Do you like the taste of light, refreshing green tea? Do you want to incorporate the health benefits of green tea into sweet summer treats for your family? Do you love delicious desserts and drinks? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, read ahead to learn how you can make green tea desserts and drinks.
Green tea is one of the most common drinks enjoyed around the world. Asian cultures have been brewing it for more than 5,000 years, and for good reason. Green tea contains the most potent concentration of antioxidants – the good stuff that helps your body fight off infections, regulate body functions and prevent certain diseases.
Matcha tea is green tea in finely grown powdered form. Matcha green tea is the only form of tea in which the whole leaf is used and it is made from quality leaves grown in Japan. The preparation of this tea has been celebrated in Japanese ceremonies for hundreds of years.
Drinking a warm, soothing cup of green tea is a great way to enjoy in the morning or to wind down from a long, busy day. But did you know you can incorporate the same taste and health benefits into delicious green tea desserts and drinks perfect for the summer time? We’re talking cake, ice cream, cupcakes, pie and mojitos that would make a picnic more perfect or parties more festive.
Green Tea Coconut Pound Cake -This buttery and fragrant pound cake gets its soft green hue from Matcha green tea powder, which is used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Coconut adds just a touch of sweetness.
Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting -When you bite into this deliciously moist green tea infused cupcake, you won’t need a fortune cookie to tell you that good things await. You’ll be adding a little zen (and a lot of sweet goodness) to your day.
Green Tea Coconut Ice Cream -Beat the summer heat with the cool taste of homemade ice cream. Green tea gives this creamy, smooth coconut ice cream recipe its delicate flavor.
Green Tea Mojitos -Green Tea makes a refreshing cocktail or mocktail. Blended with mint simple syrup and lime juice, this libation is a cool twist on traditional mojitos. You’ll be sipping these poolside all summer long.
Green Tea Ice Box Pie -This green tea and lime pie is served cool. It’s the perfect balance of a tart and sweet summer treat.
What is your favorite recipe for green tea desserts?