Kiss your $5 coffee shop matchas goodbye … because after you make this matcha latte at home, you’ll never go back! All you need are five ingredients, hot water and a blender. The genius of this drink lies in blending coconut cream and cashew butter with hot water. When blended, they emulsify and trap micro air bubbles in suspension to create a latte-like foam … without the dairy!
Meet your matcha
Matcha, made from powdered green tea leaves, may help boost focus, concentration and thinking abilities. Plus, it’s a great source of polyphenols (read: high-powered antioxidants).
2 Tbsp full fat coconut cream (skimmed from top of chilled can of full fat coconut milk)
1 Tbsp creamy unsalted cashew butter
1 tsp latte-grade matcha green tea powder
1 tsp to 1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp vanilla extract or pinch of vanilla bean powder
1 1/2 to 2 cups hot water (around 175 F)
In high-speed blender, combine all ingredients: coconut cream, cashew butter, matcha powder, maple syrup, vanilla and hot water. Blend until creamy, about 30 seconds.
Taste and adjust sweetness to your preference. Pour and enjoy!