Day 16: Peppermint Candy Cane Gnome

Day 16: Peppermint Candy Cane Gnome

Holiday peppermint and ceremonial matcha green tea swirl into 62% cacao dark chocolate with crushed candy canes. 

The humble gnome is a holiday symbol all around the globe. This statuesque dainty is delicious on its own, representing good fortune and wish-granting to benevolent-hearted humans everywhere, but even more so when whisked into a Chocolate Peppermint Matcha Latte.

1 Chocolate Peppermint Gnome
1 teaspoon of matcha powder
2 tablespoons of hot water
1 cup of steamed milk 

For an Optional Garnish
Crushed or whole candy cane
Miniature marshmallows
Whipped cream 

Choose your favorite mug and place the matcha powder in the bottom. Spoon in the hot water and stir, allowing the matcha to dissolve. Then, place the chocolate gnome into the hot matcha mixture.

Pour the steamed milk over the gnome and matcha, allowing it to melt, then give it a quick whisk or stir to combine. Garnish with a candy cane, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of miniature marshmallows before sipping this festive treat.