Pumpkin Matcha Latte

With real pumpkin! All natural, real flavours and the energy boost and health benefits of matcha.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice (recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp Amoda Organic Classic Matcha 
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions
Turn the kettle on. Use the green tea setting if you have it or bring the water to a boil and let it cool a bit while you prepare the pumpkin milk.

Heat the milk, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract in a saucepan. Stir in your sweetener. We love maple syrup, but monk fruit is a great no calorie option.

Add a 1/2 teaspoon of matcha to two empty mugs. Once the water is hot (but not boiling!), pour 1/2 cup into each mug. Use an electric milk frother to whisk the matcha. If you have a bamboo matcha whisk, whisk in the bowl and transfer to a mug. (alternative methods below)

Pour the pumpkin spice milk over the matcha, sprinkle a little pumpkin spice on the top and enjoy!

Alternative matcha methods: You can add the matcha and water right into the saucepan and then blend the whole thing. Just be careful blending a hot liquid. Hold the blender lid down with a few clothes/tea towels. You can also add the matcha to a bowl and add a very small amount of the hot water. Use the back of a spoon to make a paste. This gets all the clumps out of the matcha. Then you can add the rest of the water and whisk with a kitchen whisk. This method isn't idea, but you gotta work with what you have! Upgrade to a milk frother or bamboo whisk when you get the chance!


Pumpkin Spice

Mix together the following spices, store leftovers in an airtight container.

  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

 

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