So I’ve made a pumpkin spiced latte before, and of course I can make a standard cup of coffee, but whenever I see people walking around with a “fancy” green drink, I’m always so curious about what’s in their cup. And no, by fancy green drink I don’t mean a kale smoothie. I’m talking about matcha here! And as a girl who probably drinks too much coffee in order to get her caffeine fix, I am super curious about how I can actually make my own matcha latte at home. Because yes, while matcha doesn’t contain as much caffeine as your standard cup of joe, there’s still about ⅓ the amount of caffeine in a matcha latte. So, if you’re interested to know how you can make a matcha latte at home, read on and Marianna of the YouTube channel Marianna Hewitt is going to tell us!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup boiling water
2 tsp matcha powder
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp coconut oil
1-2 tbsp honey
Now all you have to do is mix those ingredients together in a blender…
And that’s it! I know, I was surprised too. Seems a little too easy, don’t you think? But easy and delicious drinks are my cup of tea, no pun intended.
So even though we’re entering into colder months and most of us are likely looking for warmer drinks to keep us nice and toasty on chilly evenings, I still thought it would be fun to look at how you can make an iced matcha latte, and Dani of the channel Dani’s Dish will be helping us out this time!
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
A cup of ice
2 tsp matcha powder
⅓ cup milk
Again, pretty basic, right? But, one thing I really like about checking out recipes from various people is that you’ll learn new techniques and tips. What I’ve learned from Dani, and I think is very important for ths recipe is that it’s actually essential to heat your matcha to the proper temperature. Matcha is a green tea so if you heat it above 175 degrees fahrenheit, it’s actually going to burn and taste really bitter, and you don’t want that!
So, begin by boiling your water to the proper temperature. Next, froth your milk. If you don’t have a machine to do this for you, simply get a jar with a lid and shake the milk to get that frothed effect.
Now you’re going to whisk your matcha by adding a little hot water to the matcha. Begin whisking it all up. It should end up looking like a paste. Keeping adding very small amounts of water and whisking. Do this until the matcha has bubbled up or frothed. Now add the matcha to your glass of ice. You will then add the hot water. Dani doesn’t actually say how much water, except that she filled her glass about half up. Her glass looks pretty small, but if you fill your standard sized glass halfway with hot water, you should be fine. Finish the process off by adding your frothed milk, throw in a straw, drink, and enjoy.
And there you have it: an iced matcha latte. Plus an easy way to make a hot matcha latte. Whatever way you like it, I’ve got your back covered in both respects. Enjoy!