Vegan Hot Chocolate (Just Like Starbucks!)

Rich and creamy homemade vegan hot chocolate is the perfect action to warm you up from the cold of wintertime!

Vegan Hot Chocolate

5 Ingredient Vegan Hot Chocolate

This is definitely a great recipe to bookmark!

With just five basic ingredients, it’s easy to clear, and so luscious! And you are able to already have all the ingredients on hand, so you can be fully prepared any time a hot chocolate desiring hits.

The best thing about making your own at home( besides saving money) is that you get to be in control of all the ingredients – you can use more or less sugar depending on your desired savors, add a bit peppermint obtain if you’re a chocolate peppermint supporter like I am, or top it off with coconut beat paste or Vegan Marshmallow Fluff.


How To Construct It Like Starbucks

To recreate the Starbucks red-hot cocoa, I firstly looked at their ingredients 😛 TAGEND

Almondmilk[ Filtered Water, Almonds, Sugar, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2( Ergocalciferol )], Mocha Sauce[ Water, Sugar, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Vanillin ].

Okay so … milk, sugar, vanilla, and cocoa processed with alkali( which precisely means they use Dutch cocoa ). Sounded pretty easy, and the Starbucks hot chocolate can actually once be vegan, which is good to know if you’re ever out rolling errands and find yourself desiring hot chocolate.

For my homemade dairy free hot chocolate recipe, instead of mixing irrigate, carbohydrate, and cocoa to make a sauce, I decided to streamline it and skip the liquid, both for opennes and to not dilute the spice of the final product.

Vegan Hot Cocoa

This Easy Vegan Hot Cocoa Can Be:

Soy Free Gluten Free Dairy Free Egg Free Sugar Free Paleo Keto

Hot Chocolate Flavors:

Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Add 1/8 tsp pure peppermint obtain when you add the vanilla.

Mocha Hot Chocolate: Stir in 1/2 tsp instantaneous coffee along with the chocolate- I use this organic decaf instantaneous chocolate.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate: Stir in 1-2 tbsp peanut butter before heating the hot chocolate.

The Best Vegan Hot Chocolate

Tips For Success:

The Cocoa: Starbucks employs Dutch cocoa, which has a milder and more chocolatey experience than regular unsweetened chocolate gunpowder. It still perceives perfectly luscious with regular cocoa, really not just as much like the one from Starbucks.

The Milk: I tried numerous different milks in this recipe and found that my favorite was a combination of coconut and almond milk. If you don’t need a lower-fat recipe, I highly recommend trying it with the coconut milk because the added paunch realizes the recipe ultra peaches-and-cream. If you’re allergic to coconut, subbing cashew cream or stirring in 1-2 tbsp fresh cashew butter labours just as well!

The Other Parts: Be sure to use pure vanilla extract , not imitation. Sweetener amount will depend on whether or not you’re squandering unsweetened milk, as well as your own personal tastebuds and what sweetener you choose to use. And don’t forget that pinch of salt! It might be small, but leaving it out will perfectly change the spice of the hot chocolate.

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Vegan Hot Chocolate Starbucks Copycat

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Adapted from this Frozen Hot Chocolate recipe

Vegan Hot Chocolate( Just Like Starbucks !)

Total Go:



1 sufficing



2/3 bowl milk of hand-picked

1/3 goblet coconut milk( or additional milk of hand-picked)

3 tbsp Dutch cocoa, or 2 tbsp regular

1-2 tbsp sweetener of preference, as desired

1/16 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

optional 1-2 tbsp peanut butter


Notes: See” tips for success” above in this upright for the ingredients that provide the best solutions. There’s also a step-by-step recipe video above.

Directions: Whisk all ingredients except vanilla. Either heat on the stovetop, or microwave in 30 -second increments–stirring after each–until sizzling. Stir in the vanilla, and whisk to finish dissolving the cocoa. Serve.

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