ICED OAT MILK MATCHA LATTE RECIPE
This a simple and tasty recipe for those who like their iced matcha in latte form. You may ask “What is Oat Milk and why do I want it in my matcha? Oat milk can be made by blending oats with water, and then straining the results through a cheese cloth. We find that oat milk pairs particularly well due to it’s thin but creamy texture and the slight sweetness pairs well with organic matcha. We like to use our favorite single origin organic matcha.
Oat Milk has a couple of clear benefits. First and foremost is that oat milk is a vegan alternative to cow’s milk that is gluten, soy, and nut free for those of you who have an allergy or sensitivity to any of these substances. In addition to these benefits oat milk has beta-glucans that have shown to have heart health benefits. Beyond these benefits, you really need to read the packaging for the specific brand you buy. Many are fortified with calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, and riboflavin. The downside to commercially made oat milk is that they can contain sweetners, preservatives, or be processed in facilities where the oat milk is exposed to the allergic reaction inducing substances mentioned previously.
Once you get a feel for the amounts, the only tool necessary for this recipe is a water bottle or any container that has a lid that will keep the liquids in when vigorously shook. I like to use a basic mason jar because it is easy to see through and has a more rustic feel than a plastic sports water bottle.
Start out with a jar or bottle that has a seal-able lid. The container should be 16 oz or more. You then fill this bottle with a good amount of ice. I like to fill the container half full so as to get the matcha icy cold, but not so much that I’m left with a bunch of ice that has matcha powder stuck to it.
The following step, like in our easy iced matcha recipe, is key. Add 1 teaspoon of of matcha power to the ice. Matcha powder is kind of like flour, in so much that its best if its sifted or poured through a sieve. That said, using these utensils are a bit tedious if you are on the go. I just use a teaspoon and a like touch to scoop out the matcha. Once I have the necessary amount, I hit the spoon against the container instead of simply dumping the powder onto a single pile in the ice. The more scattered the matcha, the less shaking is necessary to form the ideal suspension in the ice and water. Once you have your technique down for this step you’ll have this simple iced matcha recipe mastered!
Pour 1 cup (8 oz of water) into the jar. Again, anything you do to dissolve the matcha powder and create a mixture when pouring will decrease the potential for gritty powder being left stuck to your ice or container.
Pour 1/4 cup (2 oz of oat milk) into the jar. We used Oatly! in this recipe, but other brands will definitely work. This is another chance to continue to dissolve the matcha powder into the solution. If you like sweet latte you may also add 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup. How i like to think of it is that the oat milk makes it creamy, 1 teaspoon syrup makes it sweet, and 2 teaspoons makes it very sweet.
Close the lid on the container. Shake vigorously until the powder is completely dissolved. These videos are useful if you are not sure how to shake a drink. This should take about 30 seconds. Done properly you will create suspension that has a small froth at the surface. The texture from this iced oat milk matcha latte recipe should be similar to a iced cocoa.
1.Fill one third of glass with ice cube in a water bottle or mason jar with lid. I use 16 oz mason jar.
2. Add 1 teaspoon (2 grams) shifted matcha. if you have a sieve, you can place a sieve on the top of mason jar.
3. Pour 1 cup (8 oz) of water.
4. Pour 1/4 cup (2 oz) of oat milk into mixture.
5. OPTIONAL: You can add 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup for a sweeter experience.
6. Put a lid and shake it until matcha powder is completely desolved, which is about 30 seconds.
This iced oat milk matcha latte recipe is delicious and healthy.