It’s Matcha time! Now I know that I am a little late to the trend but I have recently been absolutely loving substituting my morning coffee for a delicious Matcha Soy Latte made at home. If you don’t know already, Matcha is not a cheap item to buy in raw powder form or as a drink. However, this recipe will save you at least a little bit of money as you can make a delicious and creamy Matcha Latte yourself! This recipe does not require you to have the proper whisk used traditionally in Japan. Also as I am not an expert on this topic, I will not be telling you which Matcha to buy and how to determine whether it is good quality! I myself am a complete beginner, thus I think this recipe is great for those of you that are also just dabbling in the world of Matcha Green Tea!
This recipe serves 1 gorgeous cup of Matcha Latte.
- 1 tsp Matcha Green Tea powder
- 80ml of almost boiling water (at 80 degrees celsius)
- 120ml of Soy Milk
- Optional: 1 tsp Coconut Sugar or other sweetener of choice
- 1 cup or mug
- 1 medium size bowl
- A small Sieve
- A milk frothing pitcher (or a mug/bowl)
- Optional: hand held milk frother
- Begin by sifting the 1 tsp of Matcha powder into the bowl.
- Pour in about half of the hot water into the bowl and begin to whisk the mixture.
- Once the mixture is completely homogenous and no lumps remain, pour in the other half of the hot water and whisk together.
- Set this mixture aside and prepare to froth the soy milk. There are a variety of ways that you can froth soy milk, however, I will be explaining how you can do it without any fancy equipment: heat up the soy milk either on the stove or in a microwave. The soy milk should be hot but not boiling. Pour your hot soy milk into a medium sized bowl and begin whisking vigorously for 3-5 minutes. The soy milk will eventually become more bubbly and frothy. Although this technique requires no special milk frothing gadgets, it will not be as effective as using a milk steamer machine or a hand held milk frother.
- Pour your matcha mixture into your cup or mug. If you want a sweeter Matcha Latte (TIP: this is more pleasant if you are new to Matcha), then mix in your sweetener of choice.
- Lastly, carefully and slowly pour in your frothed up hot soy milk. Use a spoon to place the milk foam on top. Sprinkle a little cinnamon or matcha powder through a sieve onto the foam for decoration.