How to Make a Matcha Latte – a delicious and healthy matcha latte recipe that tastes just like it was made at your local coffee shop! Made dairy-free and with simple, real ingredients.
Best Ever Matcha Latte
You guys know I adore my beloved cold brew – but lately I have been drinking a lot of matcha lattes (dairy-free of course). They give me a bit of caffeine, but not too much and I generally come away with more of a calming energy rather than a jittery energy I can get from coffee. Cannot wait for you to try this! And if you are loving this recipe already, try the Iced Matcha Latte version!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Dairy-Free: I love that this recipe is dairy-free!
- Sweet (if you want): You control how sweet this recipe is! I love adding honey, but maple syrup or date syrup work well too. Omit if Whole30.
- Delicious: I just love the flavor of matcha, paired with a little honey and that frothed (dairy-free) milk. I look forward to it every morning!
Matcha Latte Ingredients
- filtered water
- latte grade organic Matcha
- honey, maple syrup or date syrup (skip if Whole30/paleo)
- coconut milk (I recommend using this one!)
- unsweetened almond milk
What Tools You Will Need
- Frother: I used this frother to make this recipe
- Matcha Whisk: I used this regular whisk to mix the matcha and it seems to work really well, but this is a more traditional match whisk that works great too.
What is Matcha
Matcha is the fine powder that is the result of ground up green tea leaves, but it is different from regular old green tea because:
- You actually consume all of the nutrients from the leaf.
- Matcha contains more theanine than regular green tea (because it is shade-grown for the last 3 weeks). When theanine is consumed with caffeine, it results in a calm but alert feeling.
- Matcha is much softer than regular green tea because the stems are removed and only the fine leaf is ground up.
Is Matcha Good for you
Yes! Here is a great article by Mind Body Green discussing all the health benefits of drinking matcha tea!
How to Make a Matcha Latte
Gather your ingredients.
Add water to small saucepan and bring to just under a simmer. Add matcha, honey and collagen. Whisk to combine .
Here is the coconut milk I like to use!
Add coconut milk and almond milk to frother and froth according to manufacturer’s instructions. For the Breville model I used, I set the temp to approx. 138/37 degrees and used the “latte” frothing cap.
Pour matcha into a large mug.
Pour frothed milk on top of it and it will combine on its own.
OTHER RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- Dairy-Free Cashew Creamer
- Creamy Cold Brew Cashew Latte
- Dairy-Free Chai Tea Latte
- London Fog
- Pistachio Latte
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How to Make a Matcha Latte
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 large mug of matcha 1x
- Category: Coffee/Tea
- Method: Stove Top + Brother
- Cuisine: Asian
Detailed instructions on how to make your own coffee-shop matcha latte! See Notes for links to the specific tools used in making this recipe.
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons filtered water
- 1 –2 teaspoons latte grade organic Matcha
- 1–2 tablespoons (more to taste) of honey, maple syrup or date syrup (omit if Whole30/Paleo)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 serving collagen
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (I highly recommend this coconut milk!)
- 2–3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- Add water to small saucepan and bring to just under a simmer.
- Add matcha, honey and collagen.
- Whisk to combine .
- Add coconut milk and almond milk to frother and froth according to manufacturer’s instructions. For the Breville model I used, I set the temp to approx. 138/37 degrees and used the “latte” frothing cap.
- Pour matcha into a large mug.
- Pour frothed milk on top of it and it will combine on its own.
- Sip and enjoy!
- Coconut Milk: I can’t recommend this carton of coconut milk enough! It is mixed with water (nothing else) and you can keep it in the fridge, but it don’t thicken so you can just pour out what you need in the morning!
- Frother: I use this frother to make this recipe
- Matcha Whisk: I used this whisk to mix the matcha, but this is a more traditional match whisk that works well too. I wouldn’t recommend using a metal whisk.
- Date Syrup: date syrup is really good, but it is dark brown so it will change the color of your matcha from bright green to more a brownish color.
- Other additions: you could add the following ingredients to your matcha mixture (before pouring frothed milk on top): 1 tablespoon ghee, your favorite adaptogen, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Other milk options: other milks may work in the frother, this is just the combination that has worked very successfully for me after much testing. No matter what kind of milk you use (particularly if you are using nut milk or other dairy-free milk) it helps to add a scoop of full-fat coconut milk (or just coconut milk cream) to your milk. The extra fat helps it froth better! I have found that some nut milks really don’t froth at all and some froth pretty well! This combo has worked for me every time!
- Whole30: for Whole30 just eliminate the date syrup or honey! But I would add a little cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract. Vanilla extract recently became Whole30 compliant – read the article here.
- Make it Iced: here is our Iced Matcha Latte recipe!
Keywords: how to make matcha latte
Originally published May 4, 2020.
This is the recipe that got me to start drinking matcha! So good and so simple. I love matcha.
Yay!!! One of my favorite recipes ever 🙂
This latte is dreamy! Great balance of flavors and easy to customize to your tastes (honey, collagen and vanilla nutpods for me!). Not only is it delicious, but it gives me the same relaxing, cozy vibes as my former cup of coffee in the morning. I really looked forward to morning coffee, but unfortunately coffee doesn’t really love me back anymore. I was so sad to lose that warm hug in the morning. I saw Erin make matcha lattes often on IG, read about all the great benefits of matcha, but it seemed scary (and very green)! I love so many of Erin’s recipes, so put my faith in her and gave this a try. Wow – why did I wait so long to try this? Do yourself a favor and give it a try!
Aw yay! Thank you so much, Sara!! I am so glad you liked it 🙂 And thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review – I really appreciate it!
Your Instagram stories made me do it! I resisted matcha for so long because I was sure it would taste weird, but I was wrong – this latte is so good! I’m not the biggest fan of coconut milk, so I use all oat milk and it’s so yummy!
Aw yay!! So glad you tried it 🙂 Thanks so much for leaving a review – I really appreciate it!
Hi Erin! I just made this for the first time and it was delicious! I did notice at the bottom of my mug that there were clumps of Matcha. I’m assuming I just didn’t whisk it well enough, it looked blended when I was whisking, any tips?!
Hi Emilee! Honestly that happens to me once in a while too – you can try a Matcha Whisk (google it and it will come right up) and those can help to mash down those little clumps sometimes! That happens even at coffee shops too so I think it is pretty natural!
Good to know, that makes me feel better! Haha thanks so much! 😊
This is so good! Such a fun treat and a great way to change things up from morning coffee.
I hadn’t ever made my own matcha latte before this, but after seeing Erin make it all the time on Instagram, I wanted to try it. So good! Such a fun treat to change things up from morning coffee.
So happy you enjoyed it, Kaylyn! And thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review + feedback! Thanks!
This is soo good! I’ve missed Starbucks matcha and this is so much better! Thanks for the great recipe!
Hi Treeny! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback!
I’m thrilled you mentioned the Starbucks matcha latte. This is the only “matcha” I’ve ever tried and liked. I know matcha isn’t supposed to be sweet and I’d like to upgrade my Starbucks experience to a healthier less sweet version. Will try this. Will almondmilk work, though?
Hi Patricia! It will work, BUT if you are frothing it, just know results can vary depending upon brand of almond milk and/or brand of frother – FYI!
Victoria Chang says
This looks so good. I’m going to try it tomorrow! Thanks!
Yay!!! It is my go-to morning drink! Enjoy!