December 14, 2016 3 min read

To continue with Kenko Tea’s sequel of holiday-themed recipes, this week we have a matcha dessert recipe well suited for the festive night of Christmas Eve.

It’s the classic, all-time favorite French dessert from the early 18th century… but with a delightful Asian twist. Let’s meet  Nikki from@miss_lvr and her lusciousMatcha Green Tea Soufflé.  

Classic green tea matcha souffle cake is soft and fluffy with a beautiful vibrant green color.

Nikki is a Chinese student who recently graduated with a US degree in apparel and textiles. Now Nikki mostly works from home so she can have a flexible time for her passion - baking!

Although Nikki has never been to any pastry or baking classes, she self-taught from watching different recipe videos and innovating with new flavors. As Nikki’s passion for baking grows, she dreams to one day become an excellent pastry chef.

Visit Nikki oninstagram to learn more about her awesome baking goods.


Nikki’s gorgeous vibrant green Matcha Souffle is inspired and adapted from a recipe from the famousJust One Cookbook. Nikki made a little change to make the recipe less sweet, but it still yields a delicious and fluffy souffle that is lightly whipped to perfection.

The color in the green tea souffle is created from the matcha, and contrasts spectacularly with the white sugar powder on top. The texture is so soft and light that it will immediately melt in your mouth… while simultaneously melting your heart!

Matcha Green Tea Soufflé

This matcha tea souffle is so light and soft which makes the perfect dessert for the Christmas dinner

  • Prep time:45 mins
  • Bake time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour


- Coating ramekins -

This gives the soufflés something to grip onto and makes the mix climb up the sides of the ramekins as the batter rises during the baking.

  • ½ tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- Matcha soufflé -
  • 150ml milk
  • 100ml heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 tbsp (11g / 0.4 oz) granulated sugar (for egg yolks)
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp (25g / 0.9 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 tbsp (6 g / 0.2 oz) matcha powder
  • 2 tbsp (22g / 0.8 oz) granulated sugar (for egg whites)


classic souffle recipe is twisted with a delightful hint of earthy matcha

  1. Preheat the oven to 390F (200C).
  2. Brush the ramekins with butter on all sides, with upward strokes.
  3. Coat each ramekin with sugar, rotating to dust evenly.
  4. Remove the excess sugar, letting them chill in the fridge to set.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together.
  6. Sift the flour into the egg mixture, mixing well.
  7. In a saucepan, bring the milk and heavy cream almost to a boil.
  8. Add a splash of hot milk mixture into the egg mix, whisking well until smooth.
  9. Gradually whisk in the rest of the milk mixture, before pouring everything back into the saucepan.
  10. Whisk constantly over a medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes until thick and smooth.(Keep whisking throughout this process so the custard doesn’t become overcooked and clumpy!)
  11. Immediately transfer the custard to a bowl so it doesn’t overcook from the heat generated by the saucepan.
  12. Cover with a plastic wrap, and let it cool to room temperature(Refrigerating it can cool it faster).
  13. Sift the matcha into the cooled custard, and set aside.
  14. In a stand mixer, beat the egg whites till foamy and bubbly (With a Kitchenaid mixer, turn to level 3 for 2 minutes).
  15. Gradually add all the sugar, a spoonful at a time to make the meringue.
  16. Speed up to level 8(with a Kitchenaid mixer), whisking for about three to four minutes until stiff peaks form.
  17. Mix one third of the meringue into the custard until blended.
  18. Carefully fold in the remaining meringue using a rubber spatula to combine, being careful not to over mix. Ramekins of matcha green tea souffle batter before baking time
  19. Divide the batter evenly among the ramekins.
  20. Tap the batter on the work surface so it is level, gently removing the air bubbles.
  21. Run your thumb around the edge to get a neat top.
  22. Bake on a baking tray on the bottom rack for 12-15 minutes until well risen and slightly golden on top.
  23. Dust with powdered sugar or matcha powder, and serve immediately.

This wobbly soft green tea souffles are the great addiction to your Holidays

When ready, your matcha souffles should wobble gently if shaken. The super soft, light and beautiful souffles will undoubtedly make a great addition to your Christmas dinner table.


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like very much

the matcha is a realy nice product. we us it almost daily. the order process is fine and deliver is issue would be your associatation with SHOP i do not like this company as well as other third party companys that want to save your credit info.


I needed to contact customer service. E-mail did not exist.


I saw you sell on Amazon for less money. I tried to contact you and the e-mail was invalid. I tried e-mailing for days and the response was always the same.....invalid e-mail. does not exist. The only contact number on your website was Australia. Then I see this matcha was shipped from an Amazon facility in Kentucky - but I did not get the Amazon price! ???. I tried to file a claim with my financial institution - what a headache. I can’t rate a product that has no customer service contact. So frustrating!

Bought organic & ceremonial

I have had better matcha expected a mind blowing yummy & mind focus matcha, not so much ⭐️one star only

Ceremonial grand and the organic .

I have had a sweeter more matcha flavor in other matcha so that just tells me not all matcha are equal I give it 2 stars. I really want to love it but not as good as PIQUE brand