There are times when we want to have something refreshing, but it seems like it’s going to cause too much effort for us to make it ourselves; until we do and the whole process turns out quite easy and rewarding.
This vegan matcha frappe recipe is really simple. So if you feel like having such a frozen drink, follow the Woke Lark’s guide and enjoy your homemade green tea frap’s sweet and creamy taste.
If you’re a fan of the Starbucks Matcha Frappuccino, this is pretty much a copycat version but made to suit a plant-based diet. It is, in fact, very delicious and at the same time – smoothly energizing because of the matcha in it.
Before we continue, some of you might be interested in this cold and icy drink’s calorie count. The DIY Matcha frappe contains 230 kcal per serving.
Now let’s continue on with the ingredients.
Here are the ingredients you’re going to need to make a vegan matcha frappe.
- Ice Cubes.
They might seem an obvious component of this Frappuccino recipe, but often when I decide that I want to make a frozen drink, it turns out I have no ice in the freezer. It’s quite frustrating when that happens, so if you plan on making a Matcha frappe at home, make sure you have enough ice. Мake sure you fill up your serving glass with ice cubes to the top – this way you’ll get a thick icy texture.
- Canned full fat coconut milk: 3 fluid ounces (90 ml).
The canned coconut milk is thick and creamy, which results in a satisfying mouthfeel and overall flavor. You can lower your green tea frappe’s calorie count by substituting this ingredient with almond or other unsweetened plant-based milk. Nevertheless, this would alter your cold caffeinated beverage’s viscosity and your DIY matcha frappe will turn out more watery.
- Matcha powder: 1 teaspoon.
A teaspoon of matcha powder contains approximately 60 milligrams of caffeine, which are sufficient to increase your alertness levels in the morning. Nevertheless, compared to coffee matcha provides a more gentle awakening and it will less likely cause caffeine-jitters.
I use culinary grade matcha for frappuccinos and smoothies. For the frappe you see on the photos I used Jade Leaf’s matcha green tea powder, and I’m quite happy with it.
- Vegan vanilla syrup/maple syrup: 2 tablespoons.
The maple syrup is a staple sweetener in the vegan community.
As an alternative to it, I’d often use my vanilla syrup by Monin (you can check it out on Amazon by clicking here). It adds both sweetness and a nice vanilla flavor to the Matcha frappe.
When I have both syrups available I add a tablespoon of the vegan vanilla syrup and a tablespoon of maple syrup.
Now that you know what ingredients you need to make this frappuccino, let’s move on to the recipe instructions.
How to make a Vegan Matcha Frappe at home – recipe directions
To make a Vegan Matcha Frappe follow these steps:
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour in a glass and enjoy.
It’s easy, right?
You can see the homemade Matcha Frappe served in a glass on the following photo.
It does taste really good.
You can add a bit of vegan whipped cream on top of it if you feel like you need a topping.
I do enjoy my made-at-home matcha frappe without any toppings.
After all, it is made with canned coconut milk anyway, so this frozen green tea drink doesn’t lack creaminess.
To make it look better I sometimes sprinkle it with a bit of matcha powder on top, but, as you might’ve guessed, that’s not really necessary.
Over to you
I hope that you’ll try this easy recipe out. The vegan matcha frappe is cool and refreshing, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy having it.
Leave me a comment below if you have any questions, or simply share your thoughts.