A sweet, creamy keto version of a vanilla matcha latte perfect to sip any time.
Starbucks started my obsession with matcha lattes, so much so, that I had to seek out a sweetened matcha so I could make it at home. On keto, I wanted to recreate this much loved latte in a sugar free, low carb style, but I wanted to kick it up a notch on the flavor charts. That’s how my keto friendly vanilla matcha latte was born.
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You can make the vanilla matcha latte using a basic wire whisk. If you’re looking for some new kitchen utensils or want to know what I use in my own kitchen, here’s the short list.
For the heavy cream
Handheld Milk Frother: This is the milk frother I purchased a couple years ago. It works great for giving whipped cream a bit of thickness, but it was only okay for actually frothing milk. Luckily I don’t need to froth milk for keto! The frother loses some of it’s higher speed soon after the battery is changed. It still works, but it doesn’t have the same power as with a fresh battery, though I do get a decent amount of uses out of a battery before it loses too much power to be effective. Even with the dropped power it’s good to thicken cream, but it might take longer if you actually want to make a firmer whipped cream.
For the matcha
Matcha Whisk: In order to use the matcha whisk, pour a small amount (about 1/4 cup) of the warmed almond milk into a bowl along with the matcha, sweetener, and vanilla. Then use the matcha whisk to fully combine the powders into the liquid. After whisking with the matcha whisk add it back to the rest of the almond milk, and pour it into the thickened cream. The reason I prefer the extra steps is because I feel that the matcha whisk does a better job breaking down the powders for a smoother, less clumpy drink.
Alternative to frother or matcha whisk
Wire Whisk: Speaking of whisks, if you choose to use a wire whisk instead of the matcha whisk I suggest using a smaller wire whisk since this is just a single serve beverage. Due to the finer nature of the powders in this recipe, a thinner whisk will do a much better job to give you a smoother finished product.
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