Get the recipe for Matcha Hot Chocolate ». Matt Taylor-Gross

Fresh green matcha tones down the sweetness of hot chocolate for a delicately bittersweet brew. We like the mix of white chocolate chunks with cocoa powder as a balanced base for the matcha. For a more subtle matcha flavor, use 1/2 a teaspoon instead of 1 teaspoon.


Whip them up in bulk, then batch them into single servings of anise-spiced, matcha-dusted love

Make These Spiced Hot Cocoa Mixes to Forget About the Instant Stuff Forever
Yield: serves 1
Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. matcha powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk


  1. In a mug, combine the cocoa powder, chocolate, sugar, matcha, and salt.
  2. In a small pot, add the milk and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Remove and transfer the milk to the mug; stir until the chocolate is melted and the ingredients are incorporated, about 1 minute.