Matcha Cream Jello

Introducing my Matcha Cream Jello recipe, a delightful homemade dessert bursting with the vibrant flavors of real matcha powder and wholesome ingredients! If you crave a light and healthy treat without additives or preservatives, this all-natural matcha jello is your perfect choice. Embrace the goodness of antioxidants and savor the authentic taste of matcha in every bite!

Homemade matcha jello inside a glass cup topped with whipping cream.

Why I Love This Recipe

My Matcha Cream Jello recipe defines simplicity and purity in every sense! This delightful Japanese-style dessert bursts with the vibrant and earthy flavors of matcha powder. What truly distinguishes it is how I use of real, natural ingredients, entirely free from any additives or preservatives! Crafting this matcha jello is an absolute breeze too – a quick mix, a gentle heat, a strain, and a chill in the fridge, and you’re all set! I know you can’t beat that!

Perfect for those seeking a healthy and light dessert or snack, my recipe effortlessly marries the delicate, sweet, and earthy tones of matcha with a soft jello texture. If you’re in pursuit of an easy, delicate treat that harnesses the numerous benefits of matcha, then this is the recipe for you. What’s more, it follows the same base and method as my cherished Strawberry Jello and Japanese Coffee Jelly, offering even more delightful options for your desserts. So why wait? Dive into the world of matcha goodness now!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Gelatin – unflavored Gelatin used to make jelly. Can be found at your local supermarket.
  • Matcha Powder – green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Culinary grade Matcha Powder will work for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade premium matcha if preferred. 
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener. 
  • Heavy Cream – heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.
  • Vanilla Extract – concentrated flavors of Vanilla found in baking section of grocery stores.

🍵 Matcha Ingredient Note

For this recipe, we recommend using Culinary Grade Matcha. It offers great taste at a more affordable price than ceremonial matcha.

Homemade matcha jello inside a glass cup.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 Begin by combining gelatin powder and cold water in a stovetop pot, allowing the gelatin to bloom.

Gelatin mixed with water.

Step 2 Next, combine matcha and sweetener, whisking them together until well combined. After that, incorporate the heavy cream and vanilla extract into the matcha mixture, ensuring thorough incorporation. Gently heat the pot on medium-low until it reaches a soft boiling point, being careful not to let it come to a boil.

Gelatin mixed with water.

Step 3 Remove from heat, strain the mixture, and transfer it to a desired dish. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, and if desired, serve with a dollop of whipping cream.

Matcha jello mixture poured into a molding dish.

 🍮 Garnishing Pro Tip

Garnish with Whipped Cream, Mint Leaves, or your preferred Fresh Fruits.

📄 Recipe Note

You may notice some settling at the bottom of the jello, which is a natural occurrence due to the use of real matcha powder.

Recipe Variations

You can adjust the texture of this matcha dessert to your liking by adding more gelatin, resulting in a firmer Matcha Jelly.

Pairing Recommendations

You can complement this jello with other delicate desserts like Japanese Custard Pudding. Or for a complete matcha experience, serve it alongside a refreshing Iced Matcha Latte.

Homemade matcha jello inside a glass cup next to Japanese matcha powder.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this dessert suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

To make it vegan-friendly, simply use a vegan-friendly gelatin substitute in place of traditional gelatin.

How long does it take to make this recipe?

The preparation time for this recipe is approximately 5 minutes. However, the jello will need to settle in the refrigerator for around 3 hours before it's ready to be enjoyed.

What is the texture of the jello like?

The texture of this jello is soft but set, offering a delicate and enjoyable consistency.

What are the health benefits of matcha powder?

Matcha powder is known for its potential health benefits, which include being rich in antioxidants, promoting relaxation without drowsiness due to the presence of L-theanine, and potentially boosting metabolism. It can also provide a gentle energy boost.

Storage Tips

Store your leftover in an airtight container in the fridge, and it will stay fresh for 7-10 days.

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Homemade matcha jello inside a glass cup.

Matcha Cream Jello

Elevate your dessert game with Matcha Jello, a delectable treat bursting with the earthy allure of matcha. Crafted with real ingredients, this Japanese-style delight offers a delightful twist to your sweet cravings. Dive into the world of matcha magic now!
4.72 from 7 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: green tea jello, matcha jello
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 8 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 64kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for matcha jello.
  • In a medium stove top pot, mix gelatin with cold water until well incorporated. Note - Do not put on heat yet.
    Gelatin mixed with water.
  • Add Matcha Powder, sweetener, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract to your mixture. Continue stirring and place it over medium-low heat until everything is just dissolved. Note - Do not boil.
    Mixture for matcha jello in a sauce pan.
  • Strain mixture with fine mesh strainer, pour into your desired mold or dish and place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
    Matcha jello being strained into serving dishes.

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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