Matcha fans unite. This creamy, matcha white hot chocolate is so perfectly indulgent and is a nice way to switch up your hot beverage routine.

Vegan Matcha White Hot Chocolate

We’re already a few weeks into winter, which means it’s officially full-on comfort food season. Hearty soups and stews are simmering on every stove, and warm beverages are being brewed by the barrel. For many, the warming drink of choice is coffee or even red wine to give them the warm and fuzzies. Me, I like to channel my inner child and sip on hot chocolate, sometimes with homemade marshmallows when I really want to treat myself.

When you grow up in blistering cold conditions that lingers for 6 months of the year, you either learn to embrace it, or close your shutters and hibernate until you hear the robins singing. Since I was always a “get outside and be active no matter what the weather” kind of kid, hot chocolate became an extension of my arm during the winter months.

There was nothing better than sipping on a piping hot, chocolaty drink after an afternoon skate. Well, that and peeling off my skates and having the circulation return to my feet. If there’s one thing uncle’s are good for, it’s making sure your skates will never ever come undone, ever. I’m surprised they’re not still stuck to my feet, 20 years later.

Vegan Matcha White Hot Chocolate

This white hot chocolate is very different from what I used to sip on after a skate on the pond as a kid. Matcha was nowhere to be found in my home or even in my vocabulary as a child, but, boy have I made up for that in recent years. Matcha and white chocolate are a match made in dessert heaven.

White chocolate is typically overly sweet, milky and indulgent, and when a touch of the bitter matcha powder is added to the mix, it really tones down the overall sweetness, creating the perfect balance.

Since white chocolate contains milk, and I like to try and keep things on the dairy free side over here, I decided to create the flavor from scratch. Raw cashew butter and coconut milk are great at mimicking a dairy flavor. When they team up with cacao butter and maple syrup, you’re in for a white chocolate treat.

Vegan Matcha White Hot Chocolate

Vegan Matcha White Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 2
  1. Chop your cocoa butter into slivers (or use a microplane zester) and add to a medium sized pot with remaining ingredients. Gently heat over medium-high heat and whisk. Once hot, blend using an immersion blender or upright blender until the cashew butter is incorporated. Pour into two mugs and serve.
Recipe Notes

*If you don't have a scale to measure the cacao butter, it's equivalent to about ⅛ cup when chopped into slivers.

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Omg …this looks really tempting. I was wondering how you did the white chocolate. Great idea to use cacao butter.
LOVE it!


I love learning new ways to incorporate matcha into recipes. This one is definitely a winner. I live in Miami so I really don’t have that freezing winter excuse to drink hot chocolate, but, i still drink it hahaha. If it’s snowing up north, then I can drink hot chocolate here, that’s my logic hehehe!! Anyway, ummm can you please tell me more about those homemade marshmallows?

Pedro @ Easy Kitchen Appliances

This looks awesome!!


The matcha powder in my pantry has not seen the light of day since fall. This will be the recipe to change that!

Jenna | The Urben Life

I’ve never tried matcha but this recipe may change that!!

Chris @thinlyspread

Oh my goodness! I’m a bit speechless! This looks incredible I NEED IT RIGHT NOW!


I need to make these! Matcha hot chocolate sounds amazing!


Matcha is so full of antioxidants and I love how you have incorporated cacao butter to give it richness!

Amy from Bear Plate

This sounds so good. Can’t wait to try it!

Michelle Gebert

Yes! This looks great. And you are so right with white chocolate being too sweet sometimes. Love this version.


O… M… G!!! This sounds so freakin’ delicious. I love ‘white chocolate’ from cacao butter, and i bet this makes matcha taste even better!

Wanderlust Vegans

Mmmm Matcha white hot chocolate! I love matcha! I am sure this would be very delicious. Recently someone told me to put peppermint flavour in my hot chocolate and that was delicious. I can’t wait to try this!


Yum! I love matcha but never thought to add white chocolate to it. Brilliant!

Paul Eyers

currently based in Cambodia vegan white chocolate is only in my dreams but this recipe to create the flavour myself is inspired – thank you!


Pinned an book marked! I have been looking for a vegan white chocolate recipe! I never had Matcha before but I will be trying this recipe!


This is BRILLIANT. I love matcha and I bet it’s so good with white chocolate. Trying this ASAP.


This looks perfect for this time of year!


I love the white chocolate matcha combo – they compliment each other so well!


This sounds simply lovely!! I love this hot chocolate alternative. Sounds creamy and oh so tasty!

Strength and Sunshine

What a great “amped” up hot cocoa!