There’s nothing like brewing a warm cup of tea or running out for an iced coffee in the morning. It’s easy to live by the philosophy, “If you don’t Instagram it, did it even happen?” — but even better when this relates to something you’ve made yourself. If you love delicious beverages and beautiful food, then you have to try this mermaid latte.
Superfoods are all the rage and this mermaid latte is the latest in the magical food realm. The coloring in this latte is all natural, created by using blue matcha powder. This blue matcha powder gets it’s beautiful deep blue from the butterfly pea plant. Not only is it gorgeous, but drinking it may reduce stress and boost memory. So drink up mermaids, but don’t forget to take a photo first.
Makes 1 1/2 cups (serving size: 1)
Active 10 min. Total 10 min.
2 Tbsp. hot water
1/2 tsp. mint extract
1 1/2 tsp. blue matcha powder, divided
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1. Stir together water, mint extract, and 1 1/4 teaspoon of the matcha powder in a coffee mug until dissolved. Set aside.
2. Whisk together milk and sugar in a small saucepan over medium; cook, whisking often, until sugar dissolves and mixture is thoroughly heated (do not simmer), 3 to 4 minutes. Pour milk into a French press; quickly press plunger up and down until milk at the top is frothy and has the texture of heavy cream, about 1 minute. Gently remove plunger, and slowly pour milk into coffee mug, using a spoon to hold back foam while pouring. Spoon foam on top of latte.
3. Center a mermaid scale stencil on top of coffee mug. Gently place remaining 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder in a fine sieve, and dust matcha powder all over stencil. Remove stencil, and serve immediately.