5 Holiday Treats You Can Make with Matcha - Home & Texture
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5 Holiday Treats You Can Make With Matcha

November 6, 2023 at 7:03 PM PST

Looking to add a touch of elegance and a dash of vibrant green to your holiday dessert repertoire this year? If you’re a fan of the earthy and subtly sweet flavors of matcha, or if you’re just curious about exploring something new and exciting for the festive season, now is the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen with matcha to add a hint of sophistication to your holiday gatherings. Whether you’re an ardent matcha enthusiast or someone looking to experiment with a unique and sophisticated flavor this holiday season, these recipes are sure to add an elevated touch of sweetness to your festivities.

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Matcha White Chocolate Bark

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave or using a double boiler.
  • Once melted, sift in the matcha powder and mix until smooth.
  • Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle crushed pistachios and dried cranberries evenly.
  • Let it cool and harden in the fridge for about 30 minutes, then break it into pieces.
Matcha cookies
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Matcha Green Tea Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons matcha powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour and matcha powder.
  • In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and combine until a dough forms.
  • Roll the dough into small balls and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Flatten each ball with a fork.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
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Iced Matcha Latte

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk matcha powder with hot water until smooth.
  • In a separate glass, add ice cubes.
  • Pour the matcha mixture over the ice.
  • Heat the milk until hot but not boiling.
  • Froth the milk and gently pour it over the matcha.
  • Sweeten with honey or maple syrup and stir.
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Matcha Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  • In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan to create the crust.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add sugar, matcha powder, eggs, and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.
  • Pour the matcha cheesecake mixture over the crust.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges are set but the center is slightly jiggly.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Top with whipped cream before serving if desired.
matcha hot chocolate
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Matcha Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 2 cups any kind of milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • Whipped cream (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  • In a separate bowl, mix cocoa powder, sugar, and matcha powder.
  • Whisk the dry mixture into the hot milk until well combined and smooth.
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream if desired.



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