Recipe for Matcha Hot Chocolate: a creamy green tea and white hot chocolate topped with whipped cream or marshmallows and an extra sprinkling of matcha.
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With only three ingredients, 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 until smooth. 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 or increase the matcha if you want a darker green color.
Matcha is a powder created by grinding whole green tea leaves. There are various grades. 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 for 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 and more recently in larger supermarkets. It is also available on Amazon: Matcha Konomi and less expensive: Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder.
Matcha Hot Chocolate Recipe
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
Additional matcha for sprinkling
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.