Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

This is the best vegan hot chocolate mix! Make a batch each winter and enjoy it throughout the holiday season. This dairy-free hot chocolate mix also makes an excellent homemade gift!
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Vegan hot chocolate mix in a mason jar.
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If you love a cozy cup of vegan hot chocolate often—like me—welcome! You need this recipe in your life. In just a few minutes you can have a prepared dairy-free hot chocolate mix that brings your cozy beverage that much closer to you when the comfort craving strikes.

Pouring Vegan Hot Chocolate into a Mug

Key Ingredients

The best part about this hot cocoa mix? You just need four ingredients:

Hand holding up a bag of Chocolate Emporium semi-sweet chocolate chips.

That’s it! You can store it in a 16 ounce mason jar or any sealed container and it will last all season long.

How To Use This Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

When you’re ready to make a steaming mug of this vegan hot cocoa mix, it only takes a few minutes to prepare! Simply heat some dairy-free milk up either in a microwave-safe mug or bowl in the microwave, or warm it up on the stove.

Stir in 3½ tablespoons of the hot chocolate mix for every one cup of milk. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Scooping up the best vegan hot chocolate mix.

Topping Ideas

While the mixture does include mini vegan chocolate chips, it’s always fun (and delicious) to add some toppings! Here are some of my favorites:

Hot Cocoa Bar

If you want to have even more fun, create your own little at-home vegan hot cocoa station! Get some vegan marshmallows and drop them in a jar. If the holidays are near, neatly place some candy canes in a festive mug. Pop a little jar of vanilla extract or peppermint extract by your hot cocoa bar for a winter-inspired flavor boost. Set out your favorite hot cocoa sipping mugs, and honey, you’ve got yourself a vegan hot cocoa bar!

If you want to get really crazy (I always do!) you can even order a sparkly sign for your hot cocoa bar. Has your home ever been this ready for the holidays

DIY Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

The Perfect DIY Holiday Gift

Looking for a delightful vegan Christmas gift, stocking stuffer, Hanukkah gift, housewarming gift, hostess gift, or just want to pamper someone you love? A mason jar filled with chocolatey goodness and TLC is a surefire hit.

Stick some vegan marshmallows on the top of the jar and Package it up with some fancy vanilla extract and peppermint extract and handwritten cocoa-making instructions for an extra-special surprise. Your friend, neighbor, co-worker or loved one will think of you every time they sip on vegan hot cocoa throughout the season! 

Homemade Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix


What is the best non-dairy milk for hot chocolate?

If you like your hot chocolate ultra-creamy, opt for soy milk or oat milk. These both have a closer consistency to cow’s milk, making them the best alternative.

Which hot chocolate powder is vegan?

Siete Mexican Hot Chocolate, Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix, Swiss Miss Non-Dairy Chocolate Flavored Hot Cocoa Mix, Target’s Good & Gather Hot Cocoa Mix, Godiva Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa, and Ghirardelli Double Dark Premium and Chocolate Mocha Hot Cocoa mixes are all vegan!

Is Swiss Miss hot chocolate powder vegan?

Most Swiss Miss hot chocolate powders are not vegan. However, they do offer one non-dairy option made with nonfat dried coconut milk.

Is Nestle hot chocolate powder vegan?

No, Nestle does not currently offer a vegan or dairy-free hot chocolate pwoder.

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Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix (3 Ingredients)

Author: Michelle Cehn | World of Vegan
5 from 9 votes
This is the perfect vegan hot chocolate mix. I make a batch of this every winter so I can enjoy easy-to-make vegan hot cocoa throughout the holiday season. This hot cocoa mix also makes a great handmade vegan holiday gift!
Vegan hot chocolate mix in a mason jar.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8



  • ¾ cups cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup mini vegan chocolate chips, or finely chopped vegan chocolate


  • In a small mixing bowl, add the cocoa powder, sugar, and chocolate and mix until fully incorporated. Pour in the jar and seal tightly.
  • Attach a label that notes the recipe (3½ tablespoons of hot chocolate mix per 1 cup of soy milk).


Decorate as desired! For instance, you can tie a festive string around the jar and cut out some wrapping paper to attach to the lid of the jar.
Storage: Keep the vegan hot cocoa mix in an airtight container in a cool dark place like a pantry or cabinet for up to 3 months.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 0.3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
Course — Drink
Cuisine — American
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  1. 5 stars
    It’s 5:30 a.m. and I just gave this recipe a test-run… I’m now in the jolliest of moods and know what I’m gifting my coworkers for Christmas! This recipe is super easy and delicious, and the chocolate chips take it to another level. Thanks, Michelle! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This is super cute, amazing to stock up on the best hot cocoa mix or a gift idea

  3. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    Such a lovely gift idea!

  4. 5 stars
    Love this! Such a great gift idea too!

  5. 5 stars
    This is such a perfect DIY gift! I love that it’s fun to make, inexpensive, and also delicious! You can make so many gifts for loved ones and it lasts for a while, too! Just add a cute mug, a box or two of cookies and you’ve got such a thoughtful and tasty gift. Yay!

  6. 5 stars
    This is brilliant, how did I never think of making my own hot cocoa mix?! I’ll be making this every year!!

  7. 5 stars
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  8. 5 stars
    I made my first hot cocoa bar this year and it’s MY NEW FAVORITE THING! It inspired me to clean off a counter that’s otherwise usually cluttered with stuff, which my hubby loved, and now it’s a seasonally festive area that sparks joy every time I walk by. Marie Kondo would be proud!

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