A matcha latte is as relaxing as it is tasty. It’s quite easy to make a cup of the latte at home and you can mix it up to get different kinds of matcha lattes. If it is part of your morning routine, then you need a number of recipes to keep switching between. Besides, it’s always enjoyable to try something new. I am hoping that you will love these matcha green tea latte recipes.
You can make these your weekly recipes or you could also stick to one and prepare the others during occasions, it’s up to you. With these recipes, you can enjoy a steaming cup of the drink with something extra. There is also a simple recipe meant for those who just want to enjoy the sweet, grassy, slightly nutty and mildly earthy flavor of the latte.
Tips to make the best Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipes
Before we go into the recipes, it’s important that you know what it takes to make a good matcha latte, because the taste can vary wildly according to your preparation methods-and then there are those irritating lumps.
One of the hardest things to do when preparing matcha green tea is avoiding lumping of the matcha powder in the tea; it spoils everything and makes the latte very unappealing. One way to avoid this as you make the lattes is to always sift the powder using a food sifter. You can also whip the powder in the tea bowl or mug before adding any liquid. If you have a milk frother or an electric whisk, you can also use one of these as they mix the paste thoroughly. You should never forget to mix matcha powder with warm water, as mixing with cold water is a sure fire way to end up with lumps in your mug.
Also you need to get good quality matcha. In Japan, Kyoto is recognized for having the best matcha tea. If you are not in Japan, you can also check my site out for reviews of some good quality matcha tea.
Aside from getting the best, you also need to consider whether to use dairy milk or not. Most people prefer to use non-dairy milk and for good reason too. To begin with, non-dairy milk gives more foam, which you will most probably like on your latte. Another reason is because catechins in the matcha bind to casein in milk, making it hard for the body to absorb antioxidants from the tea. You can opt for soy, rice or almond milks.
3 Amazing Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipes
Matcha Coconut Latte Recipe
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk Full or Light
- 1 Cup Hot Water
- 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1 tsp Matcha Tea Powder
- Coconut Extract optional
Take half the amount of water and add matcha tea powder -you can also use a tea bowl if you like, and whisk the powder until it creates a paste.
Simmer your coconut milk in a saucepan and pour it into the cup with matcha tea paste. Preserve some of the coconut milk for frothing.
Add the remaining hot water and stir, which should mix it easily.
Add the coconut sugar and keep stirring until it dissolves. Do not leave any undissolved lumps of sugar lying at the bottom. You can froth to get your desired texture if you have a frother.
Once you have the right texture of froth for your latte, make some more from the left-over coconut milk.
To enhance the coconut flavour, you can add a few drops of coconut extract to your latte. How many exactly depends on your own preferences.
Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte Recipe
- 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tbsp Pumpkin Puree
- 1.25 cups Unsweetened Soy Milk
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Organic Cane Sugar or other sweetener
- 1 tbsp Matcha Tea Powder
Put vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin puree in a sauce pan. Heat the mixture lightly and keep stirring so that it does not burn.
Add the matcha tea powder and water after a couple minutes of stirring and whisk to form a paste.
Add milk to the paste.
Continue stirring until it dissolves and then add your choice of sweetener. Stir to dissolve the sweetener.
You can use cinnamon and whipped cream to top up the latte in case you want to make it extra special.
Matcha Almond Latte Recipe
- 2 tbsp Boiled Water
- pinch Cinnamon
- 1 cup Almond milk
- ¼ tbsp Almond paste almond too
- 1 tsp Honey as sweetener
Use the water to mix the matcha powder with cinnamon until it dissolves completely.
Warm the almond milk in a saucepan using medium heat, and be careful not to let it boil.
Pour the cinnamon and matcha powder mixture in the sauce pan and add vanilla extract. Use a handheld blender to blend the mixture so that everything mixes well.
The warm milk will froth as you blend. Taste to find out how bitter the matcha tea is and add the honey to sweeten.
Pour into a mug and enjoy your latte.
Hope you enjoyed these 3 matcha latte recipes. Feel free to share the recipes with friends, and enjoy the lattes with special people in your life. Never be afraid to tinker around with new recipes from time to time, and always go with what works for you. A good idea would be to study about each specific recipe for a day or so before running away with it. Let me know in the comments section, which of these is your favourite or if you tried something new.