Dairy-free, naturally sweetened matcha latte recipe made with only a few simple ingredients.
Matcha green tea lattes are one of my favorite cold weather beverages. Last winter, I took a hiatus from coffee (it’s true. You’re looking at a Coffee Hiatus Survivor), during which my coffee addiction was jettisoned into a full-fledged matcha green tea latte obsession. You may remember this phase, as we had words about it in one of my blog posts, and many of you expressed interest in seeing a recipe for my morning matcha. Look at how punctual I am with my response to your request! I guess that makes me fashionably latte. Get it? Late? Latte? < – Lame. Real lame.
The recipe for this cozy bevvie is super simple. All you need to do is mix the matcha powder with a small amount of hot water in order to dissolve it, then add your sweetener and milk of choice. I like taking the dairy-free and naturally sweetened route by using unsweetened almond milk and pure maple syrup or honey. Because I’m all about steamy, frothy warm beverages, I use my milk frother when I make lattes. You can also heat the almond milk on the stove top or zap it in the microwave – just be sure it doesn’t come to a boil.
I’ve been enjoying Kiss Me Organics‘ matcha powder in my lattes, and I love the creamy, cozy, green tea-y flavor. It’s a tasty treat to enjoy as your morning or afternoon pick-me-up, and to top it all off, it’s ever-so healthful for you.
In case you’re unfamiliar with matcha, it is finely-ground green tea leaves. Because you’re consuming the actual leaf when you consume matcha, it is an even better source of antioxidants than brewed green tea. Instead of giving you a caffeine spike the way coffee does, matcha green tea gives you up to 6 hours of sustained energy. In addition, studies show it helps boost your metabolism and protects your skin from UV rays.
PLUS, the powder is versatile! It can be used in cooking, baking, smoothies, and lattes. Aside from lattes, two of my favorite matcha applications are this Mango Matcha Smoothie and this Green Tea Coconut Milk Ice Cream. One bag of matcha goes a long way, giving you ample opportunity to work on your green tea latte foam art and experiment with other matcha treats.
Get your matcha on!
Matcha Green Tea Latte
- ¼ cup boiling water
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk steamed or heated
Add the hot water, matcha powder, and pure maple syrup to a mug and stir well.
Heat the unsweetened almond milk by either microwaving it, heating it on the stove top, or using a milk frother.
Add the hot almond milk to the mug with the matcha mixture, give it a stir, and enjoy!