This matcha white chocolate latte is the ideal drink for the cool days of early spring. It’s made without dairy and naturally sweetened with honey to taste!
Sometimes I look back at my prior food habits and just have to shake my head. While I’m far from perfect now, the majority of what I eat is homemade with real-food ingredients. That definitely wasn’t the case for much of my life! In high school, an early lunch meant I came home starving at three in the afternoon. My solution? I would make and eat an entire box of Annie’s Bunny Shape Pasta with Yummy Cheese and wash it down with chocolate milk. Oh, and my breakfast of choice from the cafeteria, snagged on my way to 7:30 am chorus practice? A double chocolate muffin, coffee, and chocolate milk. Lunch was often chicken nuggets and french fries, plus a Creamsicle from the vending machine.
College wasn’t much better. I worked at the all-you-can-eat dining hall my freshman year, and if I didn’t like the entrée options, I would take advantage of the proximity of the waffle station to the ice cream station and make myself a waffle sundae (yup, for dinner!). And when studying at the campus center, my go-to snack was a white chocolate mocha plus a bag of spicy potato chips. Post-college, as a first-year teacher, I succumbed to the Whataburger across from my apartment or the taco truck on my way home more nights than I care to remember.
I thought back on those white chocolate mochas as I whipped up this simple matcha white chocolate latte for myself the other day, and felt pretty proud. Gone are the days of dairy-laden lattes with suspiciously sweet syrups from the campus center, and late-night dorm-room Easy Mac. And believe me, this matcha white chocolate latte is so much better than any of that!