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Vegan hot chocolate drink in a blue and white mug on a white backdrop with a marble board

Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Author: Bianca
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: stovetop or milk frother or microwave
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix is rich, creamy, and easy to make with only 3 main ingredients! An easy go-to vegan hot chocolate mix recipe. Perfect for a bigger batch or a one serving size cup of comfort. Creamy, rich. frothy and warming.



For one serving vegan hot chocolate:

For a bigger batch dry chocolate mix:

  • 80 gr unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 70 gr dairy-free semisweet or dark chocolate chips (or chocolate bar, chopped)
  • 70 gr sweetener of choice*
  • Optional add-ins:
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder and/or 2 tsp cinnamon

Ingredients for one serving of hot cocoa: 

  • 23 tablespoons dry hot cocoa mix, from the bigger batch dry chocolate mix
  • 1 cup (~230 ml) unsweetened soy milk*
  • Optional:
  • 1 drop almond- vanilla or peppermint extract
  • vegan (coconut) whipped cream
  • vegan marshmallows
  • ½ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice


For a bigger batch dry chocolate mix

Add all ingredients to a blender and process on high for 20-30 seconds, until smooth and soft. Transfer the chocolate mix to a jar and store at room temperature for up to two months. 

When ready to make, use 2-3 tablespoons per cup of hot (soy) milk. Optional wet ingredients (such as peppermint extract) can be added right before serving.  

For one serving

Add soy milk to a large mug and microwave for 1 minute. Alternatively, add to a saucepan over medium heat.

Once the soy milk is warm, add the ingredients for one serving or 2-3 tablespoons of the bigger batch chocolate mix.

Put back in microwave or continue cooking on the stove top until completely combined. The milk should be warm and creamy.

Taste and adjust sweetness as needed. Add in the optional ingredients such as peppermint and vanilla.

The second option is my go-to method. Use a good milk frother and simply add all the ingredients for a one serving size hot cocoa in the milk frother. Let the milk frother do its work and serve hot.


  • Sugar Substitutes: you can use any type of granulated sweetener for this mix, such as xylitol, stevia, monk fruit or coconut sugar. You can reduce or increase the amount of sugar. Less sugar will make the cocoa a bit more bitter depending on how much milk you use. 
  • Milk Substitutes: I like to use soy milk, because it is a plant-based milk with the highest amount of protein and this is the best to froth resulting in a soft and rich chocolate drink. But if you don’t care so much about the froth, feel free to use oat milk, coconut milk or almond milk instead.

Freezer Friendly? No

Does it keep? Best when served hot

Keywords: Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix, Drink, Chocolate, Cocoa