The fluffy drink, also known as Dalgona coffee, originated from South Korea, and is made from rigorously whipping instant coffee, sugar and hot water to create a coffee foam that then tops a glass of milk and ice.
The wildly popular drink now has a new twist ... the Whipped Matcha Latte.
Matcha is a bright green powder made from finely ground-up green tea leaves and has an earthy, vegetal flavor. It’s a traditional Japanese tea that is typically mixed with water or milk. This whipped, sweet and fluffy take on the matcha latte is a fun way to bring some cafe magic into your own kitchen.
Chef Dan Churchill broke down how to turn this Japanese flavor into a Dalgona drink for "GMA."
3 teaspoons matcha powder
1/2 cup maple syrup or granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites or substitute with chickpea water from a 16-oz. can. This whisks up just fine and is tasteless in the mix.
1 cup milk of your choice
1 cup ice
Combine the sugar and water over low heat. Cook until it becomes a hot syrup.
Separate egg whites, then whip them for about five minutes until they form soft peaks.
If you’re using chickpea water, drain a can of chickpeas and whisk the water until it starts to thicken and create peaks.
Combine your syrup into your egg white or chickpea mixture and whisk until it reaches a meringue texture.
Whisk in two teaspoons of matcha powder.
Add one teaspoon matcha to a glass with one cup ice and one cup milk.
Top the glass with your whipped matcha.
Enjoy this sweet and fluffy drink as an at-home treat!