100 Matcha Recipes: Green Tea Powder

Updated on March 17, 2016
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis!
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! | Source

Best Matcha Recipes

Need matcha cocktail recipes? How about matcha smoothies and cookies? You've come to the right place.

I have also included various websites and the matcha recipes they respectively house.

Check out the recipes below! - Enjoy! MissOlive

EASY Matcha Latte Recipe

All you need is matcha, water, milk and sweetener - then just whip it!
All you need is matcha, water, milk and sweetener - then just whip it! | Source

Basic Matcha Latte Recipe: Simple Ingredients

Matcha, milk, sweetener and hot water.

  • 1 teaspoon matcha
  • 3/4 cup hot water (does not need to be a rolling boil)
  • 1/4 cup Milk (may substitute with almond milk, soy milk or even rice milk)
  • sweeten to taste (sugar, splenda, honey or agave)

Note: add more milk and less water for a creamier matcha latte. This is an easy adjustment. Skinny latte's use less milk.


  • option one: the quick and easy version. Toss everything in a blender and frappe for about 1 minute. Your matcha latte will be smooth and frothy.
  • option two:

-step one: place matcha in a mug and slowly add hot water while whisking with a whisk or chasen.

-step two: slowly add milk and sweetener while whisking. Work the whisk up in a quick funnel to help create a frothy finish.

Serve and enjoy!

Matcha Cocktails

Matcha Grasshopper

  • 1/2 jigger green creme de menthe
  • 1/2 jigger white creme de cacao
  • 1 jigger light whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp matcha
  • 1/2 jigger vodka

Shake in an iced shaker, strain into your favorite chilled glass.

Matcha Green Russian

  • 1/2 tsp of matcha
  • 1 jigger Kahlua
  • 1/2 jigger Vodka
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

Combine liquors with matcha and give a quick blend, add ice cream and blend till smooth. Pour into a chilled glass. Add a strawberry for an eye-catching garnish!

Matcha Mint Fizz

  • Leaves from 8 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 tsp of matcha
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 bottle chilled white champagne

In a blender or food processor, grind the mint and sugar, then add the matcha and lime juice and blend again. Spoon mixture into a beautiful pitcher. Slowly pour chilled champagne over the matcha mint blend. Stir lightly to mix well. Serve in champagne glasses.

Creamy Green Toasted Almond

  • 1 jigger Vodka
  • 1/2 jigger Amaretto
  • 1/2 jigger Kahlua
  • 2 jiggers Heavy Cream (fat free or half & half for a “skinny” option)
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 tsp matcha

Blend all ingredients with ½ cup crushed ice in a blender. Add Vanilla ice cream and give another quick blend. Pour into a chilled glass.

Matcha Banana Love

  • 1 jigger Banana liqueur
  • 1 jigger Creme de Cacao
  • 1/2 tsp matcha
  • 1/2 jigger Vodka
  • 2 jiggers half-and-half

Blend with 1 cup ice, pour into your favorite glass.

Matcha Martini

  • 1/2 tsp of matcha
  • 1/2 jigger Grand Marnier
  • 2 jiggers Vodka

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Give a quick shake to chill, pour into a martini glass.

What is a jigger? Measurements


a jigger is actually a double sided cup / double sided shot glass used to measure and pour liquid when making drinks or other recipes. 

Shot or Jigger 

1 shot equals 1 1/2 oz (ounces) 
1 shot equals 4.5 CL (centiliters) 
1 shot equals 45 ml (milliliters) 
1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons)

Matcha Smoothies

Blueberry, matcha and tart cherry juice smoothie!
Blueberry, matcha and tart cherry juice smoothie! | Source

Simple - Matcha Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey or sugar
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tsp matcha

Blend ingredients together in a blender. Pour into a tall glass - enjoy!

OJ and Almond Milk - Matcha Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 tsp matcha

Blend ingredients together in a blender. Try different juices - I like tart cherry juice and I throw in blueberries

Fruity - Matcha Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup blueberries, mixed berries or other - frozen is best for smoothies
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • a splash of OJ or your favorite juice
  • 1 tsp matcha

Blend ingredients together in a blender. Pour into a tall class. Drink immediately. Try other fruits - it's all goooooood!

Matcha & Protein Smoothie

  • your choice of protein powder (vanilla or fruit flavor are my favorite)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk or yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1-2 tsp matcha

Blend ingredients together in a blender. Enjoy before a workout or a busy morning.

Matcha Desserts

Matcha and Chocolate Shake

Matcha and chocolate shake recipe - SO EASY & PRETTY!!!!
Matcha and chocolate shake recipe - SO EASY & PRETTY!!!! | Source

This beautiful shake is incredibly easy to make and it can be garnished with everything from whipped cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup and more!


  • Chocolate ice cream - softened
  • Vanilla ice cream - softened
  • Matcha: powdered green tea
  • A chilled parfait glass
  • Toppings and garnishes of your choice

Take two scoops of chocolate ice cream and blend in a blender until smooth. Pour into the bottom of a parfait glass, be careful not to let the chocolate touch the sides of the upper portion of the glass.

Rinse the blender thoroughly.

Take two scoops of softened vanilla ice cream and one teaspoon of matcha, blend in the blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into the parfait glass on top of the chocolate ice cream. Tip; you can add more matcha for a deeper shade of green but be aware that it will greatly strengthen the flavor of the matcha.

Garnish with the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Matcha Cookies

2 1/2 cups of all- purpose flour

1 tsp matcha

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 cup softened butter

1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar

2 large egg yolks

1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract

Granulated sugar for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

Combine flour, matcha, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl - cream butter, sugar. egg yolks and vanilla extract. Gradually blend dry ingredients, mix well. Cover with cellophane and chill for one hour.

Lightly dust counter, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Place 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly colored. Sprinkle granulated sugar over the hot cookies and transfer to wire racks to cool.

Frozen Matcha Yogurt

1 tsp macha

2 1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 envelope plain gelatin (you can experiment with flavors)

1/8 tsp salt

1 1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/4 cup corn syrup

Mix Matcha and 4 tbsp of warm water, dissolve, set separately. Combine milk, sugar, gelatin, and salt. Let stand 1 minute. Cook gelatin mixture over low heat for 5 minutes or until the gelatin dissolves. Let the mixture cool completely. Stir in the matcha mixture, yogurt and corn syrup. Pour into a bowl; cover and chill for 8 hours. Once chilled, serve as chilled yogurt, or you can process through an ice cream maker for frozen yogurt.

Matcha Whipped Cream

1 cup VERY COLD heavy cream

1/3 cup sugar

2 ozs. sugar

1 tsp matcha

1 tsp vanilla

Whip heavy cream on high speed in blender until it fluffs. Quickly, add sugar, matcha and vanilla and blend again. Use as a topping for fruit or desserts.

Matcha Meals and Side Dishes

Shiitake Mushrooms with Matcha Wine Sauce

4 ounces Shiitake Mushrooms

2 tbspd butter or margarine

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/2 tsp matcha

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 tsp crushed dried tarragon

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Remove long stems from Shiitake Mushrooms Slice mushrooms into long strips. In a small saucepan melt butter on medium heat. Add chopped onion and mushroom strips, glaze for about 3 minutes. While mushrooms and onions are glazing - whisk matcha, white wine, heavy cream, tarragon, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour liquid over mushrooms and onions and bring to a light boil – then, lower to medium low heat and stir lightly for about 5 minutes. Can be served over chicken, rice, and potatoes, or alone.

Chicken and Matcha Rice

1 chicken, cut up

2 tbsps olive oil

1 tsp matcha

1 medium onion, sliced thinly

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can diced tomatoes - plain

4 cups water

1 bay leaf

2 tsps salt

2 cups raw rice

1 pinch saffron

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 small jar minced pimientos

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cornstarch

Rice - In a blender mix tomatoes, matcha and water until smooth – pour into a medium saucepan, bring to a light boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Add bay leaf, salt, saffron, green pepper, paprika and cornstarch, stir well and bring to a boil – add rice, cover and leave on medium low heat for 25 minutes. Prepare chicken.

Chicken - Add olive oil, thinly sliced onions and garlic to a large skillet – raise to medium high heat. Add chicken, brown on both sides - allowing chicken to fully cook. Lower heat and stir in pimentos.

Serve chicken over bed of rice.

Matcha Websites and Recipes

Look through the list and find a recipe of your choice. Links to the recipes are at the base of each respective website list. Links will go directly to the recipe page.

DoMatcha.com, Home of the Matcha Martini

  • Master Handa's Juicy Matcha Recipe
  • Matcha-Nog Recipe and the History of Eggnog
  • Ancient Matcha Recipe
  • Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe
  • Matcha Green Tea Frappe Recipe
  • Martini DōMatcha™-tini Recipe
  • "Jade Lemonade" Matcha Recipe
  • Tea & Spice Matcha Chai Recipe
  • Green Tea Sushi Roll
  • Pistachio Matcha Roll
  • Sea Salt & Matcha Kissed Popcorn
  • Green Tea Ice Cream
  • Toasted Sesame & Matcha Crispy Rice Treats

Click here for the DoMatcha.Com recipe page

O-cha.com, Matcha Ice Cream

  • Green Tea Tiramisu
  • Green Tea Pudding
  • Matcha Latte
  • Green Tea Ice Cream
  • Green Tea Dip and Spread

Click here for the O-cha.com recipe page


MatchaTeaFactory.com, Matcha Banana Loaf Cake

  • Green Tea Cookies
  • Super Easy Green Tea Ice-Cream
  • Banana Green Tea Smoothie
  • Green Tea Banana Loaf Cake
  • Green Tea Latte
  • Green Tea Chicken
  • Green Tea Butter
  • Matcha Salt

Click here for the MatchaTeaFactory.com recipe page


AOITea Company.com, Matcha Tiramisu

  • Traditional Matcha
  • Matcha Float
  • Matcha Scones
  • Matcha Tiramisu
  • Matcha Chiffon Cake

Click here for the AOItea.com recipe page


aiya-europe.com, Matcha Scones

  • Matcha Latte
  • Matcha Smoothie
  • Matcha Iced Tea
  • Apricot and Matcha Tiramisu
  • Matcha Creme Cake
  • Matcha Chocolate Cake
  • Matcha Tea Roll
  • Matcha Cupcake
  • Matcha Green Fortune Cookie
  • Italian Matcha Donut
  • Matcha Scones
  • Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Matcha Ice Cream
  • Matcha Spring Wrap
  • Matcha Pasta

Click here for the aiya-europe.com recipe page (tip, recipes are listed by category on the header of the recipe page; matcha drinks, matcha cakes, matcha cookies and matcha food)

Chocolate Matcha Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting



  • Matcha Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Matcha Creamcheese Frosting

These cupcakes were too cute to pass up! This blog has other sweet recipes aside from the matcha cupcakes listed above.

Click here for the 1BakingRecipes.blogspot.com matcha cupcake recipe page

All MissOlive hubs on HubPages are authored by,

marisa hammond olivares, copyright 2011

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

        Tiramisu is such an awesome dessert and the thought of making it with matcha is extra special. I'm glad you liked the various recipes and ideas. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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        Sarah Fletcher 3 years ago from Adelaide

        Wow Matcha Tiramisu! That's probably tiramisu I can eat! Yay :) Thanks for all the ideas.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

        iamaudraleigh, Hi Audra! Matcha deserves it's own marching matcha song! Let me know which recipes you and Micah try! Thanks for sharing and reading. :)

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        iamaudraleigh 5 years ago




        I am so sharing these recipes with Micah who loves Matcha! Voted up!!!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

        thank you celebrite! :)

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        celebritie 5 years ago

        Very nice recipes

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

        hahahaha rahul - I hear ya buddy. It is hard to pick one. My daughter is headed home for the summer and we are going to make our way through the list. Glad you came by :)

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        Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

        I am high, I am sloshed, I am full and yet craving for more after reading this..

        Fantabulously awesome hub!!!!!!!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

        Thanks Neil! Good health yummies are the best! Glad you stopped by! :)

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        Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

        Yummies and good health - what a cool combination.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        Hi Ardie! Yes, match is very good for you and the health benefits are undeniable. So why not add it to icing? If you are going to be bad at least be SORTA good about it :)

        iamaudraleigh - super delicious is right! Thank you

        Marcy - I know! I'm going to mis the website's bookmark feature, but I'll be using my toolbar bookmark feature instead. Glad you came by and I appreciate the votes.

        He Brian - thank so much for your lovely comment and vote. Nice to see you. :)

        dinkan53 - Thank you. I'm glad you liked it and I greatly appreciate your bookmark and votes.

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        dinkan53 6 years ago from India

        An excellent hub here. Straightly bookmarking to go for future reference. It is we thanking you missolive for writing this useful awsesome hub, and also rated up.

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        Brian Slater 6 years ago from England

        Excellent hub MissOlive which shares many practical ideas. Voted up.:)

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        Marcy Goodfleisch 6 years ago from Planet Earth

        This is yet another reason we still need the bookmark feature! I had no idea you could do this much with one ingredient! Now I need to find where to buy it. Very enticing hub, and very useful. Voted up and up!

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        iamaudraleigh 6 years ago

        Voted up for super delicious!!!

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        Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

        Yowza - I have seen this Hub shared all over but I was so behind on my reading :D Im glad I finally made it here! I had no idea what matcha was. Not only is it healthy but it makes a beautiful colorful addition to many foods! Okay matcha icing?! I love it. I am pinning this to my favorite recipes board so I can find it easily when I need it.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        barbergirl28 - Hi Stacy, I had fun finding all of these great matcha recipes. Matcha Martini's and Brownies - who knew? :)

        I hope you decide to give matcha a try. The benefits are undeniable.

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        Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

        So many recipes... I can tell you really like matcha! I am intrigued... so I am off to read about the benefits of matcha!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        stessily - Hi! Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. I am a big fan of smoothies. Your simple recipe sounds great. I bet the yogurt and honey combo is really good. Thank you for sharing

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        stessily 6 years ago

        missolive, I'm a long-time fan of matcha. These are wonderful recipes. One of my favourites is the simplest: Simple Matcha Smoothie with matcha, yogurt, honey, and ice cubes --- really soothing.

        Thank you for sharing.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        Vicctoria Lynn - Sure! Why not?! I'm glad to hear you have bookmarked this. You have so many recipes on HP I bet you are an awesome cook! I'm sure you will find more creative ways to incorporate matcha into meals. Thank you for coming by - cheers!

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        Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

        MissOlive--going to bookmark! I didn't know you could put something like this in a healthy recipe. Healthy in a drink? Really? Great hub! Going to bookmark for future drinks and recipes. Thanks for all this info.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        Sharyn's Slant - THANK YOU! How nice to have your sis and kiddos nearby. I'm sure she will share. Doesn't that banana bread look great? The colors are so pretty! Thank you for sharing, pinning and voting! You are awesome!

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        Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

        MO - this is REALLY awesome. I truly think my lil sister is going to love this. She is always doing some "smoothie" thing, etc., for her kids. Currently, she lives five houses away, so maybe she'll share with me :) I love the banana bread and angel food cake ideas too.

        Another share, another pin . . . wonderful work here!


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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        nifwiserff - There are many recipes for you to try. I'm a big fan of matcha - can you tell? :)

        I have a student from Japan and her mom is going to get me matcha candy from Japan - I can't wait! Thank you for reading and commenting.

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        Kymberly Fergusson 6 years ago from Villingen Schwenningen, Germany

        Matcha Kit Kats are some of the better flavours of Kit Kats available in Japan. So many matcha recipes - I need to get cooking!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        aloscin - that is exactly how I felt when I put this together :)

        Thanks for the votes! Enjoy!

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        alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

        So many recipes and so little time. Voting this Up and Awesome.

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        cclitgirl - matcha is healthy stuff! Hope you find a recipe you like! Thank you for reading and commenting.

        brittanytodd - Thank you brittany! I'm glad you liked the formatting - it did take a little extra work, but I like it too :) Thanks for the votes!

        ITcoach - thank you for the votes and the great comment. There are plenty recipes to choose from.

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        ITcoach 6 years ago from United States


        Great hub !!I'll definitely try out some of those delicious recipes..

        Voted up for this and definitely awesome.

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        Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

        Yum! This looks delicious! I can't wait to try some of them. I love the way you formatted this hub and added those pretty titles. Great work! Voted up, etc.

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        Cynthia Calhoun 6 years ago from Western NC

        Yum! I'm going to try matcha!!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        homesteadbound / Cindy

        Well you'll just have to head on over to my Benefits of Matcha hub :)

        Matcha is powdered green tea and is very beneficial to your health.

        Glad to see you stopped by to read and comment. Always nice to see you around the hub.

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        Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

        Now I am going to have to go figure out what matcha is. I have never heard of this. Great idea for a hub!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        Sanne - I am really glad you came by to read this. After I saw your tea hubs I knew you would probably enjoy matcha recipes too. I loved your baking with tea hub! Thanks for the great comment and for following. Glad to follow back as well!

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        SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

        Oh, my. . .this hub is just fantastic!

        I am a huge Matcha fan and I'll definitely try out some of those delicious recipes.

        Bookmarked, voted up and pushed all the right buttons.


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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        fpherj48 and barryrutherford

        Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. I just LOVE matcha! Unbelievably healthy and easy to include into our daily diet. :)

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        Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia


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        Paula 6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        This is a GIFT!! Thank you so much. I am enlightened to Matcha!

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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        Author's Update - I did a search and have added another product to this hub - Matcha Kit Kat Bars! - YUM! You will find the info at the bottom of the hub / just before the comments. Enjoy!


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        RASO 6 years ago from Slovenia

        Excellent hub, voted all except funny option :)


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        Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

        Dexter, Judi Bee, kerlynb and Cathleena - thank you so much for stopping by.

        I'm glad each of you find these recipes enticing and tempting.

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        Cathleena Beams 6 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

        Delicious hub! Photos look scrumptious and mouth watering good! :o)

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        kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

        Miss Olive, your hub is beautiful, useful, interesting! Have to try one of these this weekend!

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        Judith Hancock 6 years ago from UK

        Fabulous hub, gorgeous recipes - thanks for sharing Miss Olive!

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        Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

        Hi Miss Olive! This is a great addition to your original Matcha hub! I love these recipes! Voted up, up and away! And I have bookmarked this hub! The green tea ice cream and the banana loaf cake look delicious!!!!