Latte with mate tea and white chocolate
IngredientsMilk – 500 ml
White chocolate – 50-80 g
Chai mint – 2 tsp.
Water – 1-2 tbsp.
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Step by step recipe with photoI want to share with you a recipe for a simple and easy-to-make drink that has recently become an absolute favorite of mine.
The martya tea, or in another popular version of the name – “matcha”, has a lot of useful properties: it slows down aging, speeds up metabolism, thus promoting weight loss, improves susceptibility to UV rays, strengthens immunity and gives a boost of energy many times greater than the effect of coffee. It seems to be all great, but there is one thing – in its natural form, the taste of tea, let’s say, to a fan.
Lattes are another matter. While preserving all the beneficial properties of the mate tea latte has a delicate, subtle taste. The combination of the flavors of tea and the aroma and sweetness of white chocolate captivates from the first sip. Compared to the amazing taste of the drink, the airy, fluffy milk foam that everyone loves lattes for is just a nice bonus.
The matey tea and white chocolate latte has only 3 ingredients, takes a few minutes to make, and can be served hot or chilled. Whether you’re a supporter of a healthy lifestyle or just a connoisseur of gourmet drinks, try making this drink, I’m sure it will be to your liking!
Prepare the ingredients.
Grate or chop the chocolate. You can adjust the amount of chocolate to your taste.
I am indifferent to sweets, and in everyday cooking I prefer a light, almost diet version of the drink. I grate just a few pieces of chocolate on a fine grater and sprinkle the shavings on the surface of the prepared drink.
The chocolate melts when it comes into contact with the still hot milk, forming a thin layer on the surface. The combination of aromas and flavors of tea and chocolate is retained, but the drink is less sweet and has fewer calories.
Measure out the desired amount of tea and, adding a small amount of cold water, stir thoroughly until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
Add the chocolate to the milk and, stirring, bring it to a boil. Then turn off the heat, cool the milk a little and add the tea. Mix or whisk thoroughly until the mixture is homogeneous and a light milk foam forms on the surface of the drink.
I deviate from the recipe and whip the drink twice with an immersion blender. The first time, after the milk has boiled, I get a nice lush foam, and the milk cools down faster. Then I add the tea and whip again for a few seconds in order to dissolve the tea in the milk.
Pour the finished drink into cups.
Decorate as desired. I usually pour out some of the hot whipped milk and decorate the finished drink with milk foam or sprinkle the surface of the drink with grated white chocolate.
Latte with matte tea and white chocolate is ready.