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What is lightly sweetened, creamy, frothy, and with a healthy boost of antioxidants? If you guessed a matcha green tea frappe, you would be right! This isn’t any matcha frappe recipe, though. It’s a low carb frappe recipe! My green tea frappe recipe takes real food ingredients like matcha, almond milk, heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered Besti and blends them into a creamy, gorgeous keto frappe! It’s part dessert, part coffee-house drink, and oh-so-good!
Drinks featuring matcha powder are plenty popular, but most of the versions you’ll find out at coffee shop are loaded with sugar! Boo! Thankfully, it’s plenty easy (and much more cost-effective!) to make it yourself at home.
This recipe is for a matcha green tea frappe, but once you have the matcha powder, you can make any matcha drink!
What Is Matcha?
Before we get to our recipe, let’s talk about the most important ingredient: Matcha Tea!
Matcha is simply powdered green tea leaves. (The word literally means “powdered tea”.) Instead of steeping tea in green tea leaves like you would with regular green teas, matcha is the leaves ground into a powder and you actually drink the leaves. Matcha is commonly used in tea drinks, but also works to flavor various sweet recipes.
I was inspired to make this matcha frappe recipe when I received a sample of Zulay Kitchen Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea. And here’s what I love about it:
- It’s super delicious – the most important part, right? 😉
- It’s 100% USDA organic
- It comes from Japan, the source of the best matcha
- It’s super fresh, pure, culinary grade
- It’s packed with antioxidants that can boost the immune system, lower stress levels, and even enhance mental function
- It’s high-quality Japanese matcha from a US-based company I can trust!
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How To Make A Green Tea Frappe
Thinking a green tea frappuccino recipe like Starbucks is hard to make? Think again! This keto frappe is ready in less than 5 minutes.
Here’s how to make a matcha frappe:
- Add ingredients to blender. Combine the almond milk, heavy cream, matcha green tea, ice, powdered Besti, and vanilla in a blender.
- Blend. Blend low carb frappuccino together until desired consistency is reached.
- Sample. Taste and adjust sweetener or matcha to taste. If you want it thicker, you can also add more ice at this point.
TIP: Use a liquid or powdered sweetener so that blends into the matcha frappe recipe. Using a granulated sweetener will result in a gritty texture.
- Serve. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream. The whipped cream is (sort of) optional, but definitely helps it feel more like a fancy keto frappuccino!
Is Green Tea Frappe Healthy?
Yes, this green tea frappe recipe is healthy! But, not all matcha tea frappes are created equal.
This keto frappe is made with unprocessed ingredients like almond milk, heavy cream, matcha green tea, powdered Besti, and vanilla.
Matcha Green Tea Frappe Calories
Each serving of this green tea frappe recipe has 156 calories. The blended green tea frappuccino from Starbucks has 280, almost double!
And the carbs? The one from Starbucks has 62 grams carbs! My green tea frappe has just 2 grams carbs.
Does Green Tea Frappe Have Caffeine?
Yes, this homemade green tea frappuccino recipe contains caffeine. Each 1/2 teaspoon serving of matcha contains about 25-35 mg of caffeine.
One of the reasons that matcha powder (or green tea frappe powder) is so popular is that in addition to caffeine, it also contains L-Theanine, which is a compound that helps give a calm and relaxing effect – no coffee jitters!
Can You Make A Matcha Frappe Ahead?
Because this homemade green tea frappuccino recipe is blended with ice, it’s best made fresh. Otherwise the ice will melt too much and it will water down the keto frappe.
If you wanted to prep it ahead of time, you could combine everything but the ice into a blender and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to make your matcha frappe. Then, all you need to do is add your ice and blend!
More Keto Drink Recipes
If you like this green tea frappuccino recipe, you might also like some of these other keto drink recipes:
- Bulletproof Coffee – The classic keto drink! Creamy, frothy, and full of fat, this is my breakfast many mornings.
- Bulletproof Tea – A twist on bulletproof, this bulletproof tea is rich and creamy but lighter than a lot of keto drinks. Tea-lovers, this one is for you.
- Keto PSL – Yes, a low carb pumpkin spice latte does exist, and this version doesn’t contain any weird ingredients or fake syrups.
- Low Carb Hot Chocolate – This drinking chocolate is rich and unbelievably chocolate-y. Mix it up on a cold day or for a rich dessert, it’s just like the version I had in Paris.
- Vanilla Keto Milkshake – Serve up this sweet and creamy milkshake for a fun (and sugar-free!) dessert.
- Chocolate & PB Smoothie – Healthy, filling, and the best flavor combo ever! Start your day off with this dessert that’s healthy enough for breakfast.
Tools To Make Keto Frappe
Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Zulay Kitchen Matcha Green Tea – This powder is the star of my matcha green tea frappe recipe! The powder blends into drinks and foods so easily, it’s super easy to use.
- Blender – This blender is an investment, but it’s so worth it! I use this blender almost every single day and there’s not much it can’t do.
- Striped Straws – Bright straws may not be necessary, but they definitely make any drink a lot more fun!
Keto Matcha Green Tea Frappe Recipe
Keto Matcha Green Tea Frappe
See how to make a matcha green tea frappe at home with just 5 ingredients + 5 minutes! My easy keto green tea frappe recipe is sugar-free, but tastes just like the coffee shop ones.
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Combine everything except whipped cream in a blender. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
If desired, adjust sweetener or matcha to taste.
Pour into a glass or jar. Top with whipped cream.
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Serving size: 12 ounces (entire recipe)
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