An above view of a matcha hot chocolate with fresh whipped cream and an artistic dusting of matcha powder, by SingleThread.

Matcha hot chocolate

Umami undertones and cool whipped cream bring a springtime air to this favorite classic.

dietary badge | Gluten free
dietary badge | Vegan adaptable

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Servings: 1

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Active time: 10 minutes

Hot chocolate

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Latte Blend: 2 shots

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Level: 3

  • 5 fl oz (150g) milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp (20g) chocolate sauce or 3 tbsp (40g) cocoa powder

  1. Put chocolate and milk in a small pot and warm, stirring until it is fully incorporated and hot.
  2. Pour the hot chocolate milk into a cup.
  3. Top with the matcha shots.

Matcha whipped cream

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Signature Blend: powder mode x 1

  • 4 ½ c (1050g) heavy cream
  • ¾ c (150g) sugar

  1. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to beat the cream until it has thickened, but isn’t quite to soft peaks.
  2. Add the sugar, continuing to whisk until soft peaks form.
  3. When whipping the cream, whip it just before it becomes stiff. 
  4. Top the hot chocolate with whipped cream.
  5. Dust with matcha powder.


  • Intensify the umami by making Signature matcha powder three times using the powder mode and whisking it with the whipped cream, like in the matcha mille-fuille crepes.