This Layered Strawberry Matcha Latte is a matcha made in heaven! It's a refreshing drink with blended fresh strawberries, milk, and matcha green tea. It's a balanced, fruity yet invigorating drink that will keep you coming back for more.
This Layered Strawberry Matcha Latte is one of my favourite drinks in the summertime.
If you don't already know, strawberries and matcha are such a natural pairing together:
Strawberry Matcha Oreo Cookies
Why this recipe works
This Strawberry Matcha Latte is fruity, refreshing, and really simple to make.
It consists of real, fresh strawberries blended up with a little sugar from my Simple Strawberry Sauce, paired with ice, milk and matcha green tea.
There's no cooking involved, whatsoever.
There's only one simple concept to remember when layering drinks.
Keep reading to find out how to layer each component.
Ingredients you'll need
- strawberry sauce: made with fresh strawberries with some sugar; if you like, you can also add some diced strawberries for some real-fruit texture
- milk: or non-dairy alternative; any milk will work fine for this recipe
- matcha: use a high quality ceremonial grade matcha powder for the best flavour and vibrant green colour
- hot water: the water for the matcha layer should be boiled and cooled to approximately 175F/80C for optimal taste
- jar: for preparing the matcha layer
- whisk or electric frother: to evenly incorporate the matcha powder with the hot water
- spoon: helps to keep the liquid layers intact
How to make it & create the layers
Similar to making my Layered Matcha Espresso Fusion, there's one concept to remember when it comes to layered drinks:
The bottom layer needs to be the most dense.
Since the Strawberry Sauce already has sugar added, that will be our "heaviest" layer.
Add the strawberry sauce to a serving glass.
Next, add some ice to the glass.
Pour the milk over the ice (pour it over a spoon to ensure a clean layer).
Make the matcha layer by adding matcha powder to a jar and pouring in hot water.
Use a whisk or electric frother to incorporate the matcha powder.
Pour the matcha over top of the milk (use a spoon again to ensure clean layers).
Stick in a straw, give it a stir and enjoy immediately.
Tips to creating clean layers:
Pour the liquid over a spoon to help keep the layers intact.
Make sure the bottom layer is the "heaviest/densest."
Add enough ice to the glass.
For matcha layer, you can leave it hot as it will float on top of the ice.
Can I reverse the layers?
You can try to reverse the layers, but it may be inherently more difficult to float the strawberry sauce on top.
Can I use non-dairy milk?
Yes, you can use any non-dairy milk such as oat or almond milk.
How to ensure the middle milk layer doesn't muddle with the matcha layer?
You can add just a touch of sugar to the milk layer to ensure that it is heavier than the matcha layer.
Other recipes you may like
Be sure to check out these recipes:
Simple Strawberry Sauce (No Cook)
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Layered Strawberry Matcha Latte
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- ¼ C strawberry sauce
- ½ C milk or non-dairy alternative
- ¼ C hot water about 175°F/80°C
- 2 teaspoon matcha
- Add the strawberry sauce to a serving glass.
- Next, add some ice to the glass.
- Pour the milk over the ice (pour it over a spoon to ensure a clean layer).
- In a small jar, add the matcha powder and pour in the hot water.
- Use a whisk or electric frother until the matcha is incorporated and becomes frothy.
- Carefully pour the matcha over top of the milk (again, use a spoon to ensure clean layers).
- Stick in a straw, give it a stir and enjoy immediately.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
Nice colours! what a great combo of flavours
Thank you Raymund! Strawberry and matcha are definitely a fantastic pairing!
David @ Spiced
What a colorful drink! I've always loved layered drinks, and the flavors here just scream summer. They also remind me of Italy. 🙂
Thanks David! Hahaha, my hubby remarked the same thing when he saw the photos! 😀
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
Oh you've got another fancy latter idea, Michelle! Great combination of flavours and colours. Dedicated to Italy (I swear I came up with without reading David's comment, so he basically stole my joke) haha.
Thanks Ben! Haha, you guys are funny! I wonder if I did it the other way around, would you guys think of Mexico then? 😉
Beautiful, beautiful colours ! And yes, I would think of Mexico if colours are turned the other way ! 🙂