Green foods and beverages are a staple on St. Patrick’s Day. Fortunately, there is a way to infuse your foods and beverages with that gorgeous emerald color, without the artificial additives: matcha powder. This finely-ground green tea powder has an alluring, earthy flavor and vibrant color. Matcha powder is packed with antioxidants, making it a healthy and natural alternative to green food coloring.
This St. Patrick’s Day, delight partygoers with an array of festive and flavorful drinks, desserts, and snacks featuring matcha green tea powder. Below, we have rounded up 10 of our favorite matcha recipes to inspire your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
1. Matcha Latte
What better way to kick off your Saint Paddy’s festivities than with a healthful, energizing matcha latte? Delight in the smooth, creamy consistency and sweet, grassy flavor of premium organic matcha. Steamed milk and a dash of sweetener deliver the right finishing touch to this beautiful green latte.
View the Recipe: Easy Matcha Latte
2. Matcha Shortbread Cookies
The addition of Japanese matcha powder gives this classic shortbread recipe a flavorful and colorful twist that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Customize your creations by dusting the cookies with loose matcha powder, or dipping half the cookies in dark or white chocolate.
View the Recipe: Matcha Shortbread Cookies
3. Matcha Shamrock Shake
You don’t need luck to prepare this creamy, minty shamrock shake. Featuring just a handful of ingredients, this icy concoction is tasty, refreshing, and easy to prepare. Garnish with whipped cream, a sprig of fresh mint, and a sprinkle of matcha powder.
View the Recipe: Matcha Shamrock Shake
4. Matcha Truffles
These adorable matcha truffles are as scrumptious as they are beautiful. Heavy cream, brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, and matcha are the only ingredients required. Dust with a mixture of matcha powder and sea salt, and savor the melt-in-your-mouth goodness.
View the Recipe: Matcha Truffles
5. Matcha Pound Cake
Hosting friends and family for St. Patrick’s Day? Impress your party guests with this beautiful, delectable matcha-infused pound cake. An almond glaze or sprinkle of powdered sugar will transform this treat into a festive work of art.
View the Recipe: Matcha Pound Cake
6. Matcha Lemonade
Cheers to good fortune and good health with a glass of emerald-hued matcha lemonade. This refreshing beverage is simple to prepare, and features a gorgeous green color that will delight partygoers.
View the Recipe: Matcha Lemonade
7. Matcha Frosting
Serving desserts at your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Whip up this creamy, bright green matcha frosting to add sweetness and Irish spirit to any cupcake, cookie, cake, or other desserts. Decorate with gold or white sprinkles, or loose matcha powder.
View the Recipe: Matcha Frosting
8. Matcha Smoothie
Start your day on a lucky note with this energizing matcha smoothie. Simply blend ice, yogurt, milk, banana, and matcha green tea powder. Savor every sip of this flavorful, nourishing, antioxidant-rich smoothie.
View the Recipe: Matcha Smoothie
9. Matcha Snack Mix
A long day of celebrating calls for a hearty selection of salty snacks. This crunchy umami party mix strikes the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and will help sustain your guests as they sip and celebrate all day long.
View the Recipe: Matcha Snack Mix
10. Matcha Marshmallows
Who knew homemade marshmallows were so easy to prepare? Fluffy, pillowy, and full of matcha flavor, these green marshmallows are reminiscent of a cloudlike matcha latte. Delight in the soft, slow-melting texture.
View the Recipe: Matcha Marshmallows
This St. Patrick’s Day, infuse your celebration with the luck of the Irish with festive matcha recipes. We hope our Citizens enjoy the vibrant green color and beautifully rich flavor of these matcha drinks and desserts.