Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe for a refreshing and delicious strawberry matcha latte.  Real strawberries in this recipe create a beautiful pink drink that is nutritious and delicious. If you’re a fan of matcha drinks or looking to try something new, you’re going to love this twist on the classic matcha latte. 

In this post, I’ll walk you through how to make a homemade strawberry matcha latte that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. I’ll cover the key ingredients, the different ways to make the latte, and provide tips on how to achieve those pretty layers.

So grab your matcha whisk and let’s get started!

What is a Strawberry Matcha Latte?

A strawberry matcha latte is a unique twist on the classic matcha latte. It’s a refreshing drink that combines the earthy and grassy notes of matcha with the sweet and tangy flavor of fresh strawberries.

To make a strawberry matcha latte, you’ll need to create three distinct layers: a strawberry layer, a milk layer, and a matcha layer. The strawberry layer is made with fresh strawberry puree or homemade strawberry syrup, the milk is simply milk, and the matcha layer is made with high-quality matcha powder and milk. I’ll show you how to make the strawberry and matcha layers and to put it all together.

One of the best things about this latte is that you can customize it to your personal preference. You can use any kind of milk or milk substitutes, such as almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or soy milk, to make a dairy-free version. 

If you’re a fan of bubble tea, you can add tapioca pearls or boba pearls to your latte to create a fun and delicious drink.

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients needed to make the Homemade Strawberry Syrup and the Matcha Layer:

Homemade Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Matcha Layer:

  • 1-2 teaspoons culinary or ceremonial grade matcha powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot water (not boiling)
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk or any other milk substitute)
  • Sugar or maple syrup to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Boba pearls
  • Whipped cream
  • Sweet cream
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Round ice cubes
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Making the Strawberry Layer

The key ingredient in the strawberry layer is fresh strawberries. You can use either fresh strawberry puree or homemade strawberry syrup to make the layer. Here’s how to make both:

Fresh Strawberry Puree (Quicker Process)

  1. Rinse and hull one cup of fresh strawberries.
  2. Cut the strawberries into small pieces and place them in a small blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Strain the puree through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any seeds or chunks.
  5. Transfer the puree to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Homemade Strawberry Syrup (More Intense Flavor)

  1. Rinse and hull one cup of fresh strawberries.
  2. Cut the strawberries into small pieces and place them in a small saucepan.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the strawberries break down, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids.
  7. Transfer the syrup to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

To Make The Strawberry Layer

To make the strawberry layer, you’ll need to add a layer of fresh strawberry puree or homemade strawberry syrup to the bottom of your glass. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Add 1-2 tablespoons of fresh strawberry puree or homemade strawberry syrup to the bottom of a glass.
  2. Use the back of a spoon or a small whisk to spread the puree or syrup evenly across the bottom of the glass.
  3. Place the glass in the refrigerator to chill while you make the matcha layer.

By adding the strawberry layer first, you’ll achieve that beautiful layered effect in your strawberry matcha latte. In the next section, I’ll cover how to make the matcha layer.

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Making the Matcha Layer

The matcha layer is the heart of the strawberry matcha latte. To make the perfect matcha layer, follow these steps:

  1. Combine matcha powder and hot water. Start by sifting 1-2 teaspoons of culinary or ceremonial grade matcha powder into a small bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of hot (but not boiling) water to the bowl.
  2. Whisk the matcha powder and hot water. Use a matcha whisk or a small whisk to whisk the matcha powder and hot water together. Whisk the mixture until the matcha powder is fully dissolved and there are no clumps.
  3. Add milk and sweetener of choice. Once the matcha powder is fully dissolved, add 1/2 cup of milk of your choice and a little sugar or maple syrup to the matcha mixture. You can use cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk or any other milk substitute.
  4. Froth the mixture. Use an electric frother or a milk frother to froth the matcha mixture until it is creamy and frothy. If you don’t have a frother, you can use a small bullet blender or a whisk.

Assembling the Strawberry Matcha Latte

Now that you have made the strawberry and matcha layers, it’s time to assemble your delicious strawberry matcha latte. If you’re planning to drink it with boba pearls, go ahead and prepare it to have it ready. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Grab a tall glass. Make sure it’s tall enough to hold both layers of the latte.
  2. Pour the strawberry puree or syrup into the glass. Fill the glass about 1/3 full with the strawberry mixture.
  3. Add boba pearls (optional). 
  4. Add ice (optional). I think these round ice cubes are so cute and perfect for this recipe.
  5. Fill the next 1/3rd of the glass with your milk of choice.
  6. Fill the last 1/3rd of the glass with the frothed matcha mixture.
  7. Add toppings (optional). You can add whipped cream, sweet cream, fresh strawberries, or any other topping of your choice to make your drink even more delicious.
  8. Stir the drink. Use a spoon or straw to gently stir the layers together to create a layered effect. Enjoy! 
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Tips For The Perfect Strawberry Matcha Latte

The best thing about this recipe is you can customize your strawberry matcha latte to your personal preference. If you like your drink sweeter, add more sweetener. If you like your drink creamier, use a milk with a higher fat content.

Before I wrap up this post, here are some final tips to keep in mind:

  • Use high-quality matcha powder for the best flavor and health benefits.
  • Make sure your milk is frothed well to achieve that creamy texture.
  • Use fresh strawberries or homemade strawberry syrup for the best flavor.
  • Experiment with different milk substitutes, such as almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk, to find your favorite.
  • Add boba pearls or tapioca pearls to give your drink a fun, bubble tea twist.
  • Don’t be afraid to get creative and try different variations of the strawberry matcha latte.
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I hope you found this blog post helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Thank you for reading and happy sipping!

How To Make A Strawberry Matcha Latte

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Homemade Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (rinsed and hulled)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Matcha Layer:

  • 1-2 teaspoons culinary or ceremonial grade matcha powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot water (not boiling)
  • ½ cup milk of your choice (cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk or any other milk substitute)
  • Sugar or maple syrup to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Boba pearls
  • Whipped cream
  • Sweet cream
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Round ice cubes

Instructions 

Homemade Strawberry Syrup (More Intense Flavor)

  • Rinse and hull one cup of fresh strawberries.
  • Cut the strawberries into small pieces and place them in a small saucepan.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of brown sugar to the saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the strawberries break down, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids.
  • Transfer the syrup to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

To Make The Strawberry Layer

  • To make the strawberry layer, you’ll need to add a layer of fresh strawberry puree or homemade strawberry syrup to the bottom of your glass. Here’s how to do it:
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of fresh strawberry puree or homemade strawberry syrup to the bottom of a glass.
  • Use the back of a spoon or a small whisk to spread the puree or syrup evenly across the bottom of the glass.
  • Place the glass in the refrigerator to chill while you make the matcha layer.
  • By adding the strawberry layer first, you’ll achieve that beautiful layered effect in your strawberry matcha latte. In the next section, I’ll cover how to make the matcha layer.

Making the Matcha Layer

  • The matcha layer is the heart of the strawberry matcha latte. To make the perfect matcha layer, follow these steps:
  • Combine matcha powder and hot water. Start by sifting 1-2 teaspoons of culinary or ceremonial grade matcha powder into a small bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of hot (but not boiling) water to the bowl.
  • Whisk the matcha powder and hot water. Use a matcha whisk or a small whisk to whisk the matcha powder and hot water together. Whisk the mixture until the matcha powder is fully dissolved and there are no clumps.
  • Add milk and sweetener of choice. Once the matcha powder is fully dissolved, add 1/2 cup of milk of your choice and a little sugar or maple syrup to the matcha mixture. You can use cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk or any other milk substitute.
  • Froth the mixture. Use an electric frother or a milk frother to froth the matcha mixture until it is creamy and frothy. If you don’t have a frother, you can use a small bullet blender or a whisk.

Assembling the Strawberry Matcha Latte

  • Now that you have made the strawberry and matcha layers, it’s time to assemble your delicious strawberry matcha latte. If you’re planning to drink it with boba pearls, go ahead and prepare it to have it ready. Here’s how to do it:
  • Grab a tall glass. Make sure it’s tall enough to hold both layers of the latte.
  • Pour the strawberry puree or syrup into the glass. Fill the glass about 1/3 full with the strawberry mixture.
  • Add boba pearls (optional).
  • Add ice (optional). I think these round ice cubes are so cute and perfect for this recipe.
  • Fill the next 1/3rd of the glass with your milk of choice.
  • Fill the last 1/3rd of the glass with the frothed matcha mixture.
  • Add toppings (optional). You can add whipped cream, sweet cream, fresh strawberries, or any other topping of your choice to make your drink even more delicious.
  • Stir the drink. Use a spoon or straw to gently stir the layers together to create a layered effect. Enjoy!
Author: denthu
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: boba

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