matcha mochi cloud with tea people organic matcha powder

matcha mochi cloud

tea people has some of my favorite teas – jasmine, matcha, etc. i always have them on hand in my pantry for whenever i have a boba craving (which is often)! they recently gifted me their organic matcha powder, and i was excited to grow my tea stash! i usually make your basic matcha latte, but today i was looking for something different and more decadent.
this matcha mochi cloud is earthy, creamy, and is topped with matcha mochi balls! let's make this drink! 🍵
Prep Time 20 mins
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

matcha

  • 1 tsp tea people organic matcha powder 
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp boiling water

matcha mochi balls

  • 2 tbsp glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp tea people organic matcha powder 
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp boiling water

whipped cream

  • 3 tbsp whipped cream
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 – 2 tsp milk

other

  • 1 – 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions
 

prepare matcha

  • whisk matcha powder with 1 tbsp water to make paste.
  • whisk in an additional 1/2 cup water. set aside.

make matcha mochi balls

  • add 1 cup cold water + ½ cup of ice in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • in a separate medium bowl, mix glutinous rice flour, matcha powder, sugar, & boiling water.
  • divide into 3 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  • add 1 cup of water to a saucepan on high heat.
  • once the water is boiling, reduce to medium-high heat. add mochi balls into the saucepan.
  • stir occasionally and let it cook for 3 – 5 mins (or until the mochi balls float to the top).
  • using a sieve, remove excess water. place mochi balls into the medium bowl with cold water and ice.
  • skewer the mochi balls onto a lollipop stick

make whipped cream

  • using a hand mixer, mix whipped cream and sugar together for 1 min on high (or until soft peaks).
  • fold in milk to loosen the mixture.

assemble drink

  • add simple syrup and ice to a cup.
  • pour matcha.
  • top with whipped cream and mochi balls.

footnotes

special equipment

  • saucepan: this is my favorite saucepan. i have had mine for years; it’s durable & versatile.
  • matcha bowl: sugarhouse ceramics co. has my favorite matcha bowls (however, they always sell out fast when released). there are some on amazon that i like such as the textured glass one. this isn’t required (because i have definitely used regular bowls); however, if you make matcha often, a matcha bowl is a must as the spout is super helpful when pouring.
  • matcha whisk: this is the one i frequently use. however, i also have this one in my kitchen too. this is a must when making matcha.
  • sieve: this is also a must when making matcha. using this ensures all the clumps are removed from the matcha powder. this creates a smoother drink (have you ever had matcha drinks that still have clumps of matcha powder? i definitely have!).
  • hand mixer: the ones by kitchenaid are long-lasting. i recently upgraded to a cordless one. i also would recommend a more affordable option – a corded one (mine is still working after nearly a decade).

did you make this recipe? i would love to see your creations! tag michelleqgbui on instagram and hashtag it #letsbake.

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