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Matcha Latte Float

Treat yourself all summer long with matcha latte float. Matcha (green tea powder), milk (any kind), and ice cream are the only three ingredients you need.

How many glasses of caffeinated drink do you consume a day? Mine is two, one early in the morning, and the second one around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The first one is a no brainer, it has got to be coffee since my brain cannot function otherwise. Plus, it has been wired in my body to just wake up and brew a cup of coffee in the morning even while I am still in zombie mode. The afternoon one can be a bit more creative, it is when I experiment with crazy weird concoction of coffee or tea based drink, this matcha latte float is the result of one such experiment. ;)

Matcha Latte Float
Matcha Latte Float

Which matcha should you use

I choose my matcha based on what I intend to use it for.

  • culinary grade matcha; for baking and cooking. The one I often use for this is Maeda-En culinary grade matcha.
  • drinking/culinary grade matcha; when I want to make a bowl of matcha, or for this matcha latte float. Anytime I am using it straight to consume (no baking, no cooking), this is the kind I choose. My favorite is anything from Ippudo, though they tend to be on the pricier side, so I treat this like a treat (see what I did there).

If you are just starting to experiment with matcha, I would say just go with culinary grade version. You can use it for drinking too, and those from a good brand should be more than adequate for daily enjoyment.

Matcha Latte Float
Matcha Latte Float

Use a tradional bamboo whisk, or a blender

I use a blender to make this matcha latte float, though I believe you can also properly whisk up this drink with a traditional matcha bamboo whisk. When using the bamboo whisk, you may need to prepare the drink in a bowl (just like how matcha is traditionally prepared) instead of in a glass.

Matcha Latte Float
Matcha Latte Float

Matcha Latte Float

5.0 from 10 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson



Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 0 min

Total Time: 5 mins

Serves: 1

Print Recipe


  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • Garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon matcha


  1. Place milk, matcha, ice cubes, and sugar in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a serving glass.
  2. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and sprinkle with matcha. Serve immediately.
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  • Ridwan Ridwan says:

    Mine is two, a big cup coffee in the morning when I wake up, the second one no later than 12 pm, so today I will have this yummy latte for my second glass of caffeinated drink,Looks so good:)

    • Anita Anita says:

      Wow, so early for your second dose of caffeinated drink Ridwan :)

  • Hermawan Hermawan says:

    Hello. Mrs.Anita. Could you please tell me where in Indonesia i could get the matcha whisk?? Like the name of supplier or some contact numbers maybe. Thanks before. :)

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Hermawan, I am sorry I have no idea where to get a matcha bamboo whisk in Indonesia.

  • marianne marianne says:

    Alternative vegan : ingrédients 200 ml de lait d'amandes et de noix (voir recette dans post précédent). 1 cuillère à soupe de sucre brun bio 1 cuillère à café de matcha 6 à 10 glaçons passer au blender ! boire !

  • ulfa ulfa says:

    where do you get matcha powder in Indonesia?

    • Anita Anita says:

      I got mine when I visited Japan. But... I have seen matcha being sold in Hero (Taman Anggrek one) and Food Hall (Plaza Indonesia). I am sure other upscale supermarkets should carry matcha as well :)

  • Anita Anita says:

    Thanks! This is also one of my favorite way to enjoy matcha :)

  • sara sara says:

    hello I tried your recipe... it's great... but how you make the ice cream ball Floats?

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hm... shouldn't the ice cream float on its own? Because that's how mine behave. I didn't do anything special to it Sara :)

  • veena Azmanov veena Azmanov says:

    This drink looks awesome and the presentation too. Love the ice cream flavor to it. Yummy.

  • Mikayla Mikayla says:

    I'm just starting to experiment with matcha and I really love this recipe to truly taste good matcha flavor. So good!

  • Beth Beth says:

    The color of this drink is fabulous! Delish!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Same here. I love the bright green color, so soothing and refreshing, especially during hot summer days. :)

  • Sally Sally says:

    Looks like a great healthy milkshake to me!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Haha, you are right Sally. This is a great way to gently introduce matcha to kiddies.

  • Jeannette Jeannette says:

    This is interesting that it needs to mix matcha in a bowl. I didn't know this was Japanese. It looks great.

    • Anita Anita says:

      A bowl and a bamboo whisk is indeed the traditional method to mix matcha. But, in a pinch, you can also try shaking matcha and milk in a glass jar too.

  • Denise Denise says:

    I am a matcha drinker, and I love your recipe, its simple and it creates a delicious drink!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Yay! Isn't a latte float just perfect for summer? And we are finally getting past 80 degrees too, so I am gobbling up all kind of delicious cold drink at the moment. :)

  • veenaazmanov veenaazmanov says:

    Lovely color and delicious drink. Best Breakfast option. Some unique to go for.

  • Sadia Malik Sadia Malik says:

    I notice you did not mention a steel whisk is that not recommended?

    • Anita Anita says:

      You can use a stainless steel whisk too, Sadia. I believe a Scandinavian whisk (sauce whisk) is easier to whisk matcha than a regular balloon whisk.

  • Alexandra Alexandra says:

    Delicious and refreshing - this is a new way to enjoy matcha for me, and I love it!

  • Farah Maizar Farah Maizar says:

    Would love to get my caffeine in this form! Looks so refreshing and delicious. I love matcha!

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