Lactose-free matcha latte

Lactose-free matcha latte

10 min
A hot cup of creamy lactose-free matcha latte can make any morning, afternoon, or evening even better! With a characteristically earthy flavour sweetened with maple syrup, it makes for a delicious way to shake things up and try some new flavour combinations. The vibrant green colour and velvety texture create a cosy and comforting beverage as visually appealing as it is satisfying to drink.


  • Put matcha tea powder and maple syrup in a mug.
  • Pour in 1 tablespoon of hot water and stir to form a thick paste.
  • Heat lactose-free milk in a saucepan on low heat for 5 minutes or until the milk starts to steam.
  • Pour the hot milk into the mug and stir until everything is completely blended.

When it comes to the recipe’s lactose-free milk, make sure it does not start to boil. This might change both its texture and flavour, giving it a scalded-like flavour. So, keep an eye on it as it heats, making sure to take it off the heat when it starts to steam just before boiling point.

Questions about lactose-free matcha latte

Even if the process of making it is simple, we have still gathered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you. Keep reading below!

What is in a lactose-free matcha latte?
Aside from being filled with a whole lot of deliciousness, a matcha green tea latte contains beautifully green matcha powder, steamed semi-skimmed milk, boiling water, and maple syrup. For a version without lactose, use lactose-free semi-skimmed milk. The flavour and taste stay the same, but now everyone can drink it!
Does a lactose-free matcha latte have caffeine?
Yes, a matcha latte, or tea, does have caffeine, lactose-free or not, although not as much as in a cup of coffee. Matcha is made from finely ground whole green tea leaves, and because you consume the entire leaf, it contains a higher concentration of caffeine compared to regular green tea. If you want to avoid caffeine, consider seeking out caffeine-free matcha powder.
What does a lactose-free matcha latte taste like?
Matcha has a characteristic, delightful, earthy, umami quality that gives it a savoury taste. Its lovely freshness and earthiness are perfectly balanced by the sweetness of maple syrup. Semi-skimmed milk adds a different sweetness – as well as a smooth, creamy consistency that gives the warm beverage a nice mouthfeel. All in all, this latte is stacked with warm flavours that make it a true delight to enjoy.


Arla® LactoFREE Milk semi-skimmed
250 ml
Matcha powder
1 tsp
Maple syrup
1 tbsp
Hot water
1 tbsp

Earthy, rich, and sweet lactose-free matcha latte with maple syrup

With its earthy, rich, and sweet flavours mixed in delightful symphony, our lactose-free matcha latte with maple syrup is a cornucopia of flavours. The powdered green tea’s fresh, earthy taste pair incredibly well with the sweetness of milk and syrup. On top of that, using lactose-free milk makes it possible for everyone to enjoy this delicious beverage!

Looking for other delicious, hot drinks? We have the perfect recipe for a lactose-free latte macchiato, or, to go in a different direction, a soothing chamomile tea with lactose-free milk.

Enjoy a bright green matcha latte with lactose-free semi-skimmed milk

The colours pop when you enjoy a bright green matcha latte with lactose-free semi-skimmed milk! The powder provides vibrant green hues pretty like a newly cut lawn – and just as fresh. For this type of drink, you want to make sure that the many flavours mix and accentuate each other rather than overpower and minimise. That is why lactose-free semi-skimmed milk is perfect! Not only does it provide a creamy texture, but it is also slightly less sweet, allowing most of the sweetness to come from the lovely maple syrup with its floral aromas.