This refreshing and simple matcha lemonade is the perfect, not-too-sweet, summer drink! You can whip up this green tea Arnold Palmer in minutes without turning on the stove or using special equipment!

A clear glass filled with bright green matcha lemonade. A red banner states that it is refined sugar-free and honey sweetened.

Another Iced Matcha Drink!

As regular Nomsters know, I’m a big fan of drinking and cooking with matcha, a finely ground powder of specially grown green tea leaves. Although matcha is normally served hot, simply whisked with 175°F water, I prefer the ease of making a cold matcha drink—like Cold Matcha Latte or Cold Brew Matcha—in the hot summer months.

Recently, I was craving a matcha Arnold Palmer and realized that I could make one easily by doctoring my Cold Brew Matcha recipe!

A Green Tea Arnold Palmer!

A traditional Arnold Palmer drink is a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage made with three parts unsweetened tea combined with one part lemonade. However, it’s not a quick drink if you don’t already have some brewed tea and lemonade in the fridge.

When I started making Cold Brew Matcha, I learned that you can make a cup of green tea by simply shaking matcha vigorously with cold water. By adding freshly squeezed lemon juice and honey, you can transform it into a mildly sweet Matcha Lemonade in no time!

Someone juicing a lemon with a stainless steel citrus juicer.

What Matcha Should You Use?

My favorite brand and type of matcha for this type of recipe—where you mix matcha with other ingredients besides water—is this one. You don’t need to break the bank and buy the most expensive matcha available, but find one that is bright green and tastes good to you.

An overhead shot of someone measuring out a spoonful of bright green matcha.

Three Ways to Make It!

There are a few simple ways to make this refreshing matcha lemonade. You can use an inexpensive milk frother or small hand whisk to whip it up with minimal effort. However, the easiest method is to dump all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake like mad! All three methods work great and cleanup is a breeze.

A smiling brunette woman in glasses is holding a matcha lemonade with a glass straw.

Time to make a Matcha Lemonade a.k.a. Green Tea Arnold Palmer!

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon matcha (I like this one.)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or more to taste
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Ice cubes

Equipment:

  • All of my recommended kitchen tools are listed here. The inexpensive milk frother I like is this one.

There are three ways to make this refreshing drink!

Using A Small Hand Whisk:

Combine the matcha and lemon juice in a measuring cup…

Adding a spoonful of matcha and lemon juice into a liquid measuring cup.

…and whisk well until the matcha is in a uniform suspension.

Someone whisking together matcha and lemon juice in a measuring cup.

Whisk in the honey.

Adding a spoonful of honey to a liquid measuring cup with a small hand whisk inside.

Once the honey is incorporated, mix in the cold water.

Pouring water into the matcha mixture in the liquid measuring cup.

Pour over ice and enjoy!

Pouring the matcha lemonade (Green Tea Arnold Palmer) in a glass filled with ice.

Using A Milk Frother:

Add the matcha, lemon juice, honey, and water to a liquid measuring cup and use a milk frother to blitz everything into an emerald green liquid.

Blending a matcha lemonade with a milk frother

Using A Mason Jar:

Measure all the ingredients and add them into a pint-sized mason jar. Screw on the lid tightly and shake like mad until the matcha is evenly dispersed!

Shaking the matcha lemonade (green tea Arnold Palmer) in a mason jar.

Whichever method you choose will result in an icy delight!

A woman in glasses is holding up a glass of matcha lemonade


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Matcha Lemonade (Green Tea Arnold Palmer)

4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Servings 1
This refreshing and simple matcha lemonade is the perfect, not-too-sweet, summer drink! You can whip up this green tea Arnold Palmer in minutes without turning on the stove or using special equipment!

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ice cubes

Instructions 

Using a small hand whisk

  • Combine the matcha and lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup and whisk well until the matcha is in a uniform suspension.
    Adding a spoonful of matcha and lemon juice into a liquid measuring cup.
  • Whisk in the honey. Once the honey is incorporated, mix in the cold water.
    Adding a spoonful of honey to a liquid measuring cup with a small hand whisk inside.
  • Pour over ice and enjoy!
    Pouring the matcha lemonade (Green Tea Arnold Palmer) in a glass filled with ice.

Using a milk frother

  • Add the matcha, lemon juice, honey, and water to a liquid measuring cup and use a milk frother to blitz everything into an emerald green liquid. Pour over ice!
    Blending a matcha lemonade with a milk frother

Using a mason jar

  • Measure all the ingredients and add them into a pint-sized mason jar. Screw on the lid tightly and shake like mad until the matcha is evenly dispersed! Pour over ice.
    Shaking the matcha lemonade (green tea Arnold Palmer) in a mason jar.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sugar: 18g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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  1. I mean this in the nicest way possible… But you’re massively overpaying for matcha. There are many out there better and cheaper than Breakaway, e.g. ippodo, Obubu, Leafy Green, and I think Kettl.