Foamy Matcha Vanilla Latte

So this morning I woke up with no intention of posting a recipe. I was headed to the kitchen for either coffee or green tea and my desire for green tea was a tad bit stronger, as you probably figured out from this recipe post. But ugghhhh, I’m so tired of the same ole’ hot green tea! There’s gotta be another way; so to the internet I go. I see matcha cappuccinos, frappuccinos, and all kinds of matcha concoctions, who knew! Well I guess everyone but me. But it’s early, and I’m not about to work at this drink.  After searching ideas for a few minutes out of all the recipes I see, although they may have been easy, they weren’t easy enough for me half sleep OR they had ingredients I didn’t have on hand. If my fridge could post a Facebook status, it would read: #replenishme.

I have vanilla soy milk. I have green tea. I need some magic to happen from just these two ingredients and I want it foamy. It’s not needed but it sure brings up the drink “cool factor.” Yes, in my head that’s a thing.

After numerous home tests with my good friend Katherina the last couple weeks on our foam technique (mainly her teaching me), we came to the conclusion that soy-milk doesn’t do so great with foaming by hand or with an electric frother but the blender does awesome! So one is definitely needed if you desire foam and are using soy-milk.

Speaking of milk, I recommend vanilla-soy milk because the vanilla is already added and it has the perfect amount of sweetness. However, if you want to use regular milk that’s cool too. Just add a teaspoon or two of honey or agave nectar to sweeten it up a bit.

Side Note* If you feel like my drink is a little on the pale side and you prefer yours to be a bit “greener”, by all means add more green tea. Just remember,  a little goes a long way.

Foamy Matcha Vanilla Latte

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Latte


  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea and more for garnish

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk, or milk of choice

  • raw sugar, optional

  • fine sieve or strainer

  • small whisk

  • blender


  • In a pot, place water on medium heat to warm.

  • Meanwhile, strain tea through fine sieve in a small cup.

  • Pour warm water into the tea and whisk to prevent clumping.

  • In the same pot place milk and allow to warm for a couple minutes on low heat.

  • Pour milk and tea into a blender and blend for about 1 minute, in 30 second intervals.

  • Pour into mug and garnish with a pinch of matcha and raw sugar if desired. Enjoy!


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Christina is a wife and mother to three beautiful children. She holds a degree in culinary arts and is currently enrolled in Bible college to become that much more effective for the Kingdom. Her passions include working with teens, cooking, and all things avocado. She and her family currently reside in the country of Japan.

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