Learn the simple steps to make a perfectly foamy Matcha Green Tea Latte using your high-powered blender or stovetop for a fraction of the price of a latte purchased at coffee shops.
My favourite hot drink to make at home so far is this simple Matcha Green Tea Latte. I love Matcha and since it has beneficial health properties, I like adding it to as many recipes as I can.
This easy recipe for homemade Matcha Latte can be made for a fraction of the price of a latte in the comfort of your own home. Feel free to add flavour extracts such as almond or vanilla to switch up the flavour of your drink.
I love to taste the flavour of Matcha so I like my latte as pure as possible. You can use whichever milk and sweetener you prefer, so the choices are endless.
If you are watching your caffeine intake you should know that because matcha tea is made with the entire tea leaf it does contains caffeine. I do love the energy boost I get from my matcha drinks!
How to Make a Matcha Tea Latte
Did you know that you could use your Vitamix or high powered blender to easily froth milk? Once I discovered that trick I started making the most delightful lattes and hot frothy drinks in my high-powered blender. So now when I want to enjoy a hot foamy drink, all I do is put my ingredients in the blender and let it do all the work for me.
Here's an overview of the simple ingredients needed for making your own matcha green tea latte at home. Please see the recipe card at the end of the post for ingredient amounts.
- Matcha tea: Use a high quality matcha for the best results and flavor.
- Milk of choice: For a vegan matcha latte, use dairy-free milk. I like using unsweetened almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk since the flavour of almonds and coconut pairs really well with matcha.
- Sweetener (optional and to your liking). For a non-refined and vegan-friendly sweetener, I suggest using pure maple syrup.
- Almond or vanilla extract: these are optional.
- To make a Matcha Latte in your high powered blender, add the milk of your choice, matcha powder, vanilla or almond extract (if using) and sweetener to the jar of your blender.
- Turn the machine on and increase the speed to high. Blend until the tea is frothy and hot.
If you don't own a high-powered blender you could still make a hot matcha latte at home using your stovetop.
- On the stovetop, warm 2 cups of milk of your choice until hot. If using an extract to flavour your latte, you can add it to your milk.
- In each mug, add one teaspoon of matcha tea powder with a little bit of hot water. Using a bamboo whisk or other small whisk, combine the matcha and water to make a thick smooth paste.
- Add hot milk into the paste and stir. If desired, add a sweetener to taste. If you own a handheld milk frother, you could use it to froth the top of your latte.
Calories in a Matcha Latte:
The amount of calories in your homemade cup of matcha latte will depend on which milk you use as well as the amount of sweetener chosen. When using 1% dairy milk, and no sweetener, there are 114 calories in one serving of this Matcha Tea Latte.
Treats to Enjoy with Your Latte
- Italian Amaretti Cookies
- Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
- Apricot and Almond Biscotti with White Chocolate Drizzle
- Chewy Almond Marzipan Bars
- Oatmeal Date Cookies
Matcha Green Tea Latte
- 2 teaspoons Matcha powder
- 2 cups milk (of your choice)
- sweetener, optional and to your liking
Blender Method (Using a high-powered blender)
- Place all of the ingredients in a high powered blender jar, turn the machine on and increase speed to high. Blend until frothy and hot.
- Serve immediately.
- On the stovetop, warm 2 cups of milk of your choice until hot.
- In each mug, add one teaspoon of matcha powder with a little bit of hot water. Whisk the matcha and water to make a thick smooth paste.
- Pour hot milk into the paste and stir. If desired you can add a sweetener here. If you own a milk frother, you could use it to froth the top of your latte.
- Nutrition facts based on 1% milk and no sugar or other sweetener.
- Matcha tea is made with the entire tea leaf and therefore contains caffeine.
This post was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated.