Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte Copycat Recipe

If you regularly make your way through the Dunkin' drive-thru to satisfy your daily Frozen Matcha Latte cravings, guess what? You can now make a copycat recipe at home, with more room to personalize the recipe and make it more delicious than the fast food favorite. This is especially handy if you're switching to a plant-based diet or if you have dairy allergies, as it's easier to make sure your diet remains clean when you're making your meals yourself. 

And the thing is, you can whip up this latte in just five minutes flat, which is a lot faster than it would take you to drive to Dunkin' and wait in the drive-thru. So whether you're making one as a snack, dessert, or even a cold breakfast (recipe developer, Susan Olayinka, of The Flexible Fridge, points out that the caffeine in this Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe makes it perfect for that morning pick-me-up), you don't have to wait long to enjoy the sweet, fresh flavor.

Gather your ingredients to make this Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe

Clearly, you're going to need matcha powder to make this Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe, but aside from that, you'll need milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and white sugar. That's not too much to gather or prep, right? But when it comes to the milk and ice cream, you can really customize your drink how you'd like. "I use oat milk because oat milk is naturally sweet and very, very creamy," says Olayinka. But she points out that you can use any type of dairy or non-dairy milk, including almond milk, hemp milk, or soy milk. Just keep in mind that the standard Dunkin' version comes with whole milk, so of course, you can go with the "original" milk as well. 

And just like you can customize your milk, you can customize your ice cream, switching out traditional, dairy-based ice cream for something different, like coconut ice cream or almond milk ice cream. Really, whatever flavor suits your tastes best. 

Mix your matcha powder well for this Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe

You'll start this Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe by pre-mixing the matcha powder. You don't want to just throw it in the blender with the other ingredients because chances are it won't dissolve well or give you that creamy, even green color or matcha flavor you're craving. Place the powder in a cup and add the quarter cup of hot water.

According to Olayinka, the hot water helps the matcha dissolve better than cold water or room temperature water would. Just make sure you whisk the water and matcha until there are no longer lumps. The water will cook quickly, so it won't cause any problems when you add it to the other, colder ingredients.

Add all the Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe ingredients to a blender

Pour your dissolved matcha into the base of your blender, then add the milk, ice cream, ice, and sugar on top. It's best to use a high-speed blender to really ensure you end up with the creamy, smooth texture you want in a frozen latte. It's also ideal to place the wet ingredients at the bottom, giving the blades more space to spin and mix, gradually pulling the solid ingredients (the ice cream and ice) into the wet ingredients. 

Blend the Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe together

This part couldn't be simpler — blend your Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe ingredients on a high setting for 30 seconds. The goal is to get a creamy, smooth finish, without chunks of ice left in the latte. But you also don't want to over-blend, which could leave you with a somewhat more watery texture. Start with 30 seconds, and if you still have chunks of ice, blend a little longer — just ten seconds at a time, until the consistency is right.

Serve this Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe fresh

This Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe ends up making two servings, so as soon as you've finished blending your latte, go ahead and pour it into two separate glasses and serve. Because the recipe calls for ice cream and ice, it's best served and enjoyed immediately to prevent these ingredients from melting down more and becoming too liquid-y. And of course, if you don't want to share (we all have those days), simply serve the whole thing in an extra large travel mug and take it with you to go. 

Or add toppings before serving this Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe

There's one last optional step that you shouldn't skip when you're feeling especially indulgent — go ahead and spray some whipped cream on top to give your drink that restaurant-quality latte feel. Just remember, standard whipped cream is a dairy product, so if you're trying to cut out dairy, look for dairy-free options. And to finish off the look, garnish the whipped cream with a sprinkle of extra matcha powder. Not only does it look beautiful, but you'll get a little extra caffeine, too.

Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte Copycat Recipe
4.9 from 35 ratings
If you regularly make your way through the Dunkin' drive-thru to satisfy your Frozen Matcha Latte cravings, guess what? You can make a copycat recipe at home.
Prep Time
2
minutes
Cook Time
3
minutes
Servings
2
servings
Dunkin' Donuts Frozen Matcha Latte copycat recipe served
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 teaspoons matcha powder
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 cups of milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup white sugar
Optional Ingredients
  • Whipped cream
  • Extra matcha powder (for garnish)
Directions
  1. Place matcha powder in a cup and add hot water. Mix together with a small whisk until there are no lumps.
  2. Place in the blender, followed by milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar.
  3. Blend on high for 30 seconds.
  4. Serve in a tall soda glass.
  5. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle on matcha powder on the top (optional).
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 317
Total Fat 11.6 g
Saturated Fat 6.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 38.9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 45.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Total Sugars 44.3 g
Sodium 138.3 mg
Protein 9.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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