Want to try one of your favorite Starbucks drinks done copycat style? Here is the Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino. It is the perfect sweet treat with just the right amount of caffeine.
Tea lovers rejoice! The Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino is the best of both worlds – it’s cool and creamy and full of green tea flavor. It’s perfect for a pick me up in the middle of the day or an easy way to treat yourself.
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Green tea is a mild tea that has far less caffeine than regular tea or coffee. So if you are sensitive to caffeine you may enjoy this green tea frappuccino. For this reason, it is a very popular choice for Starbucks patrons. It combines the cream base of a classic Frappuccino with the yummy flavoring of green tea.
You may be wondering where the green coloring in the Frappuccino comes from since the tea is a mellow green color. The answer is matcha! Which is a finely ground powder used specifically for green tea. You can normally find matcha in the healthy living section of your local grocery store.
If you can’t find matcha at your grocery store, I have seen it available at Costco. Matcha can be a little pricey you so may want to enjoy it in other recipes.
You may want to try making your own Matcha Ice Cream. Or you may enjoy your homemade matcha latte. Matcha is good to drink on its own.
I have purchased matcha on Amazon: Jade Leaf – Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder, Classic Culinary Grade (For Blending & Baking) – [30g Starter Size]
The green tea frappuccino is always a popular choice at Starbucks due to its low caffeine content, fun green coloring, and exotic taste. It may take a sip or two to get used to the flavor but I bet its creamy goodness may make it your new favorite drink!
So this may be the perfect treat if you want a treat that is lighter in caffeine. If you don’t want any caffeine you can always enjoy the Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino.
Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups ice
- 1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
- In your blender, place all the ingredients in except for the whipped cream. Blend until smooth adding more milk or ice as needed. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and enjoy!