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Is there anything better than creamy hot chocolate on a cold day to keep you warm?! Bonus points if it’s homemade. And extra bonus points if it’s got lots of antioxidants inside. ?

Speaking of antioxidants, I’ve been enjoying this cozy Dairy-free Matcha Hot Chocolate over the last few days and I couldn’t wait to share this paleo, grain-free, GF recipe!

Dairy-free Matcha Hot Chocolate (Paleo) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

I know there’s been some crazy cold weather happening all over the place, and I’m hoping that this Dairy-free Matcha Hot Chocolate can help keep you warm.

It’s made with almond milk and coconut cream, which keeps it dairy-free, flavorful and supppper creamy. A little coconut cream really goes a long way. And I’m all about it!

Make sure to use canned coconut cream, without any preservatives inside, for optimal tastes. My favorite is Savoy coconut cream.

I sweetened this recipe with honey. Both matcha green tea and unsweetened cocoa powder can be bitter on their own, but a natural sweetener really brings out their flavors, in the best way.

Dairy-free Matcha Hot Chocolate (Paleo) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Also, if you aren’t sure how matcha green tea and cocoa powder mix together, I’m here to tell you that chocolate and matcha go great together!

Just try my Paleo Matcha Blondies With Chocolate Chips And Raisins, and you’ll understand. 🙂

Neither flavor overpowers the other, and, in this case, you are left with a really rich and creamy hot chocolate, that is filled with antioxidants.

Each serving of this hot chocolate has 1 tsp of matcha green tea inside. This contains 6x the antioxidants than in goji berries, 7x the antioxidants than in dark chocolate, 17x the antioxidants than in blueberries, and 60x the antioxidants in spinach. 

Plus matcha boosts your metabolism. Hot chocolate that boosts your metabolism?? That is definitely bonus points!

Hope you enjoy!

Other hot chocolate drinks you’ll love

Dairy-free frozen hot chocolate

Pumpkin spice hot chocolate

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Dairy-free Matcha Hot Chocolate (Paleo)

Servings: 2
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Dairy-free Matcha Hot Chocolate (Paleo) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A warm delicious hot chocolate recipe made with matcha tea.


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  • Put the almond milk and coconut cream into a saucepan, and heat over high heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Whisk to get the coconut cream mixed into the almond milk. 
  • Reduce the heat to medium, and add the honey, matcha tea and cocoa powder. Whisk and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and whisk until all the clumps disappear.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into 2 mugs and serve. Optional- add a spoonful of coconut cream on top. 🙂


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 328mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 312mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. Never would have thought to pair matcha with chocolate in a hot chocolate but love this idea!ALso thanks for sharing the Savoy coconut cream – never used that one before but LOVE that it doesn’t have any additives!!5 stars

    1. It really is the best coconut cream that I’ve found. I stock up on it all the time, so that my pantry is always filled with it. 🙂