Cozy Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

This vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe by Toni Okamoto is perfect for the holidays. Cozy up with a plush blanket, a good book, and a mug of this hot cocoa, and you’re set for winter. This recipe is made with rich melted chocolate and a kick of spice from chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne. You can see exactly how to make it in our recipe video. Enjoy! 

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe


  • 3 ¼ cups soy or almond milk
  • ⅔ cups vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp chili powder
  • One pinch of cayenne pepper


Add all ingredients into a saucepan, turn heat to medium, and stir until the chocolate melts and everything is thoroughly combined. Top with vegan marshmallows (like these by Dandies) or coconut whipped cream and enjoy!

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Pro Tip: When shopping for chocolate, be sure to check the Food Empowerment Project chocolate list to ensure that it was sourced ethically (without slave labor)! 

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