This Iced Matcha Latte is earthy and floral, thanks to a sweet lavender honey. Refreshing and slightly sweet, it’s the perfect iced drink to sip on a warm summer day.
I recently wrote an article for Healthline on relaxing ‘milks,’ which praised matcha and its many health benefits.
Which made me realize… I do not have enough matcha recipes on the blog.
Time to fix that.
Let me introduce you to this slightly sweet, flawlessly floral Iced Matcha Latte with Lavender Honey. This iced matcha latte works for so many reasons. Matcha itself is earthy and aromatic, which complements lavender lovely. Lavender’s favorite partner-in-crime, honey, sweetens this latte just enough and plays on the nutty, botanic notes.
To make an iced matcha latte, you can simply blend matcha with your milk of choice (dairy, almond, hazelnut, or coconut works great). No need to warm the milk or dissolve the matcha, a high-speed blender will work just fine.
Pour over ice and enjoy.
That’s the basics of it. But, of course, there’s plenty of room for some fun.
We all know that when it comes to iced lattes, a simple syrup is where it’s at. A simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar that’s brought to a boil. The syrup stays in liquid form and is great for sweetening iced drinks since there’s no need for the syrup to dissolve.
A simple syrup is also my favorite way to sneak in additional flavors. For this iced matcha latte, I make a honey and lavender-infused syrup. The sky’s the limit, though. You could replace the lavender with dried hibiscus, vanilla bean, citrus zest (orange works lovely), herbs (try mint!), cinnamon sticks, or anything you’d like.
Experiment with your favorite flavors and enjoy the many health benefits of matcha. Here are just some of those benefits:
Matcha is rich in antioxidants that can help prevent free-radical damage and chronic disease.
Matcha has been proven to enhance brain function, attention, and memory.
Matcha contains L-theanine, which raises serotonin, GABA, and dopamine levels. This can benefit sleep quality, help you relax, and relieve anxiety.
Matcha has a positive effect on metabolism and can help in the maintenance of a healthy weight.
Matcha contains amino acids, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.
Matcha is delicious! (Especially in iced form.)
- Click the link above for the recipe.
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 2 cups unsweetened milk of choice (I recommend almond here)
- 2 tablespoons lavender honey
- Make the syrup. Click the link above for the recipe. The syrup will keep several weeks.
- For the lattes, blend the matcha powder, milk, and lavender honey in a high-speed blender until combined. Pour over ice, and enjoy!