Matcha Recipe Ideas: 8 Great Ways to Use Matcha

Matcha, a powdered green tea from Japan, is tasty on its own or in a tea-based latte. But did you know that you can use matcha in all kinds of other recipes? From smoothies to baked goods, matcha is a versatile ingredient that lends a slightly sweet, umami-rich flavor to recipes. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use matcha in the kitchen!

1. Matcha Sunrise Mocktail

Matcha Sunrise ingredients

Preparation instructions

  1. Sift matcha into a matcha bowl and add hot water.
  2. Whisk with a bamboo whisker until smooth.
  3. Add in ice to a tall glass, pour in orange juice and top with matcha.
  4. Enjoy!

2. Matcha Coconut Bites

Matcha Coconut Bites ingredients

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp culinary grade matcha
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preparation instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor. Process until everything sticks together.
  2. In an ice cube silicone mold add one teaspoon of the mixture into each square, pressing firmly. Freeze for an hour.
  3. Take matcha bites out of the silicon mold.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Coat matcha bites with melted chocolate and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Refrigerate until set, then enjoy!

3. Matcha Mango Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 inch ginger, raw root
  • 1 inch turmeric, raw root
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 tsp Culinary Grade Matcha


  • Fresh berries
  • Fresh mango
  • Fresh kiwi
  • Coconut flakes
  • Hemp seeds
  • Roasted almonds

Preparation instructions

  1. Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with berries, mango, kiwi, coconut flakes, hemp seeds and roasted almonds.
  3. Enjoy!

4. Peppermint Matcha Latte

Peppermint Matcha Latte ingredients

Preparation instructions

  1. In a matcha bowl (or a small bowl), whisk together culinary matcha and hot brewed peppermint tea with a matcha whisk until smooth and foamy.
  2. Add in the maple syrup and mix until combined.
  3. Transfer the matcha mixture into a mug.
  4. In a frothing pitcher, steam the milk and froth with a hand frother.
  5. Slowly pour this into the mug with the matcha mixture.
  6. Enjoy!

5. Matcha Cucumber Refresher


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup honeydew melon
  • 10 mint leaves
  • Juice of a lime
  • 1 tsp Culinary Grade Matcha
  • 6 oz filtered water
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup

Preparation instructions

  1. Into a blender, add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer and discard the pulp.
  3. Serve over ice.

6. Matcha Bomb


For the bomb:

For the filling:

  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • 1 tsp coconut milk powder 
  • 1 scoop matcha powder 
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • Pinch of cardamom powder 
  • Marshmallows 
  • Heart sprinkles


  1. For the filling, mix together the first 5 ingredients and set aside.
  2. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave for 15 seconds or until melted. Add matcha power to the melted chocolate and mix well.
  3. Using the back of a spoon, spread the chocolate mixture all over the cavity of two silicone molds. Place the molds in the freezer for 5 minutes or until the shells are fully set. Repeat this step until you get a thick shell.
  4. Once the chocolate is set, carefully remove chocolate shells from the molds.
  5. Heat a plate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Press one of the empty chocolate shells on the heated plate to remove the rough edges.
  6. Fill the shell with filling mixture along with the marshmallows and heart sprinkles.
  7. Melt the edges on the other chocolate shell and immediately stick the two halves together. Press slightly until sealed.
  8. Put a dot of melted chocolate on top of the chocolate bomb and attach a heart sprinkle. 
  9. To serve, place the matcha bomb into a mug, slowly pour the hot milk over the bomb until melted. Enjoy!

7. Matcha Horchata


For the horchata:

  • 1/2 cup rice, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup oat milk, unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

For the tea:


  1. Soak 1/2 cup rice, 1 1/2 cup water, and 1 cinnamon stick overnight.
  2. Place horchata ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain and transfer horchata to a pitcher.
  4. Place the matcha in a small bowl and cover with the hot water.
  5. Whisk until smooth, then let it cool.
  6. Fill a glass with ice and pour in the horchata until 3/4 of the glass is full.
  7. Top off with matcha.

8. Matcha Mango Smoothie


  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp fresh turmeric, grated
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup almond yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp culinary grade matcha


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Enjoy!

Photos and recipes credit: Sandra Aguirre

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