This creamy Coconut Matcha Latte recipe is dairy free and vegan, and perfect for a healthy, energizing beverage that won’t leave you jittery.

matcha latte in a white mug.

What is Matcha?

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 my recipe for the latte only uses 1/2 teaspoon of matcha at a time, so your matcha should go a long way with this recipe. 

Read more about the health benefits of matcha.

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 100-200mg of caffeine, but 1/2 teaspoon of matcha only has about 35mg.

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. 

matcha tea powder in teaspoon

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 taste awful. 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).  

Step One

To make your vegan matcha latte, combine matcha powder, coconut butter and coconut sugar in a mug. 

matcha green tea ingredients

Step Two

Pour very hot water over the ingredients and whisk to combine. 

matcha green tea hot water

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 matcha latte on a table.


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.

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matcha latte in a white mug

Coconut Matcha Latte Recipe

This Coconut Matcha Latte recipe is dairy free and vegan, and perfect for a healthy, energizing beverage that won’t leave you jittery.

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


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


  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.


  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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