My dairy-free Spiced Matcha Latte is the perfect start to your morning, while the cinnamon, turmeric and ginger take this healthy green drink to a whole new level.
*Photos and post updated March 2019. Originally published October 2015. Same recipe, just more clarification and prettier photos!
My matcha brings all the boys to the yard…
Sorry not sorry. Couldn’t help myself. Sometimes the first thoughts that pop into my head when I begin to write a post are lyrics to a song.
It’s a lot harder to write blog posts than you’d think… Sometimes I just sit and look at the blank page and type the most random statements, and then backspace it all.
Anyways! I assume you’re here for this spiced matcha latte – not my writer’s block dilemma.
Spiced Matcha Latte
So let’s talk about matcha. I first brought you matcha in shake form, but what about the traditional way to enjoy matcha? Which would be in tea form.
Actually, latte form. I just love milky tea and coffee drinks so I wouldn’t have my matcha any other way.
In this Spiced Matcha Latte we’re adding some lovely warm spices to the mix.
what you need
- latte grade or ceremonial grade matcha green tea
- ground cinnamon
- ground turmeric
- ground ginger
- boiled water
- non-dairy milk
- sweetener of choice
How to make a spiced matcha latte
Okay, so first things first I boiled hot water and added my spices and green tea to a glass measuring cup. And I whisked whisked whisked (try saying that three times fast) until everything dissolved.
Traditionally you could also buy/use a bamboo whisk. I don’t have one myself but regular matcha drinkers swear by them.
I then warmed my milk up and added the spiced matcha water to my mug of milk. Whisk again and DRINK UP.
Alternatively you could do this on the stove top and whisk all of the ingredients until mixture starts to simmer, then remove from stove and pour into mug.
The microwave makes for a super quick drink, which I need in the mornings when I opt for this instead of coffee.
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- Boil water (on stove, in kettle, microwave) and add to small glass mixing cup. Add matcha powder, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger to cup and whisk until combined.
- Warm non-dairy milk in large mug (I used the microwave). Add spiced matcha water mixture to mug of milk and whisk again. Add sweetener to taste, and enjoy!
You may end up with bits of spices at the bottom of your cup if your liquids aren’t warm enough.
You can also make this on the stove top by putting all of the ingredients in one pot, and whisking until mixture is simmering. Then remove from heat and enjoy from mug.
Feel free to double recipe.
updated photos by Erin Alvarez.
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