Matcha White Hot Chocolate

The perfect cozy drink for those who love matcha green tea and hot chocolate! This easy matcha white hot chocolate recipe is great for a cold day and a fun twist on a classic winter beverage.

White chocolate is a lovely compliment to the earthiness of matcha, creating a lovely sip.

This matcha white hot chocolate recipe relies on the sweetness of the white chocolate and marshmallows to sweeten this drink. Meaning there is no extra sugar added into the hot chocolate mixture.

This matcha and white hot chocolate recipe is also a great option for those looking for how to make hot chocolate without cocoa powder.

WHAT IS MATCHA?

In simplest terms, matcha is a variety of green tea. However, it is grown and processed differently than standard green teas resulting in a tea powder that has a unique nutrient profile, a lot of antioxidants, and more caffeine than a typical green tea. Matcha green tea is often boasted to have a wide variety of health benefits as well.

TELL ME ABOUT MATCHA HOT CHOCOLATE

Level of difficulty: Easy. Measure, heat, stir, and enjoy!

Flavor: Earthy matcha and white chocolate are the predominant flavors in this green tea hot chocolate recipe.

Time: It will take you approximately 10 minutes to prepare your hot matcha chocolate.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Milk of choice (I use 2% dairy milk)

Ceremonial grade matcha powder

White chocolate, rough chopped

Marshmallows for topping

Optional add in: scoop of collagen for a boost of nutrition

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE HOT WHITE CHOCOLATE WITH MATCHA

  1. Add milk of choice and matcha powder to a small saucepan and whisk to help the matcha dissolve
  2. Add white chocolate and warm over medium heat, stirring frequently, until steaming and desired temperature is reached (approximately 8-10 minutes). Do not boil.
  3. Divide matcha and white hot chocolate between two mugs and top with marshmallows
  4. Enjoy!

MODIFICATIONS FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: VEGAN, GF, DF

Matcha white hot chocolate is vegetarian as written, and can easily be made vegan, gluten free, and dairy free!

  • To make this into a vegan hot chocolate, be sure to select a plant based milk for your base and a vegan marshmallow for topping
  • To make this into a dairy free hot chocolate recipe, select a plant based milk for your base and a brand of white chocolate that notes it is dairy free.
  • Marshmallows are not always gluten free, so to ensure this is a gluten free hot chocolate recipe check the label to select a brand of marshmallows that meets this requirement. This is especially important if you’re serving this matcha hot white chocolate to someone with a gluten intolerance.

LET’S TALK ABOUT WHISKING MATCHA

Whisking matcha is an integral part of any matcha drink. Since matcha is a fine powder, it cannot be steeped like other teas. Thoroughly whisking your matcha powder suspends the powder in the liquid and helps to avoid a chalky and clumpy drink.

There are multiple ways to whisk matcha, with my personal favorite way using a handheld frother because it’s so easy and convenient. A bamboo whisk is the traditional tool used for whisking matcha. If you do not have either of these, you can use a regular whisk too (however I’ve found it more difficult to get all of the clumps out with this method).

FAQS about Matcha White Hot Chocolate

What kind of matcha should I use? I highly recommend using a ceremonial grade matcha for any of your matcha based beverages. Ceremonial grade matcha is smoother and generally has a less earthy taste as compared to other grades, making it more enjoyable to drink! This matcha powder is what I’ve been using, and I LOVE it. As compared to other highly rated ceremonial matcha powders, it’s a pretty cost effective option and it tastes good.

Is oat milk gluten free? While oats are naturally gluten free, there is often cross-contamination due to being grown next to wheat or processed in a facility that also processes wheat products. If you’d like to make this an oat milk hot cocoa recipe and have a gluten intolerance, select an oat milk brand that has been certified as gluten free.

Is almond milk gluten free? Similar to oat milk, almond milk is naturally gluten free but may be cross-contaminated depending on how it is processed. If you’d like to make this into an almond milk hot chocolate recipe and have a gluten intolerance, select an almond milk brand that has been certified as gluten free.

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a glass mug filled with creamy green tea white hot chocolate and topped with marshmallows. Additional matcha powder is being sprinkled onto the drink in this image.

Matcha White Hot Chocolate

The perfect cozy drink for those who love matcha green tea and hot chocolate! This easy hot cocoa recipe is great for a cold day and a fun twist on a classic winter beverage.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Drinks
Calories 376 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups milk of choice I use 2% dairy milk
  • 2 tsp ceremonial grade matcha powder
  • 3 oz white chocolate rough chopped
  • Optional adder: a scoop of unflavored collagen powder
  • Mini marshmallows for topping

Instructions
 

  • Add milk of choice and matcha powder to a small saucepan and whisk to help the matcha dissolve
  • Add white chocolate and warm over medium heat, stirring frequently, until steaming and desired temperature is reached (approximately 8-10 minutes). Do not boil.
  • Divide matcha and white hot chocolate between two mugs and top with marshmallows
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*Use ceremonial grade matcha powder. I highly recommend using a ceremonial grade matcha for any of your matcha based beverages. Ceremonial grade matcha is smoother and generally has a less earthy taste as compared to other grades, making it more enjoyable to drink!

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 452mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 453IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 368mgIron: 1mg
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