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vegan hot chocolate in a clear glass with a stick of marshmallows on top of them. more hot chocolate in the background

Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan hot chocolate is SO simple to make and the perfect cold-weather drink to warm you up!


  • 2 cups of non-dairy milk (I tested this with almond and oat milk and both were great!)
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (vegan as desired)
  • 34 tablespoons of coconut sugar or other sweetener of your choice (maple syrup would also be great!)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract*
  • optional fro serving: vegan marshmallow


  1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cook until it begins to bubble around the edges, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Continue to cook until it is heated to your desired temperature and thickened slightly.
  3. Pour into 2 mugs and serve with optional marshmallows or whipped cream! ENJOY!


*almond or peppermint extract would also taste great! If using peppermint extract, I’d start with just a couple drops to start and add more to taste

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: drink
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan hot chocolate, dairy free hot chocolate, vegan drink