matcha latte

Vegan, gluten-free matcha latte – hot or cold!

Kicking coffee has been difficult during quarantine and even more difficult lately. My last post talked about the struggles I’m having to come up with the right words to write to finish my “Shut up Meg. You don’t matter” post about oppression. I will finish it, but right now I’m up to two cups of coffee a day from a max of five cups a week. Every now and then I need something a little more interesting. Matcha latte came to the rescue – green tea is a great dose of caffeine!

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
  • 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

If you need some more food or breakfast inspiration, check out my other recipes.

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