Quick and easy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe made with almond milk. Its the perfect Christmas morning drink or when the weather is cold outside. Made in 20 minutes. Follow this simple recipe to learn how to make vegan hot chocolate.
Vegan hot chocolate is one of my biggest addictions!
My all time favorite is Seredipity’s in New York. It was creamy, warm and just the right amount of sweetness
I used to love the feeling of wrapping my hands around a mug filled with hot chocolate as I lay curled up on the couch and watching the snow fall.
Tips for making this hot chocolate
- The hard part was trying to find the right chocolate. I ended up with (affiliate link) Ghiradelli’s Chocolate Baking Bar. It is vegan friendly and melts easily.
- The other option is Baker’s 100% cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Bar. The only caution with that chocolate is that it is manufactured in equipment that uses milk.
- I prefer chocolate bars in hot chocolate, but, you can also use baking chips or cocoa powder. All of them work really well with almond milk.
- If all else fails, go with vegan chocolate chips.
- Go with dark chocolate because it blends well with the peppermint
- I know the recipe calls for rose water which may not be everyone’s, ahem, cup of tea? But, I assure you that it gives this hot chocolate a very unique taste.
- The peppermint adds a very festive taste to the recipe. I put it in even when it is the middle of July. Makes me feel all Christmas-y. Crush peppermint candy or get crushed peppermint powder from Amazon
- I found that Hazelnut milk is the best milk for any hot chocolate option
Just because you are vegan and live in Florida, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a cup of hot cocoa!
Hot chocolate is good for the soul even when the weather is in the triple digits. That’s it’s power.
I am a person who has always drank hot chocolate. Since I don’t drink coffee, it is the only hot drink that I like.
So, I came up with a vegan version of it and go to it whenever my taste buds ask for it.
Not sure if the ingredients you are using are vegan friendly? Check out this handy dandy guide on what vegans eat and don’t eat.
Non-dairy milk options
- Hazelnut milk
- Almond milk
- Cashew milk
- Soy milk
- Coconut milk
Psst: I also have a boozy version of hot chocolate that you can make at home. Keep it away from the young ones!
So, what’s your favorite hot chocolate recipe?
Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe
For The Hot Chocolate
- 3 cups Hazelnut milk
- 4 squares Vegan 100% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
- 1 Tbsp Peppermint Bits Or crushed candy cane
- 1/4 cup Agave
- 2 drops Rose Water
- 1/2 Vanilla Bean Pod
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Freshly Ground
For Garnish (Optional)
- 1 Candy Cane Crushed
- 1 square Vegan 100% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Chocolate shaved
- Take a heavy bottom pan and add the almond milk to it
- Heat on medium heat for about 3 minutes
- Add the chocolate squares
- Mix well and when the chocolate starts to melt, add the remaining ingredients
- For the Vanilla bean pod, scrape the inside of the pod first and add it to the almond milk
- Then, add the pod itself to the milk
- Heat for about 10 minutes on very low heat
- When all the ingredients have mixed well, transfer to serving glass
- Add garnish, if using
- Serve Immediately
- Nutrition info is approximate.