Recipe + Photo by Samantha Scott

Creamy hot cocoa is the perfect treat for dessert or a warm delight on a cold winter day. Follow these steps to make a delicious, creamy and flavorful cup of hot chocolate. Adjust the flavor to your liking with the optional mix-ins and toppings.

SERVINGS: Two; 1 cup serving mugs


  • 2 cups of unsweetened dairy free milk of choice – I suggest oat or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of dairy free, semi-sweet, plant based chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon organic raw sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint or vanilla extract – optional mix-in
  • Ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top – optional topping
  • Plant based whipped cream – optional topping


  • In a medium pot, heat the dairy free milk over medium heat. 
  • Once the plant milk is warmed (before boiling point), whisk in the cocoa powder. 
  • Once combined add the chocolate chips, sugar and extract (if adding). Whisk for about 1 minute until melted, combined and beginning to froth. 
  • Pour into two coffee mugs. Sprinkle it with cinnamon or top with plant based whipped cream and enjoy!

Suggested Vegan Action Certified Products to try with this recipe

  • Gay Lea Foods – Real Coconut Whipped Cream