Need a quick, healthy pick-me-up during the warmer days? You’ll love this easy and delicious iced chocolate matcha!

Frozen favorites.

It doesn’t have to be summer for me to enjoy a tasty iced something. Whether it’s frozen hot chocolate, iced coffee, or this delicious iced chocolate matcha. Maybe it’s because I’m always in the mood for chocolate… anything. But add in the nutrition of a good cup of matcha and suddenly that delicious chocolate treat is packed with even more vitamins and minerals!

Easy and delicious iced chocolate matcha!

Iced chocolate matcha.

Milk. Like most recipes, milk is an easy ingredient to substitute to meet your needs. You can use coconut milk (I make my own – it’s easy!), raw milk, almond milk, goat’s milk, whatever. Of course, I would strongly suggest you stay away from soy milk and oat milk (unless you make your own oat milk, that’s fine). You you even technically use water for the liquid in this recipe, if you want. It will not be as creamy, though.

Cocoa. If you’ve seen any of my other chocolate recipes, you’ll know that my all-time favorite cocoa powder in any given recipe is Azure Standard’s fair-trade, organic cocoa. It’s cheaper than anything you can find in the grocery store and SO delicious! I can just eat it raw, I love it so much.

Matcha. Even though it has about the same amount of caffeine as coffee, matcha’s energy boost is more slowly-released. This means that, instead of spiking your energy levels and then drops them off like coffee, matcha controls the release of caffeine with the helpf of the amino acid L-Theanine. This gives matcha a more calming, relaxing effect. Matcha is wonderful for boosting your metabolism, contains chlorophyll, vitamins A and C, and is one of the best sources of antioxidants in the world!

There are so many different kinds of matcha you can buy, but I am *not* a matcha connoisseur by any means, so I honestly can’t say I can really taste a difference in the ones I’ve tried. I’ve used MicroIngredients matcha and Carrington Farms, but you can use whatever you want.

paleo iced chocolate matcha

Sweetener. I use honey to sweeten pretty much everything. You really just can’t beat its health benefits! (And of course it tastes amazing.) If you can’t have honey for some reason, you can use a couple tablespoons coconut sugar instead or try maple syrup.

Optionals. I like to add some protein to my drinks by adding in some kosher collagen. It a helpful support for your joints and improves gut function and digestion. I like to use Perfect Supplement’s collagen since it’s made from grass-fed cattle and is 100% pesticide and hormone-free.

If you don’t have collagen, but you still want some protein in your iced chocolate matcha, add in a fresh, raw egg yolk! It makes the drink extra creamy and it’s so yummy! Plus raw yolks are full of calcium and iron and are one of the best ways to get vitamins B6, folate, B12, A, D, E, and K!

If you want to fancy up your drink a little, you can go beyond the chocolate flavor and add in some peppermint extract. It’s delicious and the mint gives a nice, refreshing flavor.

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Nourishing paleo iced chocolate matcha from Raia's Recipes.

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Iced Chocolate Matcha

Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.


Optional add-ins:


Place everything in a blender and puree until smooth.

Fill glass half-way with ice and pour chocolate matcha over the ice.

Top with homemade coconut whipped cream, if desired!


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iced chocolate matcha