Matcha Strawberries

By: takestwoeggsPosted: 11/02/2022 Updated: 30/11/2023
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Treat yourself to these incredibly luxurious matcha strawberries. These fresh juicy strawberries covered with creamy and earthy matcha white chocolate are so easy to make and even more satisfying to savor.
Matcha Strawberries

Treat yourself to these incredibly luxurious matcha strawberries. These fresh juicy strawberries covered with creamy and earthy matcha white chocolate are so easy to make and even more satisfying to savor.

Someone holding a matcha chocolate dipped strawberry in a cupcake wrapper.

Valentine’s day is fast approaching and these matcha strawberries are the quickest and most delicious treat to make for yourself, your galentines, or your loved ones. The matcha and strawberry combination is simply marvelous. The bright, soft, and sweet flavors from a ripe juicy strawberry perfectly balance the rich earthy flavors of matcha. This fun new twist on a classic romantic dessert will be sure to send sparks in the air. If you are looking for more Valentine’s day inspiration, take a look at my chocolate lava dumplings, nama chocolate, red velvet cupcakes, or matcha nama chocolates.

There is nothing better than this matcha chocolate-dipped strawberries recipe with only 5 ingredients and 5 simple steps. Plus, this recipe can be made in under 25 minutes! So what are we waiting for? Let’s indulge in these matcha chocolate strawberries!

Matcha dipped strawberries inside cupcake wrappers on a wood tray.

Kitchen Equipment

  • Saucepan: the saucepan will be the base of your double boiler. Choose a small saucepan that will allow your heat-proof mixing bowl to sit on top of it.
  • Heat-proof mixing bowl: I love using my Duralex glass nesting mixing bowls to create my double boiler. They come in 9 different sizes so you can select which one is perfect for your saucepan.
  • Small Fine Mesh strainer: You will need a fine mesh strainer or sifter to sift the matcha powder to prevent it from clumping.
  • Rubber Spatula: you will need a rubber spatula to fold the chocolate ingredients together.

Ingredients

You will only need 5 ingredients for these matcha strawberries. Using very few ingredients means that each ingredient must be of high-tasting quality for the best results.

  • Strawberries: strawberries are best when they are in season in the summer. However, if it is not summer the second best option is to find them at your local farmer’s market. Third option is to choose the most juicy, beautifully red strawberries in the grocery store.
  • White Chocolate Chips: Since this recipe calls for few ingredients make sure you use high quality, great tasting white chocolate. I prefer to use Ghiradelli’s baking white chocolate chips or Callebaut’s white chocolate chips.
  • Salt: since white chocolate is a much sweeter chocolate, adding a tiny pinch of salt balances out the sweetness.
  • Matcha powder: When using matcha powder, ensure that you are using the best culinary or ceremonial grade matcha powder that you can find. For this recipe, I used ceremonial grade matcha for a deeper and richer matcha flavor with a more brilliant green color.
  • Heavy Cream (Optional): the heavy cream will soften up the white chocolate as it melts. When it cools on the strawberry, it will not crumble into a million pieces and instead be a soft matcha chocolate blanket over the strawberry. However, this is completely optional. The strawberries will taste just as delicious with out it.
Looking down at several matcha strawberries in cupcake wrappers.

How to Make Matcha Chocolate Strawberries

This 5 ingredient matcha chocolate strawberries recipe only has 5 simple steps!

  1. Prepare the strawberries. Wash the strawberries and lay them out to dry completely. Make sure they reach room temperature before dipping.
  2. Melt the chocolate. In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the water touch the bowl), on medium-medium high heat, melt the chocolate, heavy cream, and salt. Stir with a rubber spatula continuously until melted and silky smooth.
  3. Sift in matcha powder. Turn off the heat and sift in the matcha powder. Stir with the rubber spatula until evenly incorporated. Set aside.
  4. Dip the strawberries. Hold each strawberry by the stem and gently dip it into the matcha chocolate to coat and let the excess chocolate drip into the bowl. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. If decorating, sprinkle on the sprinkles at this time. Re-heat the chocolate mixture in the microwave if it begins to harden.
  5. Cool. Allow the berries to cool completely before enjoying them.

Matcha Strawberries recipe video

Check out this quick video showing how simple it is to make these matcha strawberries.

Tips for the Best Matcha Strawberries

  • Use fresh strawberries. Choose the strawberries that are red, and ripe but are still firm. Make sure the strawberries are clean, dry, and at room temperature for best results.
  • Use high-quality melting chocolate chips. I usually opt for Ghiradelli premium white chocolate baking melting chips or Callebaut white chocolate melting chips.
  • Sift the matcha powder. Make sure to sift the matcha powder into the chocolate. Sifting the matcha powder will prevent any large clumps from happening and allow for more silky smooth and even mixing.
  • Use a double boiler to prevent the chocolate from overcooking. You want to melt the chocolate but not burn it. Chocolate can be a very finicky beast if you overcook it, the texture may become clumpy and hard to work with. Use a double boiler and work with medium heat until the chocolate melts.
  • Chill before serving. Once dipped, the matcha chocolate covered strawberries will need time in the refrigerator for the chocolate to set completely before serving.
Up close of a matcha strawberry in a cupcake wrapper.

Storage Instructions

You can store these matcha chocolate-dipped strawberries in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Unfortunately, they will sweat a little bit the longer they stay in the refrigerator. It’s recommended to consume them as soon as possible after chilling.

Frequently Asked Q’s and A’s

What is the best white chocolate for dipping strawberries?

For best results, use high-quality baking or melting white chocolate chips. I trust using Ghiradelli premium white chocolate baking chips or Callebaut white chocolate melting chips.

How long do matcha strawberries last?

These matcha chocolate-covered strawberries are best enjoyed within 48 hours. However, they can last in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Recipe

Up close of someone holding a matcha strawberry in their palm.

Matcha Strawberries

4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Treat yourself to these incredibly luxurious matcha strawberries. These fresh juicy strawberries covered with creamy and earthy matcha white chocolate are so easy to make and even more satisfying to savor.
Servings: 4 people
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries washed and dried
  • 1 ½ cup (10 oz) white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup (60 g) heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoon matcha powder sifted

Instructions

  • Prepare the strawberries. Wash the strawberries and lay them out to dry completely. Make sure they reach room temperature before dipping.
  • Melt the chocolate. In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the water touch the bowl), on medium-medium high heat, melt the chocolate, heavy cream and salt. Stir with a rubber spatula continuously until melted and silky smooth.
  • Sift in matcha powder. Turn off the heat and sift in the matcha powder. Stir with the rubber spatula until evenly incorporated. Set aside.
  • Dip the strawberries. Hold each strawberry by the stem and gently dip and roll the strawberry into the matcha chocolate to coat and let the excess chocolate drip into the bowl. If the stem has fallen off, use a toothpick inserted in the center of where the should be and dip the strawberry. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. If decorating, sprinkle on the sprinkles at this time. Re-heat the chocolate mixture in the microwave in 10 second increments if it begins to harden.
  • Cool. Allow the berries to cool completely before enjoying.

Notes

  • Use fresh strawberries. Chose strawberries that are red, ripe but are still firm. Make sure the strawberries are clean, dry, and at room temperature for best results.
  • Use high-quality melting chocolate chips. I usually opt for Ghiradelli premium white chocolate baking melting chips or Callebaut white chocolate melting chips.
  • Sift the matcha powder. Make sure to sift the matcha powder into the chocolate. Sifting the matcha powder will prevent any large clumps from happening and allow for more silky smooth and even mixing.
  • Use a double boiler to prevent the chocolate from overcooking. You want to melt the chocolate but not burn it. Chocolate can be a very finicky beast if you overcook it, the texture may become clumpy and hard to work with. Use a double boiler and work with medium heat until the chocolate melts.
  • Chill before serving. Once dipped, the matcha chocolate-covered strawberries will need time in the refrigerator for the chocolate to set completely before serving.
  • Storage Instructions. You can store these matcha strawberries in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Unfortunately, they will sweat a little bit the longer they stay in the refrigerator.

Nutrition:

Serving: 4g | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 393IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Need some help or advice.
    I used ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers, and the chocolate didn’t come out smooth and silky. It got very oily, and I could tell dipping the strawberries will have the chocolate will slide right off and not stick to the berry.
    I’m not sure if maybe I didn’t need the heavy cream since I used melting wafers and not baking chips. Not sure how to salvage it – any tips?

    • Hi!
      It sounds like you may have overheated the white chocolate. Generally, if the temperature of your ganache goes too high, it will cause the fat in the chocolate to separate. Next time, if you let it cool a bit and added cold heavy cream slowly while whisking, it should come back together and be creamy again.

      The melting wafers should work the same as baking chips. I recommend melting the chocolate over lower heat and take your time mixing it while it melts!

  2. 5 stars
    So easy and so yummy! Nice recipe! Love the juicy sweet strawberry combined with the matcha white chocolate! I added some extra candy melt lines and sprinkles on top too to make it a bit fancier.