5 Refreshing Yerba Mate Tea Recipes

I will introduce some of my favorite yerba mate recipes in this article. Yerba mate is a healthy and energizing drink as it is, but you can also use it in combination with other ingredients. If you want to experiment with different flavors and textures, you are in the right place. Keep on reading and try these delicious and refreshing recipes!

Yerba Mate with Mint, Citrus, and Ginger

This one is one of my all-time favorite yerba mate recipes. It is easy to make and can be enjoyed hot or cold!

Equipment: French press

Preparation time: 10 – 15 minutes

Servings: 2 to 4 glasses depending on the size of your french press


  • Yerba mate loose leaf
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Citrus fruit (lemon, lime, calamansi etc.) cut into small pieces
  • Fresh ginger root

Yerba Mate Recipes: Ginger and Lemon

Grate mint leaves, citrus fruit, and ginger and put them into your french press. The amount of each ingredient depends on how much you want that particular flavor. For example, you can start with 2 tbsp mint leaves, 2 tbsp citrus fruit and 2 tsp of ginger. Then add the desired amount of yerba mate loose leaf (3 – 6 tbsp). If you don’t have any yerba mate yet, but you are thinking about buying some, read this review article.

Next, add some cold water. Just enough to wet all of the yerba mate. Let it sit for a minute and then add hot water about (80 Celsius or 175 Fahrenheit). Let the tea brew for 5 minutes and press. Now you have a very tasty and refreshing flavored yerba mate tea!

You can experiment with different ingredients to flavor your mate tea. In addition, you can use honey or other sweeteners. This recipe also makes an excellent iced mate! Just let it cool down a little bit and add some ice or put it in the refrigerator.

Ice-cold Yerba Mate Cashew Latte

This is a super delicious and tasty recipe. Start your morning with yerba mate cashew latte and you will have a good day for sure. Try it and fall in love!

Equipment: French press (optional)

Preparation time: 10 – 15 minutes

Servings: 2 to 3 glasses


  • Yerba mate loose leaf (or a tea bag)
  • 2 oz (about 50g) of soaked cashew nuts
  • Honey
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • Ice

Yerba Mate Recipes: Honey and Cinnamon

Brew some yerba mate. For example, you can use loose leaf mate and a french press or a yerba mate tea bag and a cup of warm water. Add brewed yerba mate and the soaked cashew nuts in a blender with cinnamon, the desired amount of honey and ice cubes. Blend it until it becomes a smooth mixture. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Yerba Mate Ice Cream

This recipe is a bit more complicated and takes more time but it’s worth it! Yerba mate ice cream is a tasty dessert and it is also energizing and refreshing.

Equipment: Ice cream machine (optional). It is easiest to use an ice cream machine for preparing this recipe but you can also do it without one.

Preparation time: about 2.5 hours

Servings: 3 to 5 servings


  • Yerba mate loose leaf
  • 2 cups (or 0.5 l) milk
  • 5 egg yokes
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Whipped cream

Heat the milk in a kettle and remove from heat as soon as it starts to boil. Add about 3 teaspoons of yerba mate and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Then filter it so that the leaves are removed and heat it again.

Mix the sugar with egg yokes and stir it until the mixture is foamy. Pour it in the hot milk infusion while stirring. Keep in low heat and stir until it becomes thick.

When the mixture is thick enough remove it from heat. The mixture should be quite thick and not completely liquid anymore. If it’s not thick enough you can add some whipped cream after it has cooled down.

Now you can use your ice cream machine if you have one. If you don’t have it, put the mix in the freezer. You have to remove it from the freezer every 15 minutes mix it slowly to keep it homogeneous. You have to repeat this for about 5 to 6 times and then it’s ready!

Coconut Yerba Mate Sorbet

This quite exotic sorbet is something you should definitely try! A refreshing, creamy, earthy sorbet, full of antioxidants and vitamins from yerba mate. This sorbet is delicious and healthy at the same time!

Equipment: Ice cream machine (optional)

Preparation time: about 2 hours

Servings: 3 to 5 servings


  • Yerba mate loose leaf
  • 1 can of coconut milk (full-fat)
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt)

Brew about 3 cups of yerba mate tea, add the honey and chill it. Combine it with the coconut milk, vanilla, and salt and stir well. Use an ice cream maker to churn it for about 30 minutes and then put it into a freezer for about an hour. If you don’t have an ice cream maker put into a freezer and follow the same instructions as with yerba mate ice cream (see above, stir slowly every 15 minutes).

Serve it in nice bowls plain, or with pancakes and/or toppings!

Yerba Mate Sorbet

Yerba Mate Banana Smoothie

If you like smoothies then you should try this one. You can also try different versions by adding more fruits.

Equipment: French press (optional)

Preparation time: about 10 minutes

Servings: 2 servings


  • Yerba mate loose leaf (or a teabag)
  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1/4 cup milk (or oat milk/soy milk)
  • Honey
  • Ice

Brew some yerba mate tea and let it cool down. Put about 4 ounces (1 dl) of yerba mate in a blender and add the banana, milk honey and ice. Blend until smooth and serve in glasses!

Which One is Your Favorite?

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and tried some of these yerba mate recipes. Please post a comment below and tell us which one is your favorite? Or did you develop your own version of one of the recipes above? Maybe you have a completely new recipe? Share it with us!

If you are wondering which yerba mate to buy, check out the review of this excellent Paraguayan yerba mate or this review of 5 different yerba mate products.

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6 thoughts on “5 Refreshing Yerba Mate Tea Recipes”

  1. For sure I will be making the cashew latte very soon. Cashews are some of my favorite nuts, so I won’t hesitate to try this latte. I would also like to make the ice cream but without the egg yolk. What’s your best suggestion for an egg substitute?

  2. Nice recipes for yerba mate! I would never have imagined that you could make a tasty sorbet or ice cream using yerba mate. I think I’ll try the sorbet one first. Thanks for posting these great and healthy recipes!

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    • Hi Ali!

      Thanks for your comment and I’m happy that you liked my article. I put a lot of effort into writing it, so it’s nice that people find it useful. Also, these recipes are healthy and energizing so I hope that people can use them in achieving their goals e.g. weight loss, being more efficient.

      If you have time, read also the other articles on this site. I will be posting new articles frequently, so stay tuned!



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