This matcha lemonade is a refreshing Starbucks copycat! It’s easy to make and is paleo, AIP, and free of refined sugar.

Matcha Lemonade

What is matcha lemonade?

Matcha is one of my favorite ingredients it a grassy, and rich green tea powder that makes amazing lattes! It’s definitely more on the savory side than the refreshing side, but I’ve been eyeing matcha lemonade for quite some time to make the perfect balance of rich and refreshing!

Matcha lemonade is made with matcha green tea powder, fresh lemon juice, and a bit of honey to make a light and fresh warm-weather drink! This Starbucks copycat is easy to make with just a few ingredients!

The Ingredients

  • Matcha green tea powder
  • Water & ice
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey

Matcha Lemonade

How to make matcha lemonade

  • Add the hot water to a small bowl and sift the matcha powder over the water. Using a bamboo matcha whisk (or a hand frother) whisk the mixture well until thick paste forms and the matcha dissolves. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • Add the cold water, lemon juice, and honey to a pitcher and stir well to combine. Pour in the matcha mixture and stir.
  • Fill two large glasses about halfway with ice and pour the matcha lemonade over the ice. Serve fresh.

What kind of matcha should you use to make matcha lemonade?

I use ippodo tea brand matcha! I like the flavor and color a lot. However, you can easily use whatever matcha powder you have on hand.

Can you use bottled lemon juice instead?

If that’s what you have on hand, you can use that instead. However, it won’t have quite the same fresh flavor.

Can you use another sweetener other than honey?

I think honey works the best in this recipe, but you can experiment with other sweetener options as well.

Matcha Lemonade

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Matcha Lemonade (Starbucks copycat)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

This matcha lemonade is a refreshing Starbucks copycat! It’s easy to make and is paleo, AIP, and free of refined sugar.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Add the hot water to a small bowl and sift the matcha powder over the water. Using a bamboo matcha whisk (or a hand frother) whisk the mixture well until a thick paste forms and the matcha disolves. Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Add the cold water, lemon juice and honey to a pitcher and stir well to combine. Pour in the matcha mixture and stir.
  3. Fill two large glasses about halfway with ice and pour the matcha lemonade over the ice. Serve fresh.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 167
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 4.1g