These 10 green tea recipes are for anyone who wants more of the benefits this drink has to offer.
After all, green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants. Plus, it’s thought to aid in weight loss, help prevent cancer, and improve brain function.
Top 10 Green Tea Recipes
Green tea has a very distinct flavor. And if you brew it wrong, it can taste almost ashy.
So be sure to only heat it to about 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit (70-80 degrees Celsius) – never with boiling water.
From there, check out these incredible green tea recipes.
On this list, you’ll find cookies, chocolate, noodles, and more – all packed with green tea/matcha.
If you don’t like green tea because it isn’t sweet enough for you, try this recipe. It adds honey, mint, and a few lemon slices, making it super refreshing.
It’s only lightly sweet, but that’s enough to make it enjoyable – or at least tolerable – for most people.
The mint also adds a lovely freshness, making it the ideal drink for an afternoon brunch.
There are four different ways to make this deliciously earthy, slightly sweet matcha ice cream.
But the easiest one uses only four ingredients and takes very little time.
You’ll need half and half, matcha, sugar, and sea salt. And it’s creamy, refreshing, and super tasty.
Adults will love it because it tastes good and is at least moderately healthy, and kids will love it because of its fun green color.
If you’re looking for a more savory option, try these spicy green tea noodles instead.
They’re a hot, herby option that’ll help bring a little Asian flair into your dining room.
The noodles themselves are mild. Most of the flavor comes from the scallions and the fantastically yummy spicy sesame sauce.
If you love earthy, umami flavors, add more scallions as a garnish.
Also, remember, if you’re using freshly brewed green tea, the longer you let it steep, the stronger the flavor will be.
Do you like strawberries? Cold, creamy drinks? The color pink?
If so, Starbucks’ Pink Drink is the drink for you, and you can make it at home and save yourself some cash.
All you’ll need are strawberries, berry green tea bags, hot water, chilled coconut milk, ice, and fresh sliced strawberries.
This copycat recipe is one of my all-time favorites for Starbucks drinks because it comes out precisely like the real thing – taste, texture, and all.
And if you’ve never had it and are wondering if you’d like it, the answer is probably yes — as long as you like fruity, milky drinks, that is.
These cookies are supremely buttery, and despite their smooth, soft-looking appearance, they’re also highly crunchy.
Of course, it goes without saying that they’re also delicious.
It takes only 35 minutes to make a batch of 24.
But you’ll need to let the dough chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before you bake them, so plan for that accordingly.
And if you’re concerned they won’t be sweet enough, don’t worry; the white chocolate chips take care of that.
These are always a treat, but I especially love to make them for St. Paddy’s Day!
This recipe is another Starbucks copycat recipe. It doesn’t turn out as much like the original as the Pink Drink recipe, but it’s close enough.
All you’ll need to make it is milk, matcha powder, water, honey, and vanilla extract, and it takes only 2 or 3 minutes to whip up.
It’s sweet, creamy, and gives you a nice little caffeine boost, as well.
This smoothie recipe is one of my favorites!
It has a somewhat tropical taste thanks to the bananas, mango, and coconut milk, but matcha and baby spinach tone that down a little while still leaving it sweet and tasty.
If you’re looking for a nutritious breakfast that will also give you a pick-me-up, this smoothie is just the ticket.
Green chocolate may sound even less appetizing than green eggs and ham, but I assure you it’s anything but unappetizing.
You’ll make it from 14 ounces of decadent white chocolate, heavy whipping cream, unsalted butter, and some matcha.
All the matcha really does is turn the chocolate an interesting green color. It doesn’t really affect the taste that much.
So, you’re left with a gorgeous green treat that feels like a truffle, looks like a green fudge square, and tastes like heaven.
Even without the additional toppings – which you can tailor to suit your tastes – this thick, creamy oatmeal is unbelievably filling.
It’s that stick-to-your-ribs scrumptious that keeps you full all day.
It’s also incredibly easy to make and takes less than 15 minutes, so it’s ideal for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to do much cooking.
All you’ll need is water, a green tea bag, milk, old-fashioned oats, ground flaxseed meal, honey, and vanilla extract.
By itself, the oatmeal has a lightly sweet, almost floral-like taste, but once you pile it high with your favorite toppings, that’s where you’ll get most of your flavor.
And last but not least, here’s another way to enjoy green tea that doesn’t taste much like green tea.
It takes only 15 minutes to make, but it tastes better after giving it 4 hours to chill.
You’ll add fresh strawberries, sugar, and fresh basil to your green tea base.
The sugar sweetens the tea, the strawberries add a delightful fruitiness, and the basil enhances its already fresh flavor, making it cool, invigorating, and perfect for summer.
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