The perfect Matcha Latte
Welcome to the world of green and welcome to the world of tea! If you're like me and don't drink coffee, then a Matcha Latte is exactly the thing for you.
I've never liked the taste and bitterness of coffee, so having an alternative to just normal tea, I love making a hot Matcha Latte to give me that extra kick without loading up on all that caffeine a coffee would give me. Gladly restaurants, even here in Switzerland, are slowly jumping on the bandwagon and offer Matcha Lattes, although I must say I always order the one from Starbucks strictly without syrup (they always add syrup if you don't say anything), cause omg is that drink sweet as he** if you order a "normal" one.
Anyway, this post isn't about ordering with or without syrup, haha, it's about making your own at home, which is usually the best anyway. For me there are two ways of making the perfect Matcha Latte. The traditional and the quickie.
What you will need:
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- Rice malt syrup to taste (leave this out if you sweetened soy milk)
- 2 tsp Matcha Powder
Warm the soy milk in a little sauce pan an add the vanilla powder, coconut oil and if you want some rice malt syrup. Make sure the oil has melted and the milk is hot enough before pouring it in a little bowl. I have a Japanese Matcha Bowl for this, but you can use any ceramic bowl with the right size. Now add the Matcha Powder using a strainer to avoid lumps. If you have, use a bamboo whisk to mix in the Matcha Powder and create a fine froth to coat the top of your Matcha Latte. If you don't have a bamboo whisk, just use a small, regular whisk or a milk frother. And now enjoy.
You will need the same ingredients as above, but instead of the 1 1/2 cups of soy milk, use only 1/2 of soy milk and add 1 cup of boiling water from your electric kettle. Combine all the ingredients in your blender and blend for a few seconds. Through the highspeed blending you will still get a fair amount of froth. That's it, pour it in your travel mug and head out the door to conquer your day!