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Frozen Matcha Slushies

We tried to get the consistency of this beverage close to that of the frozen milk teas served in Taiwanese-inspired boba tea shops. It’s more like a slushie than a smoothie or milkshake, and is only mildly sweet. The recipe makes enough blender-ready frozen matcha cubes for seven 1-cup servings, so you can whip up a slushie in seconds anytime the mood strikes.



Ingredient Line: 
2 Tbs. matcha tea powder
Ingredient Line: 
2 cups soymilk or almond milk, plus ¼ cup more for each slushie
Ingredient Line: 
⅓ cup agave nectar


1. Place matcha in medium bowl, and whisk in 2 cups water brought to just under a boil. Cool. 2. Whisk soymilk and agave nectar into cooled matcha tea. Pour into 42 1-oz. ice cube molds, and freeze. 3. For each slushie: Place 6 frozen cubes in blender, and add 1/4 cup soymilk. Blend 15 to 20 seconds, or until smooth.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
3 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
21 g
0 mg
71 mg
1 g
18 g
Makes 7 slushies

Comments on this Recipe

Is there a way to get this vibrant green color, like in the picture? After whisking in the milk, the drink turned brownish...?

I absolutely LOVE this. I'm allergic to almonds and soy, so I used a mix of coconut and rice milk instead. Still amazing!

looks good

add some spirulina, and ya got me

Instead of using six cubes for 1 slushie. I used three and added frozen mango and frozen blackberries. It was yumm. But the matcha alone is awesome too.

Mine turned white, not green-tinged or otherwise, and it doesn't taste like green tea to me. Maybe I need to add more matcha next time. It's not supersweet, which is nice. At 63 calories a pop, it's a nice change to my day without breaking the nutrition bank. Plus it's almond milk with green tea so pretty healthy (and much cheaper!) compared to a Starbucks Frap. I will be making these often!

good use of macha

Add a few spinach leaves for color. I add them to lime-y smoothies and green tea smoothies, and the color pops!