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Matcha Desserts and Drinks Recipes for Every Occasion

Matcha Desserts and Drinks Recipes for Every Occasion

When it comes to flavor, humans with a well-developed palate is always looking for something unique. Of course, not all unique flavors are to everyone’s liking, but there are others—like matcha—that seem to bewitch majority of the population. The best thing about matcha? It’s delicious as a beverage as well as dessert!

As a hot beverage, matcha is a great flavor for tea latte. And it can also be used as a bubble-tea flavor if you want a cold drink instead. This green wonder flavor has been used for various desserts—from cakes to cupcakes and ice cream. If you want to try making scrumptious food and excellent matcha-flavored beverages for a party, small gathering, or just a personal cooking experience, the recipes below can help get you started.

Matcha Desserts and Drinks Recipes for Every Occasion 


Matcha Milkshake

This drink is especially gratifying during the summer season. One sip of this creamy and refreshing milkshake will make you crave for more. This is a recipe worth mastering. Serve this at any occasion to bring happiness to your guests.

What you need:

  • Half cup of mint ice cream
  • 4 to 5 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of green tea powder

 

What to do:

  1. Stir warm water and matcha in a small bowl.
  2. Place the matcha mix, ice cream, mint, and milk into the blender.  
  3. Blend until the milkshake is smooth and green, then serve.

 

Matcha White Hot Chocolate

An excellent matcha tea is not the only ideal beverage for cold weather. This creamy and warming beverage is great for rainy days and cold nights. White chocolate on its own is sweet and creamy, but adding matcha powder to the mix brings out a toasty accent to the hot drink. Enjoy a cup of this as you read a favorite book or watching a favorite movie with your loved ones.

 

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • One 13.5-ounce can light coconut milk
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped

 

What to do:

  1. In a saucepan, sift the matcha powder and add 2 tablespoons of coconut milk.
  2. Whisk the mixture until there are no lumps.
  3. Add the rest of the coconut milk, whisk, then add the white chocolate.
  4. Warm the mix over medium-low heat.
  5. Stir until you see the chocolate is melted.
  6. Serve hot or warm.

 

Matcha Cupcakes

You can’t forget cupcakes for this list. As party favorites, you have to learn how to make cupcakes in every delicious flavor available. The best thing about cupcakes is you can have it with any frosting you want or without any at all. With green-tea flavor, it’s a whole new cupcake experience!

 

What you need:

  • 1 cup of cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 5 teaspoons of matcha powder
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter in room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk in room temperature

 

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin and line it with paper liners.
  3. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and matcha in a small bowl.
  4. Cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer with paddle attachment on medium to high speed for five minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and mix the ingredients on medium speed until combined. After reducing the speed to low, add flour and milk, then mix until all are combined.
  6. In the muffin tin, fill each cup with the batter halfway.
  7. Bake for about 16 minutes.
  8. Test by inserting a cake tester. When the tester comes out clean, your cupcakes are ready.
  9. Let the muffin tin cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the cupcakes out.
  10. Wait for them to completely cool before serving.

 

Matcha Doughnuts

This is twice the matcha goodness! With this, you will have baked doughnuts in matcha flavor, and they are dipped in matcha glaze. To add a varying flavor to your palate, you can sprinkle chocolate on top of the glaze.

 

What you need:

(For the doughnut)

  • 1 and a half cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk

 

(For the matcha glaze)

  • 1 1/2 cups of sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon of matcha powder

 

What to do:

(For the doughnut)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease doughnut pan.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, matcha powder, and sugar together in a large bowl.
  4. Combine egg, melted butter, sour cream, and milk in another bowl.
  5. Combine both mixtures in a large bowl and stir the ingredients until dry flour is no longer visible.
  6. Place the batter in a piping bag with a large round tip.
  7. Take the doughnut pan and fill with two-thirds of the batter.
  8. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, making sure that the doughnuts have puffed up.
  9. Let the baked products cool for two minutes before unmolding them.

 

(For the matcha glaze)

  1. Whisk confectioners’ sugar, milk, and matcha powder together.
  2. Dip cooled doughnuts into the matcha glaze.
  3. Set aside the doughnuts and wait for the glaze to set before serving.

  

These recipes are your starting point. After mastering them, you can improvise or change the ingredients to better match your taste. The fun part is always in the mix and match—which meal or dessert can be paired with what beverage. On its own, the matcha flavor is already good, but when paired with a flavor that complements it well, it can be a gastronomic treat.

Don’t be afraid to try new things when it comes to cooking, especially if you’re a foodie. Wouldn’t it be great if you can whip up a meal you love whenever you feel like it? Shops and restaurants are amazing, but there’s a certain pride and contentment in eating food you made yourself.

 

 

Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!

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NANCY

Never tried matcha. Sounds interesting.