Spook Your Matcha Baes with these Halloween Recipes!

Spook Your Matcha Baes with these Halloween Recipes!

Halloween is around the corner...

It's time to break open your pouch of Culinary Grade Matcha and whisk up some cute Halloween-inspired matcha treats for your family, friends, and co-workers later this month. 

Matcha is such an amazing (and all-natural) alternative to use in place of artificial green food coloring — it's pretty convenient that Frankenstein, zombies, and monsters are all green! You can indulge in some sweet treats knowing that they're still jam packed with matcha's incredible health benefits!

Mini Mille Matcha Frankenstein Crepe Cakes

 

Ingredients

(Makes approximately 4-5 mini crepe cakes)

For Crepes

  • 6 tbs butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2-3 tbs Culinary Grade Matcha
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 7 tbs sugar
  • 2 pints heavy whipping cream

For Cream

  • 2 pints heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • (optional) 1 tbs matcha (for a more matcha-y flavor) or 2 tbs of our Matcha Collagen Smoothie Booster (the collagen stabilizes the whipped cream)

Decorations

 

PREPARATION

  1. Make the crepes by melting the butter in a 12-inch nonstick pan on medium heat. Allow it to brown slightly. 
  2. Add the milk to warm. Don't let the milk simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour and sugar. Sift matcha into the dry ingredients. Mix in eggs, then gradually mix in butter and warm milk. Chill in the fridge for approximately 15 minutes.
  4. On a nonstick skillet over medium heat, pour ¼ cup of crepe batter, and tilt and rotate the pan to cover the entire bottom surface. Cook until bottom surface of crepe begins to brown, then flip. Repeat until all of the crepe batter is used. Cool crepes completely. 
  5. Now it's time to make the heavy whipping cream. Add heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and sifted matcha (or Matcha Collagen) into a large bowl. Use a handheld electric mixer to combine all ingredients. Mix for 2-3 minutes or until stiff. If you don't have an electric mixer, add all ingredients into a blender and blend until stiff. 
  6. Stack cooled crepes on top of each other, use a 4" or 4.5" round cookie cutter to cut out circles.
  7. Stack crepes with whipped cream between each layer, approximately 8 to 10 crepe layers tall. 
  8. This is the fun part — decorate to look like Frankenstein! I squeezed out about 1/2 tbs of black icing into a small bowl and gradually added small pinches of powdered sugar to create a thick paste to form Frankestein's head screws and scar. Use the black icing as "glue" to affix his eyeballs.
  9. Once the crepe cakes are fully assembled and decorate, place in the fridge to set for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
  10. Eat & enjoy!

 

Spook your friends with this Japanese-inspired Martini: The Zombie-tini

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of Barista Edition Matcha
  • 2 oz dry sake
  • 1 oz fresh yuzu juice (or yuzu syrup - if you can't get your hands on yuzu, fresh lime juice will do just fine)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup or agave
  • Eyeball gummies
  • Dry ice

Additional tools you’ll need:

  • Cocktail shaker (or mason jar)

Directions:

Makes 1 cocktail

  • Run your martini glass under cold water and place in your freezer for 5-10 minutes
  • Add a scoop of ice into your cocktail shaker along with the sake, yuzu, simple syrup, and matcha.
  • Shake for 10-15 seconds
  • Strain cocktail into your glass, plop in eyeball gummies
  • Use tongs to drop in a small chunk of dry ice into your cocktail. Note: the dry ice should not be consumed. The dry ice will settle at the bottom of the glass.
  • Pinkies up & enjoy!

 

The (Creepier) Creeper Cocktail Recipe

Remember our Creeper Cocktail? Here's a creepier version to serve during your Halloween party!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of Barista Edition Matcha
  • 1 1/2 - 2 oz of gin
  • 1 tbs grenadine
  • 1/2 oz of fresh lime juice
  • 1 pinch of julienned Shiso Leaf (I found some at my local Asian Market, if you aren’t able to get your hands on some, julienned fresh mint will do)
  • Cucumber soda (here are some great options I've tried: option 1 or option 2)
  • Eyeball gummies

Additional tools you’ll need:

Directions:

Makes 1 cocktail

  • Add a scoop of ice into your cocktail shaker along with the gin, shiso leaf (or mint), grenadine, and lime juice
  • Shake for 10-15 seconds
  • Strain the cocktail into your glass, add ice and eyeball gummies
  • Pour 2-4 oz of cucumber soda into your glass. Leave room near the top of your glass for your matcha shot.
  • In a mason jar or mug, sift 1 tsp of Jade Leaf Matcha. Add 2 oz of water and use our electric frother to whisk your matcha. Note: Sifting is an important step to ensure you don't have any clumps in your cocktail.
  • Top off your cocktail with your whisked matcha
  • Pinkies up & enjoy!

 

Iced Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp of Barista Edition Matcha
  • 2 oz of water
  • 6-8 oz of your favorite milk (we love using Califia almond or oat milk)
  • 1-2 tbs pumpkin puree (canned)
  • Dash of pumpkin spice or a dash of cinnamon
  • (optional) 1 tbs sweetener of your choice
  • Ice

Directions:

  • Grab a mason jar, pour in 2 oz of cold water and sift in 2 tsp of matcha powder. Use our electric frother to whisk up your matcha shot for 15-20 seconds until it's frothy.
  • In a separate mug, add milk, pumpkin puree, spices, and sweetener and use the electric frother to incorporate all of the ingredients together.
  • Fill a tall glass with ice, pour in pumpkin milk mixture, and gentle layer your matcha shot on top.
  • Stir, sip, and enjoy!

Want to make a hot Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte?

Replace your 2 oz of cold water for hot water and heat your milk. Follow the same steps as above :)

Weekly Matcha Monday Blog Posts

#MatchaMonday is practically as weekly holiday for us matcha lovers. We're excited to announce that you can expect a new blog post from us every Monday. Please reach out to us with any questions you have about matcha and recipes you'd like to see in our blog. You can email me directly here: jules@jadeleaf.com.

We hope you all enjoy these recipes and have a beautiful holiday with your loved ones. Since we aren't able to enjoy these treats with you, feel free to tag us @jadeleafmatcha so we can live vicariously through you!

Matcha gratitude,

Jules & the Jade Leaf Matcha Team