The Matcha Version of Hot Chocolate

There are only so many cups of coffee I can drink in a day to stay warm. Cue: tea, because hot chocolate has never been on the table.

Matcha tea has become my staple alternative to coffee when I feel my inflammation is running a bit high. It contains caffeine, of course, but its effects are far more subtle. For someone who doesn’t like chocolate but is a self-proclaimed health nut (like myself), this hot beverage fulfills even a festive holiday season aesthetic.


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
  • 2 large marshmallows*


Heat almond milk or use a frothing device. Heat water until almost boiling. Add hot water to a small bowl, then whisk in matcha tea powder until smooth and frothy.

* This breaks the herbivore code but for the sake of this recipe development for Spoon University, I made my own refined sugar-free marshmallows using sustainably-sourced gelatin following this video.


Pour matcha tea into 2 small mugs. Top almost to the brim with heated or frothed almond milk.


Add marshmallows and enjoy as they melt into your hot drink, sweetening it ever so slightly.


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