If you’ve been stuck at home during the pandemic and binge watched trendy TikTok videos, then you might have stumbled upon what TikTok users call, “quarantine coffee.” It’s quick to make, delicious, and of course, Instagram worthy.
Make it for the gram or not, it’s definitely a trendy twist on your iced lattes.
WHAT IS DALGONA?
It may seem like TikTok has birthed another trendy quarantine hack, but whipped coffee is not actually a new thing and can be found around the world. The actual name of this whipped coffee is called “Dalgona Coffee.” The name was coined in a Korean Tv show. When presented this “fluffy” coffee, it reminded them of a popular fluffy candy called “dalgona,” made of sugar, milk, and baking soda.
I’m a huge fan of coffee, but I have an equal love for Matcha as well. My go-to for any tea lattes are iced matcha lattes. So, why not make a whipped matcha latte?
HOW TO MAKE DALGONA MATCHA
Of course, it did not go as planned at first, and it took a lot of trial and error.
Dalgona coffee is made is with instant coffee, sugar, hot water and top it in milk. When I’ve tried matcha powder, sugar, and hot water (just how dalgona is made), it was just thick, runny, and syrup-like. Then I tried it with warm milk instead of water, but it ended up being just a powdered, coagulated mess.
Then…WHIPPING CREAM! I mean, come on, “whipped” matcha. I know, it’s cheating, but whatever.
The whipping cream did “WHIP” the matcha in place (pun was intended).
Then again, as much as a genius I thought I was, whipped matcha isn’t new and the recipe actually does call for “heavy whipping cream.”
Below is the recipe for the Dalgona Matcha Latte.
I’ve also made a recipe for a non-dairy version. Enjoy! Let me know if you have tried dalgona lattes! Don’t forget to check out my other latte recipes!
DALGONA MATCHA LATTE
DAIRY-FREE MATCHA DALGONA LATTE
Picking the right matcha powder: Culinary Vs. Ceremonial
Culinary: used for shakes, lattes, smoothies, or baking.
Ceremonial: higher-grade matcha, used with hot water and consumed as a tea
If you want a short-cut, this is what I use to make sweet matcha lattes. The matcha powder is a 2-in-1 (matcha and sugar). It’s really delicious and great for regular hot matcha lattes, iced lattes, and they even have a recipe for Matcha Lemonade!
This is the regular, organic matcha powder I use. It has a perfect creamy consistency when mixed with water, perfect to make dalgona lattes.
If you want ceremonial-grade matcha, they are pricier because of higher quality. I like this one, but quite honestly, I wouldn’t use ceremonial-grade matcha for lattes and shakes. It should strictly be used to consume as tea, respecting the quality of the tea.