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Served hot or cold, this vegan and gluten-free matcha latte rocks!

green tea latte

Well, I keep trying to kick the coffee habit, and it never seems to go away completely. I only have one a day maybe five days a week, so I don’t feel too guilty. Every now and then I need something a little more interesting. Matcha green tea latte came to the rescue! Since I’m too lazy to go get one all the time, I decided to make it on my own.

Upfront, I’m biased and do not like coconut milk unless it’s cooked in rice. I heard it works well with matcha so I included it as an option (especially if you can’t have cashews), but the nutritional information at the bottom of the recipe is for cashew milk and the other ingredients.

Matcha green tea latte

  • Makes: 1 serving
  • Total time: 4 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons of matcha powder, I use McCormick because it’s certified organic and GMO-free
  • Slightly less than 1 cup (225ml) of unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 teaspoon (4.9ml) of pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of hot water
  • If you want a cold latte, you will also need a handful of ice

Directions for a hot latte

  1. Add the matcha powder, maple syrup and hot water to your mug.
  2. Whisk until completely dissolved.
  3. Next heat your cashew or coconut milk on the stove or in the microwave until it’s hot and steamy, whisking vigorously to make it frothy.
  4. Pour the milk into your mug while it’s still hot and enjoy! Add more maple syrup if you need it sweeter.
  5. Latte art optional: Add a small amount of your steamed milk and swirl to incorporate it. Pour the remaining amount slowly and evenly at a high distance in the shape that you want.

Directions for a cold latte

iced green tea latte

  1. Add the matcha powder, maple syrup and hot water to your mug.
  2. Whisk until completely dissolved
  3. Add all ingredients plus a handful of ice to a jar, cover, and shake vigorously to combine.
  4. Pour into your cup and enjoy! Add more maple syrup if you need it sweeter.

Approximate nutrition information for one serving size (Based on brands and amounts used in this recipe)

  • Calories: 48.5
  • Fat: 2.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
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