Sip on this creamy and refreshing iced oat milk matcha latte in less than 3 minutes. Made with 3 simple ingredients, plus water and ice cubes, this is a great drink for a hot summer day. It is so creamy you won't believe its not real dairy milk.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THE RECIPE
- Longer lasting energy. Okay, so I am a big espresso and coffee girl (check out my vegan latte recipes, like my Creamy Iced Oat Milk Latte, Iced Vanilla Latte or Maple Vanilla Latte), I do love a good matcha green tea because it is far superior when it comes to giving you a healthy boost of energy without the crash. If you regularly feel like you need a nap at 2 pm or lose focus in the afternoon, switching your morning coffee for an oat milk matcha latte could be just what you need.
- Refined Sugar Free - Since oat milk is naturally sweet without any added sugar, you can make this matcha latte completely sugar free by eliminating the maple syrup and/or honey OR make it refined sugar free by using the honey or maple syrup. You can also use a sweetener alternative, like monk fruit.
- Oat milk is hands down the creamiest non-dairy milk. It also froths well, has a slight sweetness, and is cheap to make at home. A lot of people that first transition to a dairy free love oat milk because, due to its creamy texture, its a great alternative to regular milk. If you enjoy extra creamy, try a barista blend version!
- Less than 3 minutes to make! This recipe is quick to make, taking under 3 minutes. The "longest" step is whisking or frothing the matcha! Skip starbucks iced matcha latte and make this one instead!
INGREDIENTS NOTES AND SUBSTITUTES
Oat Milk - Dairy free lattes have to be my favorite way to use this plant-based milk! Oat milk really makes it so creamy and delicious, just like whole milk would. If, for any reason, you do not have oat milk, coconut milk in a carton is another great option because it tends to be on the creamier. I find that, unless its barista blend, almond milk and soy milk are not as creamy. Some brands of oat milk are: Willas (the cleanest I have found!), Oatly (which can be found at most grocery stores) and Califa Farms.
Matcha- Make sure to use high-quality matcha powder for the purest taste! I enjoy Pique Organic ceremonial grade matcha, but if you have a favorite, use that!
Honey or Maple Syrup - Oat milk will make this latte sweet, but if you like a sweeter latte, I recommend adding maple syrup, agave syrup or, if you are not vegan, honey (which is my favorite sweetener for this drink). You can also substitute will any sugar alternative, granulated sugar or your sweetener of choice. Start with 1 tsp and build from there.
Optional add-ins. The best part of making matcha lattes at home is you can customize them to taste and to the season. In addition to adding in vanilla extract to make it more vanilla based, try a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, lavender, or turmeric to make this delicious drink extra healthy! You can also add in my strawberry simple syrup, my pumpkin spice simple syrup or my apple simple syrup, but make sure not to adjust or eliminate the addition of honey or maple syrup if you do!
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- Whisk or froth the matcha. In a tall glass or mason jar, combine the matcha with the warm water. You only need a small amount of water to mix the matcha. I like to do this with my frother, but you can also whisk the matcha vigorously with a bamboo matcha whisk in matcha bowl which is more of the traditional way. If you do not have a frother or matcha whisk, a regular whisk and a deep bowl will work! Whisk or froth the fine powder for 30-60 seconds or until the matcha is smooth and no longer grainy. It will be a gorgeous vibrant green color.
- Make the oat milk matcha latte. Because this latte is cold, you do not need to froth the milk. If you want to however, add it into the glass or mason jar with the matcha mixture and froth it with a handheld frother. If you do not have a frother, you can also use a whisk, but will need to do this in a bowl. Then, add in the ice cubes then the sweetener! Mix it all together and you are all set to enjoy this perfect iced matcha latte.
STORAGE AND REHEATING
For best results and taste, drink this creamy iced matcha latte immediately. If you do need to store it for any reason, remove the ice cubes then place it in the fridge for up to six hours. I like to store mine in a mason jar with a lid so no odors from the fridge seep into it. Because matcha settles, mix or shake the iced latte before drinking it.
If you want a hot latte, try my hot matcha oat milk latte! It is an easy recipe just like this one!
Oat milk is incredible for matcha. Oat milk is one of the more creamier plant based milk, and is very similar in texture to dairy milk. It is perfect in this iced oat milk matcha latte.
Matcha will begin to lose it's flavor and freshness after about 1 year. Once opened, it should be used within about 4 weeks. After these timeframes, matcha becomes more stale and the taste is less strong, but you can certainly still use it. If you are not a devotee matcha drinker, it may be best to buy matcha that is individually
- Serve the matcha latte with a spoon! Do you see your matcha at the bottom of your glass when you drink it!? That is because it tends to sink to the bottom of the latte. Fix this problem by serving it with a spoon and mix the creamy oat milk matcha latte while you drink to prevent the matcha from settling.
- Mix the matcha with warm or hot water. It will enhance the flavor of the oat milk matcha latte by helping the matcha meld into the plant based milk.
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Easy Iced Oat Milk Matcha Latte Recipe (Vegan)
- 2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 tbsp warm or hot water
- 1 cup oat milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup or honey optional
- ½ cup ice
- Begin by making the matcha. Add the matcha and warm water to a matcha bowl and whisk with a matcha whisk OR add the matcha and water to the bottom of your preferred tall glass and froth or mix until the matcha powder is fully mixed with the water.
- Add in the ice cubes, then add in the oat milk and honey. Mix until fully combined.