Vanilla matcha lattes (no special equipment needed)
Vanilla matcha lattes are one of my absolute favorite things to drink – they are so incredibly delicious, energizing and good for you! I have been obsessed with matcha since last year when I first discovered it and I drink a cup of matcha tea almost everyday (simply mix matcha and how water) + I love to come up with new exciting ways to use matcha, but this one will always be one of my favorites! I first tried matcha lattes when I lived in LA last year and I have been hooked ever since, but it is only just recently that I started making them myself. I didn’t really have any of the equipment (milk steamer, milk frother etc.) and it just seemed like a lot of work for making myself a single latte, but then one day I decided to give it a go without all that jazz and it turned out amazing and delicious anyway! Some of you lovelies have been asking me how I make it after I posted a photo on snapchat (username: mokai_giraf), so I thought I would share my super easy guide on how to make it with you guys – I hope you like it!
I am also working on a Superfood Sunday post featuring matcha and its nutritional- + health benefits that I will share with you soon, it always takes a lot of time to put those kinds of posts together, but I love making them and sharing the knowledge :)
Find more matcha recipes right here!
Ingredients – 2 lattes:
2 cups milk (I used oat milk)
1/2 cup water
2/3 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
1-2 teaspoons pure maple sirup (or your preferred sweetener)
2 teaspoons matcha – I use this brand (gift), but you can also buy it right here, here and here!
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Simply add the milk, water, vanilla powder and maple sirup to a small saucepan and heat it up while stirring – it shouldn’t reach a higher temperature than 80 degrees c // 160 f. When the mixture is warm add the matcha (I prefer to add it though a small metal sieve to avoid clumps) and whisk vigorously until everything is well mixed + nice and foamy. Pour the lattes into two cups and serve right away, enjoy!
I have seen that some add the matcha latte to a highspeed blender and give a quick pulse to make it extra foamy, which sounds like a great solution if you don’t have a milk frother – I haven’t tried that yet, but I will update this post when I have.