Coconut Matcha Latte Recipe (Dairy Free, Vegan)
This creamy Coconut Matcha Latte recipe is dairy free and vegan, and perfect for a healthy, energizing beverage that won’t leave you jittery.
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.
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.
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).
To make your vegan matcha latte, combine matcha powder, coconut butter and coconut sugar in a mug.
Pour very hot water over the ingredients and whisk to combine.
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.
Matcha caffeine levels can vary, but one serving will have around 35 mg of caffeine in 1/2 teaspoon of powdered matcha.
Matcha has a grassy flavor, which is why it tastes better when blended with creamy coconut butter and sweetened with a little coconut sugar.
Items recommended for this recipe
- Organic matcha green tea powder
- Organic coconut butter, also called coconut manna
- Battery-powered whisk for frothing
Other Healthy Beverages You Might Like
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- 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
- 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon coconut butter
- 10 ounces very hot water (but not boiling)
- Combine the matcha powder, coconut sugar and coconut butter in a medium-sized mug.
- 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.
- You shouldn’t use boiling water with matcha powder. Instead, use really hot water that is not boiling.
- 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.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Category: Beverage
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Healthy
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: green tea latte, dairy free matcha, how to make matcha latte
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