When we went on a city trip to Hamburg in the Summer of 2014, I ordered my first matcha latte ever in a cafe. I was very curious to know what this new hyped drink would taste like. It must obviously be very good as so many people love it. The first sip was unforgettable. I would really love to see my face at that moment. I tried another sip a couple minutes later and then another and I hated it still as much as with the first sip. To me it kind of tastes like someone grabbed a handful of earth among other things from the forest ground and put it in a drink. This was the first and last matcha latte I ordered…
Even though I had this experience before, I still bought a bag of matcha latte powder at DM drugstore in Germany a couple of months ago. I thought € 7 was quite cheap as I had seen much higher prices for a little bit of this green powder. I was planning on using this powder for turning cookies and cake green in a healthy way. But a couple of months later I had still never gotten round to that. I saw a recipe at Bloglovin for a matcha latte and decided if I did not use the powder anyway maybe it was time for another try at this drink. That turned out a waste of time as I still hated it as much as the first time I tried it. Because I did not want to waste any food, I tried making it tastier. And because of this I tried a lot of different variations to matcha latte the past two weeks. Todays recipe is my favourite: chocolate matcha latte. You can still taste the matcha powder (of course) but after you get over that (somewhere in the first two sips for me) you also can taste a subtle chocolate and coconut taste. Now you can enjoy all the benefits subscribed to using matcha and still actually enjoy your drink if you also do not really like the taste of matcha. Will you let us know what you think?
Ingredients for 1 mug:
250 ml plantbased coconut milk (a milk alternative, not an actual coconut milk can)
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp matcha powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
Pour the milk into a cooking pan and bring to a slight boil. Turn off the heat when it actually starts to boil. Put the matcha powder into your favourite mug and pour a little hot milk on the powder. Stir well, you do not want any clumps. Then add the cocoa and another tablespoon of milk. Stir again until there are no clumps anymore. Add the rest of the hot milk and the maple syrup and stir again. Taste if you like the sweetness and the chocolaty taste. You can always add a little syrup or cocoa powder. Enjoy!