Vanilla Macadamia Matcha Latte
This Vanilla Macadamia Matcha Latte is made with homemade macadamia milk for a delicious and satisfying drink that you’ll love!
Vanilla macadamia matcha latte. How I love you so matcha <3
A matcha green tea latte
This has been my new go-to morning drink of choice lately. While I do love my coffee, (and usually have one cup a day) sometimes I like to take a little coffee hiatus and switch over to drinking matcha for a less caffeinated jittery caffeine high.
This latte is also EXTRA special because it’s made with a homemade vanilla macadamia nut milk, which is just SO delicious. I’ve been pretty obsessed with making homemade nut milks lately, and while I love my almond milk, recently I’ve been all about macadamia nut milk.
It’s super creamy and has this great hint of macadamia flavour that pairs SO well with the matcha tea.
What is matcha
Matcha is a premium green tea sourced from Japan that is made by grinding the actual tea leaves into a fine powder that get added directly to your tea, rather than steeping them in a bag.
Matcha contains nutrients from the entire leaf and has a higher amount of caffein and antioxidants than traditional green tea.
There are a few different qualities of matcha you can purchase. Ceremonial grade (the highest quality), Premium grade (high quality), and culinary grade (lowest quality)
For drinking, you’ll want to use ceremonial matcha or premium matcha. If your using matcha in your cooking, (like adding it to a brownie) you’ll want to use culinary grade.
Matcha has tons of incredible health benefits and is definitely one of my favourite “superfoods.” Here are just a few of the many benefits you can get from drinking matcha:
- Matcha contains a unique antioxidant called catechins, which counteract the effect of free radicals in the body.
- Matcha can help boost brain functioning
- Matcha is a source of Chlorophyll
- Matcha can promote healthy skin
- Matcha can boost the immune system
A few notes on the recipe
I use ceremonial grade matcha to make this vanilla macadamia matcha latte and highly recommend to use a good quality matcha powder. To know whether you matcha is high-quality, take a look at its colour. It should be a vibrant green, rather than a dull green. (This guide is helpful to distinguish the difference!)
I like to make my macadamia milk from scratch because it’s WAY better than store bought nut milk and gives
More matcha recipes to make
- Matcha latte chia pudding
- Almond flour brownies with matcha mint frosting
- Creamy vanilla matcha oatmeal
Vanilla Macadamia Matcha Latte
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: Japanese
This matcha latte is made with a creamy homemade macadamia nut milk, yum!
- 1/2 cup raw unsalted macadamia nuts, soaked overnight then drained
- 2 Medjool dates (pits removed)
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- 3 tsp ceremonial grade matcha
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Blend the macadamia nuts, medjool dates, salt, vanilla and water together in a high-speed blender for 60 seconds.
- Pour the macadamia milk through a nut milk bag to strain out any of the nut pulp.
- Place the macadamia milk in a pot over the stove and let come to a slight boil.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the matcha and maple syrup.
- Divide between two cups and enjoy.
I like to use a traditional bamboo whisk to whisk my matcha
- Serving Size: 1 latte
- Calories: 345
- Sugar: 23g
- Fat: 25g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 4g
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This recipe has made me a matcha latte lover! Before this I found matcha latte to be too “earthy”, but this latte changes that with the additional of vanilla macadamia. This is my new afternoon pick-me-up. Love it!
Thanks Julia! So glad to hear you enjoyed!