Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

The stress of final exams, the minor stress when realizing senior year of college is half over, and remembering “Sh*#—I’m still not done Christmas shopping” just makes me want to crawl into bed with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. Today’s post can achieve half of that! I present you with…my new favorite Vegan Hot Chocolate recipe! I made my version with sweetened almond milk, but feel free to try sweetened soy milk, cashew milk, etc. if you prefer.  I recommend making this in a pot on the stove so the cocoa powder can fully mix and dissolve in the liquid. [NOTE:] The following ingredient list contains vague measurements because when you’re in the mood for hot chocolate it’s all about taste testing to get it just right 🙂 This recipe makes 1 serving:

  • Ingredients
  • ∞  1 1/2 – 2 cups sweetened almond milk
  • ∞  1 spoonful vanilla extract
  • ∞  2-3 spoonfuls of cocoa powder (I used unsweetened)
  • ∞  1/2 – 1 spoonful of sugar (adjust according to your taste)
  • ∞  Sprinkling of ground cinnamon (adjust according to your taste)

Pics L->R: My size “spoonful” of cocoa powder, The ingredients I used, The amount of sugar in my “spoonful of sugar”. CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE
  1. Pour almond milk into small pot over medium heat on the stove. Stir in vanilla extract.
  2. Add in cocoa powder, making sure each spoonful is thoroughly mixed before adding the next.
  3. Mix in a spoonful of sugar based on your taste, and a sprinkling of cinnamon if you’d like.
  4. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until ingredients are thoroughly mixed and liquid is at ideal temperature.
  5. Pour into favorite mug. Sit, sip, enjoy!

Pics L->R: Make sure to stir the cocoa often, WARNING: If you let the cocoa simmer, it has a tendency to overflow, Enjoy your creamy hot treat in your favorite mug. CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE


If you like this recipe, make a batch with your own spin on it! Try adding:

  • ∞  Marshmallows
  • ∞  Chocolate chips
  • ∞  Mint leaves
  • ∞  Pumpkin Spice
  • ∞  Coffee (flavored or not)
  • ∞  Cayenne Pepper + Cinnamon
  • ∞  Alcohol of your choice


Other Hot Chocolate Recipes to Try:


Banner photo via, Instagram pics are my own. My variation was based on this original recipe.

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