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vegan hot cocoa

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people



  • 1 1/2 cup plant based milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk (full fat from a can)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder/ cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • + 1/2 cup almond milk (to thin at the end- optional)

peppermint hot cocoa

  • 1/2-1 tsp peppermint extract

mexican hot cocoa

  • 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne


  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted add the 2 cups of milk, and whisk.
  • Add in the cacao and the maple syrup and whisk to dissolve any clumps of the cacao powder. Then add the cinnamon, peppermint OR cayenne. Whisk and then taste test. See if you want more maple syrup to sweeten it, more spice from cayenne, or more jolly goodness of peppermint.
  • Option to then put the mixture into a blender to froth it up a bit. If you find the mixture too thick and rich, add 1/2 cup more of almond milk. Top with coconut whip (see notes), add vegan marshmallows or just enjoy as is!


For my Coconut Whip recipe, click here.