How To Make a Whipped Matcha Latte (Inspired by Dalgona Coffee)

How To Make a Whipped Matcha Latte (Inspired by Dalgona Coffee)

How To Make a Whipped Matcha Latte (Inspired by Dalgona Coffee)

By now you have probably heard of the Korean Dalgona coffee trend that is taking the world by storm. I tried it for the first time at my favorite boba shop and it was is absolutely delicious. After I made myself a cup of Dalgona coffee at home, I immediately wanted to try it with matcha.

Ever since I first visited Japan and had my first authentic cup of matcha, I’ve been obsessed. I’ve bought culinary grade matcha like crazy to use for cookies, breads, muffins, chia puddings, and of course, for a traditional cup of matcha.

So naturally, I had to dream up a way to make a dalgona coffee-inspired, matcha latte. But since matcha has a different consistency than instant coffee, you can’t make it quite the same. After some trial and error I think it’s ready to share. So here’s my take on on a dalgona coffee-inspired whipped matcha latte!


What is Matcha?

First of all, if you aren’t familiar with matcha, it is a powdered Japanese green tea that is made from finely ground tea leaves. It is most commonly enjoyed by itself or with sweets. When selecting matcha, it’s best to buy high culinary grade matcha or a ceremonial grade matcha (best for drinking by itself).


Equipment Needed to Make a Whipped Matcha Latte


Ingredients to Make a Whipped Matcha Latte

Ingredients to make a whipped matcha latte.
  • 2 tbsp. aquafaba (chickpea liquid)
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. matcha powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar (optional)
  • Milk, for serving
  • A few ice cubes, for serving

Before You Get Started

What is aquafaba? Can I use something else?

Aquafaba is the liquid from canned chickpeas. It acts as a vegan alternative to egg whites and whips very similarly. If you don’t have canned chickpeas (or can’t find them) you can use an egg white as an alternative – although I haven’t tried it this way yet!

When I originally tried to create this recipe I thought I could make it the same way as dalgona coffee, just sub the matcha for the coffee. But that was not a winner.

I was reminded of the consistency of whipped eggs whites and thought about a video I watched on making vegan macarons with aquafaba. Since we currently have an egg shortage I decided to give it a try and save the chickpeas for making hummus later. 😉

Does it matter what kind of milk I use?

No, you can use any milk of your choice!

How much milk should I use?

This is really a personal choice. If you want a stronger matcha flavor I suggest using 1 cup of milk. If you want to make it less strong then add more milk.

Why add cream of tartar?

Adding cream of tartar to your whipped matcha latte is optional. If you notice that your aquafaba or egg white isn’t forming peaks as well as you’d like, you can add 1/4 tsp. of cream of tartar to make it firm up a bit more. Cream of tartar has been used for years to stiffen egg whites when baking!

Can I use less sugar?

I have used less sugar before when making a dalgona coffee but I have not tried it yet for this whipped matcha latte. I will report back on this, or if you try it with less sugar let me know how it worked out!


How to Make a Whipped Matcha Latte

In a small mixing bowl, whip the aquafaba until very frothy using an electric hand mixer.

Whipped aquafaba

Add sugar to the aquafaba and continue to whip until you form stiff peaks and the mixture sticks to the whisk. If you are having trouble forming stiff peaks, add 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar.

Using a small sifter, add the matcha to the bowl.

Whisk on low until just combined.

Add milk of choice and a few ice cubes to a glass. Top with the whipped matcha mixture. Stir to combine and enjoy!


So there you have it! You can now make your own whipped matcha latte inspired by dalgona coffee!

Whipped Matcha Latte

Whipped Matcha Latte

If you're a fan of matcha you'll love this dalgona whipped matcha latte that is easy to make and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Aquafaba (canned chickpea liquid)
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Matcha
  • 1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar (optional)
  • Milk, for serving
  • A few ice cubes, for serving

Instructions

1. In a small bowl, whip the aquafaba until frothy using an electric hand mixer.

Aquafaba whisked to make a foam.

2. Add sugar and whip until stiff peaks form and it sticks to the whisk. If you are having trouble forming stiff peaks, add 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar.

Making the aquafaba mixture to make a whipped matcha latte.

3. Using a sifter, add the matcha powder to the bowl.

Sifting the matcha into the aquafaba mixture for a whipped matcha latte

4. Whisk on low until combined.

Matcha whip

5. Add milk and ice to a cup and top with the whipped matcha.

Whipped Matcha Latte (inspired by Dalgona coffee)

6. Stir to combine and enjoy!

Whipped Matcha Latte (Dalgona Matcha)

Notes

  • If you don't have aquafaba you can also use an egg white.
  • You can also whip by hand, however, it works better with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • If you've made dalgona coffee before you'll know that it doesn't take much time to whip it up. However, it does take about 3 times as long to make a dalgona matcha so be patient!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130

Nutrition information isn't always accurate.



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