I've probably never been asked something more on Instagram than how to make a matcha tea latte. It's funny to me, especially because I'm not really a food blog person. I mean, I like cooking (my family probably wouldn't eat if I didn't cook. Ha!) but there are so many recipes out there that I figure someone would just google it. To be honest, I wing it most of the time. I use recipes as a guideline and add things or eliminate things to suit my taste.
I love this recipe but after drinking a latte every day I kind of got bored with the same ol' flavor. You know how some people can eat oatmeal for breakfast every day for like 85 years straight? Yeah, that's not me. I have to switch it up. This is a nice variation to the original matcha tea latte I made and really ideal for those who aren't completely sold on the earthy flavor of the matcha (I'm talking to you, husband.)
Serves: 1 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes
- 3/4 cup hot cashew milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 1 tsp quality ceremonial grade matcha powder (I use Matcha Moon)
- 1 tbsp refined coconut oil
- 1 tbsp honey or agave (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until frothy.
Pour into your favorite tea cup and drink immediately!
*Alternatively, you can pour your latte over ice and make it an Iced Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte, which makes a perfect afternoon pick-me-up on those warm days.
The higher the fat content of the milk the creamier your latte will be.
You want the water and milk to be hot, but not boiling. I find that pouring the liquids into a microwave-safe measuring cup and heating it for about 1 minute is ideal.
Here's a trick to measuring and transferring honey without it having to be a sticky mess: coat the measuring spoon in oil so the honey slides right off. Since this recipe calls for coconut oil, add the coconut oil to your blender first, and without washing, measure the honey in the same spoon. Works every time!
I hope you're enjoying this Slightly Adapted series so far. I've been recipe testing and plan to add more of our family favorites very soon. I would love to know if you try any of them! Comment here or DM me on Instagram. It's always nice to get feedback on something you put out there in cyberland. Good or bad, I'm open to ways I can improve something.
Ok, now I'm off to pick up some forgotten bok choy for dinner. There's always one goddamn thing I forget to write on my grocery list. #mombrain