It’s fall season, and we’re sipping on our go-to cozy drink with a spooky spin: a warm matcha latte with some toasted 'zombie' marshmallows and chocolate drizzle on top!
Nowadays, a matcha latte is pretty synonymous with Starbucks. It’s all over social media, with people trying all sorts of different Starbucks matcha lattes. And as good and sweet as they taste, they taste like a candied beverage because of how much added sugar they contain.
By creating your own matcha latte at home, you can control all the varying ingredients—from the matcha to the milk to the sweetener—to get the perfect balance of a satisfyingly sweet but healthy beverage.
How to make a matcha latte — elevated with extra fluff and chocolate
In this recipe, we take the classic matcha latte and make it a bit more fluffy, decadent, and fun using marshmallows and dark chocolate.
But it’s not as simple as stacking the marshmallows on top of the matcha latte – we need to decorate them then torch ‘em down! We have a quick little recipe design trick that’ll make your matcha latte ritual more fun than ever before. All you have to do is melt some dark chocolate, grab a toothpick, and draw some delicious chocolate lines and little faces on the tiny marshmallows. We like to give it a little spooky spin by making them zombies.
Once the marshmallows have got their chocolate topping, you can carefully stack ‘em on top of your matcha latte. The final—and maybe most important part—of the process is torching the marshmallows. This way the marshmallows get their harsh burn for decoration, and you get this soft, sweet and caramelized marshmallow that’ll pair so well with a warm cup of matcha latte.
This recipe is as easy as they come, and as fun as you make it to be! So let’s get started, shall we?
Ingredients you will need for your marshmallow topped matcha latte
- Mini marshmallows (as needed)
- Melted dark chocolate (as needed)
- 2 teaspoons matcha.com matcha powder
- ¼ cup hot water
- ½ cup steamed milk
- Sweetener (to taste)
Step-by-step directions for your matcha latte with marshmallows and chocolate drizzle
- To begin with the chocolate marshmallow topping, start by melting the dark chocolate.
- With a toothpick, dip the end of it into the melted chocolate, and then trace little faces or simply little lines on the mini marshmallows. Set aside.
- In a separate tea bowl, sift matcha powder, and add in hot water.
- Whisk vigorously with a matcha whisk or with an electric frother until frothy.
- In a cup, pour your steamed milk, optionally combined with your sweetener of choice.
- Pour in the matcha, and top it off with the foam from the steamed milk.
- Gently stack the marshmallows on top, and then carefully torch them for that added festive look and caramelized flavor.
Elevate your at-home barista skills with creative matcha recipes
A warm green matcha latte is the perfect drink if you’re looking to expand your at-home barista repertoire or perhaps make the switch from coffee to matcha – especially if you are a routine vanilla latte, white-chocolate mocha, or cappuccino drinker who enjoys your coffee sweet.
Matcha offers a caffeine boost without the jitters coffee gives you. Here at matcha.com, we also use premium Japanese matcha powder, which is packed with bioavailable nutrients that are well-studied to offer a range of different supportive health benefits. We have a wide array of the highest quality Japanese matcha powders to choose from to help you craft the perfect bespoke matcha latte.
More matcha.com recipe recommendations
For this matcha latte with marshmallow topping recipe, we recommend using our best-selling Tenchi Organic or Original Ceremonial Organic Matcha. These two types of matcha powder pair well with milk, topped with a bit more sweetness.
If you’re looking to explore flavors outside of matcha for this recipe, we highly recommend trying it out with hojicha too! Hojicha powder is a form of roasted matcha, so you get a more nutty and warm flavor profile that’ll certainly pair well with toasted marshmallows too.