Matcha Frappuccino Tasty Recipe with Photos

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 blended green tea Matcha drink with ease.

If you like Starbucks’ Matcha frappuccinos, you will definitely love the taste of this homemade beverage, seen in the photo below:
Homemade Matcha Frappuccino

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.

    You may want to add more to increase the caffeine content of the drink.

    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-Grade 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 skim milk. Nevertheless, if you decide to do so, the drink will turn out to be more watery.

    All Starbucks Frappuccinos contain xanthan gum – a thickening agent. When I use half-and-half for my Homemade Matcha Frappuccino, I wouldn’t normally add xanthan gum, as the drink gets creamy enough. Nonetheless, whenever I want to cut down the calorie count of this green tea beverage and I use almond or non-fat milk, I add a quarter of a teaspoon of Xanthan Gum.
  • 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.
NutriBullet blender
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:

  1. Pour all the ingredients (except for the whipped cream) into a blender.
  2. Making Matcha Frappuccino: Step 1

  3. Blend until you get the desired Frappuccino texture.
  4. Making Matcha Frappuccino: Step 2

  5. Pour into a glass.
  6. Making Matcha Frappuccino: Step 3

Here is a photo of the Matcha Frappuccino served in a glass:
Homemade Matcha Frappuccino with no toppings 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:
Homemade Matcha Frappuccino with whipped cream topping

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 compliment all the other ingredients quite well.

DIY Matcha Frap with whipped cream and shredded coconut topping

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.

You can also check out the Iced Matcha Latte Recipe or the Hot Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe.

Yield: 1 serving

Matcha Frappuccino (Copycat Starbucks)

Matcha Frappuccino (Copycat Starbucks)

Find out how to make a delicious Matcha Frappuccino at home. This is a Copycat Starbucks drink, but it isn't entirely the same as the Matcha Green Tea Crème Frappuccino. My Matcha Frap version contains Matcha Powder, Half-and-half, Vanilla Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Milk, and it's topped off with Whipped Cream. It's sprinkled with Matcha powder, which gives it a finished look. You can play around with the recipe ingredients to adjust the beverage according to your taste and personal preference.

Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 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)


  1. Pour all of the ingredients (except toppings) into the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass.
  4. Top off with whipped Cream.

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 prefer having a nice cup of coffee in the morning.

Let me know in the comments below whether you’ve tried this tasty homemade green Matcha Frappuccino.

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