Three easy ways for how to make a matcha latte at home! Enjoy a steamy latte every day of the week – dairy free and naturally sweetened options!
It’s no secret I love a good matcha latte. I have written about my deep, deep love for this drink before. I think it is about time to shout it from the rooftops and share a Plant Basics Guide with three, yes three! easy ways to make a coffee shop worthy matcha latte at home.
Let’s lay some ground rules here:
- Each method will make one matcha latte.
- All methods need 1 teaspoon matcha (adjust more or less to taste) and 1 1/2 cups milk.
- All methods can use any milk you’d like – coconut, almond, soy, dairy, you name it, it works.
- You can sweeten any of these methods as much or as little as you’d like. Some methods limit you to liquid sweeteners like maple syrup, agave, etc. and others allow for dates.
- Each method has a pro’s and cons list so you can easily see which method works for you!
Let’s make some matcha!
How do you make a matcha latte in a blender?
This is my go-to matcha making method. I love the simplicity, the dreamy soft froth the blender makes, and how quickly I can get a latte into my hands.
First, you heat up your milk of choice on the stove. While that is getting steamy, add your matcha and optional sweetener of choice to the blender. Add in the milk and blend on high until everything is combined and the milk is frothy. Pour into a mug and enjoy!
Pros: quick, doesn’t require a specialty appliance, gives great froth, can use any type of sweetener including dates
Cons: you have to wash the blender and the pan
How do you make a matcha latte in a milk frother?
If foam is your thing (it’s mine!) then the milk frother is you matcha latte’s best friend.
Add your milk of choice to the frother (making sure not to exceed the max lines) and turn it on. While it’s spinning, add in the matcha and sweetener of choice. Once well mixed and to your desired temperature, pour into a mug and enjoy!
Pros: only requires one appliance for heating and mixing, creates the best foam
Cons: milk frothers can be expensive and another appliance to add to you kitchen, not all milk frothers can handle powders, cannot use dates as a sweetener
How do you make a matcha latte with a whisk?
If you love ritual and ceremony this is your matcha method.
Add your matcha to a matcha bowl (or any shallow bowl). Pour in a small amount of water and use a matcha whisk to stir the matcha into the water and eliminate any clumps. Heat your milk of choice in a saucepan. Once it steams, add in your optional sweetener of choice and stir. Pour the matcha mixture into your mug then follow with your warmed milk. Enjoy!
Pros: no appliances needed, matcha whisks are very affordable
Cons: no foam, more manual work, cannot use a date as a sweetener
What do you need to make a matcha latte?
The tools are pretty minimal!
Milk frother method: a milk frother that can handle powders
What ingredients are in a matcha latte?
Good quality matcha tea
Milk of choice (coconut, almond, soy, cashew, etc.)
Sweetener of choice (dates, maple syrup, agave, honey, etc.)
More matcha recipes to love!
- Honey Coconut Matcha Latte
- Iced Coconut Water Matcha
- Matcha Green Tea Macaroons
- Matcha Chip Ice Cream
- Lavender Matcha Latte
- Berry Matcha Latte Popsicles with Honey Drizzle
- Honey Matcha Almond Milk
- Matcha Basil Lemonade
- Iced Strawberry Matcha Latte