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Matcha Latte

Author: Jee Choe
Make green tea lattes at home with this easy and delicious recipe.
4.8 from 101 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 ¼ cup milk (any kind)
  • cup water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha + more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Heat water.
    Don’t use boiling hot water to make matcha — use simmered water instead. If using an electric kettle, set the water temperature to 175°F. Use filtered water if possible.
  • Combine milk and honey. Froth sweetened milk.
    To make cafe-quality froth, use a French press. Simmer milk on the stovetop, then pour it no more than halfway into a French press. Move the plunger up and down until milk doubles in volume.
  • Sift matcha into a bowl. Add hot water and whisk.
    Sifting prevents clumps from forming and makes it easier to whisk the matcha. Use a matcha whisk and vigorously move it up and down, in a "W" shape. Don't swirl the matcha in circles since that doesn't create enough friction in the water to break apart the matcha.
  • Pour frothed milk into a cup then add whisked matcha.
    Optional: Top off drink with a dusting of matcha powder. Stir before drinking.

NOTES

  • The brighter the green, the higher the quality of matcha. For lattes, get matcha in the $20-$30 price range.
  • Sift and whisk matcha to prevent clumps. Use a mesh strainer to sift.
  • Matcha lattes taste better when it's a little sweetened to balance out any bitterness. 
  • A bamboo matcha whisk works the best for making matcha lattes, but if you don't have one, put warm water and matcha in a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Velvety rich froth is the reason the matcha lattes made in coffee shops taste so great. Take the extra step to froth milk at home using my French press method to make perfect froth at home.

NUTRITION

Calories: 219 | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 694IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 1mg
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