You Don’t Need To Be A Barista To Make This Easy Matcha Latte
Millennials, unite. We bet that most of you have heard of, if not tried, matcha. In case you haven’t, matcha is a finely ground powder made from whole green tea leaves. Because it’s made from the entire green tea leaf, it’s naturally high in antioxidants and it’s linked to improved liver health, reduced risk of certain cancers and weight loss. Also, matcha is a bright vivid green color and bomb to drink.
Making a matcha latte might seem like something totally out of your league, but it’s not! Take it from me, an editor without a special foaming machine or any other *serious* coffee/tea-making tool. By using four required ingredients and a blender (or food processor or Magic Bullet), you can make your own matcha latte, like, now.
We’d also like to quickly mention that despite what you might think, matcha isn’t expensive. You might buy a matcha latte at your local shop for around $4, but with a 3.5-oz bag of matcha like this for $18.95, you could make up to 24 matcha lattes. We don’t need to do the math for you to prove that you can have a matcha obsession on the cheap. 😉
Matcha Latte Recipe
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. matcha (this one works!)
- 1 cup hot water
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
- Pinch of cinnamon, plus more for topping
- 1 tsp. honey (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla (optional)
Heat up water on the stove, either in a kettle or in a pot, until almost boiling. Once it’s about to boil, take it off the heat and add to the blender with the matcha, milk, cinnamon and optional ingredients. Blend on high for about 15 seconds — blending makes the drink frothy, like a real latte!
Pour into a mug, add cinnamon on top and swirl with a spoon for Instagrammable effect.
Pro tip: If you want to amp up the flavor and health game of your latte, add 1/4 tsp. ginger and 1/4 tsp. turmeric to the drink before blending.
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