Matcha Chia Dessert Drink

Olivia Homecook
by Olivia Homecook
1 Portion
1 hr

Apart from having three gorgeous layers, this drink is creamy, full-bodied and super easy to make. It's a great dessert drink for matcha lovers!

The amounts used in this recipe can be varied according to taste and preference, like adding more ice cream for a sweeter and thicker drink, or more matcha for more intense flavour.

Although milk, especially cow milk, affects the nutritional value of matcha, I personally prefer it flavour-wise. You can, however, swap out any cow dairy for oat, soy or other vegan alternatives, which makes this drink vegan and potentially allows you to benefit from the matcha more.

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Recipe details
  • 1  Portion
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Basic chia pudding
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup oatmilk or any milk you prefer
  • ½ tbsp agave syrup or honey
Matcha layer
  • A pinch of salt / 1/16 of a teaspoon
  • 2 teaspoons of matcha
  • 2 tablespoon scoops of ice cream
  • 100ml of milk
  • 50ml-150ml of water
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoon of chia pudding (previously prepared)
Basic chia pudding
Mix it and let it rest in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 1 hour
Matcha layer
Sift the matcha into a bowl (optional but recommended), gently pour in 50ml of hot water and mix with ideally an electric frothy, but a small whisk could do, or otherwise using the back of the teaspoon. Try your best to dissolve all lumps if present.
Then, depending on how large you glass is or how diluted you want you drink to be, you can choose to add 50-100ml of water to the matcha mix.
Pour this matcha mix into a small jug for easy pouring.
Next, add the milk, ice cubes, ice cream, and a pinch of salt into a blender and blend until smooth. Amounts can vary depending on preference.
Now, take your glass and add 4 tablespoons of the chia pudding to the bottom of the glass, then add the ice cream mix into the glass gently; pouring onto the back of a spoon that is just above the chia pudding helps with reducing momentum.
Finally, using the same spoon technique mentioned, pour the matcha. Top with a few ice cubes (optional).