Let me show you how to make the perfect almond milk matcha latte in just 5 minutes. This easy dairy-free recipe has a creamy texture, earthy flavor and tastes just like in a coffee shop. Low in carbs and calories, it is a great alternative to coffee and a healthy way to start the day.
I am a matcha latte lover. It's how I start every single morning. That's why I decided to share a tutorial how I make it.
With only 3 simple ingredients, the recipe is very easy. But, there are a few tricks to ensure that your almond milk matcha has a smooth consistency and tastes like the one you would order in a good café.
The Japanese have turned the preparation of matcha into a beautiful ceremony. This is a wonderful thing in its own right, but not what we're after here.
I want to show you how to prepare a great tasting matcha latte, with and without any special equipment. In as little time as possible.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Sugar-free, keto and low carb - only 0.7g net carbs
- Vegan, dairy-free and low in calories - 25 calories per cup
- Ready in just 5 minutes
- So much cheaper than in a coffee shop
- Creamy texture and mellow taste
- Exceptionally healthy - packed with antioxidants
Matcha powder - This is Japanese green tea that is ground into a fine powder. It has a vibrant green color. Matcha for drinking in teas or lattes should always be ceremonial grade, not culinary grade.
Unsweetened almond milk - Choose a brand that is high in fat, such as Plenish. This way, you will be able to foam it.
Water - Boiled, and cooled to around 80C / 175F. Don't use boiling water.
Here are some optional add-ins that go well with the recipe:
Sweetness: This being a sugar-free blog, I recommend either a sugar-free syrup or liquid allulose. Or, use a powdered sugar substitute such as an erythritol monk fruit sweetener, xylitol or Swerve. If adding sugar is not a concern, feel free to add maple syrup or coconut sugar.
Flavor: I sometimes add a pinch of cinnamon and / or ground ginger. You can also add a dash of vanilla extract.
Of course, it is possible to make a matcha latte recipe with oat milk or coconut milk.
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
You don't NEED any of the equipment below. But if you like matcha and want to drink it regularly, they are worth the investment.
Matcha whisk - The traditional matcha whisk is called chasen. It is crafted from a single piece of bamboo and has around 100 prongs. It froths the matcha and won't scratch your bowl or cup.
Matcha bowl - A flat bottomed bowl. It is used to froth the matcha powder with a little water to make it smooth.
Electric milk frother - Creates air bubbles in the almond milk that make it taste thick and creamy.
If you don't have any of the equipment above, grab the following:
- Small sieve
- Wide-bottomed cup or bowl
- Balloon whisk or high speed blender
This section contains step-by-step instructions and photos that show how to make this recipe. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Step 1: Put the matcha powder into a mug or a matcha bowl. Add a little hot water. Whisk using a bamboo whisk, breaking up any clumps. You are done when the top is nice and foamy.
Note: The traditional method recommends that you whisk in a W-motion. However, I found that a circular motion works just as well.
If you don't have the chasen, press the matcha tea powder through a small sieve. This will help get rid of any clumps. Then, whisk vigorously using a ballon whisk. Choose a wide cup for this.
Step 2: Heat the almond milk. Then, froth it with an electric milk frother.
If you don't have the frother, blend the hot milk in a high speed blender or smoothie blender. A regular kitchen whisk will also create some foam.
Step 3: Pour the milk on top of the matcha mix. That's it!
I drink almond matcha latte all the time. Here are my top tips how to make it taste creamy and mellow:
Quality counts. Buy a good quality organic matcha tea powder. Spending a little more will ensure the taste is smooth. The differences are enormous.
Hot, not boiling. Always use hot water for a better tasting matcha. Boiling water scorches the matcha powder and makes it taste bitter.
Smoothness is key. Make sure there are no clumps. Either use a matcha whisk or use a sieve and then a balloon whisk to create a smooth matcha paste before adding the rest of the liquid.
Froth warm milk. Heat the milk first, then froth it. The ideal temperature for frothing almond milk is 65C or 150F. At this temperature, the air bubbles are stable and create that creamy texture we all love.
Matcha does not only contain caffeine. It is actually considered a superfood and has science-backed health benefits. It is...
- high in antioxidants and amino acids
- good for the heart
- may protect the liver
- supports brain function
- may help prevent cancer
- promotes weight loss
Here are more healthy low carb drinks to start the day - from coffee to smoothies:
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Almond Milk Matcha Lattefrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- Put the matcha powder into a wide bottomed mug or a bowl. Add a little hot water (I add 2 tablespoon). Whisk using a bamboo whisk, breaking up any clumps. You are done when the top is nice and foamy. **see notes if you don't have a bamboo whisk
- Warm the almond milk. Then, froth it with an electric milk frother. ***see notes
- Pour in the remaining water and the foamed milk on top of the matcha mix.