Matcha is an amazing-for-you and super fun alternative to coffee. It’s been quite popular for a while, so I’m sure that you have heard of it before, but if you’re still unsure of what matcha is, it’s ultra concentrated powdered green tea leaves. Doesn’t sound too appealing at first, but it is really quite good with a rich bright green hue and subtle earthy/sweet taste. It has heaps of amazing health benefits and a good amount of natural, long lasting caffeine that won’t give you a high and then a crash like coffee does.
- High in antioxidants
- Protects liver health
- Boosts brain function
- Helps to prevent cancer
- Promotes heart health
- A natural weight loss aid
Aren’t those benefits so crazy cool? Matcha is truly a wonderful superfood that we could all use more of!
So about the whipped matcha… it’s the same idea of whipped (dalgona) coffee, just with matcha and a few other different ingredients. I personally like to switch off between my whipped coffee and matcha, because they are both so good and fun to make. I try to limit my coffee intake so that I don’t become addicted and get headaches, and also because coffee is best in moderation. So I’ll have coffee maybe 2-3 times a week and matcha 2-3 times a week to keep it well rounded and exciting.
What’s in whipped matcha
- Matcha – who would’ve guessed? Make sure that the matcha you get is high quality and preferably organic.
- Aquafaba – aqua-what? This is simply a fancy word for the liquid that comes from canned chickpeas. It means bean water. I know that that doesn’t sound too appetizing, but trust me, it has zero taste, and whips beautifully just like cream.
- Stevia or sugar – I personally love using stevia whenever possible because it is a totally natural, sugar free, and zero calorie sweetener that goes with almost everything- especially drinks.
- Milk + ice for base – Plant based milks are what I recommend 100% of the time as they are easier on the digestion and gut and don’t cause congestion. They also taste better in my opinion. I love almond, coconut, and oat milk.
Pretty simple! I won’t rave anymore about matcha, so let’s just get into the recipe 😉.
Serves: 1-2 / Prep time: 5 min / Cook time: 0
- 1/4 cup aquafaba from drained chickpeas
- 1-2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1 squirt stevia or 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1-2 cups milk
- 2 cups ice
- Pour aquafaba into a kitchen aid (or bowl with whisk if powering through) with the whisk attachment and turn on high for 1-2 minutes until it forms stiff white peaks. Don’t over whisk or it will get liquidy and bubbly.
- Add in matcha and sweetener and gently mix in until combined
- In a glass (or two) add ice and milk, and top with as much whipped matcha as you can fit. Add in a straw, mix until an ombre color, and enjoy!
I hope that you enjoyed this healthy whipped matcha drink recipe! Have you ever had whipped matcha? Be sure to let me know your thoughts/comments below!