Matcha green tea jelly with no added sugar

Matcha green tea jellyHere is a recipe for a light dessert with no added sugar. It is rich in antioxidants, particularly epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), due to the matcha green tea (1). Plus this tasty jelly is so simple to make.

Matcha green tea jelly


400mls light coconut milk

½ a tablespoon matcha green tea powder

1 tablespoon stevia

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

3 teaspoons gelatin dissolved in 4 tablespoons boiling water


Food processor or blender

Measuring cups and spoons

Small mixing bowl


Square or rectangle container

Baking paper

Matcha green tea jelly 2Method

  • Add all the ingredients except for the gelatin to a food processor or blender. Process or blend until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Dissolve the gelatin completely in the boiling water in a small mixing bowl by mixing well with a spoon. Add the dissolved gelatin to the combined ingredients in the food processor or blender and pulse  until the gelatin is mixed through.
  • Line a square or rectangle container with baking paper and pour the jelly mixture into the container. Place the jelly in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until it is firm. Slice the jelly into squares and serve.
  1. Weiss DJ & Anderton CR (2003) Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography. Journal of chromatography. A 1011(1-2):173-180.

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