This sweet and creamy dairy free matcha latte is a great way to switch up your morning cup of caffeine. It's simple, healthy and delicious!
During my time in America I got hooked on Matcha Lattes, so today I thought I'd share with you How to Make a Dairy Free Matcha Latte. I actually started making Matcha Lattes after our trip to Taiwan when I found some matcha powder at one of the grocery stores I was perusing. Whenever we travel to a city or country that has nice grocery stores, you can know for sure I'm going to spend some time walking up and down the aisles, gawking at all the food I don't have access to in our smaller city in China.
I was so glad when I found some matcha powder, as I had been wanting to try in out for quite some time. I made Matcha Lattes occasionally after we got back from Taiwan, but it wasn't until our time in America, when we were staying at my brother's house, that I really got hooked on them. In the middle of a grueling Kayla Itsines workout session, my sister-in-law mentioned that she had just bought some matcha powder and that she would make us a Matcha Latte once we finished our workout.
Please tell me you too dream about the post-workout-food you're going to shove into your face while your working out...
Yeah, that Matcha Latte was good motivation!
After the first sip of the latte she made us, I realized that the powder you buy makes a huge difference! Unlike my just-okay Matcha Lattes using my random powder from Taiwan, her latte tasted so much sweeter and less chalky. YES!
(Also, can I just say I took a break from this writing session to have a dance party. They make me happy.)
Anyways, back to the matcha powder. The brand my sister-in-law bought was THIS BRAND from Amazon, and I made sure to order some to bring with me to China. I love making my lattes with my homemade soy milk or when I'm in America, almond milk is also another winner. I love my lattes both without sweetener and with sweetener. Both are delicious and it just depends on what I'm feeling at the time.
The most important step, however, when making a homemade Matcha Latte is to first turn your matcha powder into a paste using a little bit of water. This keeps your matcha powder from clumping together and gives you a smooth, non-chalky latte. Just how we want it right? The second important aspect of a good, homemade Matcha Latte is the FOAM! Seriously, the foam is always my favorite part as it makes me feel like I'm at a fancy restaurant sipping on a cappuccino. You can make foam easily by using a hand held milk frother. They're really inexpensive and do a great job of turning warm milk into frothy, foamy goodness.
I hope you try give this Homemade Dairy Free Matcha Latte a try! It's easier than you think and just like me, you too can be hooked on that green frothy goodness! If you do try out this simple recipe, leave a comment and let me know what kind of milk you used and whether you like yours sweet or more bitter! Also, be sure to take a picture and tag #theconscientiouseater on Instagram so I can see your beautiful beverage.
How to Make a Dairy Free Matcha Latte
- ½ cup non-dairy milk
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder*
- ¾ cup boiling water
- 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener or to taste
- Start by warming up the ½ cup of non-dairy milk in a saucepan or a microwave safe container.
- While the milk is warming up, add in 1 teaspoon of matcha powder and 1 tablespoon of your boiling water into a mug. Then use a milk frother or a matcha brush to turn the powder and water into a smooth paste.
- Once your matcha powder is smooth, add in the remaining boiling water and optional sweetener and froth again until fully incorporated.
- Once your milk is hot, again use your milk frother to froth the milk until foamy, being careful not to splash hot milk on yourself. Pour the foamy milk on top of the matcha tea.
- Drink immediately while hot, or allow to cool in the fridge, then enjoy with some ice for an Iced Matcha Latte.
What an easy, quick and energised drink!! Many other recipes of matcha latte are wonderful but too fancy, this one will be my-go to! Thanks so much for inspiring us:)
Faith VanderMolen says
So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!
masala girl says
love the match latte! do you like it better hot or iced? frothed milk is my fav part of any drink 🙂 i ususally use my hand blender. i rarely get drinks out, and it's hit or miss with frothing dairy free milks, which is a bummer!
Glad you like it! Currently I've been loving it hot, even though it's pretty hot here! Our house is chilly so it's a nice warm beverage. I froth my homemade soy milk and that works great, but I haven't tried with too many other non-dairy milks, except for Trader Joe's Almond milk which worked! Thanks so much for your comment!
Was it iHerb that you mentioned previously that will ship internationally??? And was there a discount code? Thx!
Yes, iherb is the best! I mentioned a discount code in THIS post, but I'm not sure if it's still good, but definitely try it out!
I'm sad b/c they only allow 4 pds per order to my country. I had 15 items and had to eliminate more than half of them 🙁
Maybe Amazon would be better.
Ah really?!! So sorry I couldn't help. I hope you can find another way to get the food you want!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
I have made numerous matcha lattes, but I've never really knew what I was doing and they've always been a little off. Too sweet, not sweet enough, not enough froth, you know. So I can't wait to retry with your ratios! And the paste trick, I've never heard that before. But since it feels like summer here, I might have to go for an iced version 🙂
Ah, I hope how I make it works for you! And it's definitely delicious iced...perfect for summer!
One of my favs I love matcha lattes! My favorite way to make them is with homemade Vanilla Almond Cashew Milk and sprinkle with a little cinnamon on top! Under the weather and being cold I should go whip one up. Cheers, happy Meatless Monday, thank you for linking up with us.
Wow, I bet that homemade milk would make it absolutely amazing! So creamy and sweet:) Thanks for hosting Sarah!
I loveeeeee matcha lattes!! I myself just discovered matcha like 2 weeks ago [I used to buy the lattes from Starbucks until I figured out all the chemicals they add!] and Ive been making homemade matcha lattes like crazy. I love them iced too!
YAY! So good right?! I know, the Starbucks ones are definitely delicious, but chock full of extra unnecessary ingredients. Thanks for sharing Kat!