St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner, and I suppose this is as close as I’m going to get to a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. (Not that I want to get really close to a Shamrock Shake but it does have it’s nostalgic memories). Today’s recipe is just as colorful, but is quite the opposite in every other way. This matcha latte is a yummy frothy mug of health that’s vibrant green without dye… flavorful without being “flavored.”
Unlike steeped tea, matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into a powder. Because you consume the whole leaf, it has approximately 10x more nutrients than regular green tea. (If you’re interested in more health benefits, click here). We, of course, love it because it tastes good.
This latte is super easy. It’s just two ingredients (and a tiny bit of sweetener if you want). No fancy barista skills or equipment are required. If you’re going to make a lotta lattes you might want to invest in an official (and very cute) matcha whisk, but a small kitchen whisk will froth it up just the same.
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
- (or 1 tablespoon Aiya Matcha Zen Cafe Blend which is lightly sweetened)
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup warmed coconut milk
- optional - sweetner of your choice, to taste
- Sift your matcha so it is lump-free (optional - I skip this step when I'm too lazy )
- Spoon the matcha into a large mug. Add the hot water and coconut milk and whisk briskly, in an up and down motion, until frothy - about 30 seconds or so. (You can also use a small kitchen whisk if you don't have a matcha whisk).
- Taste and add additional water, coconut milk, and/or sweetener to your liking. (I added just a bit of honey).
I used light coconut milk, but you could use full fat coconut milk if you wanted a richer latte.
This recipe was created for Aiya Matcha.