Matcha Cocoa

Matcha Cocoa

A matcha latte and hot cocoa are combined in this delicious drink!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Japanese
Keyword Beverages, Chocolate, matcha
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 240 kcal
Author Erica Kastner


  • 1 1/2 tsp matcha powder, ceremonial or latte grade
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 tsp hot water (160F, 71C), divided
  • 1 tiny pinch salt
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup or sweetener of choice, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, grass-fed preferred
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, grass-fed preferred
  • whipped cream for serving, optional


  1. Place the matcha and cocoa powder in a mug and whisk or sift to combine. Add 2 teaspoons of the hot water and whisk to form a smooth paste. Gradually add the remaining 3 teaspoons of water and whisk until smooth. Add the salt, maple syrup, and vanilla and whisk to combine.

  2. Heat the milk to between 145° and 160° F (63° - 71°C). Froth and pour over the matcha/cocoa mixture in the mug. Serve immediately, or with a dollop of whipped cream.