All this time, I’ve been making my matcha lattes with just a single glass jar when I could’ve saved all that energy for something better. (Yup, you should know by now that I am quite a lazy person. Or put it this way, I like to do things the fast way for the most part :P). Not until I discovered that I actually had a French press at home, I quickly turned away from the vigorous shaking motion to a simple pumping method. My latte went from delicious to ON-TOP-OF-THE-WORLD delicious. I kid you not, I love it ten times better than Starbucks. Or maybe more than that. Not just because it’s homemade with all-natural ingredients, but with just 3 ingredients, you really can taste each one of them distinctly. It’s beyond amazing. I hope you can persuade your heart to buy a foamer today. You’ll save your Starbucks dough for this and you’ll thank me for it later.
Yield: 1 cup
- 1 tsp Meiko matcha
- 1 cup soy milk (milk, almond milk all work great!)
- 1/2 tbsp honey
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- Heat milk in a small pot with lid on under medium-high heat. When it starts steaming and just before it boils, turn off heat.
- Add honey in hot milk and let it dissolve. Mix well.
- Meanwhile, add matcha into cup and pour around 1/4 cup of the hot milk into the cup just to dissolve the matcha.
- Using a spoon or a hand-chasen, mix the matcha and milk well until smooth and not lumpy.
- Pour the hot milk in a frother/foamer/French press until it reaches half of the frother volume and start building up pressure by pumping it up and down until you see lots of foam forming in the top layer. (Be careful of hot liquid that may squeeze out!) [Note: if you own a small frother, you may have to do this several times]
- Once you got a good amount of foam, pour liquid into the cup with matcha. Make sure all the foam is out!
- Serve and enjoy!