This Valentine’s Day, heartwarming Matcha Hot Chocolate Spoons are a nice swap out for those not-so-thoughtful boxes of chocolate from the corner drug store. Super easy to make and sweeter than sweet, this is a treat that any tea lover will love cozying up with.
I’ve made many giftable confections in the past, but these really take the cake for how easy they are to make and share. A riff on regular hot chocolate spoons, vibrant matcha adds a rich layer of tea flavor to a white chocolate base.
The hardest part of this recipe is to not overheat the white chocolate during melting. Either melt your white chocolate in 10 second intervals in the microwave or over a double boiler, low and slow. Both methods work well as long as you are patient.
For best results, sift culinary matcha directly atop the melted chocolate, and then immediately mix it in to prevent clumping. For a gourmet touch, I also like to add the seeds of a scraped vanilla bean. A standard silicone ice cube mold will provide the perfect amount of chocolate to yield 1 cup of matcha hot chocolate.Along with sprinkles, decorate the chocolate cubes with some gourmet sugar hearts from Chambre de Sucre or even an extra dusting of bittersweet matcha. You can dunk these spoons in milk or just plain hot water if you prefer your beverage on the lighter side.You can also fancy these up by using porcelain or acrylic teaspoons instead of wooden or disposable ones. Slip the finished spoons into cello lollipop bags and tie with ribbon to create instant party favors.Chilly winter days are the best time to enjoy adorable Matcha Hot Chocolate Spoons. Not your everyday hot chocolate, they’re sure to win the heart of all the green tea lovers you know!
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Matcha Hot Chocolate Spoons
Makes 8 spoons.
1-11 oz. package of white chocolate chips
2 Tbsp matcha, sifted (I used Yunomi’s Organic Culinary Matcha)
seeds of 1 vanilla bean, cut open lengthwise and scraped
decorative sugars/sprinkles (I used Chambre de Sucre’s Sugar Hearts)
8 teaspoons or lollipop sticks
square ice cube tray
lollipop bags and ribbon, if gifting
- 1. Melt the chocolate on top of a double boiler low and slow, mixing with a rubber spatula. Make sure that the water in the bottom pot isn’t touching the top pot. Do not rush this process as you don’t want the chocolate to seize.
2. Add the sifted matcha and scraped vanilla bean to the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly. Spoon out 1 Tbsp of the chocolate and reserve for later use.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the cavities of the ice cube tray. Let the chocolate set for about 5 minutes, then insert a spoon or lolli stick into each cavity. If you’d like, sprinkle the top surface of the chocolate with sprinkles. Let the chocolate cool completely, then unmold gently.
4. Attach decorative sugars onto each Matcha Hot Chocolate Spoon using dabs of the reserved melted chocolate (remelt in microwave for a few seconds). Package into cello bags and tie with ribbon for easy gifting.