Decadent Delight: Indulge in our Divine Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a steaming cup of hot chocolate to warm your soul, and our Vegan Hot Chocolate recipe is the epitome of comfort in a mug.

Whether you follow a plant-based lifestyle or simply crave a dairy-free alternative, this rich and velvety cocoa concoction will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting more.

So, grab your favorite mug, cozy up by the fireplace, and let the magic of vegan hot chocolate transport you to a world of indulgence.

Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe
Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

How to make Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe?

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Serving Size: 2


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Vegan whipped cream (optional, for topping)
  • Vegan marshmallows (optional, for topping)
  • Ground cinnamon (optional, for garnish)

Step by Step Directions:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the almond milk until it’s just about to simmer.
  2. Whisk in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, chopped dark chocolate, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Continue to whisk the mixture gently until the chocolate is fully melted and the hot chocolate is smooth and creamy.
  4. Once everything is well combined, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  5. Pour the vegan hot chocolate into your favorite mugs.
  6. If desired, top with vegan whipped cream, vegan marshmallows, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy the luscious warmth of this delightful vegan hot chocolate. It’s the perfect treat for chilly days or cozy nights in.

Nutrition Fact of Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe:

Calories 160
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 25mg
Potassium 70mg
Carbohydrates 18g, 1% of your daily recommended carbs
Fiber content 3g, 12% of dietary fiber recommended daily.
Vitamin C content 0% recommended daily value.
Calcium content 24% recommended daily value.
Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

Serving ideas for Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

  1. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and substitute the milk with vegan soy cream or coconut cream.
  2. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, mix, and add a teaspoon of sugar for extra sweetness if desired.
  3. Add two teaspoons of cocoa powder and one tablespoon of sugar and stir until dissolved. Then add two teaspoons of water, microwave for 20 seconds, go again, and serve hot.
  4. Add a tablespoon of chocolate powder and one teaspoon of sugar and stir until dissolved. Then add two teaspoons of water, microwave for 20 seconds, go again, and serve hot.
  5. Add one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, and two teaspoons of sugar. Mix well and serve hot in a cup or mug.

Personal Notes

My husband lied when he told me I couldn’t have chocolate because they say it’s terrible for the heart. He talked me into this drink, thinking I would have a hot chocolate. Surprisingly, he was right, and it tastes pretty fabulous. I can’t tell the difference between this drink and the normal one. The only different thing is the slight hint of spice from the cinnamon. My husband loves it because I don’t make him eat meat anymore.

What vegan milk is best for hot chocolate?

You should use either almond milk or soy milk when making hot chocolate. The best vegan hot chocolate recipe is the one that you like the most, but I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk because it gives my drink a thicker consistency. The added sugar in Sweetened Vanilla Almond Milk makes it taste like a dessert.

What is vegan hot chocolate made of?

Vegan hot chocolate is made of cocoa powder, sugar, and vegan milk. The best vegan hot chocolate recipe is the one you have the most ingredients for. You can use plain water and a teaspoon of cocoa powder to make a simple drink or almond milk and unsweetened cocoa powder to make a drink that tastes more like dessert.

How does Starbucks make its hot chocolate vegan?

Starbucks uses a mix of soy, rice, and almond milk to make all its hot chocolate drinks. If you’re looking for a vegan drink from Starbucks, order hot chocolate and tell them to put it in whichever kind of milk you prefer. It also has natural sugar in it. For flavor, you can add other ingredients, such as cinnamon or vanilla.

If you follow a vegan diet, there is no doubt that you miss chocolate. I know how you feel because I did the same thing, and I was always looking for a way to make a drink that tasted like chocolate. Of course, I found many recipes, but they all seemed full of refined sugar. Since my life has been on a healthier path, I decided to create a healthy drink for my body and the environment.


Vegan Hot Chocolate is not an everyday drink because I know it will make me crave chocolate. This drink tastes exactly like chocolate and is perfect for those times when you want to have a warm chocolate drink but don’t have time to bake a cake. This drink comes in handy at my house because my husband doesn’t eat meat but is always looking for ways to have more vegan-friendly meals. He tried Vegan Hot Chocolate, and then he was hooked.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about it.