First whipped coffee took over the internet, filling your social media feed with photos of sky-high caffeinated fluff. So it was only a matter of time before wellness warriors joined in on the fun, giving their morning matchas the whipped treatment, too.
First, a little background. Whipped coffee, or Dalgona coffee, has been a thing for a while. But thanks to TikTok, the drink—which originates in South Korea—totally blew up, making everyone want to try their hand at creating it at home. Surprisingly, it only takes a few minutes to turn the instant coffee version into a cloud-like beverage, and the same goes for antioxidant-packed matcha. All you need to do is replace the coffee with your go-to green leaf powder and you’re golden.
Despite looking like you need coffee shop-level tools to make the cloud-like beverage, the recipe only requires a few ingredients and some whisking skills to make a whipped matcha latte. After combining your matcha powder, a little sugar (coconut sugar is a great alternative to the refined sugar used in typical whipped coffee recipes), and hot water in a bowl, you simply beat the mixture until it’s thick and creamy. Then you can pour it over a few ice cubes and your favorite alt-milk.
The next time you’re getting bored with your daily latte and want to switch things up, make a whipped matcha latte for yourself. You’ll wind up with a photo-worthy beverage that would 100 percent make your barista proud.
Whipped matcha latte
1 tablespoon matcha powder
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
1 cup milk or alt-milk (whole, skim, oat, soy, almond, cashew, etc.)
1. Put the matcha in a bowl. Add one tablespoon hot water, and mix until the matcha is completely dissolved.
2. Stir in one tablespoon coconut sugar. Then using a hand mixer or whisk, beat the mixture until it’s thick and frothy. This will take a few minutes.
3. Once it’s ready, partially fill a glass with some ice cubes and your alt-milk of choice, leaving room for the matcha. Add any flavorings you want, like vanilla creamer. Then, scoop or pour the whipped matcha on top and sip away.
These are the benefits of matcha, explained by a dietitian: