This Matcha Hot Chocolate is a simple beverage perfect for a cold winter morning. Matcha (green tea powder) and chopped white chocolate are whisked into steaming hot milk. That’s it! I topped mine with whipped cream, but marshmallows would also be perfect. I liked the amount of white chocolate added, but you can always bump the amount up a little based on your taste.
Matcha (MAHT-cha) is a powder created by grinding whole green tea leaves. It is on the expensive side, especially for premium grades. Since less is more, it usually takes me a while to go through a jar (unless I go through a green tea kick and make a ton of recipes in a short time). There are various grades of matcha. The higher quality grades are made from the fine, new leaves from the very top of the Camellia sinensis tea bush. Use the premium grades for drinking, while the lower, culinary grades are fine to use in baking. Be careful in the storing of matcha. It can become stale and brownish when exposed to oxygen. I have been able to find matcha at the local Asian food markets. It is also available on Amazon: DoMatcha DoMatcha Organic 2nd Harvest Matcha, 2.82-Ounce and less expensive: SerendipiTea Matcha Culinary Grade, Organic Green Tea, 4-Ounce Box.
Matcha Hot Chocolate
Adapted from Oh, How Civilized
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons matcha (green tea powder)
2.3 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
Whipped cream or marshmallows for garnish
In a small saucepan, place milk over low heat. Once simmering, whisk in matcha and white chocolate until smooth.
Serve immediately with whipped cream or marshmallows.