Want in on the latest beverage trend, but not the biggest fan of coffee? Why not try our Dalgona Matcha Latte? With only five ingredients and four steps, it makes for an easy, delightful and nutritious quarantine treat.
Unlike the coffee version of dalgona – which uses instant coffee, sugar and water – this recipe incorporates a few extra ingredients to get the matcha oh-so-fluffy. (Matcha doesn’t contain the gum additive that makes instant coffee whippable.)
Perhaps the most unexpected ingredient is aquafaba, or whipped chickpea liquid. Yes, it sounds weird and perhaps even offputting, but trust me – it works and it's wonderful. Other recipes use egg whites instead, but aquafaba is fully cooked (so no worries about getting sick from raw eggs) plus it’s got the added bonus of being packed with protein.
So, without further adieu, here's our Dalgona Matcha Latte Recipe, which will make four servings.
- Drained liquid from 1 can (15 oz) of chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon Gachi's organic Komorebi Matcha
- 2 tablespoons sugar (Coconut sugar is a more healthful alternative to white sugar, but you can use any sugar or sugar alternative)
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- 4 cups almond milk (or milk of your choice)
Make aquafaba. To do so, drain a can of chickpeas into a bowl. Pour this liquid into a stand mixer and using the whisk attachment, beat the liquid until it fluffs up. It takes about a minute or so and it should hold the peaks similar to egg whites. (You can also use a hand mixer or regular ole kitchen whisk to get the job done.)
In a separate bowl, whisk together the matcha, sugar and hot water to dissolve the sugar crystals as much as possible.
Turn the mixer back on medium speed and slowly pour the matcha-sugar mixture into the bowl. Beat until combined.
Fill glasses with ice and top each with 1 cup of almond milk. Top with whipped matcha. For added effect, lightly sift a pinch of matcha atop the beverage. Serve and enjoy.
A few extra tips
- If you open a can of chickpeas, you can store the liquid in the refrigerator four up to four days until you’re ready to make your Dalgona Matcha Latte.
- This recipe can actually be made ahead, or stored if you have extra. When ready to serve, just whisk it up for a minute or two before pouring it over milk.
Nutrition Information | Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 67 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 3 g | Sugar: 4 g | Sodium: 337 mg