How to make matcha ice cubes

Matcha ice cubes are a delightful way to add a burst of vibrant green tea flavor to your beverages without diluting them as the cubes melt. Here’s how to make matcha ice cubes:


  • 1 teaspoon of high-quality matcha powder
  • 1 cup of hot water (not boiling)
  • Ice cube tray


  1. Prepare the Matcha:
    • In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.
  2. Add Hot Water:
    • Heat 1 cup of water to just below boiling, around 175-180°F (80-82°C). Pour the hot water into the bowl with the matcha powder.
  3. Whisk Matcha:
    • Use a bamboo matcha whisk (chasen) or a regular whisk to vigorously whisk the matcha and hot water together until it forms a smooth and frothy mixture. Ensure there are no lumps of matcha remaining.
  4. Cool the Mixture:
    • Allow the whisked matcha to cool to room temperature. You can speed up the cooling process by placing the bowl in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Pour into Ice Cube Tray:
    • Once the matcha mixture has cooled, carefully pour it into an ice cube tray. Fill each compartment evenly, leaving a small gap at the top as the liquid may expand when it freezes.
  6. Freeze the Cubes:
    • Place the ice cube tray in the freezer and allow the matcha mixture to freeze completely. This typically takes a few hours or overnight.
  7. Remove and Store:
    • Once the matcha ice cubes are frozen solid, remove them from the ice cube tray. You can store them in a resealable freezer bag or an airtight container in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.
  8. Enjoy Your Matcha Ice Cubes:
    • Use your matcha ice cubes to add a refreshing green tea flavor to various beverages. Here are a few ideas:
      • Matcha Iced Latte: Place a few matcha ice cubes in a glass, add cold milk (dairy or non-dairy), and sweeten to taste. Stir and enjoy.
      • Matcha Lemonade: Combine matcha ice cubes with freshly squeezed lemon juice and sweetener in a glass. Add cold water, stir, and savor the unique blend of flavors.
      • Matcha Smoothie: Blend matcha ice cubes with your favorite smoothie ingredients for a nutritious and refreshing drink.

Matcha ice cubes are a versatile addition to your kitchen that can enhance the flavor and appearance of various beverages while keeping them cool. Experiment with different drink combinations to find your favorite matcha-infused creations.

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