Vegan Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2


This vegan hot chocolate is rich and delicious and dessert in a mug. Perfect for cold nights, when there’s a nip in the air, or just a bit of a breeze.


For the Hot Chocolate:

  • 2 cups (480ml) Soy or Almond Milk*
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup (88g) Vegan Chocolate (Chopped) or Chocolate Chips
  • Brown Sugar (To Taste)*

For Serving: (Optional)


  1. Add the soy or almond milk and cocoa powder to a saucepan and heat, whisking to combine the cocoa with the milk, and heat until simmering.
  2. Remove from heat and add in the vegan chocolate or chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minute and then whisk in until smooth.
  3. Pour out into two mugs. Add brown sugar to taste.
  4. Top with vegan whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


*I prefer soy milk for this as it’s thicker/richer, but almond milk also works great. Coconut milk would also work well.

*I used 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (1 Tbsp per serve) but this does make it a very sweet drink, so add sugar according to taste. Coconut sugar would also be great in place of brown sugar.

*Nutritional information includes 2 Tbsp of brown sugar but excludes additional toppings like vegan whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

  • Category: Beverage, Dessert, Gluten-Free
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1/2 the Recipe
  • Calories: 408
  • Sugar: 19.4g
  • Sodium: 27mg
  • Fat: 24.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.6g
  • Fiber: 8.9g
  • Protein: 13.9g

Keywords: vegan hot chocolate