If you know me, you know I love matcha. And now that it’s winter, we all have the perfect excuse to drink matcha lattes all day every day.
I use the microwave to make my lattes, so if you’re a microwave-hater, you can easily do this on the stove top. I just find it easier/quicker to do it in the 電子レンジ. (Read: denshi-renji. Aka microwave in Japanese. Thought I’d throw in a lil Japanese lesson for ya. This is a matcha recipe, after all.) If you’re using the stove-top, just use a sauce pan in place of a cup.
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1/2-1 tsp matcha powder (depending on how rich you want it )
- Bamboo whisk (or spoon or normal whisk)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
- Sweetener (e.g. agave nectar, maple syrup)
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- In a small cup, bring the water to a boil in the microwave (should take a little less than 1 min).
- Once boiling, remove and pour in the matcha powder.
- In a separate cup (can be the mug you plan to drink the latte in), heat up the milk for 1.5 mins in the microwave.
- While the milk is heating up, whisk the matcha and water together rigorously until thoroughly combined.
- Once the milk is hot, remove from the 電子レンジ (Wtf are those characters, you ask??! Should have paid attention to my little Japanese lesson above…).
- Pour the matcha/water mixture into the cup with the milk.
You can add cocoa powder at the same time you add the matcha if you want a more chocolate-y flavor. You can also add a sweetener at the end if you like your drinks sweet. I usually don’t need a sweetener because I like to buy milk that already has a little sugar in it so that I don’t need to add any more later. My favorites are Califia Farms Original, Silk Almond Milk Original, and Silk Soy Milk Original.