Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my favorite caffeinated treat for summer, an Iced Matcha Latte.
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What the heck is Matcha?
If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s a very concentrated green tea powder. This means you get all the benefits of green tea (antioxidants, metabolism booster, detoxification – just to name a few) by just using a small amount. I personally love the flavor, it’s very earthy. I find that it gives me a nice energy burst, but in a more gradual, sustained way than coffee. You can find the matcha powder at most grocery stores, or online (I use this one).
A traditional matcha tea is made by whisking the matcha powder with hot water, creating a gorgeous, bright green tea. I like it better as a hot or iced latte to balance out the flavor.
Note – The first time I made a matcha latte, I used 1 tsp of matcha powder and it was a lot of caffeine. I got a lot done that day! But, I recommend starting with 1/2 tsp to see how you respond to the caffeine. It is said that a cup of matcha tea is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea.
For my iced matcha latte, I use almond milk and stevia drops for the sweetener. You could also use honey if you like it sweet. You can buy a traditional bamboo matcha whisk, or use a battery operated whisk (my preferred method).
Iced Matcha Latte
Start by mixing your matcha powder with hot water until incorporated. Use a small whisk or spoon.
Next, add your milk and whisk until smooth and frothy. If you use a low-fat milk, you can add a teaspoon of coconut oil to get it more creamy and frothy. Add sweetener as desired.
Pour over ice and enjoy this sweet but healthy treat!
- ½ tsp to 1 tsp matcha powder
- 3 Tbsp hot water
- Milk, cream or milk alternative like unsweetened almond milk
- Stevia or alternative sweetener (optional)
- Add a few tablespoons of hot water to your matcha powder in a mug or glass.
- Stir or whisk until matcha is incorporated into water.
- Add desired amount of milk and whisk until smooth and frothy.
- Add sweetener if desired.
- Pour over ice and enjoy!
If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy learning how to make Golden Milk with Turmeric – another great nutrient powerhouse!