I've been on a bit of a matcha kick lately. Give me anything matcha-flavoured - a sweet treat, a baked good, a warm drink - and I'm a happy gal. I love it because of its intense bright green colour, its soothing flavour and the fact that it contains a good amount of caffeine without being as intense as coffee. I'm quite sensitive to caffeine and tend to avoid it in the afternoon, but when I'm in need of a mid-afternoon pick-me-up matcha does the trick without preventing me to sleep at night.
I recently bought an electric milk frother and it has completely changed our hot drink game here at home. I discovered that besides frothing milk for normal lattes, you can also make all kinds of frothy treats like chai lattes and matcha lattes - amazing! Now, I know there is a whole ritual around how to consume matcha in the traditional Japanese way (if you're interested in reading more about it, here's a simple how-to guide from The Kitchn), so I'm by no means claiming that this is the 'right' way to do matcha. This is just the way I've been enjoying this powerful green powder lately.
This matcha latte is really easy to make and takes no time at all - just add the matcha powder, almond milk and sweetener to the milk frother, let it do its thing and volia! If you don't have an electric frother, you can also make this latte using a stove-top frother or using a small saucepan and whisk.
I hope you enjoy this latte as much as I do! What's your favourite way to enjoy matcha? Do you have any great recipes to share? I'd love to hear your thoughts so feel free to leave a comment!
This latte comes together very easily using an electric milk frother. If you don't have one, don't worry! You can either whisk the matcha and almond milk in a small saucepan, or use a stovetop milk frother. Matcha has quite a strong taste, so if you're new to it start with a bit less - you can always add more if you don't find the flavour strong enough.
- 1 cup | 240 mL unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 to 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1-2 tsp sweetener (I like maple syrup or brown rice syrup)
Place the almond milk, matcha powder and sweetener in an electric milk frother and heat until warm and frothy. Serve immediately.