Ever since I tried Matcha, I’ve been kind of hooked! It’s not only delicious, there are also many health benefits.
I don’t drink Matcha as just brewed green tea, I always like to put a little extra yumminess in. Last summer, I was hooked on this Iced Green Tea Frappe Recipe. This year, it’s the Matcha Latte. It is perfect anytime of the day when you need a little something warm to drink or a bit of an entry boost!
Did I mention that it’s really easy to make? All you need is a milk frother (or whisk) and a few simple ingredients.
1 cup of milk (works with almond, soy and dairy milk)
1-2 tsp of Matcha green tea powder
your choice of sweetener (I’ve tried organic sugar and agave with success)
whipping cream (optional)
Instructions for small whisk:
1. Put your matcha powder in a small pot on the stove. Add a tbsp of warm water.
2. Whisk the matcha and warm water until it’s combined
3. Add milk into the pot. Turn the heat on to get the latte to the temperature that you like
4. Whisk continually to dissolve matcha in the milk and to get froth.
5. Add sweetener of your choice and whisk to mix it in.
6. Pour into a cup and then add whipped cream if you like
Instructions for automatic milk frother:
1. Put the milk, matcha powder and sugar in your frother
2. Select the heat/froth button and let it do its thing
3. Pour it into your cup
4. If you want, put on the whipping cream and sprinkle a little powder on top to make it look pretty.
5. Then enjoy!
Instructions for hand frother (or whisk):
1. Heat your milk separately, on the stove or in the microwave
2. Put the milk in a deep cup (to avoid splatter)
3. Add the Matcha powder and sugar. Turn on the frother and mix until everything is well combined and you have some froth on top.
4. Pour into a cup and add the whipping cream if you like.
5. Then enjoy.
It truly is that simple and it tastes just as delicious as your favourite coffee shop. A bonus is that you know exactly what is going into your drink.
p.s. If you’re not sure about frothers, I tested out a few so hopefully that might help you pick one out.
19 thoughts on “Matcha Latte – 3 Ways”
Sounds nice. Reminds me of a delicious cold drink I used to have at the Asian supermarket. Iced green tea. So refreshing.
It is quite refreshing Francene, and soothing.
My one experience with matcha (I think – at a tea ceremony) was not positive. But then again, if I drank traditional Aztec hot chocolate I might not have liked it, either. This recipe does intrigue me, with the addition of sugar and milk.
The milk and sugar to make a big difference Alana!
I’ve been meaning to drink more green tea, and this recipe sounds tasty. The only problem is, I don’t have a frother!
Is there a way to make the froth without one?
Yes, you can Bonnie and it’s very simple! Here’s the instructions: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-froth-milk-for-cappuccinos-in-the-microwave-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-100716
Hmmm, looks like something I should try! At the moment, I’m drinking hot green tea with lemon and honey. Never thought of making frappes or lattes! Thanks for sharing!
Any time Karen. Enjoy!
Ohh, I’ve never had Matcha green tea so this could be a nice treat! Thanks for the easy recipe 🙂
I hope you get a chance to try it out Ashley. It really is a treat 🙂
Yum-o! And so easy… I’ll have to find some match green tea powder now.
It totally is yummy Reshma!
Sounds like a yummy treat! I’m a huge fan of green tea so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
I’m glad you like it Misty!
I have been drinking green tea matcha everyday for the past 6 months. It is the only thing that has given me the energy to get through the day. Usually after work I have no energy left to take care of my kids. And now I get a second wind. I only drink it once in the morning otherwise I can’t sleep at night. Th Japanese make it with a bamboo wish, mixing the powder with a little bit of hot water to dilute the powder. And then add more water to fill your cup. I seriously can’t live without it.
That’s so wonderful that you not only enjoy but that it gives you that energy boost you need! We take the help we get when it comes to taking care of kids, right? 😉
So is matcha not bitter?I hear great things about it but have been scared to try!
Just with water, yes, it is! But this recipe and even the frappe one, is just sweet and delicious Sarita!
Looks like yummy!