With five simple ingredients, you'll love the ease and taste of this Healthy Matcha Latte Recipe. Forget buying this at the local coffee shop, and make your own delicious drink at home. You can choose to make it on the stovetop or in the microwave - whichever is the best way for you.
This just might be the perfect drink. Not only is it low calorie and good for your immune system, but it also has the best flavor as well. You can indeed buy this from your local tea shop or coffee hangout, but having all the ingredients on hand and making it at home is one of my guilty pleasures.
I love the earthy taste that matcha recipes have, and I think that this drink is also helpful in terms of weight loss. Since it cuts out processed sugars and tons of added calories and carbs, I find it to be a great way to curb cravings while still giving my sweet tooth exactly what it wants.
If you're new to matcha drinks, get ready to love this one. The coconut milk adds a nice hint of coconut flavoring, and it has less caffeine than other drinks out there. It's my favorite way to start the day and feel refreshed and healthy.
If you're a fan of yummy drink recipes, try this Keto Chai Tea Mix. It's great for a low-carb option, loaded with flavor.
Joy Filled Eats Sweetener - This is my natural go-to sweetener.
Matcha tea powder - A fine powder made from green tea leaves with a vibrant green color. Over time you may find a brand you prefer. Any you enjoy is fine. You can buy your favorite brand.
Hot water - You can heat this on the stove or in the microwave.
Unsweetened coconut milk - This will be in a carton, not a can. For a richer texture and more coconut taste you can use canned coconut milk.
Vanilla extract - For flavor. Vanilla naturally enhances the other flavors.
How To Make A Healthy Matcha Latte
There are two options for making this simple latte recipe - both the stove-top recipe and the microwave recipe are listed below.
Step One: To make it in the microwave, add the matcha powder and the sweetener to a mug.
Step Two: Add the hot water and stir. You can add more to taste if desired.
Step Three: Warm the coconut milk and then add that and the vanilla to the mug.
Step Four: Add toppings. (Optional)
Step One: To make it on the stovetop, add the matcha, sweetener, water, and coconut milk to a small saucepan.
Step Two: Heat over medium heat. Stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn.
Step Three: Pour into a mug and add toppings.
Use whole milk - Milk is a great alternative to coconut milk and can easily be swapped in or out. You can also use other plant-based milk to make vegan matcha lattes that are still delicious but vegan-friendly. Any choice of milk will work for this homemade matcha latte recipe.
Other milks - You can also use oat milk to make a oat milk matcha latte.
Use a different natural sweetener - I'm a big fan of my sweetener, but you can use maple syrup or even honey for this hot matcha latte recipe.
Make an iced version - It's not hard at all to create the perfect iced matcha latte. You would make this green tea drink just like you normally would, but at the end, just add ice and let it cool. Top the creamy iced matcha latte with whipped cream, if desired.
Add flavoring - Adding flavored syrups can be a fun way to change this regular green tea drink into something unique. Strawberry syrup would make the best strawberry matcha latte!
Does this taste like the Starbucks matcha latte?
It does! It might not be an exact copycat recipe, but it does have a lot of the same flavors and tastes. Once you make this green tea latte once, you'll love the simple steps and also the health benefits of matcha. You really can't go wrong with the earthy flavor and taste. No wonder this is such a popular drink recipe at Starbucks!
Where can I buy high quality matcha powder?
Finding a good matcha mixture is key to making this drink recipe stand out. You might be able to find options at your local grocery store, but you can also visit tea shops and even coffee shops as well. It's fun to search and see what you can find - and don't forget about all the online resources that will ship and deliver right to you.
You can try different types and brands of matcha green tea powder until you find the one that you like the best.
What are the best toppings to put on a matcha latte?
Whipped cream is always a green idea. You can also add ground cinnamon or other spices to add a bit of warm. Each person's taste buds are different, so have fun trying different toppings to see which ones you like the best.
The toppings do change the nutritional value of this recipe, so be mindful when adding.
- 1-2 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder ***
- 4 oz hot water
- 6 oz unsweetened coconut milk from a carton
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Add the matcha and sweetener to a mug.
- Add the hot water and stir until dissolved.
- Warm the coconut milk.
- Add the coconut milk and vanilla.
- Top with whipped cream, if desired.
- Add the matcha, sweetener, water, and coconut milk to a small saucepan.
- Heat over medium until hot, stirring frequently.
- Transfer to a mug. Top with whipped cream, if desired.