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two matcha lattes in glass cups with a bamboo whisk to the side

Matcha Latte Recipe

A perfect matcha latte: rich and creamy, perfectly smooth, easy and quick. Made with unrefined sugar and with simple paleo and vegan options.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword green tea latte, matcha, matcha latte
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 lattes
Calories 161 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ceremonial grade matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk any type, see Notes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  1. Place matcha powder in a small bowl. Slowly but vigorously whisk in hot water until completely smooth.
  2. Place milk in a small saucepan and add maple syrup. Heat the mixture, then froth. You can do this with a milk steamer, frother, or simply by whisking vigorously. Dairy milk will froth the best, but "barista"-inspired blends of vegan milks work well, too.
  3. Divide the frothed milk between two mugs. Pour in matcha-water paste and stir until combined. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Ceremonial grade is the absolute best for matcha lattes; it is a higher quality grade than culinary and results in a better beverage. I love this organic matcha powder from Thrive Market.

Dairy milk produces the best foam, but "barista" blends of alt milks, like oat milk, almond milk, etc. froth well, too, and make this matcha latte paleo, vegan, and dairy free.

I love using a bamboo whisk for my matcha lattes. I used to think they were gratuitous, but once I started using them, I understood the hype. They help create the smoothest matcha paste I've ever had. Totally clump-free matcha lattes!

To make it low carb or keto, use your favorite keto sweetener in place of the maple syrup to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Matcha Latte Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 446IU9%
Calcium 223mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.