Tea Latte. First time I tried one was my free birthday drink.
Initial sip - bleh! I thought I was drinking somebody's lawn. Half way through, not so bad - all that whip cream helped. By the bottom of the cup I was licking the straw and rim of the cup - I wanted more! But not at those nutritional levels
This recipe is a blessing! I can mix it up and head out the door, happy with a good start to my day. Thank you!
My first taste of matcha was that it was too grassy. The vanilla almond milk and vanilla stevia really improve the flavor.
Kim | Low Carb Maven
This looks so tasty. I like matcha and use it in drinks, smoothies and baking.
You'd love this matcha latte Kim! It's a great drink for summer.