Who would have imagined blueberry and matcha tea goes so well together?
Today I’ll show you how to make the easiest blueberry matcha latte in minutes, using whichever type of blueberries you have.
Make yourself ready to enjoy this delicious beverage warm or cold!
If you like blueberry and matcha, you‘ll LOVE this recipe: it’s super delicious and as easy as it gets!
The subtle taste of blueberries, with their soft acidity and delicate sweetness matches perfectly with the distinctive complex flavor profile of the matcha.
I find it difficult to describe the taste of this latte, but I would say it has an elegant and rich flavor, full of nuances, with some earthy and creamy notes.
After falling in love with this strawberry matcha latte, I’ve tried matcha with different fruits and honestly, I can’t find a favorite. They are all incredible!
However, blueberry matcha latte hat a special place in my heart because it’s so convenient: you can use fresh blueberries, but also frozen. Even blueberry jam!
And if you want, you can also make pretty layers so it looks amazing.
In this post I’ll show you all my tricks to make blueberry latte (whether you have blueberries or blueberry jam) and also how to make it look pretty.
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You can make blueberry matcha latte using:
- fresh blueberries
- frozen blueberries
- blueberry jam
All these options work great.
My personal favorites are frozen blueberries or blueberry jam because they allow to make this latte all year round, even when blueberries are not in season.
Feel free to use your preferred type of sweetener instead of sugar.
I personally use xylitol or erythritol.
The cool thing is, since you’ll microwave the blueberries, even granulated sweetener will easily dissolve, without the need of cooking any syrup.
If you use blueberry jam, you won’t need to add any additional sweetener.
Instructions (no syrup making involved!)
Making blueberry matcha latte with blueberry jam is as easy as it gets: you only need to combine blueberry jam, your preferred type of milk and matcha.
And making this latte with blueberries (whether you use fresh or frozen) doesn’t require much extra effort either. All you need to do is make an “express” syrup in the microwave.
Here are the step-by-step instructions to make your own blueberry matcha latte in under 5 minutes:
Time needed: 5 minutes
How to make blueberry matcha latte
- Make blueberry milk (if using blueberry jam)
Start by mixing the blueberry jam with the milk.
You can do this directly in the cup if you want to save some dishwashing.
A handheld frother makes this step very quick and easy, but if you don’t have one, a spoon will do it as well.
- If using fresh or frozen blueberries
Place your blueberries, sweetener and a tablespoon water in a mug. Microwave until the blueberries are soft (it takes around 30 seconds).
Mash with a spoon, optionally strain the blueberries (I usually do) and add milk.
- Prepare matcha shot
First combine matcha with 1-2 teaspoon of water until you get a thick paste (this step avoid clumps).
Then add the rest of water and whisk or shake to make a concentrated matcha.
When the matcha is evenly distributed and has some foam on the top, pour it into the blueberry milk.
If you want your matcha stay separated to the blueberry milk (purple part), add some ice before pouring the matcha.
Tips and tricks
- Mixing well the blueberry jam with a some milk make it easier to avoid clumps.
However, take into consideration that blueberry jam usually has pieces of blueberry and some of its seeds, so this latte will have some bits unless you strain the mixture.
- I personally don’t strain the blueberry matcha latte when using blueberry jam but do strain it when using real blueberries.
- This blueberry latte tastes as good when served hot as it does when served cold.
If you want a hot blueberry matcha latte, heat the milk; for an iced version, use cold milk (and optionally add ice cubes).
- To get layers of purple milk vs. green matcha, assemble the drink in this order: purple milk (blueberry milk) – ice cubes – matcha tea (aiming to pour the tea over an ice cube).
You can also get three layers by assembling in this order: blueberry “syrup” – ice cubes – milk – matcha shot.
Layering doesn’t work so well if you prepare this latte without ice cubes.
But if you don’t want your drink so chilled, you can carefully remove the ice after having assembled the layers: they usually stay in place for a short amount of time.
Yes, matcha tea contains caffeine.
The amount of caffeine in matcha vary depending on factors such as the origin, the quality and the processing of the tea, but it has been estimated that a teaspoon of matcha has around 70 mg of caffeine.
To compare, a cup of coffee (8 oz.) has approximately 95 mg.
Easy Blueberry Matcha Latte Recipe
- Frother wand Optional
- 2-3 Teaspoon Blueberry Jam Or 3 Tbsp. Blueberries + 2 tsp. sugar
- ½ Cup Milk of choice
- 1 Teaspoon Matcha powder
- 2-3 Tablespoon Water (around 50 ml.)
- Ice cubes (Optional)
Prepare blueberry layer following one of these options:
- A- If using blueberry jam:Mix the blueberry jam with the milk. You may do this directly in the cup, using a spoon or a handheld frother (this second option makes it quicker and easier).
- B- If using fresh or frozen blueberries:Microwave them with sweetener of choice and 1 Tablespoon water until tender (it takes around 30 seconds). Then mash with a spoon and if desired, strain.Add milk (warm of cold, depending on what you prefer).
- Prepare a matcha shot by whisking or shaking the matcha powder with a little amount of water.
- When the matcha is evenly distributed and has some build a fine layer of foam, add it into the blueberry milk.
- Feel free to increase the amount of jam or sweetener to taste.
- If you want your drink to have two layers (pastel purple and green), assemble following this steps: blueberry latte – ice cubes – matcha tea (aiming at an ice cube helps).
- For three layers (intense purple – white – green), assemble: blueberry jam or microwaved “syrup” – ice cubes – milk – matcha concentrate.
- You may prepare this drink hot or iced: both taste great.
To make it warm, heat the milk. Just take into consideration that layering doesn’t work when the latte is warm.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these tricks to make blueberry matcha latte.
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