The matcha latte is a godsend beverage that can (and should!) replace your morning Joe. Matcha packs more body-loving antioxidants and offers a longer-lasting caffeine high than does regular coffee.
But, when it comes to my matcha latte, I am as picky of a customer as I am when choosing my favorite coffee joint. In order to control all the factors, however subtle they may be, that could potentially ruin my morning matcha latte moment, I’ve reverted to making a homemade version, each and every day. Luckily, it’s a lot easier to nail a good matcha latte recipe than you may think. Here’s my go-to concoction that I’m confident will satisfy your taste buds, too.
Consider purchasing a matcha tea set equipped with a bamboo whisk, sifter, scoop, and bowl so you properly whisk the matcha powder into a clump-free paste before transforming it into a latte. The sifter and whisk, especially, make a huge difference.
As far as the matcha itself goes, simply purchase the purest, most authentic powder you can get your hands on. I am currently using Encha Matcha, which is organic matcha directly sourced from a Japanese farm, but there are lots of quality matchas out there.
Homemade Matcha Latte Recipe
- 1 cup of homemade almond milk (or whichever nut milk you prefer)
- ½ teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
Sift the matcha powder into a small bowl. Add in just one tablespoon of the almond milk. Use a whisk to mix the matcha powder into a thick paste. This step ensures there will be no clumps in your latte. Spoon the matcha paste into your latte cup and whisk in the remainder of the almond milk and honey. You can preheat the almond milk so that it pours in already hot, or if you have a milk steamer, you can steam the matcha latte until hot.
Serve and enjoy!