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Matcha lemonade with a lemon slice in a tall glass with a glass straw on a pink background.

Iced Matcha Lemonade

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Iced Matcha Lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day. Matcha is a green tea powder and contains caffeine


Ingredients

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Homemade lemonade:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sweetener (cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave, etc.)
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (? lemons)
  • Ice

Iced Matcha Lemonade:

  • ½ tsp matcha powder (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup lemonade (or more to taste, homemade or store-bought)
  • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Homemade lemonade:

  1. In a small saucepan on the stove, mix 1 cup of water with ¼ cup sweetener of choice. Let the mixture warm up over medium heat stirring constantly just until the sweetener is dissolved. It doesn’t have to boil or simmer. Take off the heat.
  2. Pour the remaining 4 cups of water into a large pitcher. Add lemon juice and the sugar and water mixture. Set aside until ready to serve. You can make this the day before and store it in the fridge in an airtight container overnight.

Iced Matcha Lemonade:

  1. Sift your matcha powder into a small bowl or cup. Warm up the water (this is optional, I find it mixes with the matcha more easily when it’s a little warmer) and add a splash to the matcha.
  2. Use a matcha whisk or a handheld milk frother to mix the matcha. Add the rest of the water and whisk again.
  3. Pour the matcha over ice into a tall glass and top up with lemonade.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon if desired and enjoy!

Notes

Starbucks: Starbucks uses sweetened matcha powder so their drinks will always be sweeter than when you make them at home. Alternatively, you can buy sweetened matcha powder if you’d like, I just prefer unsweetened to be able to control the sugar content.

Homemade lemonade: The lemonade will last in the fridge in an airtight container for 1-2 days. When mixing the sugar and water, you can use room temperature water without heating it up. Cane sugar will always dissolve in water but it will just take slightly longer in cold water.

Keywords: matcha lemonade, starbucks matcha

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