For the sixth installment of Making Matcha Recipes, we’ve made our newest Matcha recipe – Matcha Hot Chocolate.
In addition to this post, we invite you to take a look at our past posts for Making Matcha Recipes: Matcha Krispy Treats, Matcha Chocolate Cottage Cake, Matcha Tofu Ice Cream, and Matcha Chocolate Chip Rice Cookies, and Matcha White Chocolate Salted Caramel Bonbons.
Making Matcha Recipes Part VI: Matcha Hot Chocolate
If you search the web looking for “Matcha Hot Chocolate” you can find a number of recipes with varying amounts of chocolate, Matcha, milk, cream, etc. Having tried many of them, a lot of the recipes you find are overly sweet or suggest using too much Matcha. Some of them just really aren’t very good at all. For making this recipe, we have aimed to have the best balance between Matcha body, chocolate sweetness, and milkiness so they all harmonize together rather than have one particular element stand out. (Please note: You can use any type of milk you prefer for this recipe but since we designed it with dairy milk in mind, there may be a slight flavor variation if you use non dairy milk or cream.)
Also, even though it is a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients, there is one simple tip that can help a lot:
- Chop the chocolate as fine as you can. If you have too many varying sizes, it won’t melt evenly and you may have clumped chocolate balls at the bottom of the pot.