5 matcha recipes you *need* in your life rn

Antioxidants, caffeine and a unique earthy taste. Sound appealing? If it does, then you *need* to add matcha to your daily life, stat. Matcha is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves, traditionally consumed in East Asia. Culinary-grade matcha powder is widely available online as well as in stores, and it's often used in drinks and incorporated in tons of baking recipes. If you're attracted to the health benefits and unique taste of matcha, here are five recipes (from drinks to desserts) that you need to add to your cookbook!

Iced matcha latte

A Cozy Kitchen

There's a reason why an iced matcha latte is the go-to cafe order of so many people. It's refreshing, the right amount of sweet and a great pick-me-up! Making your own latte at home is pretty easy—you'll be an at-home barista in no time. Check out the recipe here.

What you'll need:
+ 2 tbsp matcha powder
+ 1 to 2 tbsp hot water
+ 1 cup warm water
+ Milk of choice
+ Ice

Matcha muffins

Tara's Multicultural Table

Muffin lovers, you *have* to try this recipe out. Incorporating matcha powder into your batter will make deliciously light, earthy and slightly sweet muffins. Sounds like the perfect breakfast snack to enjoy with a glass of milk. Check out the recipe here.

What you'll need:
+ 1 tbsp matcha powder
+ 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
+ 1/2 cup granulated sugar
+ 2 tsp baking powder
+ 1/4 tsp salt
+ 1/2 cup plain yogurt
+ 1/2 cup canola oil
+ 2 eggs, lightly beaten
+ 1 tsp vanilla extract

Matcha ice cream

Salu Salo Recipes

With summer around the corner, a refreshing bowl of ice cream sounds ah-mazing. Spread the word: you can make *your own* matcha ice cream from home—no ice cream maker or churner needed! Check out the recipe here.

What you'll need:
+ 2 tbsp matcha powder
+ 10 oz (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
+ 2 cups whipping cream
+ Pinch of salt

Matcha smoothie bowl

Cooking LSL

Looking for a healthy, filling and *delish* breakfast or daytime snack? A matcha smoothie bowl could def be calling your name. With ingredients like Greek yogurt, almond butter and frozen bananas, there's no doubt that you'll be fawning over this smoothie bowl. Check out the recipe here.

What you'll need:
+ 1 tsp matcha powder
+ 1 large banana
+ 4 medium frozen strawberries
+ 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
+ Sweetener of your choice
+ 1 cup spinach
+ 1 tbsp almond butter
+ 1/4 cup non-dairy milk

Matcha cookies

Ahu Eats

If your signature bake is a classic batch of chocolate chip, considering branching out with these soft and chewy matcha cookies. These aren't too difficult or time-consuming to make, and they pair perfectly with tea. Check out the recipe here.

What you'll need:
+ 1 1/4 tbsp matcha powder
+ 1 stick butter, softened
+ 7/8 cup granulated sugar
+ 1 cup & 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
+ 2 eggs
+ 1 tsp baking powder
+ Pinch of salt

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by Jinny Kim | 6/24/2022