I’m sure by now you’ve heard of dalgona coffee, that viral instant coffee drink that’s ALL over right now. This is the matcha version: fluffy, dense, frothy, foamy matcha floating on iced milk. There are three different ways people are making dalgona matcha: with just straight matcha, with egg whites, and with whipping cream. I made dalgona matcha with egg whites and with whipping cream so you can take a look at the difference and decide which way you want to dalgona matcha at home today!

What is dalgona matcha?
Dalgona matcha is essentially fluffy matcha milk. It’s based off the ever popular dalgona coffee, which uses instant coffee. Instead of coffee, dalgona matcha uses matcha or green tea powder.

How is it made?
Dalgona matcha is made by whipping either egg whites or cream with matcha powder and sugar until thick and fluffy. The fluffy matcha is then scooped onto iced (or hot) milk.

Do I have to use egg whites?
Nope, you can use heavy whipping cream if you don’t want to use egg whites.

Do I have to use heavy whipping cream?
Nope, you can use egg whites if you don’t want to use heavy whipping cream. Otherwise, heavy whipping cream is your best bet. If you’re familiar with whipping up coconut cream you could use that as well.

Do I have to use sugar?
For the egg white mixture, sugar is best because the sugar will help the meringue keep its structure. If you making the whipped cream version, any sweetener is possible.

Do I have to use a mixer?
Yes! Unlike dalgona coffee, I don’t recommend making this drink without a mixer because you’re basically making either a meringue or whipped cream and it takes a lot of power to whip egg whites or heavy cream by hand. Either a stand mixer or hand mixer will work.

Does it have to be iced milk?
You can use hot milk or iced, it’s up to you! I went with iced because it makes the milk go farther and I need to stretch out my milk for as long as possible. Also iced drinks always make me think of long lingering afternoons at cafes so I wanted that cafe feeling at home. But of course, hot matcha lattes are definitely delicious too!

Does it have to be milk?
You can put your whipped dalgona matcha on anything you want including matcha or other non-dairy milks like oat milk, almond, soy, cashew, etc.

What does it taste like?
Dalgona matcha tastes like matcha milk but with a thick and creamy airy texture that’s velvety and rich. It’s sweet and has a nice hit of matcha.

Which dalgona matcha should I make, egg or cream?
That’s up to you! The egg dalgona matcha is more velvety and tastes more luscious on the tongue but the cream dalgona matcha is light yet rich and creamy. I like the texture of the egg but I prefer the taste of the cream. The creamy matcha dalgona is a lot quicker and easier to make too so I like that, but it’s up to you!

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Egg White Dalgona Matcha Recipe

Dalgona matcha, fluffy matcha, frothy matcha, whipped matcha - whatever you want to call it, it’s an easy 4 ingredient recipe for picture perfect matcha drink when you can’t go out to a cute cafe
Serves 4
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp matcha
  • milk of choice

Instructions

  • Make the simple syrup: mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1/4 cup boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
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  • Add the egg whites to a bowl (either a regular bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer). Whip the eggs on high until they start to turn frothy.
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  • When the eggs are frothy, slowly stream in the simple syrup while beating on high. Whip until the eggs start to turn white and form soft peaks.
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  • Sift the matcha powder on the eggs then continue to whip on high until smooth and creamy. Don’t over whip or the eggs while turn into a stiff meringue and the dalgona matcha won’t flow.
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  • Fill two glasses with ice and pour in your milk of choice. Top the glasses with a generous amount of fluffy matcha. Stir throughly before enjoying!
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Creamy Dalgona Matcha Recipe

Dalgona matcha, fluffy matcha, frothy matcha, whipped matcha - whatever you want to call it, it’s an easy 4 ingredient recipe for picture perfect matcha drink when you can’t go out to a cute cafe
Serves 4
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp matcha
  • milk of choice

Instructions

  • Place the cream, sugar, and matcha in a bowl (either a regular bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer). Whip on high until the cream forms soft peaks. Be careful not to over whip or you’ll get whipped cream instead of soft dalgona matcha cream.
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  • Fill two glasses with ice and pour in your milk of choice. Top the glasses with a generous amount of fluffy matcha. Stir throughly before enjoying!
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20 Comments

  1. Kasia says:

    Loved your dalgona coffee recipe and I love matcha so I’m super excited to try this!!! <3

  2. Marilyn says:

    I tried the creamy version—came out really well! Thanks!!

    1. Stephanie says:

      yay, i’m happy you liked it!

  3. Theresa says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I followed your 2nd recipe without the egg whites and it turned out INCREDIBLE! The texture and level of sweetness are perfect. I’m so hooked that I’ve been tempted to just eat the whipped matcha on its own. 😝

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi theresa,
      so happy that you enjoyed it!

  4. Hope says:

    after seeing the whipped coffee trend on tiktok, i wanted to try it. but as someone who’s not a huge fan of coffee, i knew i’d just be wasting some of my parents coffee. but, i do love matcha, and after seeing this recipe, i knew i could participate in the trend after all. this recipe was both easy and delicious! it only took a few minutes of mixing with my hand mixer for it to be the desired consistency, and my mom and i were tempted to eat the whopped matcha by itself (and we may have ate a little bit haha). thank you so much for this recipe! :)

  5. Sabrina says:

    Hi there! Do you have a preferred matcha powder for this recipe? Thanks

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi, i used a matcha that i got from japan :)

  6. Frank A Rizo says:

    What might be the recipe for one serving, or does the extra whipped stuff keep in the fridge?

    1. Stephanie says:

      you can keep the extra in the fridge :)

  7. Reilly says:

    The whipped matcha tasted amazing! I must have over whipped it though because a lot of it sank into the milk… I did not achieve the desired aesthetic, but at least it was still yummy. Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Stephanie says:

      at least it tasted yummy!! :D

  8. Sam says:

    Delicious!! I just made this recipe for my family. My matcha powder comes in little single-serve packets which are about 2 tsp, so I ended up using 2 of them. It was a little more than the 1tbsp that the recipe recommends, but tasted just perfect! I might add even more next time for a more intense flavor. Thank you for sharing this!

  9. Lourdes says:

    I would like to know how much of the recipe would be for 1 cup.

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi,
      the recipe makes enough for 4 cups :)

  10. Ella says:

    This is amazing! I made the creamy version with maybe less than two minuets using a milk frother I had on hand and I couldn’t believe how great the consistency and texture was at the end. Plus the taste was amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jenna says:

    I’ve never made a merengue before so this is definitely my fault, but I’m hoping someone might be able to tell me what I did wrong! I made the egg white/ sugar part just fine and it looked great with soft peaks, then I stopped mixing to add the sifted matcha on top, and when I went back to mixing it turned into a completely liquid again. Thoughts on how to avoid that?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi jenna,
      it might be that you overmixed the egg whites, they tend to deflate if you whisk them too much.

  12. Teetine says:

    5 stars
    I love dalgona matcha and I love your recipe. Tonight, I made it. My son very very like it. Thanks you!

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