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Matcha Jelly Drink Veggiekins Blog

Matcha Jelly Drink (vegan, gluten free)

  • Author: Remy Park
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Units Scale
  • 1 tbsp agar powder + 1 tsp*
  • 3 cups water + 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • plant milk of choice
  • more matcha, if desired


  1. To begin, prepare your matcha jelly cubes. Bring 3 cups water to a boil, lower to a simmer and add in your agar powder. Whisk continuously to make sure the agar evenly dissolves. Add your maple syrup to sweeten, then remove the pot from the stove.
  2. Sift, then whisk your matcha powder with the remaining 1/2 cup warm water, then add your matcha mixture into the pot. Whisk again to combine and then pour your jelly mixture into an eighth sheet pan and allow to cool at room temp for 5 minutes. Transfer to the fridge to chill until firm to the touch.
  3. Once the jelly is set, remove from the fridge and use a small paring knife to slice your jelly into small cubes. Use a spatula to gently wiggle your cubes out of the tray.
  4. Now we are ready to assemble the drink! In a glass, add a handful of matcha jellies followed by plant milk of choice. Lastly, add a serving of whisked matcha on top and then sweeten as desired. I like to add fresh vanilla bean and a pinch of salt to finish.


*Agar powder tends to vary based on the brand you use, so if your jelly feels too firm, add less agar and re-do your jelly. If it feels too loose, add more agar and re-do the jelly. It’s all about finding that perfect balance in texture and of course, this will also vary based on how you like your jelly.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: drinks, desserts
  • Method: boiling

Keywords: matcha, jelly drink, matcha jelly, japanese, desserts, drinks