How to make vegan hot chocolate at home?

This is the best way to make vegan hot chocolate. This chocolate is perfect, thick, and with the perfect amount of sugar. Finish this hot chocolate with your favorite toppings.

vegan hot chocolate

Ingredients to make the best vegan homemade hot chocolate

  • Milk. You can do it with any vegetable milk that you like or that you have at home. The one I like the most is almond milk.
  • Chocolate. Look for dark, sugar-free chocolate. It is better if it is with cocoa (affiliate link) content above 60%.
  • Cane sugar. It is better if you add it little by little until it tastes perfect for you. The amount I suggest in the recipe is just that, a suggestion. Don’t make the hot chocolate too sweet if you’re using whipped cream and mints to finish it up.
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💡How to choose the best chocolate?

 • Normally the higher percentage of cocoa the chocolate you choose has, the closer it is to its natural state. And if you get it organic, even better.

 • As in everything you buy, the less ingredients you have the better.

 • Look for a chocolate that sugar is not the first ingredient. The less sugar you have, the better.

 • Buy a chocolate bar that contains  fat from cocoa butter or coconut oil. Don't buy chocolates with hydrogenated fats.
a saucer with chopped dark chocolate

How to make hot chocolate at home?

  1. There is only one step to make this thick, delicious, and hot vegan chocolate. You have to heat the milk with the chopped dark chocolate and sugar.
  2. Mix until everything is well integrated.
  3. Finish with vegan whipped cream, crushed candy canes, vegan marshmallows or your favorite toppings.
A pot with milk and chopped dark chocolate

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Vegan hot chocolate

So here is the recipe for this vegan homemade and delicious hot chocolate which is thick and creamy and everything you can imagine in a cup of cocoa (affiliate link).

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Vegan hot chocolate

This vegan hot chocolate is luscious, thick and with the perfect amount of sweetness. It is very easy to make and perfect for a cold winter night.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
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Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 287 kcal


  • 4 qt pot


  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 5-6 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4-6 tablespoons of sugar
  • pinch of salt

For serving

  • coconut or other vegan whipped cream
  • crushed peppermint candy canes
  • shaved chocolate


  • Chop the chocolate as small as you can.
  • Heat the milk on the stove over medium heat. When it is very hot and about to boil add the chopped chocolate, sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix until completely melted and well integrated.
  • If you want, you can beat it with an immersion blender or in the blender to make the mixture more homogeneous.
  • Serve in cups, add a tablespoon of coconut whipped cream, and sprinkle the pieces of the crushed peppermint candy canes on top.


Use the chocolate with the most cocoa content you can find.
The amount of chocolate and sugar depends on you, how chocolaty and sweet you like this drink.
If you have any leftover whipped cream, store it in a jar in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 329mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 4gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 18IUCalcium: 322mgIron: 2mg
Keyword hot chocolate, vegan hot chocolate


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