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