Matcha Jelly

Get ready to indulge in the vibrant flavors of my Matcha Jelly recipe, a delightful Japanese dessert that’s as easy to make as it is delicious! Crafted from matcha powder, this homemade jelly offers a unique Japanese experience with its all-natural, gluten-free goodness. Whether you’re craving a light and healthy dessert or looking to enjoy the benefits of matcha, this recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more!

Matcha jelly served in a glass cup with whipping cream on top.

Why I Love This Recipe

What I love about my Matcha Jelly recipe is how easy it is to make, using real matcha powder and simple, natural ingredients! A traditional Japanese dessert, just like classics like Iced Matcha Latte or Matcha Panna Cotta, offering an authentic matcha experience that I promise you will love!

Utilizing the same trusted technique as my Japanese Coffee Jelly, this firm and invigorating jelly marries the delectable fusion of cream and matcha. If you’re a fan of wholesome, refreshing desserts featuring real matcha powder like my Silken Tofu Matcha Pudding, this recipe is tailor-made for you!

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. 
  • Vanilla Extract – concentrated flavors of Vanilla found in baking section of grocery stores.
  • Heavy Cream – use whipping cream or heavy cream. Double cream if in the UK.

🍵 Matcha Note

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

Matcha jelly served in a glass cup with whipping cream on top, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 Combine gelatin and water in a saucepan without heat to allow the gelatin to bloom.

Gelatin being bloomed in a sauce pan.

Step 2 Once mixed together, add matcha powder, sweetener, and vanilla extract to the mixture, then combine. Bring the mixture up to heat without allowing it to boil. Strain the matcha mixture and pour it into a small bowl or molding dish of your choice.

Matcha jelly mixture in a sauce pan.

🌀 Mixing Pro Tip

Ensure the matcha powder is Thoroughly Mixed with the gelatin and sweetener to avoid any lumps and ensure an even distribution of flavor.

Step 3 Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to harden. Serve with a topping of heavy cream, whipping cream or condensed milk.

Matcha jelly in a glass bowl.

🍮 Garnishing Pro Tip

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

Recipe Variations

Adjust the texture by using less gelatin for a softer Matcha Cream Jello variation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair your Matcha Jelly with a light matcha-based drink such as a Hot Matcha Latte or a Strawberry Matcha Latte for a delightful and blended matcha-themed experience.

Matcha jelly served in a glass cup with heavy cream being poured on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I adjust the sweetness level of the jelly?

Yes, you can easily adjust the sweetness level of the jelly to your preference. Simply add less or more sweetener according to your taste. It's best to make this adjustment before placing the mixture in the fridge. Taste the mixture and adjust accordingly to achieve the desired level of sweetness.

What are some creative ways to serve the matcha jelly?

There are several creative ways to serve matcha jelly! You can cut it into small cubes and serve it as a topping for ice cream or yogurt. Another option is to layer it with fruits in a parfait or use it as a filling for mochi. The possibilities are endless, so feel free to get creative and experiment with different serving ideas to find your favorite way to enjoy this delicious dessert!

Can I make this recipe ahead of time for a party or special occasion?

Absolutely! You can definitely make this recipe ahead of time for your party or special occasion. The matcha jelly will hold well in the fridge for days.

What are some common mistakes to avoid when making matcha jelly?

When making matcha jelly, it's important to avoid common mistakes to ensure a smooth and delicious dessert. Firstly, make sure to let the gelatin bloom with the water before adding it into the mixture. This helps the gelatin dissolve properly and prevents lumps in the jelly. Additionally, avoid allowing the matcha to boil, as this can create clumps in the mixture and affect the texture of the jelly.

Storage Tips

To store your leftovers, simply place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. This will help maintain freshness for 7-10 days.

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Matcha jelly served in a glass cup with heavy cream being poured on top.

Matcha Jelly

Discover the delightful taste of Matcha Jelly, a Japanese dessert bursting with real matcha powder. Gluten-free and refreshing, it's perfect for a sweet pick-me-up. Enjoy the unique flavors of green tea in every firm, flavorful bite!
4.75 from 8 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: green tea jelly, matcha jelly
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 65kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for matcha jelly.
  • In a medium stove-top pot, mix gelatin with cold water until well incorporated. Do not apply heat at this point.
    Gelatin being bloomed in a sauce pan.
  • Add matcha powder, sweetener, vanilla extract and stir.
    Matcha jelly mixture in a sauce pan.
  • Place the stove-top pot over medium-low heat until the mixture is just dissolved, then remove from heat. Do not allow it to boil.
    Matcha jelly mixture 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 jelly mixture being strained.
  • Prior to serving, pour 1-2 tbsp of heavy cream over each jelly dessert and top with optional whipped cream.
    Matcha jelly served in a glass cup with heavy cream being poured on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Any substitute for half and half?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hello! Actually, the half n half is a mistake! It should be heavy cream and optional as a topping (now updated). Sorry about that!

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