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.

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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. Oana from

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

  2. 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.

  3. Sini from

    Gosh, this is amazing!

  4. Marloes from

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

    • 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.

  5. Natalia from

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

  6. 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!!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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?

  9. marie

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

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