How to Make Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate

This creamy vegan hot chocolate is super chocolaty, indulgent, and dairy-free. It's a quick and easy recipe with just 4 simple ingredients:  oat milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and semi-sweet chocolate. Make it with your stovetop or microwave; either way, it's the perfect cozy  beverage for chilly days and nights!

– maple syrup – cocoa powder – vanilla oat milk (unsweetened) – vegan dark chocolate

Recipe Ingredients

In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk maple syrup, cocoa powder, and ½ cup of oat milk for 1 minute.

Recipe Instructions

Whisk in remaining amount of oat milk and pinch of salt. Increase heat to medium and bring mixture to a simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring  occasionally, until no lumps of cocoa powder remain.

Recipe Instructions

Turn off heat and add chopped chocolate. Whisk until fully melted and mixture is smooth. Garnish with preferred toppings.

Recipe Instructions

* Dairy-free whipped cream - Make a batch of coconut whipped cream or buy dairy-free whipped cream. * Marshmallows - The classic topper for hot chocolate! Use vegan marshmallows if you follow a plant-based diet.

Fun Topping Ideas

* Cinnamon - Make it a Mexican hot chocolate by adding a pinch of this warm spice. * Shaved chocolate - Garnish with a few chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles, or shaved chocolate for more chocolate and added texture.

Fun Topping Ideas


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