Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

A Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino is one of my favorite drinks to order. Not that I don’t love my coffee, but the light and fresh taste of the green tea is a nice way to switch it up. Shelley and I got one every day during our first BlogHer trip. I never even thought to try to make my own. I didn’t have a clue how to! Post contains affiliate links.

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

After a bit of research, I found out that they use Matcha Green Tea to create the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino. Soon after that, my friend Kayla from The Eclectic Element posted her Green Tea Matcha Pistachio Cookies recipe using the powder. How serendipitous. I knew I had to order some and make my own copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino!

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

I purchased a pouch of Matcha Green Tea powder from It was a lot smaller of a bag than I anticipated, but turns out a little of the powder goes a long way. With a little help of Google, I was well on my way to making a copycat version of one of my favorite drinks from Starbucks.

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

I found several recipes so I kind of worked off of all of them. I was super pleased with the end result. Just as light and delicious as Starbucks! It’s not super sweet, but neither are the Starbucks ones, so it was perfect for me.

All you need are 4 or 5 simple ingredients:

  • Milk (or milk substitute of your choice – I used almond milk)
  • Ice
  • Instant vanilla pudding
  • Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Whipped cream for topping (totally optional – ditch it to keep the calories lower)

After I purchased my Matcha Powder from Kiss Me Organics through, they sent me a free recipe eBook along with it. It’s loaded with recipes that I cannot wait to try!

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

Serving Size: 2

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or your choice of milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons instant french vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha Green Tea powder
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional)


  1. Put all ingredients into the blender and blend well.
  2. Pour into a glass.
  3. Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle a little powder on top for color.


I was able to fill the mason jar up and still had leftovers to freeze into popsicles. Yum!

I am quite hooked on this frappuccino recipe. I know once the weather stays warm, I will be making this daily. So happy that I can make my own at home to save a few bucks.


Have you ever had a green tea frappuccino?

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  1. Ooooh, yum!! I’ve never really done the Starbucks thing before, so I never considered doing a copycat of their recipe but it looks like it turned out perfectly! Plus your pictures are simply amazing ^.^

    Oh, and I’m DEFINITELY going to have to look into making popsicles with that Matcha powder! Fantastic idea 😀

    Thank you so much for including my recipe in your post!

  2. HOLY MOLY that looks delicious! And why didn’t you make me one of these the last time I was over?! o.O

  3. I have some Matcha in my fridge, but haven’t used it yet. The addition of the pudding would be what makes this so yummy.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Ooooh, I kind of love you right now. I love that I can make it at home now & it will probably save me a small fortune 🙂

  5. Yum! This sounds really refreshing, especially in popsicle format. I’ll have to try it.

  6. Julie Wood says:

    This looks healthy and delicious! I want to try this drink and see how it tastes. I have never tried Matcha Green Tea powder, but I have heard that it is good for you. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. I have never tried the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino but it looks delicious, I would love to try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  8. I haven’t tried this from Starbucks. I usually get Chai Tea.

  9. Jeanine says:

    I am trying to remember what Matcha is. Do you know?

  10. This is a SUPER good idea. I am always looking for ways to make my drinks/food healthier. This would work great for our family. Thanks 🙂

  11. nicole dz says:

    YUM! Starbucks is my go-to place for drinks like this, I would love to try to make it at home. Great copy-cat recipe! Gonna try this!


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