This creamy Coconut Matcha Latte recipe is made dairy-free using wholesome ingredients. Try adding this beverage to your morning routine and enjoy the difference from coffee. It’s energizing but less likely to make you jittery or anxious.

matcha latte in mug with coconut butter.

Matcha is a powder made from special green tea leaves that have been dried and ground. Matcha is notable for containing high levels of l-theanine, an amino acid that can help improve focus and increase feelings of calmness.

Matcha tends to be a bit expensive, but the recipe for the latte only uses 1/2 teaspoon of matcha at a time, so your matcha powder should go a long way with this recipe. 

Read more about the potential health benefits of matcha, including helping with weight loss!

Better Than Coffee?

There are a few reasons why you might want to switch to matcha from coffee. If you find that coffee bothers your stomach, makes you anxious, or gives you any other unpleasant symptoms, then you might want to try matcha instead.

Women with PCOS, adrenal issues, and autoimmune disease may also benefit from choosing matcha over coffee. If you have a caffeine sensitivity, you might want to choose a decaffeinated matcha

The difference between the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee versus a cup of matcha tea is pretty significant. A cup of coffee can contain between 100-200 mg of caffeine, but 1/2 teaspoon of matcha only has about 35mg of caffeine.

In general, matcha has about 25% of the caffeine that coffee has. Additionally, the caffeine in matcha is metabolized differently than the caffeine in coffee, and most people report feeling less jittery when the choose matcha over coffee. 

How to Make a Matcha Latte

You might be wondering if you can just use matcha powder and water to make a hot beverage. You totally can! But, it will not taste great.

Maybe some people can tolerate the plain flavor of matcha, but I find it be overwhelmingly grassy and bitter. Matcha tastes pretty bad just by itself. 

To transform matcha into something creamy and delicious, you’ll need to blend it with coconut butter and coconut sugar (or your favorite sugar-free alternative).  

Let me show you how!

Key Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this healthy drink.

Get a high-quality matcha from your local grocery store or online. My favorite brands are the Republic of Tea Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Full-Leaf Powder or the Jade Leaf Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder.

You’ll also need some coconut butter which will add the creaminess and richness without any dairy. Coconut butter is sometimes called coconut manna. It’s a whole food made by blending up coconut meat. You can buy it online. I like this coconut butter.

Lastly, you’ll need a sweetener of some sort. I like coconut sugar, but you can use any liquid or regular sugar or sweetener you like. See my list of the Best Substitutes for Coconut Sugar.

Step One

To make your dairy-free coconut matcha latte, combine matcha powder, coconut butter and coconut sugar in a mug. You can also use regular white sugar, if you prefer.

Step Two

Pour very hot water over the ingredients and whisk to combine. A lot of people like to use a bamboo whisk with matcha, but you can also use a regular whisk if you like.

pouring hot water into ingredients to make coconut matcha latte.

Step Three

Enjoy hot.

That’s it! Some people like to blend their ingredients in a high-speed blender to make the matcha frothy, but a battery-powered whisk is simpler and faster. 

You can also serve your latte over ice for a homemade iced matcha latte.

iced coconut matcha latte in glass.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You shouldn’t use boiling water with matcha powder. Instead, use really hot water that is not boiling.
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  • If you want to make an iced matcha latte, let it cool for a few minutes and then pour your prepared matcha latte over ice cubes.

Recipe FAQs

How much caffeine does matcha have?

Matcha caffeine levels can vary, but one serving will have around 35 mg of caffeine in 1/2 teaspoon of powdered matcha.

What does matcha taste like?

Matcha has a grassy flavor, which is why it tastes better when blended with creamy coconut butter and sweetened with a little coconut sugar.

Can I use oat milk to make this recipe?

Yes, you can use oat milk or any other type of plant milk or dairy-free milk including almond milk instead of water. But, you’ll need to heat the milk before adding it to the mug. If you use full-fat coconut milk in this recipe, then leave out the coconut butter.

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matcha latte in pretty ceramic mug.

Coconut Matcha Latte (Dairy-Free)

This creamy Coconut Matcha Latte recipe is made dairy-free using wholesome ingredients. Try adding this beverage to your morning routine and enjoy the difference from coffee. It’s energizing but less likely to make you jittery or anxious.

  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut butter
  • 8 ounces very hot water (but not boiling)

Instructions

  1. Combine the matcha powder, coconut sugar and coconut butter in a medium-sized mug.
  2. Pour in the hot water and use a whisk to stir together the ingredients. You’ll need to stir for about 10 seconds to make sure that the coconut butter melts and gets incorporated into the latte.

Notes

  1. You shouldn’t use boiling water with matcha powder. Instead, use really hot water that is not boiling.
  2. If you want to make an iced matcha latte, let it cool for a few minutes and then pour your prepared matcha latte over ice cubes.

Keywords: green tea latte, dairy free matcha, how to make matcha latte

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