The 30 Most Delicious Matcha Dessert Recipes
As a food trend, matcha has transcended traditional drinks.
These days, you can find some truly delicious matcha desserts up for grabs as well.
If you would like to whip one – or more – up for yourself, you can now do so in the comfort of your own home.
There's no need to spend obscene amounts of money or even stand in line.
Check out the top matcha dessert recipes here:
1. Matcha Ice Cream
This matcha ice cream recipe isn't just delicious, it is also incredibly easy to make! It requires just four ingredients and you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Just mix the ingredients together and let it freeze – it doesn’t get any easier than that.
3. Matcha Chocolate Truffles
This is definitely one of the best matcha sweets that you can try out. These matcha chocolate truffles are particularly great if you like matcha but only want to want to use a sprinkle. Here, you just dust the chocolate truffles with the green tea powder.
4. Matcha Chiffon Cake
Have you ever tried chiffon cake? If you haven’t, then this matcha chiffon cake is a good place to start. It is light, airy, and delicately flavored with matcha. Although the recipe looks a bit unusual, it is as easy to make as any other cake. Go ahead and give it a try!
5. Matcha Latte Chia Pudding
Yes, there is such a thing as delicious and healthy matcha desserts. You don’t have to compromise taste for a guilt-free treat. This matcha latte chia pudding contains wholesome and natural ingredients. It works great as a fun breakfast too!
6. Matcha Soufflé
Want to make a fancy dessert for two? Well, then this matcha soufflé will fit the bill perfectly. Although soufflés can be a bit daunting to pull off, this is an incredibly simple recipe to follow. And, when you take a bit of fluffy, lightly flavored dessert, you are sure to fall in love.
7. Matcha Chocolate Bark
Want an equal dose of matcha and chocolate? Then this matcha chocolate bark is the way to go. It may look fancy but there are fewer steps than you would think. What's more, you get to top it off with any kind of toppings that you like.
8. Matcha Madeleines
Can’t choose between cookies and cake? Now you don’t have to! These matcha madeleines are the perfect compromise. There are airy and great for nibbling on. The madeleines are also coated with a hint of white chocolate, offsetting the slight bitterness of the matcha.
9. Matcha Tiramisu
Give this Italian dessert a Japanese twist with this matcha tiramisu. Now, this recipe isn't too different from the original. The main variation is that you are swapping the coffee with matcha. This dessert will still be completely delicious and quite unusual.
10. Matcha Cheesecake
Want a no-bake matcha cheesecake recipe that will knock your socks off? Then you have come to the right place. This cheesecake requires a surprisingly few number of ingredients. And, there isn't much work involved either. Even if you are a cheesecake novice, you will have no problem whipping this one up.
11. Green Tea Cookies
Don’t worry if you have never tried your hand at adding matcha in cookies. For the most part, these green tea cookies are identical to standard sugar cookies. The end result is a fluffy, chewy cookie that has just the right hint of matcha.
12. Matcha Milkshake
Milkshakes aren't just for kids. This matcha milkshake is a delicious grownup treat that is perfect all year round. Also, it just requires for ingredients, most of which are already in your kitchen. Blend them to get your desired thickness and you are all set.
13. Matcha Macarons
Looking to take your baking skills to the next level? Then these matcha macarons should be on your list. Now, these macarons do require some attention and dedication. The effort will be wholly worth it, though, when you bite into these delicious macarons, with a thin layer of chocolate frosting in between.
14. Matcha Swiss Roll
If you want to try something different when baking with matcha, you should work on this matcha Swiss roll. It is certainly more delicate and airy than many of the cakes that you have tried. At the same time, it has a definite flavor. And, to round things off, the filling is made from matcha and red beans!
15. Matcha Panna Cotta
If you ever want to impress guests with your dessert skills, then whip up this matcha panna cotta. What they won’t realize about this polished dessert, though, is that it can be made in a matter of minutes. The most difficult part of the panna cotta is having enough patience to wait until it fully sets.
16. Matcha Glazed Donuts
If you have been on the lookout for vegan matcha desserts, then stop your search now. These matcha glazed donuts are free of both dairy and egg. In case you aren't vegan, you shouldn’t be put off. They are absolutely delightful and can be eaten at any time of the day.
17. Matcha Cupcakes
These matcha cupcakes should become your go-to if you can’t be bothered with baking a whole cake. The cupcakes themselves are delightful. The matcha lends a vegetal flavor that is balanced by the thick and rich buttermilk. What's really great, though, is the lemon flavored cream cheese frosting.
18. Matcha Scones
Are you tired of bland, boring old scones? Then you can switch things up with these matcha scones. This recipe elevates this shortbread on multiple levels. In addition to the matcha, you are also adding in almonds. What's more, you are topping them off with a delicious bergamot frosting.
19. Matcha Mousse
This matcha mousse is great for when you are in the mood to go all out. It is also ideal when you want an abundance of matcha. Between the thin cake layer, mousse, and topping – you get three layers of matcha. So, it really isn't for the faint of heart.
20. Matcha Shaved Ice
If you would like to indulge in some Japanese matcha dessert recipes, then this matcha shaved ice is about as authentic as you can get. Known as ujikintoki, all you really need here is ice, matcha, and sugar. Of course, if you want to create something truly wonderful, don’t forget the red bean paste or the sweet rice dumplings.
21. Matcha Cream Puffs
If you like a baking challenge then these matcha cream puffs is going to be a thrill for you to make. Now, there are three components that you need to pay attention to – the matcha custard, matcha craquelin, and the choux pastry. Get a handle on these and you will have a treat on your hands.
22. Matcha Muffins
Are cupcakes just a little too sweet for you? Then, these matcha muffins will be the perfect alternative. These are moist, fluffy, and only lightly sweetened. As such, the natural flavors of the matcha really shine through. What's more, they can be baked in just half an hour as well!
23. Matcha Lava Cakes
Is there anything better than an ooey gooey lava cake? Well, only a matcha lava cake! This recipe makes full use of a matcha flavor pairing with white chocolate. This creates a rich cake that manages to balance the earthy flavors of the matcha along with the sweetness of the chocolate.
24. Matcha Éclairs
Despite their fancy station in life, éclairs can be enjoyed by all. And, these matcha éclairs are no exception. It consists of a matcha flavored choux pastry, matcha crème patisserie, and is topped off with a dark chocolate glaze. It is truly sublime.
25. Matcha Peanut Butter Cups
Perhaps you enjoy a simpler treat. Or, maybe you would like to see whether or not matcha can elevate your favorite childhood candy. Well, you can explore all these avenues with these matcha peanut butter cups. Here, the matcha cups take the place of the traditional chocolate. Bite into one for a sweet, peanut butter surprise.
26. Matcha Pie
If you just want a big bite of matcha with every bite, then you should whip up this matcha pie. It consists of a simple flaky pastry topped off with matcha custard. There is absolutely no fuss involved. Just follow the instructions and the pie will turn out perfect.
27. Matcha Layer Cake
Cake is meant to be enjoyed in layers. If this is something that you believe in as well, you should give this matcha layer cake a try. It consists of matcha sponge and a Swiss buttercream. One of the crowning features of this recipe is that all the flavors are perfectly balanced out.
28. Matcha Crepe Cake
Of course, there is more than one kind of cake if you want a green tea dessert. If you are looking for a lighter yet flavorful option, then check out this matcha crepe cake. Now, this can be a bit of a project to make and assemble. However, it is a beautiful and delicious work of art. So, if you are cooking to impress, this is the recipe that you should be trying your hand at.
29. Matcha Bliss Balls
Are you trying to keep your desserts healthy and free of artificial ingredients? Then you are going to love these matcha bliss balls. These are naturally sweetened and contain wholesome ingredients. This doesn’t mean that they aren't amazing though! They are wonderfully sweet and nutty.
30. Matcha Fudge
Tired of eating the same old matcha fudge? Then this matcha fudge is here to save the day. It requires a minimal number of ingredients and there is no fuss involved at all. And, to top it off, it just takes two hours to set. What more could you ask for?
So, there you have it – the ultimate matcha desserts! As you can see, there is plenty to choose from. It doesn’t matter where your tastes lie, you will be able to find the perfect recipe for you!
Dr. Dheena Sadik
Consultant Nutritionist and Dietician
Dr. Dheena Sadik is a consultant Nutritionist and Dietician. She has over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. However, her love for tea began long before she understood the health benefits of tea. Growing up in Sri Lanka, Dheena had the privilege of being surrounded by the world-famous Ceylon tea. This is what got her started on her exploration of the various types of tea. She has now extensively tasted and examined teas from all over the world.