When pumpkin spice season comes around, but you’re in a matcha mood, have both! This festive recipe combines two of our favorite flavors for an antioxidant-rich, lightly sweetened drink that’s perfect for fall. It gives you a gentle pick-me-up without the jitters and is delicious served hot or cold!
Make it in a blender, milk frother, or saucepan in 5 minutes with just 4 simple ingredients. Let’s make (pumpkin-spiced) matcha!
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte
This recipe begins with a decision: hot or iced!
Since pumpkin spice signals the beginning of chilly weather (and all things cozy) in our part of the world, we’ll start with the hot version. A saucepan will do the trick, but a milk frother is the way to go if you’re craving a frothy, café-style latte! If using a frother, you can add all the ingredients and press a button. Talk about EASY!
If using a saucepan, begin by warming your favorite milk (we like coconut milk) with pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup (or another sweetener). You’ll mix the matcha powder with a little hot water so it dissolves and leaves you with a drink free from matcha lumps.
Mix the dissolved matcha into the warm pumpkin-spiced milk, and you’ve got a pumpkin spice matcha latte. Enjoy in your favorite mug and prepare to be warmed from the inside out.
Now for the iced version: Simply add all the ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and frothy, pour over ice, and enjoy!
We hope you LOVE this matcha latte! It’s:
& SO delicious!
Enjoy it any time you’re craving matcha and pumpkin spice and can’t decide between the two! Pairing ideas? Try any sweet treat with cinnamon, including our Best Vegan Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread, Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites, or 1-Bowl Vegan Coffee Cake (GF, Oil-Free).
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Servings 1 (Mug)
- 1/3 cup canned light coconut milk (we like Whole Foods 365 brand // or sub other dairy-free milk)
- 3/4 cup water (replace with more dairy-free milk if not using canned coconut milk)
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup* (or sub stevia to taste)
- 1/2 – 3/4 tsp matcha powder (find our matcha review here! // use the lesser amount if using a high-quality, potent brand)
HOT – SAUCEPAN
Add all ingredients except matcha powder to a small saucepan and warm gently, whisking frequently, until smooth and warmed through. Whisk matcha with 1 Tbsp (15 ml) hot water in a small bowl or mug until smooth then pour into the saucepan and whisk again to combine.
Alternatively, you can add all ingredients to a milk frother (we like Breville) and turn on the warm setting to mix and heat.
Enjoy immediately. Shake or stir if the spices start settling to the bottom of the mug.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with the lesser amount of maple syrup.
Serving: 1 serving Calories: 87 Carbohydrates: 9.8 g Protein: 0.1 g Fat: 5.3 g Saturated Fat: 4.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 11 mg Potassium: 28 mg Fiber: 0.5 g Sugar: 7.3 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 26 mg Iron: 0.1 mg