Having worked at a café as a barista during my undergrad, I took advantage to make myself hot matcha lattes using fancy steamers. I always wanted to find a way to make the same drink at home, and I’ve learned a tip to successfully make them!
I’ve tried to make it at home before by simply mixing in the matcha powder into the milk, but it was not good as the matcha powder didn’t incorporate well. Mixing with a spoon isn’t enough. Many thanks to the fellow barista I encountered at an event who advised me to use a BLENDER! That suggestion has changed everything, and now I can make a great matcha latte at home with this recipe. Keep reading to see how you can make different variations of the drink too!
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of matcha powder (I’m using matcha powder* from Jimmy’s Coffee)
How to make a matcha latte at home
- Heat up the milk to your desired temperature in the microwave or on the stovetop. Microwaving my milk for 1m20s makes it hot enough for my preference.
- Pour the milk into the blender along with the matcha powder.
- Blend together for 25s, or until all the powder has dissolved into the milk.
- Pour the drink into a mug, use a spoon to remove excess foam. Enjoy!
Variations (tried and true)
- Make it sweeter! Add 1/2 tablespoon of honey into the blender with the matcha and milk to make a honey matcha latte. It can also be sweetened with a bit of sugar or 1/2 tablepoon of condensed milk.
- If you’re allergic to dairy, use a different base! I’ve used soy instead of regular milk to make a soy matcha latte. Oat milk or almond milk can be used too!
- It’s ok if you don’t have access to a blender! Dissolve the matcha powder with a 1/4 cup of hot water and whisk it to make a tea mixture (the ideal tool to whisk would be a chasen). Then pour your hot milk into the tea for your latte.
- Have it cold! Dissolve the matcha powder with 1/4 hot water, add 1 cup of cold milk, and add some ice cubes to make iced matcha latte.
- Cook some tapioca and add it in to make a matcha bubble tea!
I spend less money on drinks now since I can make these at home. There’s definitely a more proper and professional way to make matcha lattes, but this works for me when I don’t have access to the machines and tools that would help make it properly. Let me know if you try this receipe and how it goes for you!
*Product was gifted. All opinions are my own and genuine.
Until next time,