It’s the latest trend, a phenomenon that has become increasingly popular around the world thanks also to the favour it has found with many Hollywood stars. Matcha latte cappuccino is creamy like a latte, but has a very particular taste and a characteristic green colour.
This beverage is catching on fast in the trendiest bars: it offers various health benefits and is perfect for a healthy breakfast when you’re not at home. Let’s find out more about it, and learn how to make it without having to go to a bar.
What is matcha latte cappuccino?
Matcha latte cappuccino is a particular variant of classic cappuccino in which the coffee is replaced by matcha, a fine variety of powdered green tea from Japan.
The green alternative to classic cappuccino has won its admirers over with its literally unique taste, similar to that of traditional green tea, but much stronger. It also has many beneficial properties: a myriad of virtues that make this beverage a true health elixir.
The benefits of matcha
The many healthy qualities of matcha tea are due to its abundance of antioxidants, vitamins A, K and E, amino acids and polyphenols. In fact it:
- counteracts psychophysical stress.
- reduces anxiety.
- has a draining effect.
- is a valid anti-ageing aid.
- facilitates weight loss.
How do you make a matcha latte cappuccino?
Want to taste a green cappuccino in the comfort of your own home and try out its pick-me-up effects? Find out how to make a matcha latte cappuccino. All you need to do is follow a few simple instructions.
Ingredients for one cappuccino
- 150 ml semi-skimmed or whole milk.
- 25 ml hot water.
- Half a teaspoon of powdered matcha (about 2 gr).
- Sugar as required.
- Heat the water, and use it to dissolve the powdered matcha tea, stirring the ingredients with a whisk.
- Using a hand blender, foam the milk then pour the froth gently on to the Japanese green tea.
- Add sugar (if you’re used to coffee with sugar) and decorate your green cappuccino with a sprinkle of matcha powder.
Iced matcha latte
In summer, if you prefer beverages that cool you down, you can make the iced variant of the matcha latte cappuccino. All you have to do is follow the same steps as for the classic version, but choose cold tea and milk and blend everything with some ice cubes.
The result will be an ice cool, thirst-quenching and nourishing smoothie. If you like the idea, you could also replace cow’s milk with kamut or vegetable milk (soy, rice etc.).