Damn, how good does that look? Answer: VERY VERY GOOD.
I love hot chocolate and I love matcha so this Matcha White Hot Chocolate brings my favorites together in one delicious drink.
The recipe is really simple and comes together in minutes.
How to Make Matcha White Hot Chocolate
All you need to do is simmer some milk and add in the chopped white chocolate, sifted matcha, honey, and salt.
The core of the recipe is the milk, white chocolate, and matcha so you can adjust or omit the honey and salt to your liking. I like to add salt to my hot chocolates since it makes the flavors pop since it intensifies the sweetness.
If you want to add an extra sweet touch for Valentine’s Day, top it with pink marshmallows. (I got mine from Muji but you can try these if you want something similar.) As always, I like to toast my marshmallows using a kitchen torch.
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Using Matcha in Recipes
There are multiple grades of matcha (powered green tea) and you don’t want to use the highest/most expensive when adding them to a recipe. In the United States, they’ll label higher end matcha as Ceremonial Grade (no such labeling exists in Japan, it’s strictly for marketing purposes) and lower grade matcha as Culinary or Cooking Grade.
I like to go for good Culinary Grade matcha when incorporating matcha into recipes.
What makes it a good Culinary Grade matcha? Color is the best indicator. It should be as close to vibrant green as possible. The super low-end matcha is a very dull, almost grey, green — no bueno.
You may see sweetened matcha which comes with added sugar, but I usually tend to stay away from those and add my own sweetener, like honey, if it’s needed.
Just a note, matcha has a high level of caffeine, so it may not make the best nighttime beverage.
MATCHA (GREEN TEA) WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE
Makes 2 cups
In a saucepan, bring milk to a simmer over medium-low heat. Take off heat and whisk or stir in chopped white chocolate. Sift in matcha, honey, and salt until well combined.
Pour matcha milk hot chocolate into two mugs and if you would like, top with toasted pink marshmallows.
Note: This post was originally published in February 2013 and has been updated with new content and photos.
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