If you follow my Instagram, you know I am a matcha fanatic. Because of social distancing, I am also pretty bored/emotionally exhausted from contemplating the imminent collapse of our society…so when I saw my friend post a strawberry matcha latte inspired by Boba Guys that she made at home, I had to try it myself!
This pretty drink is perfect for a warm spring or summer day and makes sitting around at home just a little bit sweeter.
Side note: I still have not been to a Boba Guys since moving to the Bay Area almost a year ago and I won’t be able to go for the foreseeable future now 🙁 I don’t know how my drink made at home compares, but it’s so delicious and I can control the sweetness with how much syrup I add. It’s also a lot cheaper than $6, or however much the Boba Guys version costs.
For the strawberry simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups strawberries, quartered (if you are using frozen, you can drop the whole ones in and cut them apart in the pot as they soften)
For the matcha latte (1 serving):
- 6 oz milk of choice (I used oat milk)
- 1 tsp matcha powder
- 2 tbsps water heated to 180 F
- Make the strawberry simple syrup by combining equal parts water and sugar in a pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then add two parts quartered strawberries, fresh or frozen. Simmer for 10 minutes. I used 1 cup of water and sugar and 2 cups of strawberries and ended up with syrup for days, which I’ll use for more drinks and cocktails, but you can reduce the recipe proportionally to make less.
- While the syrup is simmering, heat water to 180 degrees Fahrenheit for your matcha. Whisk 1tsp matcha with 2 tbsps hot water until it’s all dissolved and frothy. I use the brand Maeda.
- If you would like to froth your milk, do so now, but this isn’t necessary since the drink will be cold. I frothed oat milk on the ‘cold stir’ setting in my Breville Milk Cafe.
- Pour ice cubes in a glass. Pour in a scoop of syrup, depending on how sweet you want your drink, along with generous strawberry chunks. Pour in your oat milk almost to the top, then top off with your matcha. Take an Instagram-worthy shot, then stir and enjoy!
I could also see this being really delicious with other syrup flavors, such as mango, lavender, or rose, or with different kinds of tea. If you try this recipe or a variant, feel free to tag me on IG (@cookiecat.herine) so I can see! 🙂
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