Matcha has gained popularity in recent years, with almost every coffee shop that you pass by offering at least one type of matcha beverage on its menu. Similar to green tea, matcha is derived from the plant, Camellia sinensis. However, matcha is grown differently and it possesses a unique profile. Below is a list of magical matcha recipes that you can try at home.
Blue Moon Milk Tea
A bright and extraordinary beverage that is also energizing and refreshing.
- 6 oz blue milk
- 1 oz jasmine syrup
- 2 oz filtered water at 180°F
- 1 tsp sifted matcha powder
- Add milk and syrup to a 16 oz glass filled with ice then stir.
- Mix matcha with water and pour over blue milk.
Blue milk consists of 6 tsp butterfly pea flower tea, 3 oz filtered room temperature water, and 32 oz whole milk or unsweetened coconut milk.
Strongly steep the butterfly pea flower and in filtered water and strain, let cool. Add to your milk of choice. Keep refrigerated.
Jasmine syrup is made up of 2 teaspoons jasmine green tea, combines with 10oz filtered water at 180°F, and 12 oz sugar.
A simple combination of mint, matcha powder, and lime mixed with fresh white rum makes this fruity and fun twist on a rum cocktail.
- 8 torn mint leaves
- 3 lime slices
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 1.5 oz white rum
- Place mint leaves, lime slices, matcha, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
- Give it a little mix to combine all the flavors.
- Fill the shaker halfway with ice before adding white rum.
- Cover and shake until the mixture is too cold to hold.
- Transfer the mixture to a glass and add sparkling water.
- Garnish with lime and mint.
Water-mellow Iced Matcha
This easy-to-sip summertime beverage features fresh watermelon juice, watermelon cubes, and matcha green tea.
- Chilled watermelon juice
- Frozen watermelon cubes
- Chilled matcha (matcha powder mixed with cold water)
- Fill the glass halfway with watermelon cubes.
- Pour in watermelon juice till 1/4 of the glass.
- Add in chilled matcha.
This recipe is for a single-serve beverage. Scale the ingredient amounts for a larger party.
Sugar-Free Matcha Cappuccino
A creamy, energizing beverage that is free of sugar.
- 4 oz half and half
- 2 to 3 oz matcha shot (matcha powder mixed with hot water)
- Whisk 2g of matcha powder with 2 to 3 oz of hot water.
- Froth half and half.
- Add frothed milk to matcha shot and serve.
Apart from beverages, you can use matcha to create an umami antioxidant rich butter. You can also eat your matcha with this fast and easy matcha butter recipe that gives you that subtle earthy taste.
- 2 oz milk
- 1/2 lb unsalted softened butter
- 3 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp matcha powder
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1.5 tsp coarse sea salt
- Whip milk with butter until light and fluffy.
- Sift in matcha powder.
- Pour in the remaining ingredients, whipping the mixture until fully combined.
- Adjust sweetness and seasoning to taste.
Matcha butter goes well with morning breakfast toast. It can also be used as a dip for biscuits, nuts, and other snack bites.
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