Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe

Vicky Wasik

Why This Recipe Works

  • We tested multiple mixing methods, including a traditional bamboo matcha whisk, an immersion blender, and vigorous shaking, to determine which makes the frothiest cup.
  • A ratio of 2 teaspoons matcha to 8 ounces water produces a light, refreshing, yet flavorful cup (though, of course, you can change it to your taste).

Iced matcha green tea is a refreshing summer beverage, but it's best when there's a nice frothy head on the brew. We tested multiple mixing methods to find the one that produces the most ample and stable foam.

Recipe Details

Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe

Active 2 mins
Total 2 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 2 teaspoons (6g) Japanese matcha green tea (see note)

  • 8 ounces (235ml) cold water


  1. In a cocktail shaker or sealable plastic container, combine matcha and water, seal tightly, then shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Pour into a bowl or large mug with ice and serve.


Japanese matcha tea is a talc-like powder made from finely ground green tea leaves; it comes in many grades and quality levels, with prices to match. Choose the most affordable one you can find that you like for this casual-drinking application. We settled on a ratio of 2 teaspoons matcha per 8 ounces of water, but feel free to adjust for a stronger or lighter result, depending on your taste. (Note, though, that the less tea you use, the more difficult it will be to form a stable foam.)

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)