Matcha is something that I have always loved! I believe when made the right way, it is the perfect combination of earthy and sweet, but with a little bite to it. It is something that I have enjoyed having in the morning instead of coffee, or for a midday pick-me-up.
With my matcha, I usually stick to just making it by combining a little bit of water and match powder, and then adding that to a glass of plant based milk, either hot or cold. However, I wanted to switch things up! During the beginning stages of quarantine, dalgona coffee became HUGE. So, why not try it with matcha?
If you didn’t know, dalgona is a type of Korean sweet. It is toffee-like made by melting down sugar and baking soda formed into a whipped consistency (Korean Bapsang). With this, dalgona coffee was made by combining instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, and stirring them until the ingredients made a whipped consistency as well. It’s delicious, and definitely something fun to try!
With that being said, here is my Dalgona Matcha recipe! It is vegan, but you can use cow’s milk instead of the aquafaba for a dairy version. Also, I have linked brands that I love for a few of the ingredients!
- 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon of lukewarm water
- 200ml of aquafaba
- 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
- Plant based milk of your choice
1. In a small bowl put together a teaspoon of matcha powder and a tablespoon of lukewarm water. Mix the ingredients until they are well combined. You can use a chaser (tea whisk) or a normal whisk if you do not have one.
2. In a larger bowl, use 200ml of aquafaba (the water from boiling chickpeas) and whisk until you have reached stiff peaks-like consistency.
3. Add one teaspoon of powdered sugar and keep mixing.
4. Add the matcha mix to the aquafaba and combine well.
5. Fill a glass with a plant based milk of your choice (cold or warm). You can also add in ice cubes for an iced version.
6. On top, add a few spoons of the whipped matcha mix. You can use the straw to mix the drink while you enjoy it!
This recipe is enough for 2 large cups, or 4 smaller ones.
Dalgona (Spongy Candy)- https://www.koreanbapsang.com/dalgona-spongy-candy/
I love coming up with new recipes as I love to be in the kitchen. Look for more to come and hope you tag along for the ride. If there are any recipes you’d like to see shoot me a message. Also if you go to my IG page you can find a ton of Vegan, GF or just plain fun recipes. CLEANBEAUTYBABEBYJENN