EXCITING RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH MATCHA

After reading the extraordinary benefits of Matcha in our last blog, you are probably thinking how you can include its wonderful nutrition in your diet while also enjoying its delicious taste. We created 5 recipes that are super-easy to make and will make you fall head over heels in Matcha-love! Without further ado, let us check them out.

Note: For all of these recipes, you may choose to exclude sugar and instead use other natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or sugar free add-ons. As the quality of Matcha increases, the natural colour in the recipes is more brighter green.

MATCHA VANILLA FRAPPE
This sumptuous Matcha Frappe takes only seconds to make and is a great option for your frappe cravings. 

A) 1 tsp sifted Matcha powder
B) 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
C) 1 cup of milk
D) Sweetened condensed milk (as per your taste)
E) Salt (as per your taste)
F) Small ice cubes that can be crushed in an electric blender.

Blend it all together until smooth and top with whipped cream, berries or a topping of your choice and enjoy!

You can also skip ice cubes if you would like too and have a frappe that is at room temperature.

MATCHA CHEESECAKE (NO BAKE)
For all the cheesecake lovers, this no bake Matcha Cheesecake is a melt-in the mouth delight. It doesn’t need to be baked, making it a simpler version.

A). Combine 2 cups of cookie crumbs and 1 cup of melted butter, mix well and transfer to form a crust in a cake-pan. Refrigerate for 45-minutes.
B). In another bowl, beat 225 grams of softened cream cheese with ½ cup sugar, 2 tbsp of sifted Matcha powder, ½ cup of condensed milk, until combined.
C). Mix 2 tsps of ready gelatin powder in 2 tbsps of water and add this mixture to the cream cheese mix and fold in well.
D). Fold in 2 cups of whipped cream into cream cheese mixture and add this filling onto the prepared cookie-crust, smoothen top, cover the pan and refrigerate for 3 hours. Enjoy!

You can also top it with chocolate chips or sprinklers.

MATCHA LATTE
A warm, comforting matcha drink that is easy to make anytime of the day

A). Add 1 ½ tsps of sifted Matcha powder into your cup. To this, add 1 tbsp of hot water, mix well until no lumps remain and stir in honey as per your taste.
B) Pour in about 3/4th cup of hot milk and savour! 

If you prefer an iced latte, use cold milk instead.

MATCHA SLUSHIE
This one’s an instant cooler for after meals or before workouts (but not on empty stomach as Matcha’s energy is better when had after a light snack to the least)

Blend ice, 1 tsp of sifted Matcha powder, 1-2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup and 1 cup of almond milk. Serve cold with mint leaves!

PISTA-MATCHA-CHIO
This is a rich and nutty Matcha smoothie that is another great drink for the summers. It leaves you happy and hydrated while energizing you.

A) Place 1 tbsps of roasted pistachios, ½ tsp of cinnamon powder, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 tsp of sifted Matcha powder, lastly 1 large banana topped with 2 cups of milk.
B) Blend it all on the lowest speed, then add more milk if required to get the desired thickness. Then add ½ tsp of coconut oil and blend on high for a minute.
C) Add another tbsp of roasted pistas and blend for 5 seconds to retain the crunchiness.

Top it with a pistachio ice-cream or chopped pistachio if you would like.
Serve fresh!
You can make these delicious Matcha recipes and indulge or also sprinkle Matcha over your pancakes, or use it to season your grills and veggies and enjoy the full-bodied, sweet umami flavour. If you’d like to shop for the best range of Matcha powders and accessories to help you in making Matcha, please visit this link. To explore more varieties of Matchas and other Teas, please click here. At TDT, we also take corporate orders and can customize teas and tea-gifts for large and small orders too.

Other interesting reads:
The True Matcha for your Health
Exciting World of Japanese Green Teas

Blooming Teas -  Most-dramatic Teas of All

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