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Clear glass jar filled with three layers: espresso, milk and matcha. There's a vase of flowers in the background.

Matcha Espresso

This matcha espresso drink is a refreshing blend of sweet iced coffee and creamy green tea!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword caffeine, coffee, dairy-free, egg-free, espresso, gluten-free, grain-free, green tea, iced, matcha, no-bake, no-cook, non-alcoholic, nut-free, tea, vegan, vegeatarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 199 kcal


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 ½ tablespoon espresso
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or to taste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoon matcha
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • ice to serve


  1. Make 1 shot of espresso using ½ cup hot water and the espresso. I like using a Moka pot! Stir in the sugar and salt. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold.

  2. In a small bowl or cup, whisk the remaining ½ cup hot water with the matcha until dissolved. Make sure it's well combined, since you don't want a powdery drink. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Add some ice to a tall glass. Pour in the espresso, then milk, then matcha. If you'd like to layer the drink (rather than having it all it mix together immediately), hold a spoon tipped very slightly downward with the tip touching the side of the glass, pour the milk, then the matcha, into the spoon slowly. Add a straw if you'd like and serve cold.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to substitute the sugar with brown sugar, agave, honey or maple syrup.