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Easy Dirty Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

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This refreshing drink is a glorious mixture of 3 simple ingredients: matcha green tea powder, cold foamed milk and espresso. Serve it over ice and watch the gorgeous layers combine! Here’s how to make this yummy dirty iced matcha latte recipe.

I loved iced coffees in the Spring & Summer time, and this play on an iced matcha drink is as yummy as it is beautiful. You’ll get the grassy notes of the matcha mixed with the rich caramel notes of espresso, and the ice and milk makes it all taste creamy and refreshing. You can pull your espresso shot with a Nespresso machine or an espresso machine. Foam the milk with a hand-held frother, or use an Aeroccino. This recipe is such a delicious drink that’s easy to make in the comfort of your own home.

Looking for my favourite warm matcha latte recipe? Click right here!

What is matcha powder?

Matcha is a fine powder made from green tea leaves and it’s often made into tea. It has a slightly bitter taste. It’s high in antioxidants and contains fiber, so it’s a great choice for a healthy drink.

There are two grades of matcha: ceremonial grade matcha and culinary grade matcha. The ceremonial kind is more expensive – it’s made from young tea leaves and has a mellow flavour. My favourite matcha is this one. It’s a high quality matcha powder, it’s not as pricey as ceremonial-grade matcha, and I love the taste.

Brew the espresso

Begin by pulling two shots of espresso. You can use an espresso machine with fresh coffee beans, a Nespresso machine with your preferred pod, or mix 1 tablespoon of instant coffee with ¼ cup of hot water for a similar taste without specialized equipment.

Blend the matcha powder

Next, place 2 teaspoons of matcha powder into a drinking glass, and pour 2 tablespoons of warm water over top. Blend it together with a hand-held battery operated whisk, bamboo whisk, or a frother to create a matcha paste.

Add the ice

It’s time to add ice to the matcha mixture! Fill the glass about ⅔ full with ice cubes.

Top with cold foamed milk

Foam some cold milk by using a hand-held frother or the Nespresso Aeroccino. Pour it into the glass over the matcha. You can use dairy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or your favourite kind of plant-based milk.

Pour the espresso

Finally, pour the espresso shots over the milk and watch it cascade down through the milk, ice and bright green matcha. It’s so pretty!

To finish, simply add a straw to your glass, give your drink a gentle stir, and savor the refreshing taste of your homemade dirty, creamy iced matcha latte – perfect for a hot summer’s day.

You can find the beer can glass I used right here, and the glass straw is here.

Tasty Variations:

  • This green tea latte recipe has no added sugar, but you could add 2 tsp of maple syrup, simple syrup, or honey to the bottom of the glass to sweeten your dirty iced matcha latte
  • Make a hot dirty matcha latte by skipping the ice, heating and foaming the milk, and then topping with hot espresso

Easy Dirty Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

Christina Dennis
This refreshing drink is a glorious mixture of matcha green tea powder, cold foamed milk and espresso. Serve it over ice and watch the gorgeous layers combine! Here's how to make a dirty iced matcha latte.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Calories 91 kcal


  • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 shots espresso


  • Pull the double espresso shot with a Nespresso machine or espresso machine.
  • Place the matcha powder in a glass, pour the hot water over the powder and blend with a hand held frother or a whisk.
  • Pour the ice into the glass, and then foam the cold milk with an Aeroccino or a hand-held frother.
  • Pour the cold foamed milk into the glass, and then pour the espresso over the foamed milk.


  • This recipe is unsweetened, but if you want it sweeter add 2 tsp of maple syrup or honey to the bottom of the glass before adding the rest of the ingredients.


Calories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 252mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 398IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 1mg

These nutrition values are estimates only. Read my full nutrition disclaimer here.

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