When the cold weather hits cozy up with a deliciously creamy and decadent white matcha hot chocolate. Quick and easy to put together, full of great ingredients but super decadent at the same time.
White Matcha Hot Chocolate
Enjoy the cold season this year with delicious and decadent white matcha hot chocolate.
I love a good matcha latte, but sometimes it is nice to change things up, and adding a bit of white chocolate for a hint of sweetness works so well for a rich and creamy drink that is so easy to put together.
This matcha hot chocolate is:
- can be vegan (obviously depending on the chocolate used, be sure to check the ingredients)
- dairy-free (again check the ingredients of the white chocolate you are using if dairy is something you are concerned about)
How To Make The Best White Matcha Hot Chocolate
It really is quite simple.
- Add the milk and white chocolate to a small pot on low-medium heat on the stove
- Whisk and heat until the chocolate has completely melted
- Add the matcha powder and whisk until it is incorporated
- Remove the matcha hot chocolate from the heat and add some marshmallows to garnish
You can also make it a wee bit fancier by frothing some milk for the top and mixing up the toppings. Sometimes we like to add:
- cacao powder
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
Use your imagination and flavor your matcha hot chocolate to your liking.
Can This Be Served To Kids?
This will have to be a decision you make yourself.
Matcha does contain caffeine so it will depend on how comfortable you are with your child consuming caffeine.
I don't tend to serve my kids caffeine that often, but I will let them have a small cup of matcha hot chocolate, especially around Halloween. And when I say a small cup, it really is just a couple of sips.
The slight green tinge lends itself well to being a swampy-green drink without the need for food coloring. I like to have some gummy worms poking out from the top which the kids think is just fantastic.
As mentioned above though, this is something you will have to decide for yourself.
Need some more hot chocolate ideas?
Of course you do, you can never have too many hot choccie variations. Check these out and give them a try:
- Thick and Creamy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
- Turmeric Infused Healthy Hot Chocolate
- Homemade Chai Green Tea Chai Spiced Latte
- Dark Hot Chocolate Made Using Real Chocolate
Let me know if you give this one a try, I would love to hear all about it.
White Matcha Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup milk of choice I use almond
- ¼ cup white chocolate chopped
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- marshmallows for serving optional
- Heat milk and white chocolate on low-medium heat in a small pot on the stove1 cup milk of choice, ¼ cup white chocolate
- Whisk and heat until chocolate has melted
- Add matcha and whisk until incorporated1 teaspoon matcha powder
- Remove from heat and add marshmallows to garnishmarshmallows for serving
- Store: leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days.
- Freeze: this can also be frozen. Allow cooling completely before storing in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months.
- Substitutions: you can use regular milk chocolate or dark chocolate instead of white chocolate.
- Plant-based/dairy free: this can easily be made plant-based or dairy free by using appropriate ingredients.
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Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery says
This looks delicious year round, not just for Halloween!
Oh don't worry, we enjoy it year round 🙂
Oh. My. Yum. This sounds perfect right now! We are getting our first frost tonight and this would take the chill out of my bones!
Oh I can imagine Sara! We have been having so much rain and wind lately, so we have been enjoying probably one too many hot chocolates to warm up of a night time 🙂
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says
Somehow I haven't used matcha yet.. but I LOVE this! I'm all for any natural food-coloring options! I knew beet juice for red, and turmeric for yellow- but what a fabulous idea for green!
Me too Sarah! I usually use spinach for green, but that didn't taste too good in a hot chocolate 🙂
YUM! I love matcha recently, and this yellow version is perfect for halloween!
I so love when natural foods are used as a food coloring and this is one hot chocolate I enjoy! I've made beet hot chocolate before but never a matcha one! Thanks so much for sharing this - brilliant idea!
Oh yum, I love the sound of beet hot chocolate - I will have to give that a try! Me too Shashi, I am always trying to find new way to still have 'fun' foods for the kids without the need for food coloring!