Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe



matcha green tea latte recipe

If you’ve ever walked into a coffee shop or maybe a Starbucks and saw the vibrant green drink on the menu, chances are you’ve already heard of matcha lattes. Not only are they visually pleasing, but it’s also packed with antioxidants, fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins.

Making a delicious matcha latte at home can be as easy as going to your favorite café. However, I think homemade ones taste even better! With a few simple ingredients and techniques in place, you’ll be sipping away on this healthy beverage in no time.

In this ultimate latte recipe guide, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions for crafting your delicious masterpiece that is easy to make at home and rivals any high-end coffee shop concoction. So grab your whisk and make the best matcha latte ever! 

Types of milk for matcha lattes

When it comes to making matcha latte, the type of milk used can significantly impact the drink’s flavor and consistency. Many people prefer to use whole milk when making a matcha latte as it adds a creamy texture and compliments the robust earthy flavor of matcha tea. However, for those who are lactose intolerant or prefer a non-dairy option, there are a variety of alternative milk choices available.

Oat milk has become a popular choice among coffee shops as it doesn’t have a strong flavor and can be frothed to produce a creamy texture similar to that of whole milk. I recommend this over unsweetened almond, soy, or coconut milk, which makes an inferior latte. However, the oat milk does mask the matcha flavor more than regular milk, so keep that in mind.

Almond milk is also a popular choice and adds a nutty flavor. Vanilla almond milk works great as well. 

It is important to note that non-dairy milk options may result in a thinner consistency and may require the addition of ice or thicker milk substitutes to achieve the desired texture. In addition, many people opt for natural options like honey or maple syrup instead of artificial sweeteners to sweeten matcha lattes.

We tried coconut milk, but that did not work very well, so stay out. 

Whats In The Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe

You’ll need key ingredients to make a delicious matcha green tea latte. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Matcha Green Tea Powder: The star ingredient of the show! Look for high-quality matcha powder that is vibrant in color and has a smooth taste. Different grades are available, with the ceremonial grade being the highest quality and the culinary grade being more affordable. The quality of matcha has a significant impact on the taste. We recommend that you use ceremonial grade matcha. It’s more expensive but worth it and you’ll get a good quality matcha latte.

Hot water: You’ll need hot water to mix with the matcha powder.

Milk (dairy or non-dairy): Use your preferred type of milk to add creaminess to your latte.

Sweetener (optional): Add sugar, honey, or any other sweetener you choose if you prefer sweeter drinks. I think that matcha latte tastes best lightly sweetened. 

Once you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to start making your hot matcha latte!

How To Make Matcha Latte

First, gather your ingredients and accessories. Need to know what accessories to use? Head over to our buyer’s guide!

  1. Sift the matcha: Start by sifting 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder into a bowl.
  2. Mix it up: The next step is to add a small amount of hot water, about 2-3 ounces, and whisk until the matcha powder is fully dissolved and a bubbly and bright green color is achieved. Use a matcha whisk made from bamboo for the best result. Avoid using boiling water to prevent the matcha from becoming too bitter. Instead, opt for a hot temperature of around 175°F for the matcha and 140°F for the milk foam.
  3. Milk it good: Heat the milk separately on the stovetop or in the microwave and froth using a milk frother or whisk until it becomes nice and fluffy.
  4. Oh, so sweet: Add your desired sweetener to the milk, then pour the frothy milk into the matcha bowl or mug.
  5. Final mix: The last step is adding the milk and mixing the matcha until you get a smooth and creamy matcha latte. 

There you have it! This super easy latte recipe triumphs that of Starbucks and saves you a ton of money. And it’s so easy making it at home. Plus, it’s delicious and tastes hundreds of times better than regular green tea! 

How To Make Iced Matcha Latte

When the temperature rises, and you find yourself feeling hot and bothered, there’s no better way to cool down than with a refreshing beverage. If you’re a matcha green tea lattes fan, you’re lucky – making an iced version is a breeze!

Simply brew your matcha as you usually would, but let it cool down first. Ideally, you’ll want to pop it in the fridge for around 15-20 minutes so that it has a chance to chill. Once your matcha is nice and cool, it’s time to add some ice to a cup. Pour your matcha over the ice, and finish it by adding your choice of milk. Voila – a delicious iced matcha green tea latte that will help you beat the heat! 

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