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Best Homemade Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe Pouring into Mug

Vegan Hot Cocoa

  • Author: Michelle Cehn
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Wrap your hands around a mug of this vegan hot cocoa and let all your worries fade away! Made with just a few ingredients and plant-based milk, this is the perfect vegan hot chocolate to sip on—whether you’re cozying up with a book, telling stories by the fire, or tearing presents open under the Christmas tree. Spice up your hot cocoa with a splash of vanilla extract or peppermint extract, and top it with vegan whipped cream for the perfect hot drink!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of unsweetened soymilk (or your favorite plant-based milk)
  • 1½ tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of mini vegan chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate), plus additional for topping
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 splash of vanilla extract or peppermint extract (optional)
  • Vegan marshmallows such as Dandies (optional)
  • Vegan whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together plant-based milk, cocoa powder, mini vegan chocolate chips, and sugar until completely dissolved. If using our pre-mixed vegan hot chocolate mix, simply add 3.5 tablespoons into the milk.
  2. If desired, add a small splash of vanilla extract or peppermint extract (absolutely delicious!) and whisk well.
  3. Pour into a mug and top with vegan whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate chips or cocoa powder (if desired), and enjoy hot! 

Notes

This is a perfect base vegan hot cocoa recipe that can be made into a vegan peppermint hot chocolate by adding a splash of peppermint extract!  

Keywords: beverage, drink, holiday, winter, chocolate, cocoa, dessert, Christmas,