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Made another cold smoothie. It tastes good but I need to figure out how to strike a balance between the insane amount of froth my blender produces and how blended the ice cubes are. Because there’s less froth this time but it’s much too chunky and I’m practically chewing this half the time.

A quandary. Have any of you out there encountered or fixed this problem?

Preparation
1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Stephanie

Unless its matchacinno I usually make my cold lattes in a cocktail shaker, so I don’t get ice chunks…

Starfevre

It’s not really a smoothie unless it’s ground up with ice. Possibly I will try your latte suggestion. Unfortunately it still doesn’t help the froth situation since it would still need to go into the blender to get blended up for me because it wouldn’t be hot dissolved.

Stephanie

Ohhh, I’ve totally used about 1oz of hot water to dissolve matcha (and dissolve the sugar) before adding milk and ice and cocktail shaking! If you do decide to try it :)

Starfevre

Ah, well I’ll have to try that. I really like the smoothie texture but not if I’m losing half of the matcha to the foam.

OMGsrsly

Use milk ice cubes too? They’ll be softer, so won’t take so much blending time to become slush.

Starfevre

Milk ice cubes. Interesting. I’d have to go out and get some ice cube trays. Right now my fridge produces all of the ice I use. Maybe I can try the ‘crushed ice’ feature, but I’m not sure that would make it any faster into slush. Do any of you have experience with a magic bullet? Or perhaps think that doing the ice and then adding the milk and the rest would work?

OMGsrsly

I have a super cheap blender. When I do matcha this way, it’s almost always with 1/2 frozen banana, almond milk, and matcha. Ice really doesn’t blend well for me. :)

Starfevre

I have a super powerful blender but apparently power isn’t everything. I’ll have to look into a different kind of milk I guess, I have some vanilla soy milk in the fridge. I can’t stand bananas though, they overwhelm every other flavour for me until everything is BANANA

OMGsrsly

My matcha is coconut, so it works well! :D

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Stephanie

Unless its matchacinno I usually make my cold lattes in a cocktail shaker, so I don’t get ice chunks…

Starfevre

It’s not really a smoothie unless it’s ground up with ice. Possibly I will try your latte suggestion. Unfortunately it still doesn’t help the froth situation since it would still need to go into the blender to get blended up for me because it wouldn’t be hot dissolved.

Stephanie

Ohhh, I’ve totally used about 1oz of hot water to dissolve matcha (and dissolve the sugar) before adding milk and ice and cocktail shaking! If you do decide to try it :)

Starfevre

Ah, well I’ll have to try that. I really like the smoothie texture but not if I’m losing half of the matcha to the foam.

OMGsrsly

Use milk ice cubes too? They’ll be softer, so won’t take so much blending time to become slush.

Starfevre

Milk ice cubes. Interesting. I’d have to go out and get some ice cube trays. Right now my fridge produces all of the ice I use. Maybe I can try the ‘crushed ice’ feature, but I’m not sure that would make it any faster into slush. Do any of you have experience with a magic bullet? Or perhaps think that doing the ice and then adding the milk and the rest would work?

OMGsrsly

I have a super cheap blender. When I do matcha this way, it’s almost always with 1/2 frozen banana, almond milk, and matcha. Ice really doesn’t blend well for me. :)

Starfevre

I have a super powerful blender but apparently power isn’t everything. I’ll have to look into a different kind of milk I guess, I have some vanilla soy milk in the fridge. I can’t stand bananas though, they overwhelm every other flavour for me until everything is BANANA

OMGsrsly

My matcha is coconut, so it works well! :D

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