Blueberry matcha latte combines two super antioxidants: tangy blueberry and earthy matcha. The results? A revitalising and delicious beverage. In addition, this awesome drink will help you tackle the summer heat while boosting your metabolism.
Look no further if you have been looking for a new way to spice up your good old green tea drink. This blueberry matcha latte recipe is not only simple and affordable to make but is healthier compared to sugar-laden options available in major coffee shops. Without further ado, let’s get to it.
What is blueberry matcha latte made of?
Blueberry matcha latte is made of blueberries, matcha powder, and milk of your choice. In addition, you can add sweetener or syrup for that extra dose of sweetness. We also recommend putting in ice if you prefer it cold.
What does blueberry matcha latte taste like?
This summery green tea drink has a subtle bittersweet flavour. The bitter note comes from Japanese green tea powder, while the sweetness stems from the berry puree. The milk also adds a subtle creamy texture and extra protein to the beverage.
In addition, the acidic berry puree adds a delightful aroma to the beverage, making it a lighter option than the regular creamy and thick matcha milk tea.
Blueberry matcha latte calories
Our recipe for blueberry matcha latte contains only approximately 200 calories. This is much lower than the same Dunkin offering, which can go up to 500 calories. In Dunkin's version, the calories mostly come from concentrated berry syrup. So, this beverage's nutrition profile fares much better.
To spice up the drink's texture, we also recommend adding homemade Starbucks boba!
Blueberry Matcha Latte Ingredients
The ingredients to make up this drink include blueberries, Japanese green tea powder, milk, water or ice, and a sweetener.
- Blueberries – You can use fresh or frozen blueberries to make the puree. Both yield the same result.
- Matcha powder – The powder's quality will affect the beverage's flavour. A general guideline is the brighter the green, the better the quality. So, we recommend using ceremony-grade Japanese green tea powder. Otherwise, try Butterfly Pea Matcha Powder if you want your latte drink to have that brilliant blue hue.
- Milk – Depending on your dietary concerns, you can choose to go with regular milk or plant milk to make this green tea drink.
- Sweetener – For the health-conscious bunch, use honey or zero-calorie sweetener. For example, Stevia or monk fruit sweetener works well for this drink recipe. On the other hand, you can use brown sugar as a sweetener to give it caramel, toffee-like flavour to your summer drink.
How to make the layers
- Start by preparing the berry puree with fresh or frozen blueberries.
- Then, whisk the green tea powder with hot water until all green tea is dissolved. For this, we recommend using the Japanese tea whisk called ‘chasen’.
- To assemble your drink, start by pouring the fruit puree into the glass's bottom. Then, pour in the milk of your choice, and finally, the green tea layer.
- Finally, add ice cubes to make this an iced blueberry matcha latte.
You'll get a beautiful three-layer drink because the liquid with the highest sugar content will sink to the bottom. So, the lower the sugar content, the more the layer will float.
Blueberry Matcha Latte Recipe
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- ¼ cup hot water
- ½ cup milk
- Combine frozen blueberries and honey in a small saucepan and simmer this mixture in low heat. Once the blueberries start leaking or burst, add water in intervals. Do not pour in all the water at once! Break down the blueberries with the back of a spoon or fork.
- As the puree starts to thicken, keep on adding water and stirring. Once the blueberries are fully broken down and mixture has thickened, remove from heat. Pour mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl and press berries through. Leave the much larger berry material behind as possible. The whole process should take about 3-4 minutes. Set this puree aside to cool down.
- Whisk the green tea powder in hot water until they are fully dissolved and a froth is formed.
- Now, it’s time to assemble to drink. Begin by pouring the blueberry puree into the glass’ bottom. Then, add your milk of choice and finish by adding the green tea mixture.
- Add ice cubes to complete your Blueberry Matcha latte drink!
- Use Butterfly Pea Matcha Powder to give the drink a vibrant blue hue for a mermaid-like aesthetic.
- You can replace honey with any sweetener of your choice (i.e. stevia, monk fruit sweetener, or brown sugar)
- If you choose to use plant-based milk for this recipe, we recommend using coconut milk to give your latte a full-bodied texture and foamy froth. The reason is coconut milk contains high-fat content. Hence, it is better than other plant-based milk types to produce similar consistency to regular cow's milk.
- Preparing a double or triple batch of the blueberry puree is recommended so you can make this drink a few times throughout the week.
- We highly recommend getting a ‘chasen’ which is specialised Japanese tool for whisking ceremonial grade green tea powder.
Calories have been calculated using an online calculator. Nutritional information offered on Honest Food Talks is for general information purposes and are only rough estimations.
For such a pretty drink, there is surely a pleasing video recipe on how to make it. Beauty Tuber shows us how it’s done perfectly in their simple Youtube video. We recommend you check it out!
Variations to Try
Looking for more tasty and easy berry-themed treats to fulfil your summer sweet tooth? If so, check out these recipes below:
- Blueberry lavender almond milk matcha latte
- Matcha blueberry cake
- Blueberry matcha smoothie
- Dulce blueberry matcha
- Strawberry matcha latte
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