I like to have a hot drink most afternoons. I usually go for a cup of herbal tea but every now and then a little something sweet and creamy is needed. Hot chocolate is always a delicious treat, of course. For days, when I’m working outside the home, I’ve created my own instant versions like this Matcha Hot Cocoa mix.
Simple, Whole Food Ingredients
Milk powder, cocoa powder, sugar, matcha powder, salt. That’s it in this homemade hot cocoa mix. Those are ingredients a person can feel good about drinking as an occasional treat.
Plain old granulated sugar works perfectly, raw sugar and brown sugar also work great. Use your favorite, just don’t use liquid. Other dry, powdered sweeteners might work but have not been tested in this recipe.
Matcha in Cocoa?
Matcha can be intense in flavor, that grassiness just isn’t for everyone. Mellowing it out with the bitterness of cocoa and creaminess of milk seems to make it more palatable. There’s only a hint of it in this cocoa mix.
Matcha powder has caffeine but it often comes without the jitters so often associated coffee. It has also been studied for its ability boost brain power. Both those little bits of news can make this treat feel even better.
Want to skip the Matcha? Try my Maca hot cocoa mix for some adaptogen goodness. Or simply leave it out for a plain hot cocoa mix.
- 1 ½ Cups Dry Milk Powder
- ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Matcha Powder (I use the culinary grade Matcha from Kiss Me Organics)
- Pinch of Salt
Whisk everything together until thoroughly combined.
Store in an airtight container.
To Use: Mix 2 Tablespoons of matcha hot cocoa mix with 8 ounces of boiling water. Stir well. Enjoy. I've been known to stir the mix into hot coffee for a lovely and quick mocha-like drink.
Serving Size:2 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g
We try our best but cannot guarantee that nutrition information is 100% accurate.
This mix whips up quickly and packs up delightfully. Keep for yourself or consider packaging it in pretty jars for an easy but delicious gift. For the best of all worlds, double or triple the batch – keep some, give some.