Matcha Latte Recipe • Dairy Free/Vegan

If you know me, you know I love matcha. And now that it’s winter, we all have the perfect excuse to drink matcha lattes all day every day.

I use the microwave to make my lattes, so if you’re a microwave-hater, you can easily do this on the stove top. I just find it easier/quicker to do it in the 電子レンジ. (Read: denshi-renji. Aka microwave in Japanese. Thought I’d throw in a lil Japanese lesson for ya. This is a matcha recipe, after all.) If you’re using the stove-top, just use a sauce pan in place of a cup.

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YOU WILL NEED:
  • 1/2-1 tsp matcha powder (depending on how rich you want it )
  • Bamboo whisk (or spoon or normal whisk)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
OPTIONAL:
  • Sweetener (e.g. agave nectar, maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

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METHOD:
  1. In a small cup, bring the water to a boil in the microwave (should take a little less than 1 min).
  2. Once boiling, remove and pour in the matcha powder.
  3. In a separate cup (can be the mug you plan to drink the latte in), heat up the milk for 1.5 mins in the microwave.
  4. While the milk is heating up, whisk the matcha and water together rigorously until thoroughly combined.
  5. Once the milk is hot, remove from the 電子レンジ (Wtf are those characters, you ask??! Should have paid attention to my little Japanese lesson above…).
  6.  Pour the matcha/water mixture into the cup with the milk.

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You can add cocoa powder at the same time you add the matcha if you want a more chocolate-y flavor. You can also add a sweetener at the end if you like your drinks sweet. I usually don’t need a sweetener because I like to buy milk that already has a little sugar in it so that I don’t need to add any more later. My favorites are Califia Farms Original, Silk Almond Milk Original, and Silk Soy Milk Original.

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Yes I had a selfie shoot with my matcha mug.

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