Matcha is my favorite thing at the moment! The health benefits and the taste make it addicting! It is packed with antioxidants and provides jitter-free, long lasting energy. It is made by grinding up green tea leaves into a fine powder. There are many different items that contain matcha, but my personal favorite is a matcha latte with almond milk! My step-by-step tutorial is below! Enjoy!
My Homemade Almond Milk Matcha Latte Recipe
All the ingredients you will need is water, raw almonds and matcha powder. Along with some equipment: a blender, sieve/cheesecloth and a milk frother.
Begin by soaking your almonds in water, just enough to cover them. Leave them in the fridge overnight to get soft.
Remove the soaked almonds from the fridge and rinse under cold water. They should be soft and the skin should almost be falling off.
Measure out 4 times the amount of almonds, in water (Almond:Water= 1:4) and blend for 2 minutes.
After blended, strain the almonds to gain a smooth texture. You can use a small sieve or cheesecloth, depending on your texture preference.
You can store in it in the fridge for up to a week. Set aside some for the the latte(s) and pour the rest into a airtight container.
As for the matcha latte, you will need matcha powder, ice (unless you want it hot) and of course almond milk. Vanilla, agave/honey and cinnamon are optional additions. My favorite brand of matcha is House of Matcha. It taste fresh and retains its green color for a long time. I like to stalk up and always have an extra on hand.
Combine the matcha and the almond milk in a milk frother to gain the perfect foamy consistency. I use the Epica Automatic Electric Milk Frother that I bought on Amazon. If you don’t own a milk frother, you can just use a blender.
The result: a tasty, smooth and addicting matcha latte made from homemade almond milk. Congratulate yourself for your ‘hard’ work and enjoy!
P.S. For those of you New Yorkers who don’t have time to make their own almond milk, you can get it delivered weekly to your apartment via NotMilk.