Very Chocolaty Vegan Hot Cocoa


Very Chocolaty Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe (Allergy-Friendly!)This rich vegan hot cocoa has a double dose of chocolaty goodness. The cocoa powder adds depth while the dairy-free chocolate chips add richness.

You can use your milk beverage of choice, but keep in mind that some might curdle (like soymilk) or become a little thick (like pea protein milk).

Special Diet Notes: Chocolaty Vegan Hot Cocoa

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally allergy-friendly.

Very Chocolaty Vegan Hot Cocoa
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This rich vegan cocoa has a double dose of chocolate deliciousness.
Serves: 2 servings
  1. Put the milk beverage, chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a small saucepan and whisk to combine.
  2. Place the pan over medium-low heat, and heat, while whisking, until the chocolate is melted and the beverage is very hot.
  3. Let cool to your desired temperature before serving.
Microwave Instructions: Heat all ingredients together in a microwave-safe container for 30 seconds. Stir and then continue to heat in 30 second intervals until very hot. Let cool to your desired temperature before serving.

Creamy Tip: To make this hot cocoa even creamier, use 8 ounces of milk beverage and 4 ounces of dairy-free creamer.

Serving Options: Top with marshmallows. And don’t be shy! If you love chocolate, dribble a few chips on top for an extra chocolaty bite. It makes a pretty decoration too (any excuse for chocolate is good)! Or stir with a candy cane to add a dose of festive peppermint flavor. OR top it with dairy-free whipped cream and some more chocolate chips!

Key Pantry Ingredients: Chocolaty Vegan Hot Cocoa

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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