Strawberry Dalgona Matcha Latte with Boba
Ingredients for the strawberry syrup
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- I used a combination of fresh and frozen because that’s what I had handy, but you can use all fresh or all frozen. All feel free to mix this up with other fruits! Other berries, mango, or even pre-made jams will work well.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- I like my syrup a little bit more tart, so definitely adjust this accordingly.
Ingredients for the Dalgona (whipped) matcha latte
- 1/2 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1/2 tablespoon hot water
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup milk
- I used oat milk, but you can use any kind of milk you prefer here.
- 1/4 cup ice
Ingredients for the boba
- 1/2 cup uncooked boba (tapioca pearls)
- While you can use store bought, I actually made my own, which are delicious. Learn how to make your own here. Also, feel free to add more or less boba based on your own preference.
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- A bowl of ice water for cooling the boba down
This recipe makes approximately 1 drink, but can easily be scaled up or down.
- First, let’s make the strawberry syrup! In a saucepan, add strawberries and sugar. Cook and stir on medium high heat until the strawberries start breaking down and the mixture starts to thicken (about 10 minutes). If you’re using pre-made jam or syrups, you can skip this step.
- Let’s cook the boba! Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the boba pearls, and boil for 12-15 minutes. Immediately, scoop the boba into the ice water to cool them down.
- In the meantime, combine honey and water to make the honey syrup. Drain the cold boba, and add them into the honey syrup and coat the pearls.
- Now, let’s make the Dalgona (whipped) matcha. In a bowl, add matcha powder and hot water. Stir until matcha powder is dissolved.
- Add heavy cream to the matcha mixture. Using a whisk, whisk the mixture until it comes to the soft/medium peak stage. Add sugar, and stir to incorporate. You can also do a taste test here to make sure the matcha doesn’t need more sugar.
- Finally, it’s time to assemble. In a glass, add the cooked boba. Then, layer the strawberry syrup on top. Now, add the ice, and then pour in the milk of your choice. To finish, scoop in the whipped matcha on top and give it a swirl. You’re done!
Strawberry Dalgona Matcha Latte with Boba is obviously a super pretty drink with the different layers, but it also tastes amazing since it creates the perfect mix of creaminess with the Dalgona matcha, chewiness of the honey boba, and tartness of the strawberries. I can definitely see why this combination is so popular and how Dalgona drinks have now gone viral. Definitely give this a try next time you’re craving a matcha drink! Feel free to play around with different flavors and color combos, and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!