A Blue Matcha Latte is a soothing, caffeine-free beverage that boasts a remarkable, dazzling blue hue. This color comes from the butterfly pea flower, which is ground into a powder much like the green matcha you might be more familiar with. But unlike green matcha, blue matcha is caffeine-free and carries a unique, mild botanical flavor. This drink is perfect for those who want a calming, warm beverage without the stimulation of caffeine.
Recipe for Blue Matcha Latte
- 1 teaspoon of blue matcha (butterfly pea flower powder)
- 1 cup of your choice of milk (almond, oat, or cow's milk work well)
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey or sweetener of your choice, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
- Warm your milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, remove from the heat.
- Add a small amount of the warmed milk and a teaspoon of blue matcha into your Elixir Mixer. Whisk on speed 1 to mix the blue matcha and milk together until fully combined. This ensures the matcha is well-dispersed, preventing any lumps.
- Pour the remaining milk into the cup, stirring as you go.
If using, add honey or sweetener and vanilla extract. Use the Elixir Mixer once again to combine until you reach a frothy, smooth consistency.
- Serve warm and enjoy the calming, botanical flavors of your Blue Matcha Latte!
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FAQs about Blue Matcha Latte
What does Blue Matcha taste like?
Blue Matcha Latte has a mild, earthy flavor with hints of botanical undertones. It is less grassy than green matcha, with a soothing taste that many find relaxing.
Why is my Blue Matcha Latte not blue?
The vivid blue color comes from the butterfly pea flower powder. Make sure you are using high-quality blue matcha, as some cheaper variants may not yield the desired color.
Can I drink Blue Matcha before bed?
Absolutely! Unlike green matcha, blue matcha does not contain caffeine. It is a wonderful, soothing drink perfect for winding down before bed.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
Yes, you can! Just choose a plant-based milk (like almond or oat) and a vegan sweetener, such as agave or maple syrup.
Can I use an Elixir Mixer for all types of lattes?
Yes, the Elixir Mixer is a versatile tool that can be used to create frothy, creamy lattes of all kinds, not just a Blue Matcha Latte. It's great for matcha, coffee, chai lattes, and many other beverages.
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