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mug full of hot cocoa with whipped cream
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The BEST Vegan Hot Cocoa

Whether you’re cozying up in PJs and a blanket by the fire, heading out for an evening drive to look at Christmas lights, or snuggling on the couch to watch Christmas movies, there’s nothing quite like a mug filled with steamy hot cocoa to make a holiday moment feel extra special.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: holiday, vegan
Keyword: dairy free hot chocolate, dairy free hot cocoa, vegan hot chocolate
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 163kcal



  • Warm the milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat until steamy.
  • Whisk in the remaining ingredients until the cocoa powder is dissolved and the chocolate chips are melted.
  • Serve with marshmallows or whipped cream, if you like!


  • For richer hot cocoa, add 1 extra tablespoon each cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
  • Do not walk away from the milk warming on the stove, as it may boil over if it gets too hot.
  • Avoid making the hot cocoa with an oat milk that has omega-3's (such as algae oil) added as it can make your hot cocoa taste a bit fishy.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Iron: 3mg