With green tea becoming more and more popular, new ways of consuming this beverage are also popping up, including green tea latte (inspired from the corresponding coffee). You could get your green tea fix by visiting your local coffee shop every day, but why lay out that type of money when you can learn how to make green tea latte at home for a fraction of the cost. Let’s take a look at a couple of different green tea latte options:
How to make Green Tea Latte (Iced)
Nothing says summer quite like a great iced drink, and you can put together a delicious green tea latte in no time at all. There aren’t a lot of ingredients or steps involved in the process, so you really don’t need a lot of time. Here’s how to make a flavorful iced green tea latte:
- Fill a tall glass with 1 cup of milk. If you prefer, lactose free or almond milk are also options here.
- Dissolve 1-2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp of green tea powder (matcha) in warm water, and then add to the milk when totally dissolved.
- Add ice, and top off with a little dollop of whipped cream if you so desire.
If you can handle the bitterness of the latte, stick to as small an amount of sugar as possible, as this is definitely the healthiest way to go.
How to Make Green Tea Latte (Hot)
It’s not everyone that wants a cold beverage, especially on a cold winter day. You could just have a basic cup of hot green tea, but if you learn how to make a green tea latte of the got variety, you open up a whole new world of flavor options. This is also a simple process, so let’s take a look at how to make a great hot green tea latte:
- On medium-high heat, bring ¾ cup of milk (possibly lactose free or almond based if you prefer) to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add 1 tsp of green tea powder to ¼ cup of hot (boiled) water and whisk slowly.
- Start to add the milk to the mixture, continuing to whisk in order to bring everything to a nice foamy consistency.
- Mix in syrup, sugar, or honey to flavor, and add some whipped cream on top for a nice little finish.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can mess around with the ingredient quantities in order to get just the right flavor experience.