This rich vegan hot chocolate is made with both cocoa powder and melted dairy-free chocolate chips for more depth in flavor. You can make it with your favorite dairy-free milk beverage, but some varieties perform better than others. Soymilk, for example, tends to curdle more easily. Coconut and nut milk beverages work quite well, or you an use oatmilk beverage if you’re a fan. Brands like Planet Oat are popular for hot beverages. I’ve also included a creamier option along with both stove top and microwave instructions.
This rich vegan hot chocolate recipe with photo was shared with us by Enjoy Life Foods.
Special Diet Notes: Rich Vegan Hot Chocolate
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and optionally allergy-friendly.
- Put the milk beverage, chocolate chips, sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a small saucepan and whisk to combine.
- Place the pan over medium-low heat, and heat, while whisking, until the chocolate is melted, the sugar is dissolved, and the beverage is very hot. Whisk in a pinch of salt, if desired.
- Let the hot chocolate cool to your desired temperature before serving.
Creamy Tip: To make this hot cocoa even creamier, use 1 cup of milk beverage and ½ cup of dairy-free creamer or lite canned coconut milk.
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: Rich Vegan Hot Chocolate