Sometimes, all you need is a fresh and simple Green Tea Frappé. For that very reason, this is the recipe I go to when I’m craving rich, milky-sweet, green tea flavor without all the fuss.This fool-proof recipe reminds me of the green tea lattes you get at modern Asian tea bars. Best of all, the measurements are uncomplicated and very few ingredients are needed.Here, you see the latte made frappé-style, where the ice is blended into the milk tea. If taking the blender out doesn’t sound appealing to you, skip this step and just serve the lattes in glasses filled with plenty of crushed ice.
To make sure that I don’t have any lumps of green tea in the drink, I hydrate the tea powder in a very small amount of milk before introducing it to the rest of the ingredients. This small step creates an evenly mixed tea and also helps to draw out the green tea’s flavor.You can certainly top this Green Tea Frappé with foamed milk or a spritz of cream, but I enjoy them most with a light sprinkle of chocolate vermicelli. Green Tea Frappés are ideal for satisfying your mid-day green tea fix or for entertaining guests at a moment’s notice.
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Green Tea Frappé
Makes 4 frappés.
2 cups milk
2 cups ice
sprinkles, to finish (optional)
1. Mix the green tea powder with 2 Tbsp of the milk to create a paste. Add the paste, milk, and ice to the blender and blend on high for a few minutes. Pour the frappés into serving cups, then garnish with sprinkles to finish.