Pineapple Matcha

Make this copycat Starbucks iced pineapple matcha drink for a refreshing beverage any day of the week. You’ll love this magnificent blend of pineapple, matcha green tea powder, ginger, and coconut milk. It’s a refreshing drink in the summer, but you can serve it all year long!

Coconut milk is being poured into a glass with a matcha mixture. There is fresh pineapple on a cutting board in the background.

I know lots of people who are regulars at coffee shops. I’m more of a “I’ll make it myself” kind of gal. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a coffee shop as a fun change of pace, especially when meeting with friends or family.

That’s why when I see a drink that inspires me, like Iced Golden Milk, I prefer to make it myself.

How to Make Pineapple Matcha

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  1. Add the matcha syrup ingredients together in a blender. Pulse in several short bursts to combine.
  2. You can strain the pineapple through a fine-mesh strainer if you prefer a smoother drink without the pineapple pulp.
  3. Pour the matcha mix into a glass filled with ice.
    Matcha syrup is being poured into a glass with ice. There is sliced pineapple on a cutting board in the background.
  4. Add coconut milk until the glass is full.
    Coconut milk is being poured into a glass with a matcha mixture. There is fresh pineapple on a cutting board in the background.
  5. Serve with pineapple chunks for garnishing or as is. Enjoy!

Key Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Matcha powder — Make sure you use ceremony-grade matcha powder which has a better flavor and brighter color.
  • Pineapple — You can use frozen or chopped fresh pineapple. If you don’t want to use whole pineapple, substitute 1/3 cup pineapple juice.
  • Ground ginger — I prefer to use ground ginger because it’s a more mellow flavor.
  • Maple syrup — A bit of maple syrup combined with the pineapple adds the perfect amount of sweetness. You can use a zero-calorie sweetener, such as monkfruit, if you prefer.
  • Coconut milk — Use coconut milk from a can, just be sure to shake it first. You can use lite or full-fat coconut milk. Or you can mix coconut milk with almond milk if you prefer a lighter drink.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • FRESH — Using fresh pineapple makes this refreshing beverage.
  • FILLING — Thanks to the fat from the coconut milk, this drink is so filling and fulfilling.
  • FLAVORFUL — Pineapple combined with ginger and coconut makes a flavorful beverage!

Frequently-Asked Questions

Does pineapple matcha contain caffeine?

Matcha powder is the only source of caffeine in this drink. Although matcha has caffeine, it is not as much as coffee. It’s also a great source of EGCG, a class of antioxidants that have been noted to have many health benefits.

Is pineapple matcha healthy?

Made with pineapple, ginger, matcha tea powder, and coconut milk, this drink is relatively healthy. Coconut milk has fat which makes this drink filling. Ginger and matcha not only add flavor but nutritional benefits as well.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this vegan pineapple match drink with your favorite snacks such as:

Storage Tips

Cover the drink and refrigerate. It will keep up to 2 to 3 days in the fridge.

Looking down on a cut pineapple on a cutting board. It sits beside a glass with iced matcha drink inside it.

Vegan Drinks

If you love this iced pineapple matcha drink, here are even more vegan beverages to try:

A glass of pineapple matcha has a yellow straw in it. There is a bowl of matcha powder and a sliced pineapple on a cutting board in the background.

Iced Pineapple Matcha

5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 222kcal

Ingredients

Matcha Mix

  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • ½ cup pineapple (fresh or frozen) Substitute 1/3 cup pineapple juice.
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Other Ingredients

  • cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • Add the matcha syrup ingredients together in a blender. Pulse in several short bursts to combine. You can strain the pineapple through a fine mesh strainer if you prefer a smoother drink without the pineapple pulp.
  • Pour the matcha mix into a glass filled with ice. Add coconut milk until the glass if full.
  • Serve with pineapple chunks for garnishing or as is. Enjoy!

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Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 4mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

One Response to Pineapple Matcha

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMollie Reply

    5 stars
    So refreshing!

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