Oat milk matcha latte is creamy and delicious hot matcha latte made at home with only a few ingredients and no special equipment.
Mmm, there is nothing better than a cup of hot oat milk matcha in the late afternoon. I will always pick this drink over regular coffee latte if I need to boost my energy later in the day.
It took me some tries and errors to make a perfect hot oat milk matcha latte at home. I always wanted to make at home the same matcha latte you can get at your favorite coffee shop - a frothy, creamy, naturally sweet drink with grassy notes and a hint of bitterness.
Oat milk matcha latte is my favorite afternoon drink. Very often, I need some energy boost in the afternoon. Coffee is not the best option because it messes up my sleep later and often makes me anxious if I drink it late in the day.
Matcha still contains a good amount of caffeine but also has a calming effect due to its unique nutritional profile. Recent studies showed that matcha can reduce anxiety and stress.
Why this recipe is so awesome
- Matcha latte will give you energy without jitters.
- It takes only a few minutes and a few ingredients to make
- Matcha latte is so beautiful and so tasty. You will fall in love with its green color and amazing unique taste.
What is matcha and it's benefits
Matcha powder is made by grinding young green tea leaves into powder. Matcha is a traditional drink in East Asia.
One teaspoon of matcha powder contains on average 64 mg of caffeine, which is much less than coffee beans.
Matcha green tea has been linked to a lot of health benefits, such as preventing cancer, and heart diseases and aiding weight loss.
Matcha will give you steady energy without jitters and anxiety and has been proven to reduce stress.
Matcha Powder: you can use ceremonial grade (more vibrant green color) or culinary grade matcha powder to make your latte. I always use organic ceremonial grade to make my lattes. Culinary-grade matcha is better for baking.
Hot Water: I use a little bit of hot water to make a so-called "Matcha Shot".
Oat milk: full-fat oat milk is the best. It is creamy and froths so well without coffee shop quality equipment. The best one is full-fat Oat-ly brand oat milk.
Sweetener: if you use unsweetened oat milk (which is preferred), I add a teaspoon of coconut sugar. You can use any other sweetener of your choice.
How to make oat milk matcha latte
Heat the Milk: First, add the measured amount of oat milk and coconut sugar to the small saucepan. Turn the heat on low and let it warm up to about 190°F Degrees or until almost boilng. If it starts boiling, no problem. Just take it off the heat and let it cool down for a minute before frothing.
Prepare Matcha: Measure the amount of matcha powder and add it to your bowl. Pour hot water (not boiling!) over your matcha. Matcha needs 165-185°C water for intense flavor. After that, use a bamboo special whisk or regular kitchen whisk (like I do) to work on your matcha shot. Whisk it in an M or W shape until no clumps are left and you have a shot of vibrant matcha. Transfer match to the mug.
Froth the Oat Milk: I use a small electrical milk frother to blend hot oat milk in a saucepan until the foam appears. Oat milk is the best plant milk to froth for lattes or cappuccinos.
Other ways to forth the oat milk
French Press Method: pour the hot milk into your french press by moving the plunger up and down until the foam appears.
Blender: pour the hot milk into your blender and run it on high until you have the needed amount of frothy foam.
Create Matcha: Now, pour the milk over your matcha shot to create a delicious and beautiful oat milk match latte. Enjoy!
How to make iced oat milk matcha
I always prefer my matcha to be hot, but if you like iced matcha, below is the instructions how to make one.
- Repeat the same process (described above) by making matcha shot with hot water.
- Add your matcha shot to a tall glass or tumbler, add ice and pour oat milk over it.
- Add your favorite sweetener and give it a nice mix using a spoon or a shake if you have a cover for the tumbler. Enjoy your delicious drink!
Use special bamboo or stainless steel small kitchen whisk to mix matcha with hot water until no lumps or grainy parts remained.
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons set
- Small whisk
- Electrical frother (alternatively: french press or blender)
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Make this sweet treats to go with your matcha
Is matcha healthy?
- Recent studies show that matcha powder has a lot of healthy benefits and is great for reducing stress while still providing good amount of caffeine to boost your energy. So if you depend on coffee, but coffee makes your anxious, jittery - matcha can be a better choice.
How to store matcha powder?
- once you open packaged matcha, transfer the powder to airtight container and store it in a dark cool place. If your home is too warm, store matcha in the fridge. Just make sure the container has a good seal, otherwise it will absorb other foods' flavors.
Oat Milk Matcha Latte
- 1 Measuring Cup
- 1 medium bowl
- 1 set of measuring spoons
- 1 small saucepan
- 1 Whisk
- 1 electrical hand milk frother
- 1.5 teaspoon matcha powder
- ¼ cup hot water not boiling, between 165°F-185°F.
- 1 cup oat milk or less, depending on the size of your mug.
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- In a small saucepan, add oat milk and coconut sugar. Heat over low-medium heat until hot, but not boiling.1 cup oat milk, 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- in a medium bowl, add matcha powder. Pour the hot water over matcha powder and whisk it until fully combined, no grainy lumps remained. Transfer matcha to your mug.1.5 teaspoon matcha powder, ¼ cup hot water
- Using hand electrical frother (see notes below*), blend hot oat milk until the desired amount of frothy foam appeared.
- Pour the frothed milk over your matcha shot and enjoy.