How to Make Matcha Green Tea Latte with Matcha Powder – Homemade Matcha Latte
For a health-ified twist on the matcha green tea latte from Starbucks, try this homemade matcha latte instead! A simple, vegan matcha latte recipe made with 4 basic ingredients— matcha powder, water, maple syrup, and coconut milk (or any milk you like).
Not only is it super easy and way cheaper to make a matcha latte at home, but it’ll also cut down significantly on the sugar because YOU are in control of the ingredients. At Starbucks, a tall matcha green tea latte racks up 32g of sugar. But, in this homemade matcha latte recipe, there’s half as much sugar—just 16g!
I’ll show you how to make a green tea latte with matcha powder and the nondairy milk of your choosing, all in just about 5 minutes. Simply mix your matcha powder with a bit of hot water, whisk in maple syrup, and then mix into warmed coconut milk. Serve your homemade matcha latte in your favorite mug and enjoy!
But, the key to any matcha latte recipe is always the matcha powder. The quality of your matcha powder does matter—for the flavor, texture, and health benefits. For the best matcha latte recipe you really want to invest in a high-quality matcha powder!
Homemade Matcha Latte Ingredients
To make a matcha latte at home, all you need is a quality matcha powder, some sweetener, and the milk of your choosing. It’s that easy! There are some considerations to keep in mind though, most important of which is the type and quality of matcha powder that you use.
Ceremonial-Grade Matcha Powder
Matcha has become a pretty trendy superfood as of late. (I mean, there’s even a matcha green tea latte at Starbucks…) Because of its popularity, matcha powder is now much easier to get, but there are also so many options to choose from—and not all of them are great choices.
Cheaper matcha powders tend to be lower in quality, resulting in a matcha tea that’s more bitter, thinner in texture, and lower in nutrients. So you don’t want to skimp on it! After all, a huge part of the appeal of matcha is all of its incredible health benefits: the energy boost, powerful antioxidants, mood-enhancing effects, detoxification, increased metabolism.
The highest quality matcha powders are what’s called “ceremonial-grade.” Ceremonial-grade matcha powder is the purest and richest in nutrients, has a smoother taste, is the most vibrant green in color, and results in a thicker-style tea. And, naturally, it tends to cost more—but it’s worth the splurge if this homemade matcha latte becomes a staple in your day!
Personally, I like to make this matcha green tea latte recipe with Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Matcha Mix, which is made with ceremonial-grade matcha. Plus, it also contains the superfood power of Lion’s Mane mushrooms for a boost in energy and focus, as well as the adaptogen gotu kola which helps to combat stress!
For this homemade matcha latte recipe, you’ll mix your matcha powder with hot water to dissolve, then add sweetener. For that reason, I recommend using a sticky sweetener like maple syrup or honey that will integrate easily. Or, you could try a natural no calorie sweetener like stevia drops or a monk fruit syrup!
Nondairy Milk of Choice
Of course, you can make your matcha green tea latte with any milk you like—dairy or nondairy. But, if you’d like to keep this matcha latte recipe vegan, go with your favorite nondairy milk.
Almond milk, oat milk, soymilk, or coconut milk will all work great! For me, full-fat coconut milk is my go-to choice. Its thick, luscious texture results in a homemade matcha latte that’s ultra-creamy and indulgent!
How to Make Matcha Latte at Home with Matcha Powder
To make a matcha latte with matcha powder, start with a few tablespoons of hot water. This can come from your sink on its highest setting or you can boil a bit of water. Then, add in your matcha powder and whisk vigorously until its fully dissolved and a bit frothy. Once it’s integrated, whisk in your maple syrup or sweetener of choice.
Next, heat your milk of choice in a pot over the stove, until it’s nice and warm. Finally, stir in your matcha mixture and give it all a good whisk. If you’d like, feel free to use a frother to help your homemade matcha latte ingredients integrate and froth up.
Once it’s as smooth and frothy as you’d like, pour your matcha green tea latte into a mug to serve! Creamy, smooth, just sweet enough, and loaded with superfood compounds—sip with a smile and enjoy.
To take your indulgence to the next level, serve this homemade matcha latte recipe with my orange & cranberry single serve shortbread cookie! A gluten free almond flour cookie for one that can satisfy those sweet cravings—without having to keep an entire batch of cookies in the house to tempt you…