While I’m waiting for the final time-gate in the Las Vegas Championship event to open up, here’s a quick recipe for Matcha-Vanilla latte that I just whipped up with the ingredients I have on hand.
A couple of months ago, I chanced across this vanilla powder that I realized could actually be used to make things like “hot vanilla” (as opposed to “hot chocolate”). Of course, I had to go and buy the can right at the end of hot chocolate season. The powder that I’ve been using is Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Vanilla Powder (and yes, there’s a sugar-free version as well). The ingredients on both versions say “non-fat dry milk” so it doesn’t sound like its diary-free to me.
All you need is the recommended serving size of 1/3 cup of vanilla powder—add more or less depending on how sweet you want it. I sifted 1 tsp of ceremonial grade matcha powder in the cup, you can add more or less depending on how much you like the taste of matcha, or how much caffeine you need. After that, add somewhere between 8 and 12 ounces of water. Stir to break up clumps, then finally use the frother to build up a nice foam on top.
Since the vanilla powder already contains dry milk, I opted to use water instead of heated milk. You certainly can, just know that it will probably increase the creaminess of the latte.
Finally, you can add toppings like whipped cream and matcha powder sprinkled on top. One word of caution: if you’re on a sugar-restricted diet, it might be best to get the sugar-free version I mentioned above. Your mileage may vary as I haven’t had time to test with that version. Some time in the near future, I’ll test the sugar-free version and update this post accordingly.
A very basic Matcha+Vanilla made with two ingredients. If you already have hot water on hand, then this recipe should take less than 5 minutes.
You will need:
- Your favorite mug (at least 12 to 14oz)
- A small fine-mesh strainer for sifting matcha
- A milk frother (this is the one I use: https://amzn.to/3rZYpgl)
- 1/3 cup Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Vanilla Powder
- 1 tsp (or more/less to taste) ceremonial matcha powder of choice
- Whipped Cream (Reddi-wip or similar)
- 1/4 tsp additional matcha for dusting
- Heat water to 175-180°
- In your favorite mug, combine vanilla powder with matcha. Make sure to sift matcha into vanilla powder to eliminate any clumps
- Slowly add 8 to 12oz while stirring to eliminate clumps
- Use milk frother to finish stirring, and to add a final froth on the top
Add your toppings, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 11gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g