I have always been obsessed with green tea matcha powder. Its dark and beautiful green hue and its fragrant aroma put me into a happy state. Sometimes I get an intense craving for one of these bad boys but alas, I am a broke college student paying tuition and I just can’t spare $4.31.
I realized that I had all the ingredients to make this at home and the means to do it! I broke out my powder, which let me say, can be expensive. Since I didn’t have to purchase the powder again I thought this would be the cheaper way, at the moment, to get my green tea frappuccino fix.
If you are looking for the magic that is matcha powder locally you will probably have to venture to a Chinese/Japanese specialty grocery store. If you don’t have one of those around you’ll probably have to order it online. There are a few places you can go to do so, like Matcha Source and Teavana. Also you can never go wrong with Amazon. I’m telling you, this stuff is magic.
There are countless ways to use this beautiful and majestic green powder. If you’ve ever been to a Chinese/Japanese restaurant you have probably seen “green tea ice cream” on the menu alongside another favorite, “red bean ice cream.” If you haven’t given these a try then you really should. If you are looking to make your own green tea ice cream, I have the recipe for you. This recipe has been known to persuade other bloggers, like Christine from Cook The Story to break down and buy an ice cream machine! Hooray for kitchen tools that won’t collect dust.
Almond Milk Green Tea Frappuccino
Yield: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 20
Total Time: 20
You can use any type of milk you'd like for this recipe: Whole milk, skim milk, soy milk or almond milk. Add some whipped cream to the very top of this fantastic homemade Frappuccino and you'll feel like you are sitting in a cafe somewhere, sipping along.
Don't blend the mixture all the way; otherwise you will have a green tea milkshake which would be just as good.
1 teaspoon green tea powder
1/4 cup hot water
1 cup Almond milk (Or your favorite milk)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups ice
Heat the water on the stove top or in a microwave. Pour on top of the green tea powder and let sit until completely dissolved. Stir.
Pour the dissolved mixture into a blender or food processor. Add the sugar and almond milk. Slowly add the ice cubes and pulse between additions.