I don’t know about you, but here we have been having record cold temperatures. And in our house, that’s inside and out. We’ve been trying to save energy and money by turning down the thermostat and putting on more layers, but I’m still cold. So, I’ve been adding hot cocoa to the drink repertoire along with tea. Then, I thought, how about combining the two?
It turns out, someone had already beat me to it when I did a search for Matcha Hot Chocolate. I found the following recipe for Matcha Cocoa, which I’ll be testing on Mr. Tea Scoop as soon as he gets home. Since he walks from the train station, a hot drink when he walks in the door should be just the thing. Maybe I’ll even make some tea cookies to go along with it.
- 1 tsp matcha (green tea powder)
- 1 tbsp cocoa
- 100 ml milk or about 3 1/2 ounces
- 1 tbsp sugar, or to taste
- 1 tbps hot water
- Mix matcha and cocoa in a small pot or saucepan, then add water and mix well.
- Slowly stir in the milk, stirring constantly, and bring to just under a boil. Add sugar to taste
This recipe looks pretty thick and rich, so feel free to add more milk if you like yours a little thinner. You can also add less sugar if you want it to be more like a rich drinking chocolate.
The best news? This actually isn’t that bad for you. OK, it’s not exactly a health food either. We’ve all heard about green tea and its assorted health benefits. But did you know that dark chocolate is full of antioxidants too? So really, it’s only the sugar that’s not the best thing for you. But everything in moderation, right?
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