There’s nothing better than soaking up the sun while sipping on a tasty afternoon drink! This Strawberry-Lime Iced Matcha Latte is as refreshing as it gets!
Not gonna lie, it took me a minute to get around to liking matcha. It definitely wasn’t the matcha’s fault, let me be clear.
I was doing something wrong and I’ve lost countless matcha-loving years to my stupidity. FIGURES. The important thing is that I’m on the bandwagon and I’m not getting off, thanks to this Strawberry-Lime Iced Matcha Latte.
While I’m not planning on giving up coffee anytime soon, sometimes it’s nice to have something a little lighter and fruity for an afternoon pick-me-up. The flavor is so so delightful, I can definitely see myself craving these often.
It reminds me of a healthy liquid bowl of fruit loops! Thankfully, I always have everything I need for one on-hand.
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Ingredients & Subs
- Matcha — While this is the main ingredient in the latte, you can also add in extra superfood power by subbing some of the matcha for ashwagandha or maca powder!
Oat milk — Any non-dairy milk (or cow’s milk) would work! I like coconut milk for this as well!
Maple syrup — Honey would work great as well if you’re not vegan!
- Freeze-dried strawberry — Here’s where you could have some fun! Blueberry is SO fantastic here but play around with different freeze-dried fruits that you like!
- Coconut Sugar — I used this to avoid using refined sugar, but you could definitely do that as well or even brown sugar or stevia! If you do use stevia, I would use half the amount as it’s quite a bit sweeter.
How to store
I recommend eating right away, but you can make a big batch of the strawberry sugar to keep on hand for up to a week if you like!
You can find freeze-dried fruit where you would find regular dried fruit in the grocery store! Trader Joes and Target always have a great selection and price point, but you can get it at any store!
Freeze-dried fruit is unique because the fruit undergoes sublimation, in which frozen water is evaporated directly from ice to water vapor, removing 99% of moisture from the fruit, without ever having to enter a liquid phase.
It’s very nutritionally dense AND has a very long shelf life! Norah loves munching on bananas and strawberries and they’re great for adding a flavor punch to smoothies or baked goods!
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- 1 cup non-dairy milk, I like oat or coconut!
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1 tbsp maple syrup, or more to taste
- 2 tbsp freeze-dried strawberries
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
Blend all ingredients together until smooth, adjust sweetness with additional maple syrup as desired, keeping in mind the strawberry sugar will add additional sweetness.
To make the strawberry sugar, combine the freeze-dried strawberries and coconut sugar in a food processor. Blitz until combined and fine. Alternatively, you can crush the two together in a mortar and pestle or roll with a rolling pin in a ziplock bag.
Serve latte over lots of ice and top with the desired amount of strawberry sugar. Enjoy!