Jump on the dalgona trend without the jitters! This chilled plant-based drink is topped with frothy whipped matcha that’s egg and dairy-free!
Matcha satisfies an afternoon slump or starts the morning off right with calm, focused energy. The mental clarity and energy from matcha are because of an amino acid known as l-theanine. If you’re used to sipping your matcha hot, this chilled dalgona will be a warm-weather favorite.
The light and powdery consistency of matcha is ideal for creating the fluffy texture of a dalgona because it doesn’t add weight. Instead, matcha adds plenty of health-supporting benefits and its signature vibrant green hue, indicative of the many antioxidants it houses.
Aquafaba: The Plant-Based Egg White Alternative
The essentials for this drink are a can of chickpeas and a hand mixer. You read that right – the liquid from canned chickpeas forms a viscous liquid known as aquafaba. It acts just like egg whites when whipped, forming a light as air meringue that can top drinks and desserts or be folded into baked recipes. A little bit of cream of tartar ensures the aquafaba holds the air and stays voluminous.
Matcha’s grassy, umami flavor is balanced by a natural sweetener like monk fruit or confectioners erythritol. Both of these sweeteners are in powder form so they don’t weigh down the whipped matcha. You can also use powdered coconut sugar.
When it comes to milk, any variety will work. Almond milk is creamy and adds a hint of nutty flavor while coconut milk will be a little bit lighter and have tropical notes.
The whipped matcha will start to flatten after about 15 minutes, so be sure to enjoy it right after it’s made.
- 3 tbsp chickpea liquid aquafaba
- 1 tsp Pique Sun Goddess Matcha
- 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 pinch monk fruit sweetener or 1 tsp confectioners erythritol
- 2 cups plant-based milk
Add chickpea liquid, Pique Sun Goddess Matcha, cream of tartar and monk fruit sweetener to a medium mixing bowl and beat on high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
Pour milk into a small glass and spoon whipped matcha on top. Enjoy right away.