Coconut Cashew Matcha Latte

Created by Laura Wright
5 from 1 vote

This coconut cashew matcha latte is super creamy with just the right hit of caffeine. Ground vanilla and coconut butter make it extra good!

An overhead shot of a mellow green, coconut cashew matcha latte with a bowl of matcha nearby and some cashews strewn about.


I know I’ve done a ton of drinks with cashews lately, but somehow I was gifted two Costco bags of raw cashews (both purchasers did not realize they were raw hehe) relatively recently so… forgive me? Maybe someone out there is in the same predicament and totally appreciates the cashew frequency. I’ve been turning to matcha in the mornings lately because it’s a much more chill caffeine buzz that keeps me feeling more steady. Plus this drink with cashews and coconut butter is so creamy and comforting first thing.

Matcha is made from stone ground, shade-grown tea leaves. The fine powder mixed with hot water results in an earthy, rich and mellow beverage that is enjoyed in Japan, and all over the world. I love this history of matcha piece on the Mizuba Tea website (I have had their matcha when I was in Portland—so great!). If you are looking for a more traditional way to enjoy matcha, Candace Kumai has a recipe and how-to video on her site—along with so many delicious matcha creations.

And some links this week! I feel really good about this particular bunch, and hope you enjoy them as much as me. Hope you all get a little rest and some time in the sunshine over the weekend. All my xo’s

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Added to my summer list: Go on a night hike lit by the moon. Sounds creepy but also nice.

I’m all about those morning rituals and getting the tough stuff out of the way first thing. If you like to get up early, a few tips for even more success in your day-to-day.

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“No amount of multivitamins, yoga, meditation, sweaty exercise, superfoods or extreme time management, as brilliant as all these things can be, is going to save us from the effects of too much work.”

I’m still slowly empowering myself to say no to certain work situations. There’s a heavy truth to it because you don’t have to explain yourself. Saying no leaves zero opportunity for confusion on where you really stand. You are more trustworthy because you say no when you want to.

Coconut Cashew Matcha Latte

This coconut cashew matcha latte is super creamy with just the right hit of caffeine. Ground vanilla and coconut butter make it extra good!
5 from 1 vote
An overhead shot of a mellow green matcha latte with a bowl of matcha nearby and some cashews strewn about.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • ½ teaspoon coconut butter
  • teaspoon ground vanilla powder (or use extract!)
  • sweetener, to taste (a pitted Medjool date, drops of stevia, drizzle of maple syrup etc)
  • 1 cup boiling water

Equipment

Notes

  • If you want to do a cold version of this, just replace the hot water with cold water and remember to soak your cashews for at least 2 hours prior. Blend the whole thing up, fine strain it, and then serve the latte over ice.

Instructions

  • Throw the cashews, matcha, coconut butter, vanilla, and sweetener of choice into the pitcher of an upright, high-speed blender. Pour the boiling water into the pitcher as well.
  • Put the lid on the blender and slowly bring the speed up to high. Blend until cashews are thoroughly incorporated/liquified. Pour the coconut cashew matcha latte into your mug of choice. Enjoy immediately.



04/06/2016 (Last Updated 07/03/2024)
Posted in: autumn, beverage, bitter, breakfast, cashews, creamy, earthy, gluten free, spring, summer, sweet, vegan, winter

22 comments

Recipe Rating




  • Hanna

    5 stars
    I think I just fell in love!!! waw thank you so much, I am a real matcha freak but never tried it this way and i can tell you, it is one of the best I ever had ((I did add more matcha, I like them strong hihi) !!!

  • Laurie

    Lovely for a (COVID-19) Lockdown, with perfect pantry ingredients. Thanks!

  • Oriana

    Hi Laura,
    I’ve been drinking matcha a lot more frequently, as I too have been making the effort to drink less coffee. I recently had a jasmine matcha latte which was absolutely divine. This recipe looks great- I wonder if you would tell me what brand of vanilla powder you use as I’ve never worked with vanilla powder and don’t know what to look for.

    • Laura

      Hi Oriana!
      I buy the Terrasoul brand from Amazon.
      -L

  • Carla

    Is there a brand of matcha tea you can recommend?
    Can’t wait to try this!

  • Kandja Sylla

    Excited about that avocado emoji! Since I’m not much into coffee (Itend to be hyperactive LOL!), I will definitely try this coconut cashew matcha latte of yours Laura. xx

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  • Marta

    I’m way too thrilled about that avocado emoji ^^
    Great recipe! I don’t drink coffee but am a matcha fan and I’m also on a cashew moment.. so this recipe comes in good time :)
    Thanks!

  • Lindsay's Feast

    This looks so good Laura! Definitely one I need to try! beautiful and inspiring photos as always! Have a great week! Lindsay

  • Charlotte

    i live in costa rica and cannot get coconut butter. can you recommend a substitute? thanks

    • Laura

      You could 1/2 a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil instead.
      -L

  • Cassie

    I am so excited for the avocado emoji too! FINALLY :D this coconut cashew matcha latte looks beautiful! Nothing wrong with too many cashews!

  • Jo

    You might have to drive pretty far up north to find one, but a night hike in a dark sky preserve is the most amazing experience!

  • thefolia

    I have two cases of the yummy nuts as well but I make cashew and hemp milk for my little one every other day. She still prefers my milk but one day I’m hopeful she will drink a plant based milk instead of cow like her brothers. Cheers!

  • Jodi

    I rely on your saturday post to keep me up to date in this world, like my saturday paper ;) This weekend did not disappoint! So many good articles, I had to save some to read later on. We did a hike to watch the sunset last summer solstice, it was magic. Adding tips #6 to bring a thermos of tea (or cashew lattes!), and maybe some cookies. So many summer links here have me dreaming of warm days, yummy foods and tons of adventures. Hope your weekend brings all of the above x

  • La petite poire

    This sounds amazing! I al looking forward to trying it out. Thanks for sharing

  • Pia

    Laura. In all seriousness, as sad as it sounds, I didn’t know we were getting new emojis soon, and I am SO EXCITED! =D
    Not so much because of the avocado (outcast,I know) but there are quite a few other ones that are definitely going to come in handy. So “yay” and thank you for sharing. And now, I’m just about to read another 4 of your links and I’m pretty certain they won’t disappoint. Happy weekend xxx

  • Sarah | Well and Full

    Oh hey girl. I am ALL about this matcha latte. My GI doctor said I have to give up coffee (crying emoji) and I’ve been looking more seriously at alternatives like matcha and green tea. So this recipe couldn’t have come at a better time for me!

    • Amanda

      Sorry to be snoopy snooperson but dandyblend makes for a pretty great coffee substitute!

      • Laura

        I appreciate this recommendation so much! I still haven’t tried Dandyblend, and now I really want to ;)
        -L

        • Claudia

          agree on Dandy blend, great substitute! If you like strong coffee like espresso drinks, you need to make it strong, otherwise you’ll try and it’s just blah. they recommend like a tsp, i use a heaping TBLS for a mug of ‘coffee’.. but that just might be me… ;)

  • valentina | sweet kabocha

    Same problem here – too much caffeine :P
    Anyway, I love matcha – and I’m also working with an Italian matcha brand developing some recipes [http://www.lovelymatcha.it/ricette-matcha/cheesecake-vegana-matcha-tofu-sesamo-nero/] – and we totally forgive for the abundance of cashews <3
    xoxo