Frappuccino Fridays: Green Tea Cream

July 19th, 2013 · Lisa · gluten-free, Recipes, Sweet · Comments

TGIFT – Thank Goodness It’s Frappuccino Time!

That’s right, here we are again, raising a frosty glass of creamy goodness and greeting another sweltering summer weekend.

So far this season, we’ve shared our recipes for Hazelnut, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee and Java Chip Frappuccinos. This week, I’m departing from the usual coffee-based concoctions for some amazing, matcha magic.

Now I should admit, this recipe took a little more effort for me than the other mocha variations. Matcha has a very unique bright and bitter flavour profile that I had to play with a little to perfect the pairing…but I think I got it.

There were other matcha frappuccinos, tried and tested this week, some with coconut milk whipped cream, dried ginger and cashew cream ice cubes – but none of them could rival this thick, sweet, creamy version I fell in love with on my first sip

DSC_0379 (1)I know without the layers of whipped cream and chocolate drizzle it may not seem as decadent or fancy as other frappuccinos on the menu. But don’t let the simplicity fool you, this is one rich, flavourful, frapp! Together, the cashew cream, matcha and candied ginger is a dream.

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Happy Friday my friends!

Fappuccino Fridays: Green Tea Cream

Fappuccino Fridays: Green Tea Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew cream
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 TBSP agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • optional: 1 tsp candied ginger
  • Cashew Cream
  • 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked 2-4 hours
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions

  1. Blend the cashew cream in a high-powered blender until silky smooth. Portion out 1 cup of the cashew cream for the frappuccino.
  2. Blend the frappuccino ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth. Pour into a big frosty glass.
http://veganculinarycrusade.com/2013/07/frappuccino-fridays-green-tea-cream/

8 Comments

  1. Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:32 am

    This looks utterly perfect. A bit like knowing that it’s just three more sleeps until you get to come home from work to me asleep on your bed/bounding around like a puppy. xo

    • theveganlisa
      Posted July 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      1 more sleep!!!

  2. Vegan Yack Attack
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Yum! I’ve had some matcha powder sitting in my pantry, unused, for a long time. This would be the perfect way to use it! 🙂

    • theveganlisa
      Posted July 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Happy to help!

  3. Posted July 21, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    This sounds dreamy. I adore matcha but am not such a coffee fan so this looks perfect for me. How thick is your cashew cream? Do you know the nut-water ratio?

    • theveganlisa
      Posted July 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Yes, the recipe above for the cashew cream is 1:2. That’s what I recommend for a nice thick blend. Enjoy!

      • Posted July 22, 2013 at 4:43 am

        Sorry, completely missed it was actually up there! Silly me!

  4. Heathypace
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

    This looks sooo good Lisa! Can you believe that I don’t own any matcha. I need to get some to make this.

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