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Dalgona Matcha

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This Dalgona Matcha recipe is made with just 4 simple ingredients and a delicious twist on the popular Korean coffee known as Dalgona Whipped coffee that is trending on TikTok and Instagram. This healthy whipped matcha is refined sugar free and vegan with paleo and low carb sweetener options.

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The Viral TikTok Dalgona Trend

If you’ve been spending more time on social media these days now that you’re staying home more, chances are you’ve heard of or seen the viral Dalgona coffee, the latest trend on TikTok, Twitter and on Instagram. This trending TikTok coffee is a popular Korean beverage, also known as whipped coffee. It’s super thick, creamy and frothy and made with just 3 easy to find pantry ingredients.

After trying our hand at making a kid-friendly Dalgona Strawberry Milk, we had to try making it with some whipped matcha and it turned out so amazing! Our vegan Dalgona Matcha recipe is so easy to make with just 4 ingredients and is a fun and delicious spin for tea and matcha lovers on the original whipped coffee.

What is Whipped Matcha

Whipped Matcha is almost like Dalgona Coffee but instead of whipping up instant coffee, you would use finely milled or instant matcha tea powder. In order to make the instant tea powder fluffy up like a cloud, you’re going to have to combine it with either egg whites, heavy cream or aquafaba to make dalgona matcha vegan with no eggs.

Then you whip up the mixture until you get stiff peaks or a fluffy cloud and top over some milk, coffee, or even some keto ice cream for a refreshing summer treat.

Ingredients you need to make Whipped Matcha:

All you need are 4 main ingredients to make our dalgona matcha without eggs. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy to customize no matter what diet you are following.

We tested this easy strawberry milk recipe out a ton of different ways using various sweeteners, milks and here is what we came up with:

  • aquafaba for dalgona matcha latte with no egg (you can also sub with coconut cream, full-fat coconut milk or even heavy whipping cream if not dairy-free)
  • maple sugar (or any granulated sugar / sweetener such as coconut sugar or granulated monk fruit sweetener)
  • matcha green tea powder (my favorite brands are Ippodo Tea, Jade Leaf, Maeda-en that I ordered from Amazon or this instant green tea powder in the photo)
  • 3-4 large ice cubes (or about 1/2 cup)
  • unsweetened almond milk: or use any milk you like or have on hand (about 3/4 – 1 cup)

How to make Dalgona Matcha

  1. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat the aquafaba on high speed until it starts to foam up, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stop the mixer, then add the granulated sweetener and matcha powder. Turn your mixer to low and slowly start to beat until the matcha powder is incorporated. Once you get soft peaks, increase the power to medium until thickened and glossy.
  3. Fill a stemless wine glass with ice and milk until it’s about 3/4 full.
  4. Top with whipped matcha.

TO SERVE COLD:

  • Add ice cubes to a large glass and pour milk over the ice. Add a few tablespoons of whipped matcha and enjoy with a spoon or a straw.

Tips for making the best whipped Dalgona Matcha Coffee

Do I have to use a hand mixer

No. You can also use a stand mixer (if you’re making a larger batch). Do not try using a regular whisk since it does not always work and will take lots of arm powder and at least 30 minutes to get creamy and thick so I recommend using a hand mixer if you plan on making this whipped strawberry milk a ton while staying indoors.

Sweetener variations

So wondering what sugar or sweetener is best?

Well, we tested five different sugars and sweeteners.

The original whipped coffee recipe uses granulated sugar, powdered sugar or brown sugar. Since we wanted to make our dalgona match paleo with keto and low carb options, we also tried:

  • maple sugar OR coconut sugar for a paleo whipped coffee
  • granulated monk fruit sweetener, golden monk fruit sweetener and powdered Stevia to make a Keto Dalgona Matcha version

Heavy Cream swaps

You can use:

  • aquafaba to make Dalgona Matcha vegan
  • egg whites
  • whipping cream
  • coconut cream
  • canned full-fat coconut milk, chilled upside down in the fridge overnight – in the morning scoop out the creamy part only and reserve or discard the liquid

Milk substitution

The original Dalgona coffee recipe from South Korea uses regular cow’s / dairy milk. For a vegan whipped coffee, we used:

  • unsweetened almond milk (our favorite is Malk Organics or Elmhurst)
  • any other plant milk: oat milk or unsweetened cashew milk would work as well

Other drink and matcha recipes you might like:

Matcha Latte

Green Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

Watch the video to see how easy Dalgona whipped coffee is to make:

 

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Dalgona Matcha
Prep Time
15 mins

 

This Dalgona Matcha recipe is made with just 4 simple ingredients and a delicious twist on the popular Korean coffee known as Dalgona Whipped coffee that is trending on TikTok and Instagram. This healthy whipped matcha is refined sugar free and vegan with paleo and low carb sweetener options.

Course:

Drinks
Cuisine:

American, Korean
Keyword:

dalgona coffee, dalgona matcha, whipped coffee, whipped matcha
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Kelly

Ingredients
  • 6
    tablespoons
    aquafaba
    , can also sub with 1/2 cup chilled coconut cream or heavy whipping cream if not dairy-free
  • 1/4
    tsp
    cream of tartar
    , leave out if using coconut cream or heavy cream
  • 1-2
    tablespoons
    granulated paleo sweetener
    , such as maple sugar OR coconut sugar. You can also use granulated monk fruit sweetener, powdered stevia or granulated sugar instead. (read my blog post for tips)
  • 2
    tablespoon
    matcha powder
FOR SERVING:
EQUIPMENT
  • hand mixer OR stand mixer

Instructions
  1. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat the aquafaba (or coconut cream or whipping cream) on high speed until it starts to foam up (or reaches stiff peaks), about 5 minutes.

    Stop the mixer then add the cream of tartar, sugar, and matcha powder. Turn your mixer to low and slowly start to beat until the matcha powder is incorporated then increase the power to medium until thickened and glossy.

  2. Fill a stemless wine glass with ice and milk until it's about 3/4 full. Top with whipped matcha.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

**Nutritional facts are based on using maple sugar and unsweetened almond milk. If using regular sugar or dairy milk, the nutritional value will be much higher.

Nutrition Facts
Dalgona Matcha
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 165
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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