Back in action! Last week was kind of an unintentional blog break, between life, having too much fun during the previous weekend (i.e. I’m too old to stay up super late anymore) and the overall rain that had me feeling just blah, I’m happy to be back on the blog today sharing my favorite iced vegan matcha latte recipe. I’ve been intending to share a matcha latte recipe for some time, since it’s one of those recipes that I make so frequently that I don’t really give another thought to it. During the winter months, I prefer a warm version, pouring piping hot into a mug, but when I was making this recipe on Sunday I wanted to go for a lighter, iced version for the spring weather coming up.
I think one of the biggest hurdles I’ve had to get over becoming a matcha lover is the taste (it can be ‘grassy’ if there isn’t enough sweetener) and blending the matcha properly. Too many times I’ve tried to make a vegan matcha latte and ended up with a mug full of green clumps and undissolved agave, making for a chunky and not super enjoyable morning drink. My trick? The blender! Whizzing everything together in the blender until it’s all smooth and creamy and then pouring it over ice makes for a perfect, quick vegan matcha matte, complete with the foam on top. I will also say that the quality of the matcha powder you use makes a big difference, so don’t totally skimp out on the ingredients here. I would go for a mid range matcha that isn’t the cheapest, but you also don’t need to break the bank for matcha either. I’ve found that a small bag lasts just about forever, with me only being on my second bag and I’ve baked with it multiple times in the last year.
Happy Tuesday friends! I’m powering through the week to get to a fun trip this weekend and crossing my fingers that the spring weather makes a reappearance here in the Midwest soon. I’m kind of over wearing my winter coat and fearing the threat of snow everyday. Cheers!
Blender Iced Matcha Latte
An easy and quick blender iced matcha latte, made in under 5 minutes and perfect for spring!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until frothy and combined.
Serve immediately over ice.