Dairy-Free Delight: Homemade Matcha Tilatis Recipe

Hello, my fellow food enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into the world of dairy-free delights with a sensational recipe for Matcha Tilatis. If you're a fan of the earthy, vibrant flavors of matcha and looking for a dairy-free treat, you're in for a real treat. Inspired by the creative minds at Cotta, this recipe is here to satisfy your matcha cravings without a drop of dairy. Let's get started!


For the Matcha Tilatis:

- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite dairy-free milk)

- 2 tablespoons high-quality matcha powder

- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (adjust to taste)

- 1/4 cup water

- 1/2 cup sweet rice flour (also known as glutinous rice flour)

- A pinch of salt

- Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


1. Mix the Matcha Paste:

- In a small bowl, whisk together the matcha powder and 1/4 cup of water until it forms a smooth paste. Make sure there are no lumps.

2. Prepare the Sweet Rice Flour Mixture:

- In a separate bowl, combine the sweet rice flour and a pinch of salt. Gradually add 1/4 cup of almond milk while stirring to create a smooth slurry.

3. Heat the Almond Milk:

- In a saucepan, heat the remaining almond milk over medium heat until it's warm but not boiling. Stir in the granulated sugar and whisk until it's fully dissolved.

4. Add the Matcha Paste:

- Reduce the heat to low and add the matcha paste to the warm almond milk. Whisk until the matcha is well incorporated.

5. Add the Sweet Rice Flour Mixture:

- Gradually pour the sweet rice flour slurry into the almond milk mixture while continuously whisking. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens, which should take about 5-7 minutes. It should have a custard-like consistency.

6. Cool and Serve:

- Remove the Matcha Tilatis mixture from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

- Pour the mixture into your serving glasses or bowls.

- Cover each glass with plastic wrap, ensuring that the plastic wrap touches the surface of the Matcha Tilatis. This prevents skin from forming as it cools.

- Let the Matcha Tilatis chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until it's nicely set.

7. Garnish and Enjoy:

- When ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap, and you can garnish your Matcha Tilatis with a sprig of fresh mint for a burst of color and freshness.

8. Savor the Dairy-Free Delight:

- Grab a spoon and dive into the creamy, dreamy world of dairy-free Matcha Tilatis. The rich matcha flavor combined with the silky texture will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

This dairy-free dessert is not only delicious but also a delightful way to enjoy the unique flavors of matcha. So, whether you're lactose intolerant, vegan, or simply a matcha enthusiast, this Matcha Tilatis is a must-try. Enjoy the creamy goodness without the dairy guilt! 🍵🌱