15 Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes to Satisfy Any Dairy-Free Drinker
Cuddle up with a comforting cup of hot chocolate that's not only delicious, but dairy-free. Yup, you read that right. There's no need to ditch your vegan lifestyle for a piping hot mug of cocoa. Whether you prefer classic hot chocolate drinks or those spiked with booze, we've got you covered. Scroll through for vegan hot chocolate recipes that will keep you cozy on the coldest winter days.
Vegan Hot Chocolate Three Ways: The choice is yours with this one recipe made three ways. We don't think you could possibly go wrong with orange chocolate, mint chocolate, or traditional chocolate with flaky sea salt sprinkled on top. (via Lauren Caris Cooks)
Vegan Hot Chocolate: We're bringing you a hot cup of chocolate yumminess made with creamy coconut milk, rich maple syrup, and ground espresso to get you through the morning chill. You can thank us later. (via The Vegan 8)
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate: Who says you have to do away with your pumpkin spice obsession just because it's no longer fall? Indulge with this incredible hot chocolate recipe perfumed with cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. (via Will Frolic for Food)
Coconut Orange Chai Hot Chocolate: You're going to want to skip the store-bought tea bags to get the most intense (and delicious) chai flavors you'll ever have outside of India. This cup of cocoa is crazy creamy, spicy, and zesty. (via Diary of an ExSloth)
Mexican Hot Chocolate: Trust us; one sip and you'll be going nuts for all of the dreamy coconut flavor in this recipe. It's made with coconut milk and coconut cream, and has a large dollop of coconut whipped cream on top just for good measure. (via Heather Christo)
Almond Chai Hot Chocolate: You've never really experienced the wonders of almond milk until you've had it homemade. You won't be able to get enough of the spiced flavor when you whip it into a drinkable wonderland. (via The Healthful Ideas)
Tahini Hot Chocolate: No peanut butter? No problem. Add in a couple of tablespoons of tahini for a balanced and slightly more savory cup of hot chocolate. (via The Colorful Kitchen)
Vegan Hot Chocolate: This recipe has homemade brown sugar marshmallows (!) for one über indulgent drink. (via A Soulful Twist)
Homemade Nutella Hot Chocolate: Looking for a way to add a little holiday cheer to the office? Pour this hot chocolate in everyone's coffee cups and we guarantee, there'll be no shortage of smiles. (via Oh She Glows)
Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate: Packet hot chocolate is a thing of the past (thankfully). Here, add in your favorite chocolate, coconut and almond milks, and cocoa powder that tastes like a chocolatey trip down memory lane. (via Ambitious Kitchen)
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate: Drink in the celebration of the season with this thick chocolate peanut butter hot chocolate. For extra nuttiness, it's paired with peanut butter shortbread cookies drizzled in vegan white and dark chocolate. Yum! (via Earthly Taste)
Vegan Hot Cocoa: Have reservations about powdered cocoa mix? This homemade recipe is sure to win you over with its chocolatey goodness from cocoa powder, sweetness from powder sugar, and extra frothiness from powdered soy milk. (via My Darling Vegan)
Vegan Hot Chocolate: Warm your home — and the hearts of your friends and family — with this recipe. Just blend semisweet chocolate chips, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract all together in a mason jar. (via One Lovely Life)
Cacao Nibs Hot Chocolate: Your taste buds are in for a surprise with this recipe that calls for soaked almonds and cashews. Pair the mixture with small dates, and you'll have a subtly sweet base for hot chocolate that seriously tastes like the real thing. (via Divine Healthy Food)
Super Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate: This one thickens up due to a very unique secret ingredient: arrowroot starch. (via Veggie and the Beast)
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Yasmein James is a food writer living in New Jersey, but her heart’s on the other end of The Lincoln Tunnel. When she isn’t writing, you can find her eating her way to the most authentic ethnic restaurants in her travels. And writing all about it on her lifestyle blog, She’s Facing Freedom.