Matcha Cold Foam | The Perfect Matcha Whipped Topping!

Matcha Cold Foam is the perfect cold foam topping when youre bored of boring vanilla or sweet cream versions. The addition of color flavors like matcha, not only changes the flavor but the color of the cold foam to create beautiful bright green whipped toppings that are aesthetically pleasing and taste amazing! We’ll go over the necessary ingredients you’ll need to create this delicious matcha-flavored cold foam and the need to know about matcha and its origins ☺️

This post is all about creating the perfect matcha-flavored cold foam! This cold foam is perfect for hot drinks or cold drinks and offers that punch of color and flavor you need when regular cold foam just ain’t doing it for you anymore!

Matcha Cold Foam

Commonly Asked Questions For Matcha Cold Foam

Is matcha good with cold foam?

the perfect pairing is sweet creamy cold foam and high-quality grassy matcha powder, they may not sound like much but the flavor profile of matcha balances out the sweetness and creaminess of cold foam to deliver a refreshing cold foam that is the perfect addition to any iced drink.

Can Starbucks make matcha cold foam?

Yes, Starbucks can make matcha cold foam it’s offered on the starbucks secret menu, just ask for a vanilla sweet cream cold foam mixed with 1 scoop of matcha powder. The end result is that famous bright green and creamy cold foam that looks perfect on chai lattes, pumpkin cream cold brews, and the pink drink!

Is matcha good with vanilla sweet cream cold foam?

Yes, if you actually only make a regular cold foam and don’t add any sweetness, the cold foam will be slightly grassy tasting since matcha offers a grassy taste and is slightly bitter. The addition of vanilla syrup relieves this bitterness and brings out the best of matcha and cold foam

What is Matcha Cold Foam?

Matcha cold foam is a delicious sweet and bright green cold foam that is possible due to customizing a sweet cream cold foam base and adding a scoop of matcha to it. The addition of the scoop of matcha creates that beautiful green color and balances out the sweetness of the sweet vanilla taste.

What’s the difference between matcha whipped topping and matcha cold foam?

Matcha cold foam is a less dense version of matcha whipped topping, both can be used on top of a drink, and depending on the look and texture youre going for either one will be better. For example, matcha whipped topping has more air whipped in it thus it can form peaks and hold its overall shape, this kind of whipped topping is perfect for hot drinks and heavy base drinks such as lattes. While matcha cold foam is formed the exact same way as matcha whipped topping, it’s more pourable and thus is perfect for less dense drinks such as iced coffees and cold brews, and iced teas.

What Drinks Does Matcha Cold Foam Pair With?

Matcha cold foam is perfect for cold drinks! But if you want to warm up in the upcoming fall season with a hot drink, then just whip your topping to a thicker consistency to form a whipped topping.

  • Hot coffee
  • hot lattes
  • hot tea
  • hot white chocolate
  • hot tea lattes
  • hot mochas
  • iced coffee
  • cold brews
  • iced lattes
  • iced mochas
  • iced white hot chocolate
  • iced tea lattes

Ceremonial Matcha vs Culinary Matcha?

Ceremonial Matcha is higher quality matcha that is specifically made to be drunken, while culinary matcha is made for baking and for adding to recipes that dont require vibrant colors. Ceremonial matcha will offer a bright green color, grassy notes, and a higher caffeine content. While culinary matcha will be slightly more bitter, have a muddy green color, and have lower caffeine content.

Matcha Benefits

Matcha is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. Matcha is noted with being helpful in weight loss, but these claims are not scientifically proven.

Green Tea vs Matcha

Green tea leaves and matcha power are very similar teas, however, the main difference stems from how they are harvested and grown. Green tea leaves are harvested as full leaves and are steamed and dried before they have the chance to oxidize and turn a darker color. Green tea is also grown in natural sunlight, unlike matcha which is grown in the shade to produce a brighter green color from the need for higher chlorophyll content as noted by Jessica from everyday health.

Matcha is also fully ground into a powder so when consuming matcha you consume the whole leaves and powder form and in green tea, you only drink the extraction from the leaves being brewed. Bringing about another key difference is the number of nutrients you gain from each form, since you are consuming the whole leaves in powder form the nutrient content is higher in matcha powder than it is from green tea leaves. However, both are highly nutritious and will benefit you in similar ways such as being high in antioxidant content, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

starbucks matcha cold foam topping copycat

Thick and Creamy Matcha Cold Foam Recipe

Pair this delicious Matcha Cold Foam with a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Matcha Chai Latte, Pink Drink or Matcha Latte!


Frothing Equipment

  • hand frother
  • French press
  • mason jar and lid
  • hand mixer
  • blender
  • whisk and bowl


  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • glass cup
  • spoon
matcha cold foam ingredients


Ceremonial Matcha Powder

Heavy Whipping Cream


Vanilla Extract Cane Syrup

pouring matcha whipping topping on matcha drink

Recipe calls for

  • 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 oz of 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon of ceremonial matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of cane syrup

How To Make Matcha Cold Foam

  1. combined all ingredients in frother equipment of your choice
  2. mixed ingredients until well combined, sometimes matcha clumps, and thus we recommend dissolving matcha powder in 2 teaspoons of hot water first and then adding into the mixture.
  3. After combined, plunge with a french press or blend with a hand frother until uniform bubbles begin to form and slight wrinkles form in the mixture, if you like a thicker cold foam whip until a small weak peak forms, and then it’s ready.
  4. For hot drinks, whipped cold foam into a whipped topping to ensure it won’t melt away as quickly as a cold foam would.
  5. When done frothing, pour on top of your favorite drink! If you want sprinkle with matcha powder and enjoy!
matcha topping with matcha powder

Photography Note: All photos edited for brightness and color ☺️ Keep in mind ingredients you use can change the color and look of drinks

Recipe Notes:

  • This recipe calls for ceremonial matcha due to the taste and color produced from using it if you swap from a lesser quality matcha powder you may need more powder t produce a green color and it may not taste as fresh as grassy as higher quality forms.
  • We use 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, but feel free to increase it to 1.5 teaspoons for a bright bright green color and bolder taste.
  • If not consuming all of the cold foam immediately you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours before it loses its consistency and taste begins to degrade. Place in an airtight container.

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