5 Healthiest Non-Coffee Lattes (iced, hot, gf, v)

matcha latte, two cafe latttes in a cafe

Non-coffee lattes are great for when you’re in the mood for a latte but want something other than a cafe latte. Here you’ve got the 5 best and healthiest non-coffee lattes.

And if you get tired of one of these, just pick the next. You can mix these and cafe lattes into your daily rotation. You can make them iced or hot, and switch out milks for preferences.

There is one set of instructions – 5 different drinks. They’re also all for one drink/one serving.

Disclaimer: these are not done traditionally.

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Materials You’ll Need

  • milk frother
  • cup
  • reusable straw
  • for hot drinks: pot


These are the base ingredients you’ll need for all of the drinks. After this, the spices primarily make the difference.

  • 1 c milk (soy, almond, whole, etc.)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup, etc.)
  • vanilla (optional)
  • for iced drinks: ice

1. Golden Milk Latte

This is my go-to latte on a cold sick day. During those times, I love to drink it warm. The combination of turmeric, ginger, and pepper is soothing for the throat and reduces inflammation.

Of course, drinking this iced is also a delicious experience that’s often underrated.

  • turmeric
  • ginger
  • black pepper

2. Matcha Latte

If you want a non-coffee latte without sacrificing the caffeine, this may be the one for you. Matcha has caffeine in it since it is derived from green tea.

So if you need that caffeine boost – a more steady one throughout the day even – try this green delight.

It’s not as bitter as coffee and has a unique flavor. So it’s definitely not the same, but a healthy alternative.

  • matcha powder

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ah, the infamous pumpkin spice latte. By knowing how to make it yourself, you don’t have to depend on the season to drink it and can enjoy it any time of the year.

This is the one drink where you can opt for more than spices to add – the pumpkin puree. Of course, if you don’t add the pumpkin puree, this is still a delicious drink.

But take note of the essential spices, because that’s where the drink shines.

  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • cloves

4. Chai Tea Latte

Chai tea lattes can be such an earthy warming comfort. You can also get a little caffeine boost from the black tea.

Personally, I think chai tea lattes just come too sweet from cafes, so making it at home allows you to tailor the sweetness to how you like it.

  • black tea
  • ginger
  • cloves
  • cardamom

5. Cacao Latte

Yes, this is essentially hot chocolate. But hot chocolate has the stigma of being unhealthy.

If you make “hot chocolate” with cacao powder, it’s actually quite healthy.

Cacao beans have lots of inflammatory effects, and if you don’t top it off with processed powder and a ton of sugar, it’s completely fine.

A fun change is adding a bit of peppermint extract to make a sort of “peppermint hot chocolate”.

  • cacao powder
  • optional: maca powder
Yield: 1 latte

5 Non-Coffee Lattes

non-coffee latte: matcha latte

Not in the mood more coffee but want a latte? Try these alternative lattes. You can make them iced, hot, vegan, and some even still have caffeine.

It is made easy. There is one set of base ingredients for all the drinks. There is also one main set of instructions for all the drinks.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


Base (for all drinks)

  • 1 c milk (soy, almond, whole, etc.)
  • 1 tbsp liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup, etc.)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Matcha Latte

  • 1 tsp matcha powder*

Golden Milk

  • 1 tsp turmeric & ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Pumpkin Spice

  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree

Chai Latte

  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • sprinkle cloves & cardamom


  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maca power (optional)
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract (for peppermint cacao)



  1. Pour milk of choice, vanilla, & sweetener into tall glass/cup
  2. Add cinnamon and drink spices/additions
  3. Blend with milk frother
  4. Add ice
  5. Top with optional sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Pour milk of choice into pot and heat on medium heat for 5 min
  2. Add sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla, & drink spices/additions
  3. Blend with milk frother
  4. Pour into serving glass/cup
  5. Top with optional sprinkle of cinnamon


    *for matcha latte: blend matcha powder with 3 tbsp water before the rest of the instructions

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