Matcha White Hot Chocolate

Matcha White Hot Chocolate / @loveandlemons

Hot chocolate always has to come with warm fuzzy memories, doesn’t it? I vividly remember being about 9 – otherwise known as the age when snow was fun. My sister and I would spend hours and hours building forts and making snow angels. We’d come in the house with red noses and leave our snowpants in a puddle at the door (you know, for mom to clean up). We’d sit down to mugs of swiss miss hot chocolate, no marshmallows for me.

I might not have wintery white Christmases anymore but here’s my fancy adult white hot chocolate that’s made oh so much more delicious by adding one of my favorite ingredients – matcha.

Matcha White Hot Chocolate / @loveandlemons

If you’re new to matcha, check out this matcha coconut latte post where I describe it a little more… or view all of our matcha recipes in our (now working again, sorry for yesterday’s glitch) recipe index.

4.8 from 6 reviews
matcha white hot chocolate
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: makes 2 (12 oz.) servings
  1. Melt the white chocolate together with ½ cup of almond milk. Stir until smooth, then add the remaining almond milk. Set aside.
  2. Sift matcha into 1 cup hot water and whisk until combined and frothy. Stir this into the almond milk/white chocolate mixture and pour into 2 mugs.
For a vegan option, make this matcha coconut latte instead.


If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. Oh my gosh. This is simply gorgeous!! *___* I need to buy some vegan white chocolate asap 😀

  2. marie on said:

    Love this recipe.
    It remembers me my favorite cookies : a mix with matcha and white chocolate chips…

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  4. This sounds so delicious! I’m intrigued and will have to try it out.

  5. Maikki from on said:

    Oh, I just love matcha and it pairs so well with white chocolate. Your other matcha treats look good as well 🙂
    By the way, do you have any favorite brand for vegan white chocolate?

    • jeanine from on said:

      I don’t – I used regular white chocolate – maybe someone else on this thread has a suggestion?

  6. michelle from on said:


  7. Lauren Burkitt from on said:

    Oh my gosh this looks incredible. I recently discovered matcha and I’m going crazy for it now. I’ll have to check out your other matcha recipes, they all look so great. Happy Holidays!

    • jeanine from on said:

      Thanks Lauren! I just love matcha, obsessed 🙂

  8. This is the prettiest hot chocolate I ever did see! I haven’t tried a white chocolate version before, and the addition of matcha is so fun. Love!!

  9. Natalia from on said:

    Mmmm, love matcha and your recipe sounds great, can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

    • jeanine from on said:

      I’m not sure, all the brands I’ve seen are packed with chemicals which is why I went with Sunspire ones (even though they’re not vegan). You should try out the coconut milk latte – it’s rich and creamy and vegan.

  10. Marloes from on said:

    O M G! This sounds like the best discovery since ever. Must be delicious!

  11. Sini from on said:

    Gosh, this is amazing!

  12. I drink cold matcha tea everyday, and use it in a number of ways, iincluding a matcha yogurt breakfast bowl. But I have not seen it in this incarnation – so creative. I’m not a real fan of white chocolate, but as I have sneaky liking for matcha-flavoured KitKats (which have white rather than dark chocolate) I am sure I will like this too. Pinning Stumbling etc

    • Meredith on said:

      Matcha kitkats are so good! I was actually hoping this hot chocolate would taste like them as well. I’ll definitely have to try it.

  13. Oana from on said:

    Wow, beautiful pictures and an even better recipe. Sounds incredibly delicious, need to stock on matcha asap!

  14. Carson on said:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I came across this on Pinterest and absolutely had to run downstairs to make it. Delicious! I like sweeter drinks, so I might use a little less matcha and sweeten it the next go ’round. Thanks 🙂

    • jeanine from on said:

      So glad you liked it! Let me know your ratio w/ more sweetener (I’m a little matcha crazy and I prefer less-sweet things but I’d love to put your perfect proportion in the notes!)

  15. You have the best matcha recipes – a girl after my own heart. I just want to come to your house for a day of matcha recipe tasting. Starting with this matcha hot chocolate.

  16. Alexandra from on said:

    It’s official: matcha is the new kale. A matcha beverage shop just opened in Brooklyn, Bon Appetit featured matcha cookies in their Christmas cookie lineup, and now this thing of beauty. I think I’m gonna like this trend!

  17. Deena kakaya from on said:

    What a beautiful picture of a curious and utterly tempting recipe x

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  21. Christian on said:

    I tried your Matcha Coconut Latte and didn’t really like it. But I decided I might as well make this as I happened to have everything. It’s good! Thanks for the recipe!

    • jeanine from on said:

      ha, thanks 🙂

  22. wow! I have been on a tea kick since the new year and now I must get to the store for matcha to make this! thank you for sharing!!

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  29. Anna from on said:

    This looks delicious! Do you think the Matcha hot chocolate would work with dark chocolate instead of white?

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