Friday, June 1, 2012

200. Matcha Latte!

Green Tea Latte
Photo by: Sifu Renka

For my 200th post on this blog I'll be sharing a Matcha Latte recipe~
now there is  A LOT of variations on making Matcha Latte. And this recipe is something 
I discovered last night and is probably the closest thing you're going to get
to the Starbucks kind...

What you will need:

Matcha Powder! (You can get these from your local Asian markets or online)
Ice Cubes
Agave Sweetener (can get at Target in the sugar isle or Trader Joes) 
or you can use splenda or sugar /:
Vanilla Ice Cream or French Vanilla Creamer
Whipped Cream (optional)
Tapioca Balls (optional)


Throw all your ingredients together in a blender - I do mine in no specific order
or measurements since I just adjust things to taste.
I personally like a stronger matcha taste to mine so I use about a good teaspoon full

You can use Agave Sweetener, Vanilla Creamer or ICE CREAM as your form of sweetener
or, if you dare, just throw all 3 in. I did it last night and it wasn't too sweet and the ice cream
definitely made it taste / feel smoother and creamier...
but that method is very close to how Starbucks makes their Fraps. Instead of ice cream I was told
 they use WHIP CREAM into their mixes.

but normally, I just throw in a tiny spash of vanilla creamer to get a vanilla ish taste to it
and a bit of agave for a sweetener.

Blend blend blend till its all smooth and transfer it to a glass with tapioca balls at the bottom
and finish it off with Whip Cream! (again, all is optional. I usually skip all that lol)


Matcha Latte @ Downtown Coffee  - Hawaii
Photo by: jKatYo

Want a hot version of this drink?

Heat up a cup of milk over the stove in medium heat
Add matcha powder
whisk till powder is dissolved
Add Agave Sweetener or Honey
Optional: French Vanilla Creamer

Then enjoy!

But if you REALLY wanna be bad...

In a stove over medium heat, throw in some WHITE CHOCOLATE with cream
mix till the chocolate is completely dissolved and mixed in.
In another bowl, a small cup of milk and matcha mix together till it is dissolved.
If you want a vanilla infused flavor with it, throw in a stick of vanilla pod or mix with a bit of vanilla creamer
Again whisk till everything is mixed  together.
Combined both ingredients.
Garnish with whip cream and matcha powder ontop :D
 for this, you can skip the sweetener  if its too sweet (considering your already using cream AND chocolate)


Pair these with some Matcha Cookies~ Click here for the simple - easy and lazy recipe LOL

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