Spiced Matcha Milk recipe, The dairy friendly, Budget-friendly Version
Here at Cattle Upon a Hill, we are frugal. I love developing recipes that utilize food that we have produced on the farm. Recently, I shared a dairy-free version of the Spicy Matcha Milk. Today’s recipe, Spiced Matcha Milk is a dairy-friendly recipe that uses up extra milk on the farm.
Today’s recipe has both of these ingredients, but instead of almond milk and coconut oil, it uses raw milk and cream.
The dairy version is just as delicious and if you own a family milk cow, it helps you use up some of the extra milk you have.
Just a quick review, if you didn’t read the dairy free version of this recipe.
WHAT IS MATCHA?
Matcha is powdered green tea that is grown and produced in Japan (in most cases) and sometimes China. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder.
Here are some of the many health benefits of matcha.
- Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Rich in fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
WHERE TO BUY MATCHA?
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One important consideration is to buy a high-quality Matcha since it is so concentrated. I personally buy organic, such as Matcha DNA. If you are very frugal like me, the price may concern you, but rest assured this will last you a long time.
I tried to drink Matcha with just water and sweetener, but the taste was too strong and bitter for my taste buds. I experimented with adding cream and finally settled on almond milk for this version, but it was still too plain and bitter.
Finally, I realized it needed some spiciness and sweetness. After more experimenting, I found the combination of cinnamon and chai extract to be delicious. I also wanted to add extra health benefits. Therefore, I add Collagen. Collagen is associated with a number of health benefits and very few known risks.
HERE ARE A FEW, OF THE MANY, HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN.
- Improve skin health by reducing wrinkles and dryness.
- May help increase muscle mass,
- Prevent bone loss
- Relieves joint pain.
- Supports the liver and cardiovascular health.
- Strengthen hair, skin, and nails.
- Increase in metabolism
What about Raw Milk?
It is a personal choice whether or not to drink raw milk. I briefly address raw milk in the article. You can certainly use pasteurized milk and cream in this recipe. It is important to heat the milk slowly in this recipe to prevent curdling. I hope you enjoy Spiced Matcha Milk Dairy friendly recipe.
Spiced Matcha Milk (Dairy friendly)
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Matcha Powder
- 1/4-1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
- 1 Tbsp Collagen powder Optional
- 1/2 Tsp Chai extract
- Heat milk and water slowly on the stovetop.
- While liquid is heating, add all other ingredients to blender
- Add hot liquid to blender
- Blend 10-20 seconds
- Pour into favorite mug and enjoy