This iced mango matcha latte recipe has fruity, sweet mango puree on the bottom with a matcha latte poured on top.
If you enjoy having an iced matcha latte, you're going to love this variation with juicy mango. It's a vibrant, refreshing drink that's especially great for warmer days or when you want an energetic boost.
The slight bitterness of the matcha green tea powder pairs really nicely with the naturally sweet taste of fruit. For more iced matcha drinks, try my strawberry matcha latte next.
- Fresh mangoes - or frozen, just thaw them first because there's no additional liquid added when blended.
- Matcha powder - use ceremonial grade matcha for the best flavor.
- Hot water - just avoid using boiling water so you don't burn the matcha.
- Liquid sweetener (optional) - such as maple syrup or simple syrup, depending on flavor preference.
- Milk of choice - plant-based milk such as oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or dairy milk if you prefer. Check out my guide to the best milk for a matcha latte.
- Ice - this is what will give the drink those nice, distinct layers of ingredients.
How to Make A Mango Matcha Latte
Step 1. Add the mango to the bowl of a high-speed blender and blend until smooth (some chunks are okay if you prefer a little more texture).
Step 2. Prepare the matcha by placing a fine mesh strainer over a small bowl. Push one teaspoon of matcha powder through to get rid of any clumps, then pour in the hot water.
Step 3. Use a matcha whisk in an "M" motion back and forth until you have a frothy green mixture, about 15 seconds. Add in the liquid sweetener (if using) and whisk again to incorporate it.
Step 4. Pour the mango puree into the bottom of the glass, followed by ice cubes, your milk of choice, and finally the whisked matcha. This drink is best enjoyed right away.
Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations
Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.
How can you make this mango matcha latte using what you already have? Here are some ideas...
- No mango? - Use another type of fruit such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, nectarines, or pineapple.
- Variations - mix it up by using an infused simple syrup as the sweetener.
- Turn it into a green smoothie - add spinach and a frozen banana for extra creaminess.
- Use ceremonial grade matcha (not culinary grade matcha) for the best flavor. It has a vibrant green color and a smoother, buttery, taste. There are so many options out there, but my favorite brand remains Ippodo. It has high-quality matcha at various price points.
- Use the right tools to make the best matcha. You'll need a small fine mesh strainer to push the powder through, a small bowl, and a bamboo matcha whisk (called a Chasen).
- To get the distinct matcha layers, pour the milk over the ice cubes instead of directly into the mango puree and again when you pour in the whisked matcha. Make sure you pour it onto an ice cube and not directly into the milk.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mango matcha has a balanced taste between sweet, earthy, and fruity. The natural sweetness from the mango helps cancel out any slight bitterness from the matcha making it very smooth.
Try other tropical fruit such as pineapple, stone fruit such as nectarines, peaches, or cherries, or berries such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries. There are so many good options.
Yes, but there are only 34mg of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of matcha (compared to 95mg in a cup of coffee the same size). Matcha also contains l-theanine, an amino acid, which is known as a natural calming agent that promotes relaxation. Since it’s combined with caffeine, it provides sustained and focused energy.
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Mango Matcha Latte Recipe
- ¾ cup fresh or frozen mango thaw first if using frozen
- 1 teaspoon ceremonial grade matcha powder
- 2 ounces hot water ¼ cup
- 1 teaspoon liquid sweetener (optional) such as maple syrup or simple syrup
- ¾ cup milk of choice
- Add the mango to the bowl of a high-speed blender and blend until smooth (some chunks are okay if you prefer a little more texture).
- Prepare the matcha by placing a fine mesh sieve over a small bowl. Push one teaspoon of matcha powder through to get rid of any clumps, then pour in the hot water.
- Use a matcha whisk in an "M" motion back and forth until you have a frothy green mixture, about 15 seconds. Add in the liquid sweetener (if using) and whisk again to incorporate it.
- Pour the mango puree into the bottom of the glass, followed by ice cubes, your milk of choice, and finally the whisked matcha. This drink is best enjoyed right away.