Matcha White Hot Chocolate

A delicious, grown-up winter treat, this Matcha White Hot Chocolate is an easy, cozy drink for cold days. 4 ingredients and full of healthy antioxidants!

Matcha White Hot Chocolate

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

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.

4.9 from 9 reviews

Matcha White Hot Chocolate

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A delicious, grown-up winter treat, this Matcha White Hot Chocolate is an easy, cozy drink for cold days.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2
  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.



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  1. marie

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

  2. Maikki from

    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

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

  3. 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

      Thanks Lauren! I just love matcha, obsessed 🙂

  4. 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!!

  5. Natalia from

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

    • jeanine

      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.

  6. Marloes from

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

  7. Sini from

    Gosh, this is amazing!

  8. 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

      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.

  9. Oana from

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

  10. Carson

    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

      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!)

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

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

  14. Christian

    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!

  15. 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!!

  16. Anna from

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

  17. Karen Queiffer

    Aiya is too expensive for me would it work with other brands? My hubby bought a brand called enzo from amazon last week and I’ve tried it with this recipe, it was great but I still want to check.

  18. kylie cotton

    This would be great to make for special occasions such as st. patricks day! Cant wait to take a sip!!

  19. Isabelle

    So simple and lovely

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