A lovely substitute for coffee, or for me, a 3pm pick-me-up when the alternative is curling up for a nap I don’t have the luxury of taking. Whipping up (literally) this matcha latte has become a peaceful break in my day.
You probably won’t make one every afternoon, but I hope that when you do, you’ll try to slow down a few mph (even just by setting your phone in another room) to enjoy the process of what you’re making, and soon, sipping.
Psst….don’t have a matcha whisk!? (I don’t either—but I’ve got a trick so you can make perfect matcha without one.)
Food La La Recipe: Matcha Latte (dairy free)
Yields: 2 lattes
2 tsp organic matcha power
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cashew milk
1 TBS honey
1 TSP vanilla bean paste*
Put matcha powder in a bowl and add a few tablespoons of the boiling water. Whisk together until a thick paste forms. (WHY? #1)
Put the rest of the boiling water in a blender, then add the matcha paste and all remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 10-15 seconds, then pour into two mugs.
Top with extra cashew milk if desired.
Psst! A few recipes notes:
Note: Can substitute vanilla bean paste with extract
WHY? #1: By adding just a little bit of water, you can dissolve the matcha easier than if you add the matcha to the whole cup of water.