My life changed the day I discovered matcha. Alright, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but learning about matcha and how to cook with it has become a new, and delicious, pastime for me.
In my house right now I have ceremonial matcha for hot tea, sweet matcha for making green tea lattes, and culinary matcha for cooking. We’ll be using culinary matcha for the recipe today, though you could use either of the other varieties as well. Though I don’t recommend using ceremonial matcha in the recipe due to the higher cost, other than that it would work great.
Not long ago I shared my Matcha Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle recipe with you. Today I’m sharing my matcha whipped cream recipe. It’s amazing the way it is, but for an added bonus mixing in some chocolate chips gives it a new flavor and texture dimension to play with and enjoy.
Matcha Whipped Cream Notes
I decided to make my own matcha whipped cream recipe because all of the recipes I found online were too weak. They used less sugar and less matcha powder and I found myself wanting more of a matcha flavor.
When I increased the matcha powder I found it wasn’t as sweet as I wanted a whipped cream to be. To adjust for that I increased the amount of sugar as well. This made it the perfect balance of flavor for me. If this recipe isn’t quite right for you consider increasing or decreasing the sugar and/or matcha powder until you find the right amounts for you.
Matcha Whipped Cream is going to be fantastic as a hot chocolate topper, cake or cupcake filling or frosting, mixed in a sweet fluff dip or used in other desserts. Personally, I like to steal a spoonful of it every now and then just to indulge.
Matcha Whipped Cream Recipe plus a Chocolate Chip Variation
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp culinary matcha powder
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips whole or chopped (optional)
- In a stand mixer with whisk attachment combine whipping cream, sugar and matcha powder. Begin mixing at a low to medium speed until powder is mixed in, then increase speed to high. Watch for mixture to create stiff peaks. This happens fairly quickly so don't move away from the mixer. If it mixes too long you'll create butter or your whipped cream will have a strange texture.
- If you're adding in chocolate chips wait until the whipped cream is complete then add in your chips. If you're using chopped chocolate chips, chop them to the desired size first, then add them to the mix. You can either use the stir setting on your mixer or gently fold them in by hand.
- Store it in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.