Save money and make your own almond milk matcha latte at home! Packed with antioxidants, this easy and creamy drink is perfect for a cozy morning.
Matcha is an earthy powder made from ground green tea leaves. If you’ve tried matcha before, you’ll know that it has a very unique flavor profile: slightly nutty and bitter with grassy notes.
We use sweet almond creamer to balance those bold flavors, creating a delicious drink. This recipe takes only 5 minutes, too! Make this in the morning or afternoon for a little pick-me-up.
Why you’ll love it
- Ready in 5 minutes.
- Delightfully creamy
- Source of nutrients and caffeine
- Made hot or iced
Let’s make this matcha latte! You’ll have this nourishing drink in no time.
- Matcha powder — sold in stores and online. Read our FAQ for our matcha buying tips!
- Almond milk — creamy and nutty! Pairs well with the almond creamer. Feel free to use other non-dairy milks!
- Almond creamer — perfectly sweet. Creates a smooth latte texture. If you don’t have time to make your own, you can use store-bought.
- Agave syrup — optional for additional sweetness! You can use a sweetener of choice.
For basic equipment, you’ll need a drinking cup, mixing utensil, and sifter. If you want to get a little fancy, we describe other matcha tools to use in our FAQ section!
How to make a vegan matcha latte
- Add and sift your matcha powder to your serving glass(es).
- Pour hot water to create a loose paste. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps.
- Slowly pour hot almond milk while mixing continuously.
- Add hot almond creamer. Mix to combine.
- Serve warm.
- For an iced version, use cold water, almond milk, and creamer. Add ice, then serve.
Serve your matcha latte right away! Leftovers can be stored in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy it alone, or pair it with your favorite snacks!
This matcha latte is a delicious addition to your breakfast or baked goods.
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FAQs & tips
How much caffeine is in matcha?
The amount of caffeine can differ between brands and types of matcha. However, you can expect up to 70 mg of caffeine per 1 tsp of matcha.
Caffeine in matcha is different from coffee! Matcha contains L-theanine, which aids in a gradual, sustained release of energy. Therefore, you won’t get the same “crash” that you do with coffee.
Is matcha healthy?
Yes! Matcha contains high amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components such as vitamin c, chlorophyll, and EGCG (a substance that protects cells from free radical damage).
What kind of matcha should I use?
There are two kinds of matcha on the market: ceremonial grade and culinary grade. They vary in price and quality.
Ceremonial grade matcha is premium quality with a vibrant green color. The flavor is rich and bold. We recommend this type for matcha drinks.
Culinary grade matcha is harvested second, making it more bitter and dull in color. This is better for baked goods.
Ultimately, you decide what matcha you want to use! Check out your local grocery stores and online marketplaces.
Do I need any special equipment?
If you want to elevate your matcha game, then there are some tools you can use!
Traditionally in Japan, matcha is made in a tea bowl with a bamboo whisk. Matcha is prone to clumping, so the bamboo whisk helps sift and aerate the tea. It’s popular in Japan for a reason!
How to use: Mix the matcha and water/milk in the tea bowl with the bamboo whisk, then pour in your serving glass. Add in whatever creamer and sweetener you like. Enjoy!
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- 3 teaspoons matcha powder
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 1 ½ cups hot almond milk (360 ml)
- ½ cup almond creamer (120 ml)
- 2 teaspoons agave syrup (optional)
- Divide the matcha powder evenly into two serving glasses. Add hot water and agave syrup, and mix to create a loose paste. Make sure there are no clumps.
- Slowly pour the hot almond milk, mixing continuously with a wooden spoon.
- Add the almond creamer and mix to combine. Serve warm.
- For an iced version, use ice-cold water, almond milk, and creamer. Serve over ice.
- This recipe works with any dairy-free milk of your choice!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!