Make a cinnamon matcha latte in just minutes with simple wellness supporting ingredients to start the day with energy! This post breaks down how to make it, the benefits, and my expert tips to make the best one at home easy.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Quick & Easy - You only need five minutes to DIY this matcha cinnamon latte recipe with no fancy techniques or uncommon ingredients!
Healthy - This matcha latte with cinnamon combines the coziness of cinnamon and matcha green tea so it's high in and antioxidants and other helpful compounds. Far better than anything you can buy from Starbucks or Dunkin.
Cozy Flavor - Cinnamon adds a sweet warming taste to this drink that plays well with matcha.
I nearly drink matcha every day so have several flavor options on deck like my lavender matcha latte or the pistachio matcha. Don't sleep on the mint matcha either--and you can even make a homemade matcha soda with just two ingredients!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Japanese Matcha Powder - Use an unsweetened organic ceremonial grade matcha for the best flavor and color with the signature earthy flavor.
Ground Cinnamon from the spice aisle, also called cinnamon powder adds cozy flavor so you can use the same cinnamon you use in baking. Or you can incorporate the cinnamon tea from a tea bag.
Honey adds sweetness and you can use whichever brand or variety you like. I sometimes use ginger-infused honey for extra warmth and flavor.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Hot or Iced - You can either make this latte with steamed milk or pour it over ice for an iced matcha latte with cinnamon twist.
Milk - I make my cinnamon matcha latte with almond milk but you can use any plant-based milk of your choosing like oat milk to make it dairy free or use dairy milk. I don't recommend buttermilk due to the acidity.
Vegan - Use a vegan friendly sweetener to make it vegan, like maple syrup, agave nectar or coconut sugar.
Flavor - Add a touch of vanilla extract for a cinnamon vanilla matcha drink.
How to Make a Matcha Cinnamon Latte
Step One: Dissolve the matcha, cinnamon, and honey in hot water.
Step Two: Heat milk to steaming then use a frothing wand to make latte foam.
Pro Tip #1: Use a bamboo whisk, fork, or a frothing wand (electric whisk) to mix the matcha.
Pro Tip #2: You can also pour the milk into a milk frother that steams at the same time for step two. Or quickly pulse the warm milk in a blender for a similar effect.
Step Three: Pour steamed milk and cinnamon matcha tea into a mug.
Step Four: Serve warm with a cinnamon stick, if desired.
If you like cinnamon, try my easy cinnamon tea made with just two ingredients!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make a cinnamon matcha up to three days in advance and store in the fridge. Note that some separation is may occur so just stir it up before drinking.
PCOS Benefits of Cinnamon Matcha
Making a matcha latte at home might feel fancy but it is actually a solid PCOS friendly practice since both matcha and cinnamon are considered PCOS superfoods.
Matcha can help reduce inflammation, which causes some common PCOS symptoms like acne and irregular menstrual cycles, improve insulin sensitivity, and protect the heart (NIH).
Cinnamon has been shown to help regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels, and protect the body by fighting inflammation, as well (Healthline).
Check out my full collection of PCOS friendly recipes!
More Favorite Latte Recipes
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Simple Cinnamon Matcha Latte
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- honey to taste
- 4 ounces boiling water
- 4 ounces milk
- Dissolve the matcha powder, cinnamon, and honey in boiling water using a bamboo whisk or frothing wand.
- heat milk to steaming (not boiling) then carefully swirl a frothing wand just below the surface of the milk to create foam.
- Pour prepared cinnamon matcha blend and steamed milk into a mug and serve warm.