This paleo and keto Dalgona matcha latte is made with whipped matcha foam, and it’s a deliciously sweet and fun drink. Inspired by the trendy Dalgona coffee recipe, this version is for all the matcha fans!
You may or may not have heard of the ever popular whipped coffee drink, Dalgona coffee, that’s recently taken the internet by storm. It’s sweet, foamy, and delicious, and so many people are making their own version at home lately.
While I love Dalgona coffee, I thought a matcha version would be even more delicious so I decided to give this paleo Dalgona matcha latte recipe a try. I’m honestly obsessed with how it turned out, and I actually prefer it over the coffee version!
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Paleo & Keto Dalgona Matcha Latte Recipe
What is Dalgona Coffee?
Before talking about this paleo Dalgona matcha latte, you might be curious about what Dalgona coffee is first. Dalgona coffee is made by whipping together equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. The result is a foamy and sweet coffee mixture in a whipped cream texture that you spoon over hot or cold milk. So delicious and pretty!
Making a Matcha Version
To make a Dalgona whipped matcha latte, the ingredients are just as simple but a little different due the the different chemistry of matcha than coffee. To whip up matcha, egg whites are used to create that foamy and airy texture. You then add your favorite sweetener of choice, along with matcha, then spoon over a glass of milk poured over ice. It’s super simple and fun to make!
4 Ingredients for Dalgona Whipped Matcha Latte
- Egg white: Egg whites whip up beautifully and do not add an eggy flavor. If you are nervous about consuming raw eggs, just remember that you are eating them every time you enjoy mayonnaise or a caesar dressing. Make sure that none of the yolk falls into the egg white, because it won’t whip up properly if that happens.
- Sweetener: I’ve tried both coconut sugar and maple sugar, and they both turned out amazing. If you are making a keto Dalgona matcha latte, I highly recommend Swerve granulated for the same level of sweetness.
- Matcha: You’ll need 1 tsp of matcha. You can use your favorite brand, but I highly recommend you use high quality matcha for the best flavor and taste, as well as health benefits. My favorite matcha is Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha, and it’s the only matcha I know that’s been quadruple toxin screened for radioactive isotopes, heavy metals, mold, and pesticides.
- Milk of your choice: To make this Dalgona matcha latte paleo, use any plant-based milk you have on hand. I used plain almond milk. If you are not avoiding dairy, you can also use regular cow’s milk.
Ways to Whip Up Egg White
The easiest and the best way to whip up the egg white for this paleo Dalgona matcha latte recipe is to use a hand mixer or a stand mixer. However, if you are lacking theses kitchen tools, you can whip it up by hand but it’ll take more time and elbow grease.
Here are all the ways you can make whipped matcha latte:
- Hand mixer
- Stand mixer
- Electric whisk – usually comes as a bonus attachment to an immersion blender
- Handheld milk frother
- Whisk (by hand)
Trick for Whipping by Hand
If you are making whipped matcha latte by hand, it’ll take 10-15 minutes longer. However, it’s definitely possible. One trick to whipping egg whites more easily and quickly is to add a little bit of cream of tartar before whipping. The acidity of cream of tartar will help loosen the proteins and help to whip up the whites faster and with more volume, without altering the flavor.
Other recipes you might love…
- White Chocolate Matcha Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan)
- Dairy Free Matcha Latte (No Whisk Needed, Easy Clean Up)
- 3-Ingredient Paleo Matcha Ice Cream (AIP, Vegan)
- AIP & Paleo Matcha Pudding
Paleo & Keto Dalgona Matcha Latte (Whipped Matcha)
- Add egg white to a clean mixing bowl. Make sure none of the yolk gets mixed in.
- Once the egg white starts getting frothy after 1-2 minutes, add your choice of sugar.
- Continuously whip the egg white at a high-speed setting until thick, fluffy, and stiff peaks form (about 2-3 minutes with a mixer, 10-15 minutes by hand).
- Add in matcha and whisk a few more times until mixed in.
- Add ice to a glass and pour in milk.
- Spoon whipped matcha on top of the milk. Enjoy!
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