3 Matcha Recipes You’re Guaranteed to Love
Written by Bella Bucchiotti
Hey guys! I’m sure you’ve been hearing ‘matcha’ a lot lately because it is quite popular these days in terms of drinks (matcha tea, matcha lattes…). If you don’t know what it is, matcha is green tea powder, but the thing is, it’s not just for drinks. Check out these 3 matcha recipes and take advantage of the health benefits of this very trendy powder. Soon you will be saying “I love you so matcha!”
Matcha Bubble Tea
Bubble tea is a special treat that is so easy to make at home. If you haven’t tried bubble tea you are really missing out! You can find the large tapioca pearls at an Asian food store.
- 1/2 Cup dried black tapioca pearls
- 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 Cup light brown sugar
- 6 Cups water
- 1 Cup matcha green tea
- 1 Cup milk
- Several ice cubes (optional)
- Bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Add in the tapioca pearls and boil for 5 minutes. Cover with a lid and stir once every minute.
- Turn off heat and let the tapioca pearls sit in the pot, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring both sugars and 1 cup of water to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, scoop the cooked tapioca pearls into the sugar water and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Make 1 cup of matcha green tea. In a tall glass, pour half of the matcha green tea and half of the milk. Repeat with another tall glass.
- Evenly add the bubbles into the two glasses, and top the drinks off with a few ice cubes each, if desired.
Oreo Matcha Ice Cream
This ice cream recipe tastes amazing with the crushed oreo cookies. It can be made in an ice cream machine or in the freezer, meaning there is no excuse not to try this recipe out.
- 2 Cups heavy cream
- 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (full fat version)
- 3 Tbsp. matcha powder
- 8 Oreo cookies, crushed
- Put the heavy cream in a stand mixer and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
- In a bowl, add the condensed milk and matcha powder. Mix until smooth.
- Using a spatula, gently fold into the whipped cream.
- Fold in crushed Oreos, reserving about 3 Tbsp.
- Pour ice cream into a loaf pan. Smooth and even out the surface and then sprinkle remaining Oreos on top. Freeze overnight.
- If you have an ice cream maker, instead of placing into a loaf pan, place in the ice cream maker for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Matcha White Chocolate Cookies
These cookies are a tasty matcha flavored shortbread cookie that melts in your mouth. They are perfect for dipping! They are partially dipped in white chocolate for some extra sweetness.
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. and 1 Tsp. matcha powder
- 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 Cup icing sugar
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- Matcha powder
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Sift the flour, 2 Tbsp. matcha powder in a bowl.
- Cream butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of a mixer until fluffy.
- Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and beat in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
- Form a disc with the dough, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4” thickness.
- Cut into rounds using a floured cookie cutter. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets and place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let the cookies cool slightly and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave on high in 20 second intervals stirring in between.
- Prepare a baking sheet with new parchment paper.
- Dip half of each cookie in the melted chocolate. Drain off the excess and place on the baking sheet. Repeat.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set the chocolate and then lightly dust with matcha powder.
So, tell us, are you a matcha fan? Have you ever made any of these recipes? Are you going to give them a try? Let us know what you think in the comments below!