YERBA MATE LATTE: 4 Energizing Recipes That You Can Easily Whip Up at Home

Despite its nutritional properties and health benefits, people tend to shy away from Yerba mate tea because of its taste. The plant has a distinctively strong bitter flavor, that at first sip, might turn off those who are new to the drink. But this shouldn’t always be the case. Just as coffee- another originally bitter beverage- can be transformed into a whole spectrum tasty drinks, so can Yerba mate. Click here in case you are not familiar with What is Yerba mate. There are many Yerba mate recipes varieties. Here are four Yerba mate latte recipes you can try out:

 

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Quick and Simple Yerba Mate Latte
Though not really a "latte" in the strictest sense of the word (i.e. a latte is what you would call a drink made out of espresso and milk), this yerba mate latte beverage can still energize and perk you up better than any caffeine-based drink can.
Yerba Mate Latte
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Loose-leaf Yerba mate
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Loose-leaf Yerba mate
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
Yerba Mate Latte
Instructions
  1. Prepare yerba mate tea according to your preferences. You can use a tea mesh infuser to keep the loose-leaf tea leaves in. Alternatively, you can steep the tea leaves directly in the water and just use a tea strainer to take them out.
  2. Once you've got your preferred brew, it's time to prepare the milk. Microwave the milk in an uncovered microwave-safe bowl for about one minute or until bubbles form around the edge of the bowl. After it's been heated, whisk the milk vigorously until it foams up.
  3. Add the foamy milk to your yerba mate tea, and you're done! Sweeten with sugar to taste.
Recipe Notes

This is the simplest "base" form of yerba mate latte that you can make. Add ingredients and make substitutions as you wish. For example, you can add cinnamon for flavor, use soy or almond milk instead of normal milk, and substitute brown sugar for the white sugar.

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Yerba Mate Chai Latte
A more exciting variant of the yerba mate latte, this milky brew is infused with a bunch of flavorful spices for that extra kick. Feel free to experiment with the ratio of the spices- you can even add your own!
yerba mate latte chai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2-3 tbsp Loose-leaf yerba mate
  • 10 whole Cloves
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 star Star-anise
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger (mashed)
  • 1 whole Opened cardamom pod
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups Milk of your choice (soy, almond, rice, dairy, etc)
  • 5-6 whole White peppercorns
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2-3 tbsp Loose-leaf yerba mate
  • 10 whole Cloves
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 star Star-anise
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger (mashed)
  • 1 whole Opened cardamom pod
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cups Milk of your choice (soy, almond, rice, dairy, etc)
  • 5-6 whole White peppercorns
yerba mate latte chai
Instructions
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan, along with all of the spices. Steeping time is dependent on how strong you want the spice flavor to be. Let it steep for around five to six minutes if you want a subtle flavor, ten to fifteen minutes if you want a stronger one.
  2. Add the milk and bring to a boil briefly (for a couple of minutes), then remove from heat. Add the tea leaves and let the whole thing steep for around five to ten minutes depending on how strong you want your yerba mate chai latte.
  3. Add sweetener, if so desired, and pour the drink through a tea strainer and into a pot.
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Energizing Iced Yerba Mate Latte
Here's another refreshing yerba mate drink. This iced latte is perfect when you need a perk-me-up on those hot days.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Loose-leaf Yerba mate
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk
Prep Time 8 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Loose-leaf Yerba mate
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk
Instructions
  1. Brew tea according to preference. Add the agave nectar as sweetener (you can add more or lessen, according to your tastes). Strain and pour into a mug or temperature-safe glass.
  2. Add enough ice to cool down the tea. Don't add too much since this could dilute the flavor of the tea (and you wouldn't have room for the milk in the next step).
  3. Pour in the almond milk and stir. Add more ice if desired.
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Yerba Mate Latte Flavor Ice Cream
Enjoy the flavor of your favorite Yerba mate latte even under the sweltering heat of the sun. Just add a few ingredients to your standard yerba mate latte recipe, freeze, and soon you'll find yourself with some of the best-tasting ice cream around.
Prep Time 1 h
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 5 yolks Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Whip cream
  • 3 tbsp Loose-leaf Yerba mate
Prep Time 1 h
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 5 yolks Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Whip cream
  • 3 tbsp Loose-leaf Yerba mate
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk until it begins to boil. As soon as the milk bubbles, remove from heat, and add the tea leaves. Let the milk and tea mixture steep for at least twenty to thirty minutes with the saucepan's lid on.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer and put it on the stove under low heat (don't let it boil).
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until everything is light and foamy. Pour the egg yolk and sugar foam into the yerba mate tea and milk mixture. Stir well until thick. Just make sure that it doesn't boil over. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. If you want the mixture to be thicker, add more whip cream.
  4. For the freezing process, you can use an ice cream machine. If you don't have one, pour the mix into a container and put it inside the freezer. Every fifteen minutes, take the container out of the freezer and mix slowly for that smooth and creamy ice cream texture. Do this at least three to four times until you have the ice cream at desired consistency.
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