DARBY'S MATCHA LATTE RECIPE
Hi everyone I'm Darby! I wanted to tell you a bit about my favorite drink to have in the morning...matcha!! I have been having matcha ever since I tried my first matcha at Cha Cha Matcha in New York over 4 years ago. I LOVE Cha Cha Matcha and went there every day when I lived in New York and was hooked on matcha from that point on. I was never able to have coffee because the quick burst of caffeine was too much for me. The reason I love matcha and can have that type of caffeine is because it is a slow releasing and a calming caffeine compared to coffee. It gives me more sustainable energy that lasts throughout the day rather than an hour. I sometimes need two matchas in one day, but for the most part, I only need one to last me the day! I usually have an iced matcha latte, but there are also ways to make it hot as well. Today, we are just going to go through the iced matcha since that is easiest to do at home!
There are a few ways to make your matcha latte, but I will list two different ways below! The first way is the most traditional way to make a matcha latte.
— Traditional Way —
What you will need:
⁃Matcha Latte Whisking Set
⁃Matcha (I prefer Cha Cha Matcha’s powder)
⁃Oat Milk (I prefer Oatly Oat Milk)
⁃Honey, Agave, Muscavado Sugar, or any other sweetener (We used honey in this recipe)
Let’s get into the steps for the traditional way of making an iced matcha latte!!
Put some water into the whisking dish and heat the water up for around 1-1 1/2 minutes in the microwave. I usually don’t measure the water to an exact proportion, but my guess would be around 3-4 tablespoons worth for each serving of matcha.
Once the water is warm, put in a scoop of matcha into the bowl. If you order from Cha Cha Matcha, they include a mini wooden spoon. They suggest putting 2 grams (0.4 tsp) of matcha into the bowl, but I usually put more like a tsp scoop of matcha in.
Next step once the matcha added to the bowl of water, use the whisk to blend the matcha and the water together. I usually move the whisk back and forth as well as move it in circles to mix it. I usually whisk it together pretty rapidly, being careful to not overspill the water. I usually whisk it for around 1 minute.
Put ice in the cup and pour as much oat milk as you prefer into the cup with ice. Make sure you have room to pour the matcha in with the oat milk as well!
Next, add the matcha/ water mixture into the oat milk!!
Mix in your sweetener and stir everything together with a spoon.
*Tip - if you’re using honey, you may want to melt in the honey with the hot water and matcha when you’re whisking so it blends better*
That is how you make the traditional matcha that is shown in the pictures!
Here is another way to make an iced matcha if you aren’t able to purchase the whisker:
— Non-Traditional Way —
What you’ll need:
Fill up the mason jar half way with ice and oat milk. Add sweetener and a scoop of matcha as well.
Put the lid on the mason jar and shake together the mixture for around 1-2 minutes. MAKE SURE THE TOP IS ON CORRECTLY! (This usually takes 1-2 minutes for the matcha to be mixed up fully)
Add more oat milk so it is filled to the top of the mason jar and either shake or stir it so fully mix the matcha.
Thank you to the amazing and beautiful Darby for teaching us all how to make the perfect matcha latte! Be sure to follow her instagram @darby.eats for all sorts of food inspiration. Have fun making your lattes!