Vanilla Almond Milk Matcha Latte
This Almond Milk Matcha Latte is made with just two simple ingredients. It’s creamy texture and soothing flavor makes it a perfect way to start the day!
How many of you guys are coffee drinkers?
If I had to guess, I would say somewhere around 75%. Us non-coffee drinkers are definitely the minority, right?
I get it, a strong cup of coffee can make you feel like you could carry ten baby elephants across the Sahara Desert on your back. Who wouldn’t want that?
Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way for me. It’s so bitter that I have to dilute it with a bunch of creamer, then between the acids in the coffee and the saturated fat in the cream, my stomach turns so much that I don’t know whether to pass out or puke. I much rather save those calories for muffins, thanks!
I might not be a coffee drinker but I often enjoy a nice cup of green tea (I know, you’re shocked). I love it because the flavor is mild and calming, yet it has enough caffeine to give me a little energy boost. And the best part is that I can drink it unsweetened, without any creamer, and enjoy it just the same. Which means I get to eat more MUFFINS, mwuahaha! ;)
Ahem, so I first discovered matcha almost ten years ago, when we lived back on the east coast and were visiting a small town in Connecticut. We stopped into a cute little café and as soon as I saw that beautiful bright green milkshake on the menu, I knew I had to give it a try. Ever since then I’ve been hooked.
Of course I can’t drink milkshakes every day so instead I like to add matcha to my smoothies when I’m in the mood for something cold or make myself one of these almond milk lattes when I want something warm.
They’re super easy to make, all you have to do is whisk the matcha with the almond milk over medium-low heat until it’s dissolved and frothy, then serve.
I like to make larger batches at once then store leftovers in my beloved Ball Jars for the rest of the week. Then you just give the jar a nice shake (to make it frothy), pour it in a cup and microwave it for about one minute, until warm. Bada bing, bada BOOM.
Another thing I love about matcha is that I feel more of a calm energy that helps me focus when I drink it, rather than the jittery effect that coffee tends to have. It’s also a great source of catechins which are thought to be the most potent and beneficial of all antioxidants. Certain studies have shown that those antioxidants can help improve the clarity of your skin, boost your metabolism, and enhance your immunity.
That said, it’s important to know the source of your matcha as there are some producers that grow theirs with pesticides or process it with additives like refined sugar or milk solids.
One company that I recently discovered and love is Encha which was founded in San Francisco by Stanford graduate, Dr. Li Gong. He works directly with organic Japanese farmers to ensure that Encha is some of the purest matcha on the market.
Because I love this product so much, Dr. Gong is willing to sponsor a giveaway for one of you to try Encha for yourself!
The prize will include:
- Full size package of Ceremonial-Grade Pure Encha (30g)
- Mini packet of Culinary-Grade Pure Encha
- Mini packet of Vegan Latte-Grade Pure Encha
- Matcha Bamboo Whisk and Scoop
All you have to do is leave me a comment below letting me know if you’ve ever tried matcha. For an additional entry, you can follow My Encha on Instagram and let me know that you did so in the comments. I’ll randomly pick a winner one week from today and notify you via email. Good luck!
***This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to those that entered!***
Vanilla Almond Milk Matcha Latte
Yield: 8 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 teaspoon latte grade matcha
- 8 ounces vanilla almond milk
Combine almond milk and matcha in a small saucepan over medium heat. Use your wrist to whisk vigorously entire the powder has dissolved and the milk is frothy. Remove from heat, pour into a cup for serving and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
I have a really hard time finding high-quality and affordable matcha, so I haven’t tried it yet, but that’s something I want to rectify soon. I’ve seen so many great recipes from lattes to baked goods, that I know I need this green stuff in my life!
One of my “resolutions” this year was to drink less coffee, or more specifically, to drink less creamer. Yeah, that lasted about one day…… =:-/ I have been really interested in matcha though. I have read about what wonderful things it can do for you, so I would definitely like to give it a try. And those pretty green bubbles look so fun!!
Love matcha. So many wonderful health benefits. Though I do have to watch how much I have for it is powerful stuff! I sometimes make my own lattes but haven’t mastered the ability to get it smooth and frothy. Would love to try this! I followed Encha on instagram :)
Can you believe I’ve never tried matcha before? Never. I know :shock: But this looks comforting and creamy that it’s making me want one right now… even though I’m currently sitting here sipping on my coffee :lol: Definitely count me in that 75%.
Hope you’re having a lovely Friday, Sarah! Enjoy your weekend!
I’m a huge coffee lover but unfortunately my stomach is no longer. I was drinking it black for about a year, but I think the acids were killing my stomach. :*( I still love it so much and miss the morning ritual like crazy! I’ve weened myself off it slowly over the last 6 months by having one here and there, but since I’ve given it up the caffeine kills me now. I get so shaky, jittery, and feel like my mind is racing!
Since giving it up, I’ve gone back to drinking chai tea or other herbal varieties. I haven’t tried matcha because it’s more money than I’m willing to spend. I would definitely be interested/open to giving it a try! Would it work with water or is almond milk preferred? I recently found out I have a sensitivity to almonds. Stupid sensitive stomach!
I really should do a coffee cleanse and enjoy myself a matcha latte eee’ryday. I’m loving this idea of making a large batch o’ matcha to enjoy all week long, and I must try this Encho you speak of! Have a great weekend, m’dear! Let’s drink match lattes togezzah in spirit!
I tried it a few years ago but never really made it much since. I would love to explore it more!
Thank you for sharing with us beautiful photos and inspiring words and recipes! I have always wanted to try matcha as i love its magical colour, but i havent had the chance to try the real one, only the unhealthy versions with lots of milk, sugar and additives in different coffee shops… I bought white matcha some time ago but i dont have the whisk so i just mix it with a spoon… also the white matcha is wonderful and i recommend it to everyone:)
I would love to try this. I remember reading about it awhile back but totally forgot about it. My hubby and I are vegans (going on 8 years now) so it is great to find new products and ideas! I love drinking tea, herbal and green, love chai tea too.
Thanks for sharing this recipe! Now I just need to get the matcha!
I followed! I definitely want to try this out. I have a love-hate relationship with coffee. I tend to drink it in the winter then in the summer drink more tea. BUT I totally get what you mean about the acidity and stomach pain. Sometimes coffee does not love me back.
I’ve tried matcha and love it! I’ve used it in cookie and bread recipes as well- its such a versatile flavor. Looking forward to testing out different brands to find my favorite.
I’m with you on the green tea and matcha. I haven’t been a regular coffee drinker for years and don’t miss it! I LOVE matcha! I always get the matcha latte on the menu at coffee shops when I’m out and would enjoy making them at home of course. Great giveaway, Sarah! :) Happy Friday!
Firstly, thank you for posting this lovely recipe! I always make time for matcha, and will be adding this to my arsenal ASAP.
i dont know if you’ve already attempted this before (Im not at liberty to check thru your recipes right this minute) but have you considered a recipe for Matcha-Protein Balls? I think these would be amazing, and as far as I know, they dont exist readily. (even if they did..Id want to DIY them so I can tweak them to my specifics)
Now to the point – Ive been a fan of Matcha for about 5 years now, having first had it in Bubble Tea with Sushi. I completely fell in love! What an amazing, creamy, pleasing flavour. Ever since, Ive tried to find it everywhere, but usually fail to find it outside of Japanese grocery (and online, of course)
I only wish it was a tad bit more affordable – though I understand ‘why’ it needs to be expensive. It’s worth every penny.
I have never tried matcha, but it is on my list of New Years resolutions! Drink less coffee and more tea.
I’m a health coach at a doctors office in CT, and I would love to guide clients in the right direction. I will definitely give this brand a try!
Thanks for the wonderful info!! Love your blog and all of your recipes :)
Never tried Matcha or even heard of it. I just quit coffee and need something to make latte with my Almond milk. I’ll look into this – thanks!
I have tried matcha! Unfortunately, the majority of times I’ve tried it has been from Starbucks or Scooters in latte form; homemade matcha tea lattes, I imagine, are a game changer!
I started following My Encha on Instagram after reading your blog. I have never heard of it prior to this post. Looks like tea, is that what is (?). I would love to try it. Thank you for sharing.
I have tried matcha & love it. Recently I’ve been told I shouldn’t drink coffee or black tea, but matcha is recommended, so this would be a good thing to try. Also great to have non-dairy.
I’ve not tried matcha but have read a lot about it & would like to.
I have never tried Matcha but have seen it around the Internet lately. I’m definitely intrigued, especially after seeing it on your blog as you make it look delicious!
I absolutely love matcha! I have tried several brands and cafe drinks, and I like making it at home on my own. Thanks for the opportunity!
I have heard so much about matcha, but have yet to try it-this would be the perfect opportunity! I am finishing a nutritive cleanse today and am hesitant to add coffee back into my morning routine, but a vanilla almond milk matcha latte? Yes please! So thrilled I found your site and your IG page (oh, and I followed @myencha as well).
Thanks for the giveaway Sarah!
Like you, I don’t drink coffee often – and for the very same reasons you mention. I definitely prefer to get a little energy boost from Matcha, and a Matcha Latte is a great way to do that!
I had never heard of Encho before, but just had a look at their website and products, and I’m very impressed with their principles and passion for creating top quality, organic Japanese-grown Matcha.
I would love to win this great giveaway – thanks for the opportunity!
I’ve heard about Matcha quite a bit, but have never tried it. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would so love to try Encha Organic Matcha. Exploring differnt teas and their individual nuances has become a favorite pastime the past few years and matcha is high on my list. Thank you for your preparation tips :)
Followed Encha’s insta BTW.
Being a Chilena (daughter of Chilean parents), I have actually tried matcha before and I absolutely love it. However, being a college student, I find myself not having the time to go out and try and find matcha near me. Thus, I’ve resorted to soy lattes to keep me up through late nights of studying.
That being said, I am so appreciative of this opportunity as I would love to make a change to my lifestyle this year and switch from espresso to matcha! I am so glad another instagrammer liked your photo as my curiosity led me to click on the cozy photo of your almond matcha latte and follow your blog/Instagram! As well as @MyEncha of course.
May God bless you and your blog for all the good work you do to make people’s lives that much easier and healthier! :)
I am definitely a coffee drinker (I actually like the taste with just a little splash of half and half – although it took me a while to be able to not add much else!) – but I LOVEEEE tea too! I just bought some more matcha – I need to get into more of a habit with making lattes!! They are just so gosh darn pretty.
What a unique whisk! Never seen anything like it. Yes, I’ve had matcha, but I’d really like to have some stocked in my cupboard so I can make matcha lattes and pistachio matcha date balls :)
I love matcha and am always looking for the best one to enjoy.
Ugh I have seen Matcha just about everywhere and still have yet to try it! I just followed them on Instagram and am loving their pics! Thanks for the new recipe :)
Never had matcha, but I’ve heard great things about it and would love to try!
My husband and I are “Big” coffee drinkers and since we purchased a Keurig it has gotten out of hand. I had never heard of matcha before this and really would love to give it a try as we have Got to cut the coffee out!!! I am anxious to k ow more about this and would love to try it. Thanks so much for the info and have a great day.
Never tried matcha but would love to!
I’ve actually never tried matcha. It looks like I’ve been missing out, though! I’m a coffee drinker, but there’s also a small stash of green tea in my desk drawer, so I don’t discriminate.
Have a great weekend!
I’ve never tried matcha before, I’ve always wanted to but didn’t know where to get it!
I love match a since I spent time in Japan.
I discovered Matcha a few years ago too, but didn’t really start getting into it until this past Fall. I loved reading your story about how you kicked the coffee habit for something more nourishing. I am finding similar benefits and am having so much fun discovering new ways to enjoy this vibrant tea! But really, my favorite way is simply a morning latte! Thank you for this, and your tips my dear!
Nope, never tried it, but I’d love to!
I’ve had matcha at cafes, but have never used it home. I should change that!
I love Matcha now, just tried it!
I’ve not tried matcha, but I’m interested in it.
I followed @myencha on Instagram (@agratefulattitude).
I have never tried matcha but am very curious about it! Thanks for the opportunity!!
I haven’t tried matcha yet but would love to! This recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.
I follow you on instragram (my username is pandorable40)
I have never tried matcha but would love too!
I have been seeing matcha all over the world wide web, but I have never tried it myself! This green latté looks like the perfect recipe to introduce me to this superfood.
I have wanted to try it on my own, but no idea where to get it. I love a green tea frap, and think I could make it better myself with fewer calories.
I haven’t had a chance to try a cup of matcha tea or a matcha latte yet! I have tried it in smoothies though, and I love it! I have been wanting to try Encha though!
I have never tried matcha before, thanks for the chance to win some.
I have tried matcha before and I love it! This latte sounds delicious :)
I really like matcha in my green vanilla protein smoothies. It adds a nice earthy sweetness and a little caffeine boost…can’t wait for warm weather to have them again! Thanks for the giveaway!
I follow My Encha on instagram, too! @j_mosh
I’ve never heard of the stuff but very interested!
I haven’t tried matcha yet, but I have been reading about it and looking at recipes with it. I would love to try it!
How have I still not tried matcha?! This looks so good! I’m a big coffee drinker but maybe I need to add this in every once in awhile!
I haven’t tried matcha, but I am the same way with coffee and green tea! If I get bored with green tea I have a cup of black tea, but would love to try this latte! Thanks for sharing :)
I love alternatives to coffee and this looks HEAVENLY and oh so beautiful…okay all your photos look beautiful! Thank you for a lovely post, I can’t wait to give it a try :)
I’ve made a few matcha lattes and add it to my smoothies too. But that whisk though? THE CUTEST.
Okay…maybe this is the recipe that will finally get me to try matcha! I seem to be the last one to jump on this bandwagon and I think it’s time :)
I have tried matcha. I had it baked in vegan cookies
So funny, I’m planning on posting a recipe with matcha this week – great minds think alike! ;-) I’m not a coffee drinker either… naturally, since it seems like you and me have an almost identical diet it seems! Caffeine from coffee makes me super jittery, headachy and actually tired. I drink tea all the time in the colder months!
You’re definitely my foodie twin! :)
I start every morning with a matcha smoothie. It’s so energizing! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
I’ve tried matcha in baked goods before but (ironically!) haven’t drunk any yet!
Love matcha and in a chai latte its pretty darn good to
Never tryed it but would love too! have tryed mucuna-kapikacchu powder and found it grainy but very drinkable…love to try all different products to see what they are like
Love Matcha tea with almond milk.. It does not have any sugar so that makes me happy. Sometimes I put 1 T of cacao powder on the top to change it up.
I just tried matcha for the first time this weekend. I got a soy matcha latte from Starbucks, but I’d like to try a vanilla almond milk latte!
I followed on Instagram. @annaturajski
Encha is the only matcha I’ve ever bought and it is so. good. I miss having a matcha latte every day! Like you said, it’s more of a calm energy. I already follow them on Instagram! I’m @emilieeats
Since I’m not a coffee drinker at all, I stick to tea. And one of my favorites is matcha! My friend introduced me to it a while ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! It is hard to find good matcha though; I usually just buy it online. I’ve never tired one from Encha and would love to give it a try! After all, it’s the healthiest type of green tea out there and it’s an absolute hit for me! It contains a ton of antioxidants, about 60 times more than spinach! How about that?! For me – it’s a definite winner :)
I did follew My Encha!
I just discovered matcha one year ago. I like mixing it in cakes and frostings. It goes so well in desserts!
I havent tried but would love to! :)
I love matcha. Especially in lattes. But I want to coat chocolate truffles with it.
I followed My Encha Matcha on IG, PepaJobo.
I have tried matcha. I have a small tin of it and it is pretty good, but I’d love to try another kind. Also this recipe sounds yummy! I still drink coffee also. lol
I have tried Matcha tea one time but didn’t have a bamboo whisk so it did not blend well and I don’t think it was a very good brand. Would love to try this brand as I know how good Matcha is for you. Thanks for having a giveaway on it!
Do you use sweetened or unsweetened vanilla almond milk?
Hi Haley! I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk but I don’t usually like a lot of sweetener in my drinks. I would try it with whatever you have on hand and adjust as needed.
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Thank you for providing an easy recipe for matcha lattes with almond milk! And also a link to an affordable matcha tea. I am looking forward to subscribing to the tea!! Thanks again!!
I have recently given up coffee and have found Matcha green tea to be a great alternative. I have been using The Republic of Tea brand which importa it’s Tencha green from Japan. I would be interested to try other brands as well. Thank you for the recipe. :)
I am not a coffee drinker. I tried it and so happy it never seems to work unless I have tons of flavored creamer in it. Too many calories and not enough reward. I tried an iced Matcha and it intrigued me, tried a hot one & I was hooked! I would love your gift prize & want to order your product.
Natasha in San Diego
so easy & gave a light boost without the jolt like I usually get from my coffee. super glad I came across this recipe. gonna have to get that whisk so I can get more froth next time.
I have some matcha powder I’m not sure it is latte grade. I was just turned on to almond milk so I can’t wait to try this. I would love to be able to sample the Encha matcha! Thank you so much !