What are your favorite ways to use matcha? Recipes?
I just made this!
Choco-berry cheesecake Matcha Parfait
2 containers (8oz) vanilla fiber one yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened fresh or frozen and thawed straw or raspberries (sliced if using strawberries)
1tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1TB premade Phildephia cheese cake filling.
Layer half of each ingredient in a fancy glass in the order listed and repeat. If desired you can put a dusting of graham cracker crumbs between the layers. Top w/ Irish Creme if desired for an adult dessert.
I’ve made matcha butter cookies and cupcakes and both worked fantastically! I’ve also seen matcha hot chocolate made with white chocolate, but have yet to try it
This isn’t a recipe suggestion, but rather a product suggestion to use in recipes.
thanks Cofftea – I was those flavored matcha au lait mixes, saw the FREE SHIPPING FOR $35 or more, saw that orders over $30 come with a free monthly magazine/(catalog?) with free sample, and immediately placed an order. You’re a bad influence, but I couldn’t resist. Hopefully the matcha au lait mix is good in smoothies, because I bought 3 flavors! Also got a matcha scoop since I don’t have one, and some caramel honey orzo because orzo is one of the unique tea-like drinks I want to try. I don’t think I’ll regret this order. It seems like good value for the $, especially with to free shipping and the free monthly catalog w/sample :-)
I was wondering… do those have some sort of powdered milk in them like chai mixes? I couldn’t tell either way from the website.
Most matcha mixes just have sugars. The dairy & plant powder general don’t store well, because leaves have acids that spices don’t. So the milk would sour. You’re probably safe.
matcha lattes are great… but my favorite so far is a Banana Matcha Shake… Banana, matcha, milk, honey, blend all together…. makes a GREAT hangover remedy… plus it tastes like heaven in a cup
I am going to make this come tomorrow! WOW – how fortunate that I actually have all these ingredients in my house right now (an unheard of thing where bananas & milk mysteriously get eaten/drunk without my being aware)! This really sounds soooo gooood!
I have a more accurate recipe (specific amounts) for the shake in my one tasting note on maeda-en’s shiki matcha…
but definitely experiment with it… I made mine with 3 bananas, but that is because I love them… some people would probably be fine with like… 1-2 bananas… lemme know how it goes!
It is now afternoon and I fully intended to make this – I even went to your post, copied your recipe and with that in hand, went to the kitchen to assemble all the ingredients (which, mind you, I miraculously ALL had) – but lo & behold – my blender is in pieces and I am now trying to assemble all the parts; it turns out that I store(d) my blender pieces in several different places – and one of the vital parts is missing…. I know this sounds very very bad and reflects horribly upon me (this is not really me!) but I just wanted you to know why I haven’t made it up yet …! sigh. Some days are like this.
Haha, that has happened to me a few times when I have went to look for appliances and they have been stored other places or their parts have, it especially sucks when you’ve got all the ingredients prepared….
No worries though!
Hmmm. Chocolate matcha. Should that be our next blend?
Or Neopolitan (chocolate vanilla and strawberry) Of course if you’re going to make that you can also make all 3 separate- you’re already started:)
I had a dream about mint chocolate matcha last nite, which would be especially delicious since your matchas (well at least mandarin) has such a creamy texture.
i love chocolate…i’d buy it, not that i’ve dared to try the strawberry yet (it’s staring at me, but i am afraid to ruin it!)
Right now I wish I had the option of risking ruining it… it would mean I’d have it!
@52Teas- I just have to say those great looking pictures you use are a great marketing strategy! I mean that raspberry cream cheese danish one was scrumptious looking but today’s neapolitan picture was just too tempting for words whoever picks out those pictures for you (maybe it’s you) they deserve a pay raise!!! :)
Thanks. A raise? You mean I’m supposed to be getting paid for this? :)
I am pretty awesome at scouring the Internets for pictures. LOL. If I can’t find one on Wikipedia (like today’s), I normally search Flickr for Creative Commons licensed pics. That’s why you sometimes see the links back to Flickr.
I hope that any of you shutterbugs that are reading this took note of that. Creative Commons is a fabulous thing. You can post your pics under a CC license and allow for commercial use and/or modification, and you just never know where your picture might end up.
I always post a comment on the Flickr page linking back to our tea, and we’ve made a few sales that way too (speaking of my marketing genius).
Glad you enjoyed it. it does look awfully delicious. (And the tea IS)
For those that don’t get the DoMatcha newsletter, here’s a guacamole recipe that looks AMAZING. Although the toasted sesame seed oil throws me for a loop… I’ve never seen a guacamole recipe w/ any oil in it and if it did need oil I think I’d go w/ a tea oil like RoT’s.
Triple Green Guacamole:
1 medium very ripe avocado-halved, seeded, peeled and diced
1½ cups tender-cooked shelled edamame soy beans
1 tablespoon very finely minced shallot
1 clove garlic finely minced
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon DōMatcha
salt and pepper to taste
Oooh! I think they were going for an Asian replacement for the sour cream in a lot of guacamole recipes. It looks amazing either way. I think I’ll try it with sesame seeds for the texture.
Well I don’t add sour cream to my guacamole- usually on top of the food I have it on, but not mixed in.
Um- hello! Yes please!