Kirbie's Cravings

Matcha Milkshake

overhead photo of Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake

It’s officially Spring! Though it doesn’t always feel like it. Every morning this week has been perpetuated with light rain and cloudy skies.

To welcome Spring, I made matcha green tea milkshakes.
photo of a Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake
My matcha recipe collection has been seriously neglected lately. I haven’t stopped loving matcha flavored foods. I still order and buy them whenever available. I just haven’t been baking much with matcha, though I plan on rectifying that.

I thought about making a healthy green beverage but knew DH would turn his head. So instead, I made matcha milkshakes. Not nearly as healthy, but they are delicious and at least there is some healthy matcha powder in there.
Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake
For those unfamiliar working with matcha powder, this is the brand I bake with.
photo of a canister of matcha
It’s a premium quality matcha powder, so each little canister costs about $10 at the Japanese markets. But the green color is much more vibrant and stays so even when I’m finished baking. The lower quality ones have a much duller green and baked goods end up turning a brownish green when finished. I even tried using the culinary quality one offered by this brand, but still no luck. The color was just not to my liking.

close-up photo of Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Milkshake

Matcha Milkshake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This matcha milkshake is easy to make and is a refreshing treat.


  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp high quality matcha powder


  • Blend everything in a blender on high speed until smooth. I set mine on the "smoothie" setting.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “Matcha Milkshake”

  1. Dear kirbie’s cravings;
      Hi,I am going to try your match a milkshake in my magic bullet blender soon.would the match a powder from David’s tea be OK and fine to put in the shake recipe?can I use the no sugar added vanilla ice cream and the natrel 2% milk in the match a shake recipe along with 1 packet of stevia or honey in this shake?
    I am a diabetic and I am lactose intoletant.

    • Hi Kim. I am not familiar with David’s tea, but as long as it’s a matcha powder it should be fine. I’d recommend maybe starting out with less powder and tasting and adding more as needed. There are different grades of matcha powder which affect the bitterness and intensity. your other changes should be fine

  2. Are you sure you meant a Tablespoon of the Matcha in the recipe? I used a teaspoon of the same brand of matcha and it was plenty!

    • I guess it really depends on how strong you like your matcha flavor. I added an entire tablespoon to make sure it stayed extra green and I liked the strong flavor.

  3. I totally had a hankering for one of these and it was on my “to make” list. I haven’t gotten to it yet, but it’s nice to see someone who enjoys a good matcha shake!

    I make mine without ice cream, so it’s not really a milkshake, lol. More like a frappe?

    • Much healthier as a latte/frappe =) I was thinking of doing that, but then decided to go all out with an ice cream version. heh

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