Dalgona Matcha (and a vegan recipe, too!)

Dalgona Matcha (and a vegan recipe, too!)

We wanted to see what all of the craze was about with the Dalgona Coffee recipe that went viral! Being the matcha lovers that we are… we had to play around with a matcha version to enjoy as our #MiddayMatcha fix.

We found some recipes online and chose to experiment with the recipe that utilizes egg whites to achieve the luscious, #thicc whipped matcha. Looking for a plant-based version? Don't worry, we shared a plant-based version down below!

 

You’re probably thinking: “Wait, what?! Egg whites in a matcha latte???”

I thought the same thing, too, and honestly had my reservations but still wanted to try the recipe for myself. If you can, I recommend using high quality, pasture-raised egg whites — otherwise, the egg whites you have accessible will do just fine. 

 

What does it taste like?

On its own, the matcha whip is reminiscent of creamy, melted matcha soft serve. Yummmmm! It's sweet, has a perfect amount of the earthy matcha flavor we all love, and doesn't impart an "eggy" taste. Once stirred into your favorite milk, the result is a luscious, creamy, well-balanced iced matcha latte.

 

Which grade of matcha should I use?

We recommend crafting your Dalgona Matcha Lattes with our Barista Edition Cafe Matcha. It's crafted specially for exceptional lattes and iced drinks. This grade is preferred by baristas and expert chefs alike.

 

Dalgona Matcha

Ingredients

Makes 3-4 Iced Dalgona Matcha lattes

  • 1 T matcha 
    • It sounds like a lot of matcha, but don't worry.. you'll be stirring your matcha whip into 6-8oz of milk which will end up tasting just right! Not too light, not too matcha-y.
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 c sugar
    • The original recipe I found calls for 1/2 c of sugar. After testing it, it was a bit too sweet so I pulled back on the sugar for this recipe.
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 32 oz of milk/plant milk (we used Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk)
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp matcha powder to dust on top

Steps

  • Pour water and sugar into a small saucepan and simmer on low heat. Gently stir your water and sugar mixture. Allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Prep your matcha whip! Place egg whites into a medium bowl. Use an electric hand whisk to beat the egg whites on high until foamy (about 5 minutes).
  • Temper your whipped egg whites by gradually adding your hot water/sugar mixture into the medium bowl. We recommend adding a tablespoon at time while continuing to whisk the egg whites on high. Adding your hot water/sugar mixture makes the egg whites safe to consume.
    • Note: It's important to gradually add the hot water/sugar into your egg whites. I made the mistake of pouring all of the hot water/sugar mixture into my whipped egg whites, which ended up shocking the egg whites (thus, cooking it in the process). The result left tiny bits of cooked egg whites in my Dalgona Matcha (not fun to drink).
  • Sift your matcha powder into the whipped egg whites to avoid clumps. Add vanilla extract. Continue whisking on low for another minute.
  • Prep your Iced Dalgona Matchas! Place ice cubes into your glasses. Pour 6-8oz of milk, leaving about 3 inches of room towards the top of each glass.
  • LAY IT ON THICC! Scoop dollops of your matcha whip (approximately 1/4 c)  over your milk.
  • Optional: sift 1/2 tsp of matcha powder on top of each drink.
  • Take a gorgeous photo of your Dalgona Matcha and tag us on Instagram.
  • Use a straw or spoon to gently stir your matcha whip into your iced milk to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  • Sip & enjoy!

 

Vegan Dalgona Matcha

Plant-based Ingredients

Makes 3-4 Iced Vegan Dalgona Matcha lattes

  • 1/2 - 1 T matcha 
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of coconut milk (refrigerated overnight)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 c sugar (or your favorite sweetener)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 32 oz of milk/plant milk (we used Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk)
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: ½ tsp matcha powder to dust on top

Steps

  • Place the cans of coconut in your fridge overnight. This allows the coconut cream to separate from the liquid.
  • Open the can and use a spoon to remove the hardened coconut cream from the top. Place it in a medium bowl and beat on high until fluffy (about 5 mins)
  • Sift your matcha powder into the coconut whipped cream to avoid clumps. Add vanilla extract. Continue whisking on low for another minute.
  • Prep your Iced Dalgona Matchas! Place ice cubes into your glasses. Pour 6-8oz of plant milk, leaving about 3 inches of room towards the top of each glass.
  • LAY IT ON THICC! Scoop dollops of your matcha whip (approximately 1/4 c)  over your plant milk.
  • Optional: sift 1/2 tsp of matcha powder on top of each drink.
  • Take a gorgeous photo of your Vegan Dalgona Matcha and tag us on Instagram.
  • Use a straw or spoon to gently stir your matcha whip into your iced plant milk to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  • Sip & enjoy!
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