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Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

Heat Things Up With Vegan Hot Cocoa

Whether you're lactose-intolerant, vegan, or cutting back on dairy, here's a hot chocolate that everyone can enjoy. The recipe is simple to put together, and the added cinnamon brings a new depth of flavor to the nostalgic beverage.

Keep reading for this dairy-free hot cocoa recipe.

Hot Cocoa With Almond Milk

Hot Cocoa With Almond Milk


Since there is no added sugar in the recipe, then, if needed, feel free to add a touch of stevia or agave nectar to sweeten.

Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe


4 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 cinnamon sticks, split lengthwise
1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
2 ounces dark chocolate (preferably at least 70 percent cacao), finely chopped


  1. Bring milk and cinnamon sticks to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks, rinse, and reserve.
  2. Whisk in cocoa and chocolate vigorously until mixture is foamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide among mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Serves 4.

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