Can we just talk about Matcha for a second? Its everywhere. All over Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. I was so head strong about tasting this powerhouse of antioxidants that I marched into a local tea shop and tried the famous matcha latte…
YUCK! My friend Prissy and I literally spat it right out. It tasted like almond milk and grass had an ugly baby.
However, the hype was still on. The rich color was so beautiful to photograph that it was truly getting to me. I was on a mission. I determined to make the best matcha latte that anyone has ever tasted.
So around March 2018 I was thinking about what makes my favorite lattes taste good…
- SPICES: Cinnamon, ginger & pumpkin spice (because who does’t like fall spices?)
- RICHNESS: Coconut butter for some rich froth and creaminess!
- TEXTURE: Oat milk. The creamiest of all plant-based milks & EASY to mix with anything!
DONE! The gentle green beast was born, and its perfect for fall!
Here is how to make it:
- Gather your spices.
I like to get mine from Trader Joes. Ginger, Pumpkin spice & Cinnamon. (Yes, I know pumpkin spice contains all of them, including clove… but its not the same! TRUST ME.) Put a splash of each in in your NutriBullet/ blender of choice.
- Tablespoon of Matcha.
I recommend the individual packets at Trader Joe’s. This is great for matcha beginners. It gives you the right amount for just one serving and its very gentle. All so add this to the preferred blender.
- Half a table spoon of Coconut butter.
If you want that froth… You NEED to include Coconut butter. It compliments all the ingredients perfectly. I recommend using Artisana Organics Coconut Butter. You can find it in your local health food store and amazon.
NOTE: Don’t add the Coconut Butter to your blender yet. Wait to add this last. You’re going to heat up a pot with the following ingredients:
- A cup of Oat Milk.
Although you can have this latte with almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice) there is nothing like having it with Oat Milk. Oat milk is naturally sweet and eliminates the need of adding a packet of fully raw stevia or any sweetener for that matter. Its creamy and full of richness.
- A splash of Water.
I don’t measure anything… I’m one of those cooks. So by splash I probably mean half a cup… 1/3 of a cup? Its honestly your preference. This step just helps liquidate the latte a bit and also allows you to have a bigger or smaller cup. (Your preference)
Once the oat milk and splash of water come to a boil, put it into the blender with the spices and matcha and mix away! DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE COCONUT BUTTER!!!
I might make a video on this soon. But let me just tell you. This latte is where its at! It has Fall written all over it. This matcha latte is a perfect Netflix-Cuddle-Up-&-Chill drink. It’s the best alternative for coffee & if you have 3 more minutes to spare in the morning, you will thank me! Give it a try & tag me at @cocomichele_