Strawberry Matcha Latte

Come in and savor my Strawberry Matcha Latte, a boba shop classic featuring layers of strawberry puree, milk, and matcha! Crafted with just seven simple, natural ingredients, it offers a delightful blend of sweet, creamy strawberry and earthy matcha. Save money and savor the flavors of this homemade delight today!

Strawberry matcha latte served in a glass cup with a gold straw.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a frequent visitor of boba shop treats, I’m thrilled to share my Strawberry Matcha Latte recipe, a delightful homage to one of my favorite beverages! Just like my popular Cream Cheese Foam Green Tea, this drink inspired by the drink found at boba shops and features layers of luscious strawberry sauce, creamy milk, and earthy matcha, resulting in a refreshing and indulgent flavor profile! We achieve this by layering the same strawberry concoction from my Strawberry Milk Tea recipe and topping it with an Iced Matcha Latte!

Perfect for anyone craving the authentic boba shop experience at home, this recipe offers a simple yet rewarding way to enjoy a drink that rivals those found in shops. Don’t hesitate – whip up this delightful concoction now and savor the taste of your favorite boba shop delight without the hefty price tag!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Strawberries Puree –  de-stemmed and pureed in the food processor. Choose from fresh or frozen strawberries. The more ripe the strawberries are, the sweeter your puree will be but you can also adjust the sweetener to your liking. Other methods of preparing the strawberry mixture can be using a masher or a fork to mash the strawberries or using a blender.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Matcha Powder – green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Culinary grade Matcha Powder will work for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade premium matcha if preferred. 
  • Milk – can also use your choice of milk or milk alternative. Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, soy milk, oat milk etc.
  • Heavy Cream (optional) – heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.  

Milk Substitution

For milk substitutions, several alternatives can maintain a dairy-free, vegan, and low-carb profile. Options include Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Oat Milk, and Coconut Milk, each offering distinct flavors and textures to suit your preferences and dietary needs.

Additional Add Ins

Consider enriching your drink experience with the inclusion of Boba pearls. Widely available in Chinese grocery stores, these pre-made pearls can be quickly boiled and added to the base of your cup, complementing your tea with their chewy texture and subtle sweetness.

🍵 Matcha Note

For this recipe, we recommend using Culinary Grade Matcha. It offers great taste at a more affordable price than ceremonial matcha.

Fresh strawberries and matcha powder on a wooden plank being prepare to be used in a drink recipe.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 Place de-stemmed strawberries and sweetener in a food processor or blender and blend until a puree is formed.

Strawberry sauce in a food processor.

Step 2 Prepare matcha by whisking together matcha powder and hot water.

Matcha in a cup.

Step 3 Fill a cup with ice and layer it with strawberry puree, followed by milk, optional heavy cream, and finally matcha. Pour the matcha slowly over the back of a spoon to maintain a layered effect.

Strawberry matcha latte served in a glass.

💡 Serving Pro Tip

Give your drink a Gentle Stir Before Savoring it. While the layering adds visual appeal, mixing the drink ensures that you enjoy a balanced blend of sweet strawberry, creamy milk, and earthy matcha with every sip.

Recipe Variations

For a simple variation, consider omitting the ice and strawberry sauce to create a delightful Hot Matcha Latte instead.

Matcha being poured into a glass with strawberry latte.

Frequently Asked Questions

What brand of matcha powder do you recommend for this drink?

For this recipe, any food-grade matcha powder will work perfectly. While we don't have a specific recommendation for a particular brand, feel free to choose one that suits your taste preferences and budget.

How can I ensure that the layers in my latte stay separated when serving?

To maintain the distinct layers in your latte when serving, carefully pour the matcha over the back of a spoon. This technique helps to gently layer the matcha on top of the drink without disturbing the other layers. As long as you avoid mixing the drink, the layers should remain intact.

Can I prepare the strawberry sauce ahead of time and store it?

Yes, you can prepare the strawberry sauce ahead of time and store it for convenience. Simply transfer the sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate it. It should stay fresh for 10-14 days.

Storage Tips

To maintain optimal freshness, it’s best to consume your drink after mixing. However, if you have any leftovers, you can store them in the fridge for 1-2 days.

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Strawberry matcha latte served in a glass cup with a gold straw.

Strawberry Matcha Latte

Indulge in the delightful flavors of my Strawberry Matcha Latte, a refreshing boba shop-inspired drink featuring layers of sweet strawberry sauce, creamy milk, and earthy matcha. This simple yet indulgent recipe offers a taste of the beloved boba shop treat right in your own home. Perfect for any occasion, enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess with each sip of this delightful beverage.
5 from 11 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: strawberry matcha latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 104kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make strawberry matcha latte.
  • Place de-stemmed strawberries and sweetener in a food processor and blend until puree texture is formed.
    Strawberry sauce in a food processor.
  • Add matcha powder to a bowl and then add hot water. Whisk until matcha is well combined and frothy.
    Matcha in a cup.
  • In a separate tall serving glass, add strawberry puree, ice, choice of milk with optional heavy cream, and slowly stream in matcha using the back of a spoon. 
    Strawberry matcha latte served in a glass.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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