Are you looking for a healthy, dairy-free matcha latte recipe that can also be made vegan? Do you want a healthy drink option for St. Patrick’s Day? This dairy-free matcha latte recipe is so delicious it hits the spot every time!
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MATCHA LATTES
Matcha green tea powder is naturally very healthy. However, many matcha green tea lattes are not healthy at all except the matcha green tea in the drink. So many matcha lattes are filled with sugar, dairy, and more. You typically won’t even know what’s really in a matcha latte unless you make it yourself or you ask if it has specific ingredients in it. Nearly every time I ask to get a matcha latte at a coffee shop, I’ll ask if it has sugar in it, and I’m told I cannnot get it without sugar as it’s already pre-made mix.
The fabulous thing with this matcha latte recipe is it isn’t unhealthy, you know every single ingredient because you’re making it yourself, and it’s very simple to make!
Another thing you may or may not know is that matcha tea powder needs to be used in powder form, not placed in a tea bag. You won’t fully receive the benefits found in matcha tea if you place it in a strainer or tea bag.
Also, you don’t want to use as high of heat with matcha tea as it can make it taste bitter. So, if you make a matcha tea or a matcha tea latte and it has a slightly bitter taste, you probably made it too hot.
HOW TO MAKE A DELICIOUS, HEALTHY, AND DAIRY-FREE MATCHA LATTE
- Matcha Bamboo Whisk and Whisk Stand
- Measuring Spoons (I like using stainless steel measuring spoons.)
- Glass Mug (I used this white glass mug.)
- Glass Blender, Vitamix, or other blender (I have and love this Vitamix.)
- 1 Teaspoon Matcha Tea Powder (I also use this Matcha.)
- Small Amount of Distilled Water (just enough to make a paste with the matcha tea powder)
- Fill Mug 3/4 Full of Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk (can use non-organic)
- 1 Teaspoon Organic Raw Honey (Can use non-organic. To make this drink vegan, substitute your favorite healthy vegan natural sweetener.)
- Fill the mug 3/4 cup full of soy milk. If you’re making more than one mug, fill each mug 3/4 full. Microwave or heat up until warm (not boiling or too hot as it can make the matcha taste bitter).
- Pour into the blender and add honey (or preferred healthy vegan sweetener) for however many servings you are making. Blend on high until as frothy how you like it. For more foam, blend faster and longer.
- Make a matcha paste in the mug or mugs by pouring in matcha green tea powder and then adding enough water and using the whisk to make a paste. Check that all the matcha powder is mixed in by tilting the mug to see the bottom of the mug.
- Pour blended soy milk and honey into each mug. If you’re serving more than one mug, leave enough room at the top of each mug to pour foam from the bottom of the blender into each mug at the end.
- If you pour the blended soy milk and honey mixture into the mugs right after the matcha is whisked, it will naturally mix together.
Microwave or heat up until warm (not boiling or too hot as it can make the matcha taste bitter).