Matcha Honey Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows.
This might get me on the right track to consuming more green.
I feel like it’s inappropriate for me to even share a recipe containing matcha since I barely know how to pronounce it. I mean, I KNOW how to pronounce it. But I always want to pronounce it as “maaaaahtcha,” like “I need to light a match” instead of “m-awe-tcha,” like “oh this is so AWEsome.”
Sort of also like how I say keee-no-waah when I offer Eddie quinoa for dinner. It’s become such an annoying staple that I often forget the correct pronunciation.
Or! Or. I can’t help but say that I’m having an “ah-kai” bowl instead of “awe-sigh-eeee” bowl. When I’m making an acai bowl.
So really, should I even be allowed to share a matcha re?!
Here’s the thing. It took me awhile to get on the matcha bandwagon because I think that tea tastes like dirty water. Coffee also sort of tastes like dirty water, but if you add sugar and cream to coffee, it tastes like ice cream. If you add sugar and cream to tea, it tastes like sugary dirty water.
The first time I had matcha, it was very much a combination of dirty water and green grass. I’m not sure if this green grass added something wonderful or terrible, but when I added sugar… I LIKED IT.
I actually liked it.
I’ve tried my hand at a few matcha desserts and while I never love it alone, I really enjoy it when it’s combined with chocolate, especially dark chocolate. I figured that whole thing might work with white chocolate too and this is where it took me.
And guess what?
The white chocolate is the BEST combination.
White chocolate isn’t even my favorite chocolate but it’s my favorite when combined with matcha. So creamy and sweet and herby in a good way.
And! This hot chocolate is made with coconut milk too. You could use all coconut milk if you’d like, but I used a mix of coconut and cow’s milk. It has that light hint of coconut and is just so flavorful that I can hardly stand it.
Want to know a secret? I am craving a big snow. I want a huge blizzard if only so we can cuddle on the couch and watch movies after playing in the snow and sled riding. I can’t believe that it’s the end of January and we haven’t really had one good snow yet, so I’m willing it to happen with multiple mugs of hot chocolate.
Even if most of the time my brain is thinking BEACH.
Matcha Honey Hot Chocolate
- 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 16 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground matcha tea
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- mini marshmallows for serving, toasted if desired
Combine the milks, honey, chocolate, matcha and salt together in a large saucepan and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is heated through. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Serve immediately with toasted marshmallows.
Would an extra chocolate drizzle be too much?