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!

Green tea frappuccino made at home

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!

Overhead shot of Green Tea Frappuccino with a bag of matcha powder

I purchased a pouch of Matcha Green Tea powder from Amazon.com. 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.

Starbucks copycat green tea frappuccino outside topped with whipped cream

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.

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

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)

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino sitting outside

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

Yield: 1 mason jar

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

If you like the green tea Frappuccino from Starbucks, give this recipe a try. Make your own matcha frappe from home. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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
  • 4 tablespoons 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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 mason jar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 771mg Carbohydrates: 45g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 37g Protein: 4g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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.

Green tea frappuccino collage

More Copycat Starbucks Recipes:

  • Pumpkin spice latte recipe
  • Birthday cake frappuccino
  • Mocha cookie crumble cappuccino

Have you ever had a green tea frappuccino?