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Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe with Tips and Suggestions

Whether on a snowy day, rainy, or simply a clear day with crisp, sharp air that steams in clouds with every outward breath, this hot cup of joy should be available to everyone. So, I’m very excited to present a vegan hot chocolate recipe that includes no dairy or animal products whatsoever!

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Hot chocolate is amazing. It’s a major part of winter that everybody gets to enjoy on a cold day. Well, almost everybody. Hot chocolate tends to be a treat not enjoyed by those following a strict vegan diet. It’s unfortunate that such a soothing and cheerful beverage should be so interlocked with dairy products that vegans can’t consume.  This hot chocolate recipe is ideal for a vegan diet!

What’s So Special About Vegan Hot Chocolate?

Vegan Hot Chocolate is just as good as any other hot chocolate. It’s potentially better! I’m not just saying that. It’s true. With the vegan substitutes for milk that are available, you have a whole host of potential flavours that regular hot chocolate can’t hold a candle to. Any plant-based milk will impart unique flavours that pair nicely with the taste of chocolate. Chocolate chips are available in vegan form. They just don’t include dairy. Pair these vegan chocolate chips with a flavourful milk alternative such as almond or cashew and you have a virtual liquid candy bar ready for consumption. Coconut milk is great too and full of flavour.

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Simple Hot Chocolate for Vegans

This simple recipe is the perfect vegan hot chocolate, but it can also be a springboard for more adventurous mixers. Blending almond and cashew milk with a 1:1 ratio is a good start. You can revisit that candy bar idea by enhancing your beverage to match one of your favourites. Coconut milk hot chocolate makes a good combination for Mounds lovers. A mix of coconut and almond milk will satisfy fans of the Almond Joy. The trick to making this recipe just right on the most basic level is to make sure you include just enough vanilla extract to bring out the proper sweetness in the drink.


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Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 4


How To Make The Hot Chocolate

  • 1. In a saucepan warm plant based milk with vegan chocolate chips until melted. Add in vanilla extract and whisk well.
  • 2. The mixture should be thick and creamy.
  • 3. Pour into mugs and enjoy!
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Lyne Proulx
This hot cup of joy should be available to everyone this winter. So, I'm very excited to present a vegan hot chocolate that includes no dairy.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course beverages
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4 people
Calories 717 kcal


  • saucepan
  • 4 mugs


  • 4 cups of plant based milk almond, cashew, coconut or a ½ and ½
  • 3 cups of vegan chocolate chips such as ENJOY LIFE Gluten Free Mini Chips Semi-Sweet
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a saucepan, warm plant based milk with vegan chocolate chips until melted. Add in vanilla extract and whisk well.
  • The mixture should be thick and creamy.
  • Pour into mugs and enjoy!


Serving: 4mugsCalories: 717kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 10gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 27gSodium: 325mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 10gSugar: 64gCalcium: 476mgIron: 10mg
Keyword Hot chocolate, hot cocoa, vegan, vegan hot chocolate
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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