Tuesday 5 August 2014

Matcha Milkshake (GF)

Matcha Milkshake

I'm cray cray about matcha recently as evidenced by my Matcha Madeleines (gf) and Matcha Coconut Mochi (gf)  recipe.

Matcha powder.  I use Do Matcha, which is an organic green tea
It's hot hot hot in Vancouver and I've been craving a cold milkshake so I whizzed one up in mere minutes in my Vitamix.  Green tea is full of antioxidants and the slight bitterness of the matcha powder tempers the sweetness of the vanilla ice cream.
Get your Vitamix out for this. Starbucks uses these commercial-grade blenders to finely slushify ice-cubes.  

If you love green tea ice-cream this Matcha Milkshake is for you.  Watch out though or you'll get a brain freeze slurping too fast.  This is me. Always.
I used Costco's Kirkland brand Vanilla Ice Cream for my milkshake.  
My recipe can be easily made dairy-free by substituting almond or coconut milk instead of the milk and coconut milk ice-cream for regular ice-cream.  If you like it creamy, use full-fat milk; if not, you can use straight water.  I used water and it was just fine.
Matcha Milkshake! So delish!
Matcha Milkshake (makes one serving)
1 tablespoon matcha
2 scoops vanilla ice cream (or dairy free coconut milk ice-cream)
1/2 cup milk or water (coconut or almond milk)
2 cups ice

1. Place milk and matcha in Vitamix blender and blend on low speed until mixed thoroughly. 
2.  Add rest of the ingredients; starting at a low speed, gradually increase speed until milkshake is smooth and ice is fine and slushy. Use that vitamix stomper to get that ice going if you need to.  


Anonymous said...

I love matcha! I need to try all your matcha recipes ASAP!

Cakebrain said...

I love matcha too! I have one more matcha recipe to post. Baked a cake. Stay tuned!

Unknown said...

Do you recommend a particular place or brand to get matcha? Thanks for any tips.

Cakebrain said...

Karen, here are some places I have purchased matcha. The more expensive matcha is bright green and from Japan...this you use for drinking. If you are baking, it's okay to use the cheaper matchas (which generally are from China). Since there are many grades and degrees of matcha, figure out what application you are using your matcha for. I have been using Do Matcha, which I bought at Whole Foods in Vancouver.
I have also purchased other matchas at T&T and Yaohan (asian supermarkets). These vary in quality with whatever the supermarket is carrying. If it costs more money, it's probably higher quality.
Recently, I also saw matcha being sold at David's Tea
and I am sure you could find it at Teavana too.


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