During the season of all things hot except the weather, the salty-sweet combo has invaded in the form of chocolate covered pretzels, salted caramel, and salted hot chocolate. My favorite bubble tea shop in Atlanta even has a tasty sea salt latte that I unfortunately never order simply because their milk teas are even better.
If salted hot chocolate is good, wouldn’t a salted matcha latte be amazing? Steamy milk mixed with delicious rich matcha, raw honey and a pinch of matcha salt. Definitely amazing.
Salted Matcha Latte
- 3/4C milk – use whatever you find palatable to drink. I recommend cow’s milk, soy, coconut, or flax.
- 1/4C hot water plus more for warming cup
- 1/2 to 1tsp matcha
- 2 pinches (about 1/8tsp) matcha salt – can easily be made with a ratio of 2:1 sea salt to matcha powder.
- Honey or sweetener to taste
Keeping your 1/4 cup of hot water separate, pour the rest of your hot water into the serving cup and set aside. Heat milk until hot but not boiling, either 1-1:30 minutes in the microwave or 4-6 minutes on the stove. If you have a milk frother, use it to create a thin layer of foam on top of your milk.
Dump the hot water out of your cup, and add matcha to the empty cup. Pour 1/4C hot water over the matcha and whisk until completely dissolved and foamy. If you do not have a bamboo whisk, a handheld milk frother works as well. If you have neither, use a fork or a blender to get a smooth texture with no clumping.
Pour milk over matcha and stir to combine. Add 1 pinch of matcha salt and honey to taste, then sprinkle 1 pinch of matcha salt on top. Enjoy!
I can already tell that this recipe is going to be a staple throughout the winter, and may also lead to something like matcha-chocolate covered pretzels.
What is your favorite salted treat during the winter months? If you don’t like the salty-sweet combo, what is your favorite hot winter drink?