Hot Matcha Latte

Reenergize your morning with a cup of this warm creamy matcha latte!  We’ll show you how easy it’s to make at home using matcha powder and almond milk or your favorite low carb milk substitute.

If you’ve been following us for some time, you know that we absolutely love matcha everything.

Hot milk being poured into matcha powder to make a matcha latte.

From matcha cookies and cakes to matcha drinks and everything in between. Even my son’s favorite ice cream flavor is matcha.

This is why I wanted to get back to basics and really show you guys how to make a true matcha latte!

Matcha powder being whisked.

What is Matcha?

Matcha is finely ground powder from young green tea leaves that are then whisked in hot water.  Not to be confused with green tea leaves, where the leaves are dried and infused in hot water to make green tea.

What are the health benefits of matcha powder?

Matcha has been long reputed for centuries that it possesses stronger health benefits than green tea.

Some of the known health benefits are:

  • Matcha is packed with antioxidants.
  • Caffeine is more concentrated in matcha and therefore boosts concentration and alertness.
  • Theanine in matcha promotes relaxation, reduces stress and improves sleep.
  • Boosts metabolism and promotes weightless
  • Prevents disease and lowers blood sugar

Matcha powder next to wooden matcha whisk.

What kind of matcha powder should I use for matcha latte?

There are two main matcha tea grades, ceremonial and culinary.  Traditionally, the ceremonial grade is the type used for drinking. This premium matcha is bright green in color and is made from the youngest tea leaves.

However, ceremonial grade matcha is very pricey and because of this, it is perfectly fine to use culinary grade for drinking as well.  Honestly, I don’t taste a big difference.

What makes this matcha latte recipe different?

Traditional, matcha latte is made with milk.  Our healthy low carb matcha latte is made with low carb milk alternatives such as almond or coconut milk.  I prefer almond milk because of its neutral taste, but feel free to use your favorite low carb milk alternative.  And of course, we sub out the sugar with a low carb sweetener like monkfruit.

Do I use sweetener for my matcha latte?

Using a sweetener is not necessary for this matcha latte.  If you prefer you can leave it out.  I prefer my matcha lattes to be slightly sweet so I add some to my liking.

Monkfruit vs sugar and milk vs almond milk.

What are some other matcha recipes I can try?

Now, let’s get making this Hot Matcha Latte recipe!

  • Prep Time 1
  • Total Time 1M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) In a heat resistant cup, add Matcha Powder, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and hot water.  Whisk until liquid turns dark green.  Note – you can just use a metal whisk if you don’t have wooden matcha whisk.

3) Combine Almond Milk and heavy cream into a microwaveable safe cup and transfer to microwave for ~60 seconds until warmed.

4) Pour warmed Almond Milk and heavy cream slowly and whisk until well combined.  Enjoy warm!

Hope you enjoy your Hot Matcha Latte!

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Hot healthy and low carb matcha latte served in a cup.

Hot Matcha Latte

Reenergize your morning with a cup of this warm creamy matcha latte! We'll show you how easy it's to make at home using matcha powder and almond milk or your favorite low carb milk substitute.
4.5 from 4 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: healthy matcha latte, Matcha Powder
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 93kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp Matcha Powder
  • 1 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend or sweetened of choice
  • 3 tbsp Hot Water
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a heat resistant cup, add Matcha Powder, Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and hot water. Whisk until liquid turns dark green. Note - you can just use a metal whisk if you don't have wooden matcha whisk.
  • Combine Almond Milk and heavy cream into a microwaveable safe cup and transfer to microwave for ~60 seconds until warmed.
  • Pour warmed Almond Milk and heavy cream slowly and whisk until well combined. Enjoy warm!

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Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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