Our Copycat Starbucks Iced Pineapple Matcha recipe uses simple ingredients that can be found at most grocery stores. We show you how to make it using matcha, pineapple juice, coconut milk, ginger and a little sugar. Plus water and ice, of course.
So I had never tried matcha until recently when my youngest had me pick some up. I decided I would try a drink and thought it tasted delightful. So then I set out to find some recipes I could make using it.
That’s when I stumbled upon a recipe for Starbucks Iced Matcha Pineapple Drink. It sounded refreshing and delicious so I got on the internet to see if it is available at Starbucks and found out that it is not.
So then I got on the Starbucks website to find out as much as I could about this drink. From what I can tell the Starbucks version used pineapple ginger syrup, matcha powder, coconut milk and maybe a little simple syrup.
My goal when coming up with my own version of a recipe is to make it as easy as possible. I like to find ways to make the recipe without having to make another recipe first. Makes sense, right? So I decided pineapple juice and a little ginger paste would work.
Table of contents
- Why you’ll love this recipe
- Ingredient Notes
- How to make it
- Is pineapple matcha drink good for you?
- What does Starbucks put in their matcha?
- Does Starbucks pineapple matcha have caffeine?
- More refreshing iced drinks
- Copycat Starbucks Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink Recipe ↓
- More Starbucks inspired recipes
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Just 5 basic ingredients are all you need.
- It’s a tasty and refreshing drink that has healthy ingredients.
- Pineapple matcha drink tastes smooth and delicious.
See recipe card for exact amounts and detailed instructions.
matcha tea powder – we use Jade Leaf culinary grade matcha because that is what is readily available at the grocery store. There are different grades of matcha including ceremonial grade matcha, premium grade, culinary grade and ingredient grade.
pineapple juice – we use Dole 100% pure pineapple juice. You can use fresh pineapple juice if you have a juicer, food processor or blender to make fresh juice.
coconut milk – we use the type that is in the refrigerated section with the milk because it is lightly sweetened. You can use unsweetened coconut milk if that is what you have. We do add a tad bit of sugar to make this drink tasty. So, I am thinking you would need to add more sugar than we call for if using unsweetened coconut milk.
ginger – for this recipe we use ginger paste the comes in a tube. This can be found in the produce section of your grocery store. A small amount of ground ginger can be used instead.
sugar – we use a bit of regular sugar.
ice cubes – I use the ice out of the ice maker in my refrigerator. Store bought ice is usually clear so you can use that if this is important to you.
How to make it
- Put the water in a mason jar, or other microwave safe container that has a lid. Microwave for 20 seconds, add the matcha powder and sugar to the warm water, put the lid on it and shake it until the matcha dissolves.
- Pour the pineapple juice, coconut milk and ginger into the matcha mixture, put the lid back on it and shake it until it is all mixed together.
- Add ice to a tall glass, pour the drink over the ice and enjoy!
- It is important to add the matcha powder to the hot water and mix it before adding the milk and juice. The matcha will not dissolve as well and there will be pieces of it left in your drink.
- Adjust the sugar as needed so that it is just the way you like it.
- We make this recipe to our taste. If you like more of one thing or another you can change it up to have the amount of these ingredients that you like best.
Is pineapple matcha drink good for you?
Yes, matcha tea is a great source of antioxidants that may help protect the liver, boost brain function, help combat heart disease, may protect against cancer, and could help with weight loss. Pineapple juice is high in vitamin C. And coconut milk may help help increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol, as well as enhance digestion.
What does Starbucks put in their matcha?
Starbucks matcha latte is made with matcha powder, milk and sugar blend and ice.
Does Starbucks pineapple matcha have caffeine?
Yes, matcha tea is caffeinated. According to matcha.com ,”on average, matcha contains approximately 20-45 mg of caffeine per gram”.
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Copycat Starbucks Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink Recipe ↓
Copycat Starbucks Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/8 tsp ginger paste
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- Put the water in a mason jar, or other microwave safe container with a lid. Microwave, without the lid for 20 seconds, add the matcha powder and sugar to the warm water, put the lid on it and shake it until the matcha dissolves.1/4 cup water, 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder, 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- Pour the pineapple juice, coconut milk and ginger into the matcha mixture, put the lid back on it and shake it until it is all mixed together.3/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 1/8 tsp ginger paste
- Add ice to a glass, pour the drink over the ice and enjoy!ice
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