Low Carb Dalgona Matcha Latte
If you are more of a matcha latte person, you should consider making this whipped matcha latte recipe. Since with a matcha latte we aren’t using instant coffee like in tradtional dalgona recipe, we will use egg whites to produce our foamy top layer. I first heard about this recipe from my friend Relle at Keeping it Relle. I loved her idea for the dalgona matcha latte, so I decided to make a keto friendly, sugar-free verison.
Matcha is a type of green tea. It is a less caffinated version of a latte. Great for when you are in the mood for a creamy beverage.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha is a popular green tea made by grinding young green tea leaf buds into a fine powder. Traditionally, people combine it with milk or nut milk to make a green tea latte.
Any matcha powder will work for this recipe. Just make sure it is 100% unsweetened matcha powder as some matcha powders can contain sweeteners.
Sweetener for Keto Whipped Matcha Latte
I like to add a little bit of sweetness to my matcha latte. The powdered verisons of these keto sugar replacers work the best sicne they dissolve well. I recommend are Lakanto and Swerve.
If you don’t want to add sweetness, you can omit this step. Just boil water on it’s own and add it to the egg white meringue.
Traditional matcha green tea lattes use milk; however, you can substitute with nut milk or heavy cream to make this dalgona green tea matcha drink more keto friendly. I like to use macadamia nut milk.
It is creamy, unflavored and contains very low carbohydrates, but you can use all heavy cream or other nut milks. You could even use half and half (although it is higher in carbohydrates).
Other Nut Milk Options:
- almond milk
- cashew milk
- pili nut milk
- hemp milk
Dalgona Coffee Variations
If you are a fan of whipped coffeehouse drinks, you should try these recipes!