matcha hot chocolate

Cozy up with this creamy matcha hot chocolate.  Unsweetened white chocolate is blended with plant based milk for a creamy drink that’s naturally sweetened with pure honey. 

If you’re looking for a hot drink that will comfort on the coldest days, this is the recipe for you. Earthy matcha green tea adds a vibrant green color to the white hot chocolate, along with immune-system supporting antioxidants. 

Matcha green tea provides a jitter-free calm energy, making this a great alternative to coffee in the morning. This calm energy is thanks to the amino acid L-theanine that is present in matcha tea. Plus, the earthy flavor of matcha is a match made in heaven when blended into a creamy beverage like hot chocolate. 

The recipe starts by heating unsweetened almond milk and unsweetened white chocolate chips in a saucepan. This combination creates a velvety smooth texture to the drink, and richness just like traditional hot cocoa. Unsweetened white chocolate chips can be found online or in many grocery stores. Some brands contain low glycemic sweetener to add sweetness, so check before adding honey. 

For a dairy-free alternative to white chocolate, 1-2 tablespoons of coconut butter can be used. Pure honey adds the sweetness you’d expect from hot chocolate minus the refined sugar. 

No hot chocolate is complete without whipped cream and toasted marshmallows. Marshmallows can be toasted over a stovetop in seconds, no campfire necessary. 

Start by heating milk and white chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium-low heat until chips are melted.  Whisk in matcha tea and raw honey. Be sure to whisk thoroughly until matcha has completely blended in and no clumps are left behind. Pour into a large mug and top with a generous amount of whipped cream and two toasted marshmallows. 

matcha hot chocolate

Matcha Hot Chocolate

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened white chocolate chips
  • 1 sachet Pique Sun Goddess Matcha
  • 1-2 tbsp raw honey

For topping

  • 2 large marshmallows, toasted
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  • Heat milk and white chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until chips are melted. Whisk in matcha and raw honey until completely blended.
  • Pour into a large mug and top with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows. Pour into a large mug and top with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows.

Matcha Hot Chocolate

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Pique Sun Goddess Matcha

The world’s purest matcha, crafted to the highest standards of the finest ceremonial grade matcha. Designed for mindfulness. A mug full of zen.

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Jennafer Ashley
Jenna is a Recipe Developer and Food Photographer. She is the girl behind the healthy recipes of Fresh and Fit, her recipe development company, and a website of the same name(freshandfit.org). She creates recipes for her clients which include a range of big name brands and small business owners in the food world. Her recipes suit a variety of diet lifestyles from Vegan to Paleo. Jenna’s philosophy on food is that it should be healthy, affordable and of course, delicious. When she isn’t in the kitchen, you can find her hiking with her German Shepherd or shopping the aisles of home decor stores.
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Jenna is a Recipe Developer and Food Photographer. She is the girl behind the healthy recipes of Fresh and Fit,...

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