This healthy almond milk matcha latte takes only 5 minutes to make and tastes just like you ordered it from a fancy coffee shop. The perfect balance of matcha flavor with creamy, frothed almond milk, sweetened with maple syrup and a dash of vanilla extract. A low calorie, vegan matcha latte that any matcha lover will enjoy.
There are so many different ways to use matcha powder, such as in this oat milk matcha latte, or this pineapple matcha drink.
If you like breakfast lattes, try this peanut butter coffee, this iced chai tea latte or this iced mocha latte.
Why this is the best almond milk matcha latte
- It takes 5 minutes to make. This is one of the fastest lattes to make, making it great for busy mornings.
- It tastes just like you got it from a coffee shop. It is SO creamy and addictive, you will want to make this drink every day.
- It’s healthy + vegan. Each cup has only 114 calories, which is much less than regular, sugary lattes.
- Matcha Powder: Matcha powders vary widely in quality. For lattes, use a good quality culinary grade matcha powder.
- Almond Milk: Choose an almond milk brand that has a higher quantity of fat. This will froth better, making a creamier latte.
Use a matcha whisk to mix the hot water and matcha powder together in the bottom of a latte cup. Fully dissolve the matcha powder.
Add in the vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Froth the almond milk using a handheld frother. Then microwave the milk until it is hot.
Pour the milk over the matcha mixture and scoop the remaining foam on top of the latte.
Technically, you could, but the latte will not taste as good. This is because almond milk doesn’t froth as well when it’s hot. By frothing it first when cold, then microwaving it and adding it to the latte, it makes a much creamier matcha drink.
A matcha whisk is a special bamboo whisk used to mix matcha and water together. Without a whisk, it is difficult to properly dissolve matcha in water without leaving little clumps. A whisk makes for a creamier drink and is worth the investment if you drink matcha regularly.
- Use cold almond milk when frothing. Cold almond milk froths much better than warm almond milk. Always make sure to froth the milk before you heat it up for a latte.
- Keep the frother submerged in the milk. While frothing the milk, don’t bring the frother up to the surface of the mix. This will introduce too much air, forming large bubbles in the foam, rather than a thick, creamy micro-bubbly foam.
Almond Milk Matcha Latte
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 latte 1x
- Diet: Vegetarian
This healthy almond milk matcha latte tastes just like you ordered it from a fancy coffee shop. The perfect balance of matcha flavor with creamy, frothed almond milk, sweetened with maple syrup and a dash of vanilla extract.
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond milk
- In a latte cup, combine the matcha powder and hot water. Use a matcha whisk to fully dissolve the matcha powder. Make sure there are no lumps of powder left. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract to the matcha mixture. Mix to combine. Set aside for now.
- In a tall glass, use a handheld frother to froth the almond milk. Keep the frother submerged in the almond milk— don’t bring it up too close to the surface. Use low to medium speed for 15 - 30 seconds until the milk froths up in volume.
- Microwave the frothed almond milk for 30 - 60 seconds until it is hot.
- Use a spoon to hold back the frothed part of the almond milk and pour the hot milk onto the matcha mixture. Then scoop the remaining almond milk foam on top. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Make sure the almond milk is cold (fresh out of the fridge) before frothing. It will create a creamier foam.
- Prep Time: 4 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Category: Lattes
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 latte
- Calories: 114
- Sugar: 19.5g
- Sodium: 12mg
- Fat: 2.5g
- Saturated Fat: 0.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 21.4g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Protein: 1.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: matcha recipe, matcha, almond milk
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