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Green Tea (Matcha) Pudding, a Gluten-Free Dessert

Green Tea (Matcha) Pudding, a Gluten-Free Japanese Dessert

Apart from being flourless, this pudding is also starch-free and eggless, having only milk, cream, sugar, gelatine and a popular Japanese ingredient, matcha.

I make the pudding with double-boiling method, more or less like a bain-marie, mainly because it is practically fool-proof and also makes things easier to clean.

Plus, as a lover for a smoother and silkier pudding, I took one more step after preparing the mixture – strain it – the same way I did for a smooth steamed eggs.

Green Tea (Matcha) Pudding, a Gluten-Free Japanese Dessert

The pudding is nice on its own or served with a dash of cream or milk. I also wish I had a dollop of sweetened red bean paste with the pudding, making it more Japanese.

  • Ingredients
  • 3 tsp green tea powder (matcha), ~ 9g
  • 3 tsp gelatine powder, ~ 9g
  • 150ml milk
  • 75ml whipping cream
  • 150ml hot water
  • 30g sugar, I used rock sugar (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of milk or whipping cream or sweetened red bean paste, optional
  • yields 4 servings, about 100ml each

How to Make Green Tea (Matcha) Pudding
How to Make Green Tea (Matcha) Pudding


Over moderate heat, rest a stainless steel mixing bowl over a pot with simmering water – similar to a bain marie.

Put gelatine powder and hot water in the mixing bowl, whisking to dissolve. Then add rock sugar and green tea, again stirring constantly until all are dissolved.

Remove from heat. Stir in green tea, milk and whipping cream; mix well (you may sample the sweetness here) and strain the mixture.

Pour the pudding mixture into moulds, cups, or glasses.

Let cool, and store in fridge for about 2 hours, or until the puddings are solidify.

Serve cold, topped with milk, or whipping cream, or dash of sweetened red bean paste.

Green Tea (Matcha) Pudding, a Gluten-Free Japanese Dessert


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  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    This looks indeed smooth…no air pocket at all. Fantastic!

  2. Juliana

    Oh! This pudding looks delicious, like the match flavor…looks so creamy.
    Hope you are enjoying your week 🙂

  3. TasteHongKong

    @Angie@Angie’s Recipes,
    The straining helps.

    You too.

  4. elaine chan

    Anytime, anywhere- matcha is my favourite! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Mary Moh

    Looks very smooth, creamy and delicious. Maureen, thanks very much for voting for my Tuscany dish. Really appreciate.

  6. CJ at Food Stories

    This is beautiful & I love the cute spoon 🙂

  7. Lori

    This is lovely. I have some matcha green tea left from my cookies and I’ve been trying to decide how to use it. Great timing. And I love that spoon!

  8. Rack of Lam

    That looks delish. I have a few matcha recipes I’ve been wanting to try but I can’t find any matcha power in stores!

  9. TasteHongKong

    @Rack of Lam,
    I bought the matcha powder from a Japanese supermarket.

  10. kristy

    Gluten free sounds just fantastic. Thanks again for a great recipe.

  11. food-4tots

    Oh! Looks so smooth and delicious!! I would also love the idea of red bean to go with it. Hmmmmm! 😉

  12. ~ Phuong ~

    Wow this looks yummy! I love anything that’s silky smooth too. So happen I have just made some red bean paste, will definitely make this soon. Thank you for the great recipe

  13. lena

    wow, that’s really smooth!! your thought of red bean paste to go with this sounds really good!

  14. Sussan

    There’s same amount of water as milk…will that make it taste watery??

  15. TasteHongKong

    Fine with me, as there are whipping cream as well.

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  17. Selina

    Fantastic. I buy those dessert sachets and make it from there but now i can make it myself