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Vanilla Coconut Matcha Latte

5 min

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10 ingredients or less

Traditional matcha preparation is a true art form. The unique flavour of this green tea powder can range from earthy, sweet, or bitter. A premium grade of matcha is preferable for this drink over culinary or cooking grade matcha. Pro tip: scale up the recipe to make a large batch of the powdered mix for quick lattes on-demand!

Servings

Total

5 min

Prep

5 min

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Ingredients

To make the powdered mix

  • 4 tsp (18 g)
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    matcha powder
  • 1 tsp (4 g)
    coconut sugar

To make the lattes

  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    barista oat milk
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    canned light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    hot water, at around 80°C/175°F

Directions

  1. To a jar, add the vanilla sugar, matcha powder, and coconut sugar. Mix to combine*.
  2. To a saucepan, add the oat milk and coconut milk to heat up. Whisk throughout, and remove from the heat when hot, but not yet boiling.
  3. To make one latte, add 1 Tbsp of the powdered mix and 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of hot water to each cup. Avoid using boiling water straight out of the kettle as this can make the matcha bitter. Whisk until no lumps remain.
  4. Divide the hot milk between your cups and top with foamed milk, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • A premium grade of matcha is preferable for this drink over culinary or cooking grade matcha.
  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • * Make-ahead: in the photos, we batch-made 12 servings of the powdered mix. Simply use the scaling feature to scale the recipe to your desired number of servings.

Storage

  • The prepared latte is best enjoyed immediately.
  • The dry latte mix can be stored in an airtight jar in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

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Nutrition info

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Nicole Mostofa - June 3, 2024, 7:51 p.m.

I made this in the microwave. I enjoyed it. 🍵


Joanna - April 10, 2024, 10:28 a.m.

This is fabulous 👏 I'm really sick at the moment and this matcha Latte hit the spot! I can't thankyou enough

PUL Team - April 10, 2024, 6:36 p.m.

Aw so glad it was enjoyed, Joanna, and wishing you a speedy recovery! 🥰


Sophia - Feb. 24, 2024, 9:58 p.m.

One of my favourites!


naomi - Feb. 4, 2024, 10:47 p.m.

Literally thought that matcha tasted like grass before trying this recipe ! Now I look forward to waking up and drinking this every morning, so so so good!! Thanks for this amazing recipe😍

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2024, 10:59 p.m.

Gosh we're so excited to hear that the matcha latte was enjoyed, Naomi! Welcome to team matcha 😜💚


Aileen - Jan. 16, 2024, 5:34 p.m.

Delicious! My mouth waters just thinking of making this one again.


diana - Nov. 2, 2023, 1:36 p.m.

I couldn't find the coconut sugar at the store, so I just used crystal sugar instead because I really wanted to try the recipe. It turned out lovely!


Chrysiida - Oct. 16, 2023, 7:22 p.m.

It was simple and tasty! I hadn't tried sugar as a sweetener till now for my matcha tea, so this was a nice change!


Shelly - Sept. 2, 2023, 3:24 a.m.

Loved it!!!!
I made a whip using the extra milk and some whipping powder.


Tuyet - Aug. 18, 2023, 5:20 a.m.

Question-would it alter the taste significantly if I just substituted regular sugar for the vanilla and coconut sugars? Also, would it be as tasty if I used vanilla extract in place of the vanilla sugar? If so, how much would you recommend I use? Thank you and keep up the amazing work! I love all the many features of this app!! The substitution suggestions are particularly useful :)

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 9:22 p.m.

Hey Tuyet, indeed you can use granulated sugar in place of the vanilla and coconut sugar. It will change the taste a little bit, but the latte will still be delicious. Vanilla extract is a lovely idea to infuse a vanilla flavour as well. It has a stronger flavour, so you'll need less of it compared to vanilla sugar. Perhaps you could start with around 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract and adjust to taste. We're so happy you're enjoying the app as well - it means so much☺️


Jovi - July 14, 2023, 1:13 a.m.

Love! 💕love the app too!


Mickey - July 2, 2023, 3 p.m.

Perfect and still have the matcha flavor


Winny Irmarooke - June 28, 2023, 12:47 p.m.

Hi! Why do you add coconut sugar?

PUL Team - June 29, 2023, 9:26 p.m.

Hey Winny, it's for taste but you're welcome to omit it or use an alternative sugar 🤗


Lety - April 25, 2023, 4:23 a.m.

I loved this recipe!! I had never tasted matcha and this was delicious!


Jess - Feb. 9, 2023, 8:28 p.m.

So yummy. Perfect amount of sweetness without loosing the matcha flavor.


Martunia - Feb. 6, 2023, 6:12 p.m.

This was super good! I've been trying to drink less coffee lately because of stomach issues and this recipe was a great introduction to matcha 🍵


Laurel - June 11, 2022, 7:42 a.m.

Loves it so much that I immediately made a bigger batch to have on hand. Thank you!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 2:57 a.m.

Woohoo! So glad it was enjoyed, Laurel, thank you 😊


Ko - May 17, 2022, 3:04 p.m.

Delicious!


Giovanna - April 25, 2022, 4:10 p.m.

Ho provato questo "latte" matcha al cocco con mia figlia e devo dire che è semplicemente delizioso.
Ho anche provato a fare altre vostre ricette e ci sono piaciute tutte.
Grazie mille per i vostri consigli.
Un abbraccio

PUL Team - April 25, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

So happy it was enjoyed, Giovanna, thank you! 🤗


Leah - March 31, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

First time trying today! It’s beautiful! I’ve chosen to only use coconut milk. After trying a few different matcha lattes from different sites, this one is the best. Thank you!

PUL Team - March 31, 2022, 11:03 p.m.

Oh such as big compliment, Leah, it means so much ☺️


Claire - March 10, 2022, 10:36 p.m.

What brand of matcha do you recommend or ingredients to look for when buying matcha?

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 2:01 a.m.

Hey Claire, thanks for the question! In general, opting for a premium grade or ceremonial grade matcha works best for drinks like this, compared to cooking grade matcha. It can be a personal choice, though, as some prefer certain brands to others. We got our ceremonial grade matcha by recommendation from a friend from "Matcha Oishii" 🍵


Carol - Feb. 4, 2022, 7:57 a.m.

Love it! I first tried with the suggested milk composition and it was so delicious! Lately I’ve been making the powder mix in batch and preparing with oat milk only. It is like a morning hug starting the day :) very comforting! I let the original one for special occasions <3

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2022, 6:20 a.m.

Hi there, Carol! That sounds like an incredible start to the day 🥰


Linda Fe - Jan. 29, 2022, 3:52 p.m.

I really enjoy making this comforting matcha coconut latte on colder mornings when I have some time set away just for me. It makes me feel special yet it is so easy to make!

PUL Team - Jan. 29, 2022, 8:17 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Linda Fe, thank you!


Hosana Eilert - Dec. 28, 2021, 2:13 a.m.

Love it gave as gifts thank you

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

So kind of you, Hosana, and thanks for sharing 😃


Chloe - Dec. 20, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

I thought that I didn't enjoy matcha, but this changed my mind, I love the color and the swerling gradient.

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2021, 5:39 a.m.

Such a huge compliment, Chloe - thank you 💚


Charlotte - Dec. 17, 2021, 4:46 p.m.

I am a big fan of your other matcha recipes on the PUL blog, in fact they were my first introduction to matcha, and combining it with the flavour of coconut was how I learned to love it. ❤ This latte was so creamy and delicious! It was super comforting and I loved it.

PUL Team - Dec. 20, 2021, 9:12 p.m.

Oh, Charlotte, this means so much! We're so happy it was enjoyed 🙂


lily - Dec. 15, 2021, 11:58 p.m.

I really enjoy your blog and recipes. This green tea is really soothing. My husband is meat and potatoes, he even rated it as "5".

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

Such as lovely compliment, Lily, and so glad it was enjoyed!


Lupe - Dec. 14, 2021, 1:21 a.m.

Hi there!

I want to give this as a gift, but without adding in the matcha. I want to purchase a ceremonial matcha without adding it into the jar that way they can also enjoy a traditional matcha. How much of the vanilla sugar/coconut sugar per serving?

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2021, 5:15 a.m.

Hi Lupe, thanks for the question! We suggested premium grade as it's preferred over cooking grade matcha, but ceremonial matcha tends to be of higher quality in our experience, making it an even better choice. In fact, we also used ceremonial matcha when we made ours. So the same portions in the recipe would work well: 4 tsp vanilla sugar, 2 tsp matcha powder, and 1 tsp coconut sugar per serving. If desired, giving the recipe a test before gifting it could help confirm how it tastes. We hope the recipe is enjoyed 😃


Kayla - Dec. 11, 2021, 3:35 a.m.

Thanks for the recipe! What brand do you recommend for the matcha?

PUL Team - Dec. 11, 2021, 10:35 p.m.

Hey Kayla, great question! It's really a personal choice, as some prefer certain brands to others. I got our ceremonial grade matcha by recommendation from a friend from "Matcha Oishii". In general, though, opting for a premium grade or ceremonial grade matcha works best for drinks like this, compared to cooking grade matcha. I hope this helps for now!