Have you tried a Dalgona Matcha Latte or a Whipped Coffee yet?
They are so cute, fun, and surprisingly easy to make! I love making a Dalgona Matcha Latte when I want to show off in the kitchen and make something cool. This is a no fail recipe that is so artful to look at and so delicious to drink!
So let’s make this Dalgona Matcha Latte.
What is Dalgona?
Have you seen Squid Game? If not, stop what you are doing right now and go watch it. It’s incredible (but very adult – be warned). The sugar candies that the players cut in game 2 of Squid Game are dalgona. It’s a Korean candy that’s made with sugar and baking soda.
Dalgona Coffee (or whipped coffee) and Dalgona Matcha Lattes are named for this candy because they taste and look similar.
Ingredients to Make a Dalgona Matcha Latte
The ingredients are simple but you do need some equipment. I used a blender but you could use a hand mixer or Kitchen-Aid mixer. Whatever you have and whatever you prefer.
For your whipped portion you need matcha green tea, sugar (or maple syrup, agave, or honey – I recommend blending sugar and maple) and heavy cream.
For the underlying drink portion, you will need a milk of your choice and ice.
What Type of Milk Works Best
Now it’s completely up to you what kind of milk you choose for the base of your Dalgona Matcha Latte Recipe. The whipped matcha does contain whipping cream. But in a small quantity.
Since there are so many to milks to choose from – oat milk, hemp milk, and almond milk – just choose your favorite. My personal favorite is coconut milk especially when it’s homemade.
How to Find the Best Matcha
What’s great about matcha is that there are very specific titles for the quality and grades of matcha. The best quality is called Ceremonial Grade Matcha. After that you can choose Culinary Grade Matcha (which has it’s own set of different quality levels.
With any matcha you choose, look for very fine grain particles that don’t have clumping. Look for a bright green color and avoid any matcha that has a dull or oxidized green color.
How to Make a Dalgona Matcha Latte
Making a Dalgona Matcha Latte is easier than it seems. First you make the whipped matcha topping. Then place it on top of your drink.
To make the whipped matcha topping, add the matcha, whipping cream, sugar and maple syrup to a blender or Kitchen-Aid mixer. Remember, you can substitute different sweeteners. But my favorite is to use a touch of sugar and a touch of maple syrup.
Blend the ingredients until stiff peaks form which is around 5 minutes. This is just like making whipped cream – just with heavy amounts of matcha.
Once your whipped matcha is ready, fill a glass 3/4 full with ice and the milk of your choice. Then spoon the whipped matcha on top of the milk. Use your spoon to shape and sculpt the matcha to make it look beautiful!
Can I Make a Hot Dalgona Matcha Latte
Well there’s bad news and there’s good news. No, you can’t make a Hot Dalgona Matcha Latte. And trust me, I love a hot matcha latte. But unfortunately with both whipped coffee and dalgona matchas, the heat will cause the whipped portion to melt too quickly.
But the good news is that these drinks are so perfect iced! If you are looking for a hot beverage try this Peppermint Mocha Marshmallow Coffee Latte or try this traditional French Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows. YUM!
Can I Make A Sugar Free/Keto Dalgona Matcha Latte
There’s more good news! Yes, you can make a Sugar Free Dalgona Matcha Latte. All you need to do is remove the sugar and the maple syrup. Neither of those are necessary ingredients. They are just there for flavor.
Keto is a little trickier. Although whipping cream is keto friendly because of the relationship between protein and fat and the fact that it’s low calorie, it’s hard to substitute the milk on the bottom. For that, you will want to make sure it’s an unsweetened milk. Ordinarily, I can only find coconut and almond milk unsweetened. Anything else has sugar added.
This milk will break your fast if you are intermittent fasting. But you can keep it keto friendly if you use a unsweetened option.
Dalgona Matcha Latte Recipe
- 1 Blender or Kitchen-Aid Mixer
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1 tablespoon Sugar or less to taste
- 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or less to taste
- 2 tablespoons Matcha Powder Ceremonial Grade (or Culinary Grade)
- 4 cups Milk of your choice, I used coconut
- Add your heavy cream, sugar, maple syrup and matcha to a blender.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds. Then pulse until stiff peaks form. This will take around 5 minutes and may need a bit of hand stirring too.
- Fill a glass 3/4 full with ice and a milk of your choice. Any milk is fine (almond, coconut, hemp, oat, or whatever you like).
- Gently spoon the matcha onto the top of the milk.
- Use your spoon to smooth and sculpt the matcha to make it gorgeous.
- Serve your Dalgona Matcha Latte immediately. Make your matcha fresh each time.
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