Recipe: Matcha Eggnog Green Tea Latte

Recipe: Matcha Eggnog Green Tea Latte

 While we think eggnog in general is a perfect holiday treat, just wait until you try this homemade matcha eggnog. Homemade eggnog is richer, creamier, and just plain tastes better than store bought.  You truly won’t believe just how delicious this matcha eggnog recipe is! 

Adding in a touch of matcha to this classic eggnog recipe perfectly balances out the sweetness and adds a hint of complexity to the flavor. Trust us when we say you’ll never buy store bought eggnog again. 

How to make matcha eggnog

What goes in matcha eggnog?

You may have wondered, are there actually eggs in eggnog? The answer is yes! But don’t worry, these eggs are cooked and perfectly safe to eat.

Traditional eggnog is made from a mixture of sugar, milk, cream, beaten egg yolks and then spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. So, whether you’re an eggnog novice or consider yourself a professional, give this matcha eggnog a try. You won’t be disappointed.

While this recipe calls for traditional matcha, you can also get creative and try making it with our chocolate infused matcha powder

What's in eggnog?


  •  2 tsp matcha powder

  • ¼ cup hot water

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½ tsp nutmeg

  • Pinch of salt


 1. Combine egg Combine egg yolks and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix until light and fluffy.

2. Add milk, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a light boil.

3. Temper the mixture by slowly pouring or adding half of the milk mixture into the egg yolk and sugar mixture, whisking continuously.

4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens slightly.

5. Pour the cooked mixture into a container and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

6. Sift match powder in to a tea bowl and add hot water. Whisk until frothy.

7. Pour the chilled eggnog into a glass cup followed by the matcha mixture.

8. Finish off by topping with whipped cream and sprinkling cinnamon powder. Swirl, sip, and enjoy!

Matcha eggnog recipe

What does matcha taste like? 

If you’re new to matcha, you may be wondering what it tastes like and how it works in this recipe. Matcha is a type of green tea that uses the whole tea leaf. The leaves are then ground down into a very fine powder. High quality matcha will have a bright green hue and tastes slightly sweet, earthy and has a rich umami flavor. Bitter matcha is a sign of a low quality tea. 

Matcha works well in baking  as it balances out the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor of whatever it’s added to. We find it works especially well with any creamy recipes. Hence why are particularly partial to matcha eggnog.  

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What alcohol is best to use in eggnog?

While you can CERTAINLY enjoy this matcha eggnog without alcohol, eggnog is traditionally served with a touch of booze. Which leads us to which alcohol works best here?

We’d recommend a whiskey or rum, although you can absolutely try vodka as well. You don’t need to whip out top shelf liquor for eggnog, but we do recommend choosing a mid-range liquor as the cheap stuff often has a harsh flavor that cuts through the delicious flavor of the cream and spices.Best holiday recipes

How to serve your matcha eggnog green tea latte recipe

The choice is yours! Some prefer warm or room temperature eggnog while others like theirs chilled. Here at, we personally prefer ours chilled! If reheating the eggnog, just be cautious not to overheat it as matcha can burn easily, which distorts the taste.

If you’ve tried store bought eggnog before and it just wasn’t your thing. Don’t write it off just yet! Homemade eggnog tastes so much better and is free of all the nasty artificial sweeteners and dyes often added to store bought eggnog. Even if you haven’t liked eggnog before, give this matcha eggnog a try and it just might change your mind.

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