Matcha Green Tea Malted Milkshake



Hey Nextdoor Neighbor,

Hi.  How are you?

Listen.  I know you’re attractive.  I know that you know you’re attractive.  It’s not really that big of a deal.  It’s not like you’re a model or anything.  Mostly… you wear nice hats.

I think it would be nice of you to say hello to me when I say hello to you when we’re passing on the sidewalk.  I see you see me.  Just say hi.  I do, after all, hear you sneeze super loud, and put up with you when you blast your 90’s jams and… I suspect it is your stupid dog that leaves giant turds on old Lucy’s lawn… but I say nothing.

Maybe you’re shy.  I’m shy too.  Just say hi.  If you did say hello, I’d probably bring you cookies and cakes, and make you a milkshake instead of making my cat a milkshake.

See what you’re missing?  It doesn’t have to be like this.

Love, Joy



I realize that I’ve made something very simple with two ingredients that you probably don’t have in your pantry.

I realize that I’ve just made things more complicated for you.  The links will show you where to buy these ingredients.

Matcha Green Tea is green tea leaves that have been ground super fine.  When mixed with warm water and honey, it makes a bright green tea drink.  It’s super good and super healthful.

Malt powder is a dried version of malted barley, wheat and milk.  In cold, ice cream beverages malt powder adds a…. flavor.  Wait, I actually don’t know how to describe a malted milkshake at all.  It tastes like… malt.  It’s yummy.


Green tea, malt, vanilla and a touch of honey.  The flavors together taste like sweet, vanilla green tea with a twist.

Matcha powder and malt powder are totally worth buying.  I make tea and bread and malted milkshakes lots and lots.  Fun.  Delicious.

Matcha Green Tea Malted Milkshake

makes one big milkshake

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1/2 cup milk (any fat content is fine)

1 generous cup vanilla ice cream

1 tablespoon matcha powder

1 1/2 tablespoons malt powder

dash of vanilla extract

2 teaspoons honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and no big chunks remain.  Totally hard, I know.  Really complicated.

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168 thoughts on “Matcha Green Tea Malted Milkshake

  1. You seem to have your fair share of odd neighbors! I remember reading about the guy who trashed a plate of cupcakes you left on his doorstep. If you were my neighbor, I would want to bake with you! You could also borrow eggs, flour, sugar, anything you wanted–maybe even my favorite petite whisk!

  2. Hysterical! I can’t believe your neighbor doesn’t say hello – should we give her the benefit of the doubt that, perhaps, she is hard of hearing or maybe has macular degeneration and doesn’t recognize you?? She is certainly missing out, yet I think you should continue to say hello – maybe throw her off by baking a quick bread and giving it to her for no reason at all – just as a day-brightener. Thanks for always sharing your tasty recipes!

  3. Aaahhh I loooove malt powder! It’s amazing. And that milkshake looks amazing, I think I’m going to have to buy some of the matcha powder.
    PS I made your whole wheat molasses bread a couple days ago and it is absolutely AMAZING :D

  4. I love that you know you did not stay withing conventionality on this recipe. You know those recipes that have things like… well I can’t give a good example, but of legumes of some sort that you’ve never heard of and come only out of East Asia… yea those make me mad and they don’t even have the decency to tell you it will be hard to find. Thank you Joy for being honest. You’re the best. :)

  5. Thanks in advance for the giant belly ache I’m going to have for an entire week. My body completely disagrees with dairy, but I must have a malted matcha milkshake. Lord, help me.

  6. No, I do not have either of those ingredients but I wish I did because this looks really good! I love matcha and that is probably the cutest picture I have seen of your cat so far.
    Cats and tea! Two of my favorite things combined!
    ps I bet if you offered your neighbor a milkshake he would come over.

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