This recipe for a matcha latte is enjoyably sweet and creamy without any sugar with option for your choice of dairy or nondairy milk. Has detox benefits from the chlorophyll in the green tea powder with no jitters from the slow caffeine release.
Sift matcha powder into a large mug. Sifting is important as it prevents clumps and improves the texture of the latte.
Pour in hot water and stir to mix well.
Pour milk into a small pan and heat on medium-high.
While milk is heating on the stove, stir the date syrup into the mug with matcha tea blended with hot water.
When the milk is hot and starts to foam, add to a half pint mason jar, screw on the lid and shake vigorously to add additional froth. Alternatively, you can whisk the hot milk in the pan to add more foam.
Pour frothing milk into the mug and stir briefly.
Spinkle a pinch of matcha powder on the top of the latte and serve immediately.
Use coconut milk if you want a dairy free latte. Using additive-free whole coconut milk powder is an easy way to make just 1/2 cup quickly for a latte!
If using raw grass-fed milk, be sure to heat no higher than 118 F/ 48 C in order to preserve the probiotics and beneficial enzymes!
If using almond milk, I recommend the plain bottled brands in the refrigerated section of the health food store with no chemicals, synthetic vitamins or sugar added. Do not use almond milk in cartons. The linked article explains why.
Making your own is also a great idea. I use these recipes for homemade milk substitutes.
Do not EVER use soy milk to make a latte.