I love a good, flavorful drink. Coffee is my favorite, but it gives me the shakes. Even decaf affects me a bit. Matcha on the other hand, even though it contains caffeine, doesn’t make me jittery. At all. And I’m pretty sensitive to caffeine.
So if you’re looking for an iced latte that doesn’t make you want to do ten million jumping jacks and twenty million pushups (at the same time), an iced matcha latte could be just the thing for you. Plus it tastes pretty awesome.
Many frappuccino drink recipes call for ice. It’s what makes your drink nice and cold and thick. But I don’t like to water down my drinks if I can help it.
So I came up with a way to have my cream and drink it too (so to speak): use frozen cream instead of water! Not only does it keep the fat ratio nice and high, it makes for a very smooth drink.
All of that to say: don’t get mad at me if you try matcha because Erica told you to, and then hate it. But I don’t think you will…it’s absolutely sublime. Just make sure you get the good stuff! The brand you buy really makes a difference. My favorite is Encha Organic Matcha
If you have any questions about Matcha, don’t hesitate to ask! You can check out my How to Make a Matcha Latte post for more details about why you should choose quality matcha.
Iced Matcha Latte
- 1/2 cup heavy cream frozen in an ice cube tray,
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1-3 teaspoons pure maple syrup depending on how sweet you like your drinks,
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until completely smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula a couple of times to make sure all of the match gets dissolved.
Thursday 1st of September 2016
Hey, Peggy! I use the brand Encha Matcha. It is a little pricey, but it's organic. I bought both the ceremonial grade (I bought it as a set with the whisk and scoop), and the latte grade. Both are amazing. I want to try some culinary grade matcha to see if it's really bitter or not.
Oh my, that cake sounds scrumptious! I want to experiment with baking with matcha. Or matcha ice cream sounds delicious.
Tuesday 30th of August 2016
What brand of matcha do you use? We can't seem to find it locally and I am unable to drive for the next month (foot surgery) so I thought I would just buy some online. I had a matcha pound cake with raspberry sauce recently that was simply divine!!!!! My family doesn't like to drink it but they did enjoy the pound cake. Thanks!!