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Close-up view of dairy free hot chocolate with vegan whipped cream in a mug

Vegan Hot Chocolate

This Vegan Hot Chocolate is rich, creamy and so easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients! It is the perfect healthy and cozy drink to snuggle up with on a winter evening. It is naturally gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, refined-sugar free and can easily be made low carb or keto with your favorite sweetener. Now everyone can enjoy a comforting homemade cup of hot cocoa!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword easy vegan recipes, homemade hot chocolate, homemade hot chocolate recipe, homemade hot cocoa, hot cocoa, how to make homemade hot chocolate, vegan drinks, vegan hot chocolate
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 77 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 cup creamy unsweetened almond milk , or sub with any non-dairy milk - we like Malk Organics since it's rich, creamy and has no additional fillers or gums
  • 1/2-1 tbsp cacao powder , may also sub with unsweetened cocao powder
  • 1/2 -1 tbsp maple syrup , sub with Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup or yacon syrup for low carb/Keto.
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tiny pinch of sea salt

Optional toppings

  • coconut whipped cream, marshmallows, shaved chocolate


  1. In a medium saucepan or pot, whisk together the almond milk and cacao powder over medium high heat, while continuously whisking to break up any clumps and until smooth.

  2. Once the mixture is smooth, whisk in the sweetener, vanilla and salt. Continue simmering until the mixture is hot and bubbly. Taste and add more sweetener, as needed.

  3. Pour into a mug and top with coconut whipped cream, marshmallows and shaved chocolate, if desired.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.