If you know me even a little bit, you know my deep, deep obsession with matcha. Like, if we went to a coffee shop together and they didn't offer a matcha latte, I'd probably not get anything... or maybe I'd get a hazelnut latte if I'm feeling it. But matcha is the top choice always. So when I saw this dalgona coffee trend going around on social media (*cough* TikTok *cough*), I wasn't initially on board. And then the best of the best friends, MacKenzie, sent me a TikTok where someone was making dalgona MATCHA. I instantly went to make some myself.
After you're finished mixing, you just pour it over a glass of ice and your milk of choice. The first couple of times I used the Silk unsweetened coconut milk and found that the matcha was too overpowering and bitter. I normally use Silk original but it literally been sold out at the store every time we go to get groceries. I don't understand these weird runs on items that are normally well stocked during non-pandemic times. You people weren't all drinking coconut milk before so what's the hype now? ANYWAYS, they were sold out again this week when we went to the store so I decided to pick up some So Delicious vanilla coconut milk. I thought maybe it would help counteract the bitterness of the matcha. It definitely did just that. I would say we ventured over into too sweet with this round. I like my matcha sweetened, but I still want it to taste like matcha.
While I think this is a fun little trend and a different way of making matcha, I'm going to stick with my matcha bowl and whisk and keep making my lattes the traditional way... at least after I go buy more matcha because I used the rest of it on this drink.
Have you tried the dalgona drink trend? Did you like it? Let me know what you think of it down in the comment section!
I love matcha. I drink it every morning. Sometimes I drink two matcha lattes — those are usually the days that Kal woke up early. For me, it gives me the caffeine I need without having to choke down a cup of coffee. I had a brief stint loving coffee (in a macchiato form at least) but I overdid it and now have returned to my rejection of working America's fuel. I will admit, though, that making a cup of coffee in the morning takes a whole lot less time then constructing a matcha latte. But today I wanted to bring you my at-home essentials for an easy energy boost whenever you're looking for something different.
My first essential is this here matcha maker. With the shaker attachment, this bottle easily breaks up any matcha chunks and froths up the drink a little bit. I just pour hot water in over a tablespoon of matcha powder and shake until it's blended. Then I pour some coconut milk on top to give it a touch of sweetness. Depending on what kind of matcha powder I have, I sometimes add some local honey to help sweeten it as well.
I've tried several matcha powders but my favorite is the Wild Honey flavor from David's Tea. I think it has just enough sweetness that helps dilute the earthy taste that matcha can sometimes have. I don't feel like I need to add any sweetener to that specific one. I also like the Golden Turmeric flavor from David's Tea if I'm looking for something with a little kick.
What's your favorite energy-boosting drink? Let me know in the comments!