How To Make Matcha Dalgona: In 3 Simple Steps

Matcha dalgona is a frothy, picture-perfect coffee drink, and with our recipe for how to make matcha dalgona, you can prepare and serve it in your own kitchen.

How To Make Matcha Dalgona
Matcha dalgona coffee became a sudden craze on Tiktok or Youtube because of its picture-perfect features and unique taste

Ingredients Needed For Making Matcha Dalgona

To make a matcha dalgona whipped coffee drink, you will need the following ingredients. 

  • 1 egg white, 2 tablespoons pasteurized egg white from the dairy department, or 2 tablespoons aquafaba liquid. (If you use aquafaba, you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar as you whip the aquafaba)
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar or another sweetener of your choice. Coconut sugar or monk fruit sweetener can be used as well.
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1 cup milk of whatever variety you prefer. You can use conventional dairy milk, but if you're dairy-free, you can use things like almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or coconut cream
  • Ice cubes

You will also need an electric mixer, a milk frother, or a wire whisk. You can use a stand mixer or a standard hand mixer.

Step-By-Step Instructions To Make Matcha Dalgona

a cup of matcha dalgona
Three steps are all you need to make your own cup of matcha dalgona

It only takes three easy steps to create your own cup of matcha dalgona.

Step 1. Beat The Egg Whites And Sugar.

Using an electric mixer on high speed, a milk frother, or a wire whisk, beat the egg whites or aquafaba in a small mixing bowl until the mixture is mostly stiff. Add the sugar a little at a time while you keep on beating the mixture. Continue whipping this mixture until it forms stiff peaks form and sticks to the beaters. 

Step 2. Add The Matcha Powder To Make Whipped Matcha.

A little at a time, sift the matcha powder into the beaten, sweetened egg white. Stir this mixture gently to avoid deflating the egg whites. Don't add any matcha powder until the egg whites are fully whipped or the matcha powder will keep the eggs from fluffing up fully. 

Step 3. Assemble The Drink.

Put ice cubes in your glass and pour your chosen kind of milk over the ice. Scoop the whipped foam on the top of the milk, add a straw, and serve. Don't forget to snap a picture of your beverage to share on social media!

Ways To Customize Matcha Dalgona

This recipe is very easy to customize. You may want to add a little vanilla extract or another flavored extract to the milk or even to the whipped frothy topping. Alternately, you could give a shake of cinnamon or nutmeg over the top of your drink before you serve it.

Additionally, you can play around with various sweeteners or non-dairy milk to make this beverage your own. Some people who do not care for meringue use whipped cream instead as a topping for their drinks.

The Differences Between Matcha Dalgona And Dalgona Coffee

If you scroll through social media sites like Facebook or Instagram, you probably have seen photos of your friends whipping together instant coffee, sugar, and hot water with an electric mixer. The resultant frothy concoction is spooned over icy milk to make a dalgona coffee drink

Matcha dalgona, also called dalgona matcha or a green tea latte, is similar to the basic dalgona coffee, but the froth is made from egg whites and matcha powder. The main ingredient in a matcha dalgona is green tea powder instead of instant coffee.

Raw Egg White Safety

Classic matcha dalgona features a fluffy froth of meringue on top. Classic meringue is made of uncooked egg whites, and there is a risk of salmonella poisoning when you consume raw eggs. We do not recommend making matcha dalgona with a typical raw egg.

However, there is a solution to this problem. You definitely can practice good food safety and enjoy a matcha dalgona coffee drink. The trick to making this drink safely is to buy pasteurized egg whites.

These egg whites are heat-treated to kill any bacteria that might be lurking in the egg whites.

About Aquafaba

aquaba and a tray of egg
Aquafaba is produced by soaking chickpeas in water

When you research dalgona matcha, many recipes mention egg whites, so if you're a vegan, you might think that this delicious, beautiful beverage is off-limits. However, that's not necessarily true. You can definitely make this tasty concoction with aquafaba.

Aquafaba is the liquid that is produced by soaking chickpeas in water. The liquid can be beaten and whipped like egg whites. Additionally, you can use almond milk or oat milk instead of traditional cow's milk.

Even vegans can enjoy a matcha dalgona by using aquafaba and non-dairy milk.

The Final Word On How To Make Matcha Dalgona

The dalgona matcha latte is a cold milky beverage topped with a green tea froth made from egg whites or aquafaba. You can easily make this tasty beverage in your own kitchen with a hand mixer and impress your friends by making it for them. Use our recipe for matcha dalgona and enjoy a fancy whipped matcha latte whenever you want with just a few minutes of prep time.

FAQs About How To Make Matcha Dalgona

What is the difference between matcha powder and green tea?

Both matcha powder and green tea are made from the same plant called Camellia Sinensis. Green tea is simply leaves of this plant that are often packed into a teabag. Matcha powder is green tea leaves ground into a fine powder.

It is very potent because of its concentrated form.

What are the health benefits of matcha?

Matcha powder has many health benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants, which fight cancer, and it may improve liver function. Matcha also improves brain function and may improve heart health. 

Additionally, certain components in green tea powder may help you lose weight by speeding up your metabolism.

Can you make your own matcha powder?

Matcha powder is readily available on Amazon, and it's likely that you can find it at your local grocery store. Even places like Target may carry matcha powder. You can also grind green tea leaves with a mortar and pestle, but don't forget to sift it, so that is a very fine powder before you use it.

Author

  • April Freeman is a freelance writer who lives with her husband and children on their Middle Tennessee farm where they raise vegetables, fruit, chickens, and cattle. April enjoys writing about food and is always whipping up something tasty in her kitchen. She also is an avid reader of books of all kinds.