You can easily make this barista-quality matcha latte in 5 minutes at home. I’m showing you how to use a whisk to make a delicious and creamy matcha latte. Plus, you can make it hot or iced, whichever you most enjoy!

Milk pouring from above into a matcha green tea latte in a glass.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Two ingredients: You only need two ingredients and water for matcha lattes, three if you count the optional sweetener. You can completely customize the milk and sweetener to your preference, making your latte perfect for your taste.
  • Cheaper than coffee shops: Matcha lattes are an expensive treat, so making this tasty matcha latte at home will help you save money and allow you to enjoy as many matcha lattes as you like!
  • Best creamy matcha latte you’ve tried: This recipe helps you get the best creamy latte with just a whisk, and it can be served hot or iced. If you’re looking to make your matcha latte without a whisk, check out these 4 different methods to make a matcha latte.

You can take this matcha latte to a heartier level by making a matcha oatmeal latte, a mix between a latte and oatmeal.

📝 Ingredients and Substitutions

Matcha powder – For lattes, you only need culinary-grade matcha. If you want something a little fancier, go for a latte-grade. Shop my favorite culinary-grade matcha for this recipe or shop for this latte grate matcha on Amazon. If buying from a grocery store, look out for matcha powders already cut with sugar, as these can be overly sweet and have lower quality tea.

Milk – You can use dairy or non-dairy milk, whatever you like best. I prefer unsweetened oat milk for the added creaminess and frothiness, but other plant-based milk like almond milk or coconut milk all work great.

Sweetener – Choose from simple syrup, maple syrup, white sugar, brown sugar or coconut sugar, honey, agave, or even a sugar substitute like Stevia. I often don’t use any sweetener at all in my lattes.

Some store-bought plant-based milk already contains sweeteners, so be sure to taste your latte before adding sweetener.

🍵 Hot Matcha Latte Recipe

Gather your matcha powder, a cup of milk or non-dairy milk, and your preferred sweetener if you want to add one.

Add 2 tablespoons of hot water to your matcha powder in a small bowl. Using your metal whisk or bamboo chasen, whisk the matcha and water until the clumps are gone.

Bring the milk to a light simmer over the stove or in the microwave. Add your chosen sweetener to the milk and stir until it’s dissolved.

Add the warm milk to the matcha and whisk until frothy in a “W” or “M” shaped pattern. Pour into your favorite mug, or enjoy straight from the bowl!

❄️ Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

Assemble your matcha powder, a cup of milk or non-dairy milk, and your sweetener.

Next, add 2 tablespoons of hot or filtered water to the matcha powder in a small bowl. Whisk the matcha and water using your metal whisk or bamboo chasen until the clumps are gone.

Add the sweetener to your cold milk. Then, add your milk to the matcha powder mix and whisk until frothy in a “W” or “M” shaped pattern. Pour the whole thing over ice for a refreshing matcha latte.

If your latte is too bitter for your taste, it needs added sweetness. Try a squeeze of honey, some sugar, or simple syrup to cut through any bitterness.

Ice Cube Tip: Pour it over some matcha latte ice cubes so the ice cubes don’t dilute your latte down.

💚 More Heavenly Matcha Lattes

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Pouring milk into a matcha green tea latte.

5 Minute Matcha Latte

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Easily make your own barista-quality matcha latte at home. Make it hot or cold – all you need are 2 ingredients and a whisk.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 122kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Chasen or metal whisk
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Glass or mug for serving

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder culinary or latte grade
  • ¾ cup milk dairy or non-dairy
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener optional
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

Hot Matcha Latte

  • Add 2 tablespoons of hot water to your matcha powder in a small bowl.
  • Using your metal whisk or bamboo chasen, whisk the matcha and water until the clumps are gone.
  • Bring the milk to a light simmer over the stove or in the microwave. Add your chosen sweetener to the milk and stir until it's dissolved.
  • Add the warm milk to the matcha and whisk until frothy in a "W" or "M" shaped pattern. Pour into your favorite mug, or enjoy straight from the bowl!

Iced Matcha Latte

  • Add 2 tablespoons of hot or filtered water to the matcha powder in a small bowl. Using your metal whisk or bamboo chasen, whisk the matcha and water until the clumps are gone.
  • Add the sweetener to your cold milk. Then, add your milk to the matcha powder mix and whisk until frothy in a "W" or "M" shaped pattern. Pour the whole thing over ice for a refreshing matcha latte.
  • Ice Cube Tip: Pour it over some matcha latte ice cubes so the ice cubes don't dilute your latte down.

Notes

Some store-bought plant-based milk already contains sweeteners, so be sure to taste your latte before adding sweetener.
If you don’t have a whisk, check out this post on how to make a matcha latte without a whisk!
For lattes, I like to use these matcha brands:

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 275mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 1mg
Did you try this recipe?I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a Review to let us know how it came out, if you have a successful substitution or variation, or anything else.

8 Comments

    1. Hi Masterson. The taste of the matcha and the amount it comes through depends on the brand of matcha you are using. Additionally, if you are using oat milk, it would depend on the brand of oat milk. Some have a stronger taste than others. I recommend using one with a mild taste because the taste of the matcha is subtle.

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a great guide. I used it for making a matcha latte with my espresso machine steamer and it worked perfectly. Can’t wait to try the others and love your recommendations on the best matcha to use. It’s so hard to pick, so I appreciate the recommendations.

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Justin! I’m glad you’re going to try the different methods. It really is hard to find matcha you love… I’m happy to hear the recommendations are helpful!

  2. Thanks for this article! And is it possible to make matcha latte using frothed milk from the coffee machine normally used for cappuccino? Add matcha powder to a glass, start milk program to get warm and frothy milk from the coffee machine, and then mix it well with a spoon? Or wouldnt it work?

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