Even though I love coffee, there are times when I want to have something different that can energize me.
This Matcha Frappuccino is something that I love making and having every once in a while, so I decided to share its recipe.
In this post, I will show you how to make a green tea Matcha blended drink with ease.
If you like Starbucks’ Matcha frappuccinos, you will definitely love the taste of this homemade beverage, seen in the photo below:
Before we start, you should know that the Matcha Frappuccino described in this recipe contains 300 calories.
When it comes to its caffeine content, it depends on the type of matcha powder you use.
If you use the amount I recommend, your Matcha blended frappe will contain between 35 mg and 70 mg of caffeine.
Related Post: Matcha vs. Coffee: Comparison
With that being said, let’s proceed with the recipe.
Here are the ingredients that you need to make a Matcha Frappuccino:
- Matcha Powder.
I use 1 teaspoon of Matcha green tea powder for my frappe.
You may want to add more than that for a stronger Matcha taste or if you’re aiming for a greener Frappuccino.
Another reason might be that you want more caffeine.
According to the Customer Support team of the brand I use, a teaspoon of their Matcha powder contains around 60 mg of caffeine, so that’s definitely enough for me.
For smoothies and frappes I use this Culinary Matcha Powder (click on the link to see it on Amazon) and I’m pretty happy with it.
Have in mind though, that its color is slightly duller, which is common for culinary matchas at that price range.
- Ice Cubes.
Make sure you fill up your serving glass with ice cubes to the top and pour them into the blender. That many ice cubes you’ll need to get the proper drink consistency after blending.
- Half-and-Half. 3 fl oz or 90 ml of half-and-half is the amount you’re going to need for your Matcha Frappuccino.
You may want to have that substituted with heavy cream if you want your frappe creamier.
If you want to lower the calorie count – opt for skimmed milk, but the drink will turn out to be more watery.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk. I add 1 fl oz (30 ml) of sweetened condensed milk. This is around 2.5 tablespoons.
- Vanilla Syrup.
You should add 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Syrup to your Matcha Frappuccino to make it even yummier. I use Monin’s Vanilla Syrup, not only for this recipe, but also for my vanilla lattes and other homemade drinks. I’m quite satisfied with its flavor.
- Whipped Cream (optional as a topping).
In terms of equipment, to make a Matcha green tea Frappuccino you will need a blender. I use a NutriBullet and it works great.
You can check it out on Amazon by clicking here.
How to make a Matcha Frappuccino: Recipe Instructions
To make a Matcha Frappuccino, use the following directions:
- Pour all the ingredients (except for the whipped cream) into a blender.
- Blend until you get the desired Frappuccino texture.
- Pour into a glass.
Here is a photo of the Matcha Frappuccino served in a glass:
As I mentioned in the ingredients section, you may want to top off your drink with a bit of whipped cream as seen in the following photo:
I also sprinkled my drink with a bit of Matcha powder to make it look even better, but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to.
I actually prefer adding a bit of shredded coconut on top of the whipped cream. After mixing everything with a straw, the shredded coconut pieces complement all the other ingredients quite well.
This homemade Matcha Frappe is truly delicious and I’m sure that you’ll be satisfied with its flavor.
If you’re looking for a vegan version, you should check out how to make a Vegan Matcha Frappuccino by clicking here.
The plant-based alternative is very delicious and to be honest, I prefer it compared to the one we’re currently discussing.
- Matcha Powder - 1 teaspoon.
- Half-and-half - 3 fl. oz. (90 milliliters)
- Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1 fl. oz. (30 milliliters)
- Vanilla Syrup - 1 tablespoon
- Ice Cubes
- Whipped Cream (optional, as a topping)
- Pour all of the ingredients (except toppings) into the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass.
- Top off with whipped Cream.
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Over to you
I don’t make this Matcha Frappuccino on a daily basis, but when I do I enjoy it to the fullest.
Its recipe is quite easy, so I wouldn’t mind preparing it every day at home. The thing is, I do prefer coffee drinks…
Let me know in the comments below whether you’ve tried this tasty homemade green Matcha Frappuccino.