Last week I went to attend a photography workshop in New South Wales and stayed at a really lovely farm house. The weather there was a lot cooler than it is in Brisbane, and it felt like really nice Autumn weather. It made me feel like drinking a warm and cosy drink like this Matcha Vanilla Latte. It’s such a nice drink to have in the morning or to drink when relaxing at night. The matcha and vanilla flavours also compliment each other really well.
As I get older, I am getting more conscious about my health. I have been trying to reduce my daily intake of coffee to about 2 to 3 cups. I usually drink about 5-6 cups a day, which is way too many than is recommended. So I have started to replace one cup of coffee at night time with this Matcha Vanilla Latte. Because I have heard that one cup of Matcha has more antioxidants than 10 cups of loose green tea.
Drinking this matcha latte is also really relaxing and calms the mind. It also prevents some diseases. And it also tastes amazing, especially with the added vanilla.
I used regular milk to make this latte but I think it would also taste great with Bonsoy soy milk. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any Bonsoy to use so I had to use regualr milk, which still tasted really good. You can really use whatever type of milk you like, maybe almond or cashew.
There are so many ways to use macha for cooking and drinking, so if you would like to see more you can check out another Matcha post here and if you would like to know more about the Kimbri farm workshop that I went to, you can check it out here, Local is Lovely. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
- 1 tsp good quality Matcha Powder
- 1 stick of Natvia or 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbs hot water
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla paste
- 1/4 cup of hot water
- 3/4 cup of milk any kind
Strain and sift matcha powder into a cup.
Add 1 tbs of hot water to the cup to make the matcha into a paste in order to avoid creating any lumps.
Add 1/4 cup water to the cup to desolve the matcha paste.
Add the vanilla paste and natvia to the milk and froth the milk to 60 to 70 degree celsius (or 140 f)
Pour the milk into the cup of matcha.
Sift a little matcha over the cup and serve!