mint and matcha hot chocolate

  • 1 litre milk+
  • ¼ cup (25g) cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder++, plus extra to serve
  • 2 sprigs mint leaves
  • 8 fresh dates (160g), pitted
  • micro (baby) mint leaves, to serve
  1. Place the milk, cacao, matcha, mint and dates in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to just below the boil and cook for 3 minutes, or until the dates are softened. Remove the mint and discard. Using a hand held blender, blend until smooth. Divide between 4 x 250ml glasses, dust with extra matcha and top with micro mint leaves to serve. Serves 4.

+ We used regular milk, but you can use any milk you prefer. 
++ Find matcha powder in tea shops and Asian supermarkets.

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