This creamy mango matcha latte is refreshing, energizing and packed with nutrients, especially vitamin C and antioxidants. Makes for such a delicious drink to start the day or to enjoy during an afternoon break. So stunning and satisfying! Dairy-free and vegan recipe.
Given the stunning colorful look of this drink, you might think that it is complicated to whip up together. But no, not at all! This recipe is pretty easy to make and quick too.
The mango coulis is essentially just blending fresh mango with water and a little sweetener until smooth, then simply layer the mango purée with ice cubes, plant-based milk and matcha tea.
I also realized how the mango flavor pairs well with matcha green tea. Matcha can be a little bitter with a grassy and earthy background in flavor, which is nicely harmonized with the tropical sweetness of mangoes. We are obsessed!
Let me know if you gave it a try! ❤️
Why you will love this recipe
- Delicious fruity matcha latte with a fun tropical twist
- Healthy and packed with vitamin C and antioxidants
- Easy to make and the mango purée can be made ahead
- Can be served iced or hot
- Easy to customize to personal preference
- Revitalizing drink that provides a calm and steady boost of energy
- Smooth and super creamy
- Stunning drink with vibrant colors
- Dairy-free and vegan
What you will need
- Mango purée: you will find the easy recipe on the blog. To make it, you will simply need fresh ripe mangoes, water, lemon juice (optional) and a little maple syrup (also optional). You can also make the purée using frozen mangoes, although fresh mango usually will give you a sweeter coulis that also has a brighter color.
- Plant-based milk: I love oat milk from the brand Oatly (unsweetened, full fat) for making drinks as it is super creamy and naturally a little sweet. You can also use almond milk, cashew milk or soy milk.
- Matcha powder: matcha powder is a fine powder made by grinding whole green tea leaves. I recommend using a high-quality matcha powder that's ceremonial grade, which is best for making drinks.
How to make a mango matcha latte
Prepare the sweet mango puree
You can find the detailed mango purée recipe here on the blog. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge to make a few drinks or use in oatmeal bowls during the week.
To make it, you will need to peel and chop the mangoes into cubes using a sharp knife. I like to first slice the mango following the side of the pit, then do some crosswise cuts over the flesh and finally scoop the mango using a spoon. Then, blend with a little water, maple syrup and lemon juice (optional).
In the recipe, I recommend first cooking the mango briefly to help soften it on the stove, which will create the most incredible smooth texture. That being said, you can skip cooking it and directly blend the fruit for a quicker version if you are in a rush.
Make the matcha tea shot
In a small bowl, sift the matcha powder and then add the hot water. Use a bamboo matcha whisk to combine the powder with the water. I recommended whisking vigorously for about 30 seconds to break the stubborn clumps. Keep going until smooth and foamy and try whisking in a "W" shape as opposed to circularly (see quick video below). An electric milk frother and regular whisk work too.
Assemble and serve
Add about ⅓ cup of the mango coulis to the bottom of your glass, then add ice cubes over the mango layer about halfway to the top of your glass. Slowly pour the milk over and top it off with the matcha mixture. You can garnish with extra mango cubes if you want, then enjoy right away!
- The type of green tea powder you are using can make a difference. There are 2 types of matcha powder: 1- ceremonial grade matcha powder, which is higher quality, has a vibrant green color, is more expensive and usually reserved for making drinks and 2- culinary grade matcha powder, which is less expensive and normally used for baking. The best matcha to make this recipe is ceremonial grade since the flavor will be a little better and the drink will be a brighter green, but if you only have food grade, then use it instead.
- If you can, chill the mango purée before serving for the best result.
- This drink is amazing with lots of mango purée. I like using about ⅓ cup of the coulis for each drink, but feel free to add more if you want. It is so healthy anyway!
- To create the beautiful layers as seen in the pictures, I found that adding lots of ice cubes right after the mango purée or just before pouring the milk helps the different mixtures stay apart for longer. Make sure to also slowly pour the milk so it can sit over the fruit puree.
We served this iced matcha latte drink as is, it is already so tasty, but you can tweak your drink as you wish. Here are some of our favorite adds-in:
- Vanilla extract
- Tapioca pearls (check out my chocolate boba for directives on how to cook the pearls).
- Coconut milk (swap the regular plant-based milk for coconut milk for a delicious tropical flavor)
This matcha latte is best when enjoyed right away after assembled.
If you want to make it ahead, then you can prepare the mango purée ahead of time and store it in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days.
Can I use frozen mango to make the purée?
I find that fresh ripe and juicy mangoes work better for making the mango purée. Frozen mango can be less sweet and even more sour sometimes, which would make a purée that potentially would lack flavor. That being said, if frozen mango is all you have, then use this instead and adjust the sweetener accordingly.
Can I serve it warm?
Yes, you can! To enjoy it warm, then simply warm up the milk on the stove before serving and omit the ice. Add the mango purée, warm milk and top it off with the hot matcha shot, then stir and enjoy. Without the ice, the drink won't have the beautiful layers sitting on top of each other, just something to keep in mind.
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I hope you like this mango matcha latte as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Mango Matcha Latte
- Start by making the mango purée, then chill until ready to use. You can find the mango purée recipe here.
- In a small bowl, sift the matcha powder and then add the ¼ cup of hot water. Use a matcha bamboo whisk (or regular whisk) to combine. You may have to whisk for 30 seconds to create a smooth and foamy mixture.
- To serve, add ⅓ cup of the mango purée to the bottom of your serving glass, then add ice cubes over. Pour the milk slowly over the ice and then top it off with the matcha tea shot.
- Storage: Once assembled, this drink is best enjoyed right away. That being said, I like to prepare a big batch ahead of time so I can make a few drinks during the week and use in overnight oats and oatmeal bowls.
- Feel free to add vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon, boba pearls or use coconut milk.