Beverage, Dessert, Recipes

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Creamy, chocolate-y vegan hot chocolate recipes perfect for Canadian winters. 

In case you din’t know we live in Canada, which means our winters are COLD. From sharp winds to snowstorms and everything else winter brings, sometimes you need a delicious, comforting warm beverage. Hot chocolate is the answer. Good thing for you, we’ve got TWO perfect hot chocolate recipes to keep you warm all season long.

Hot chocolate is one of those universally loved drinks. Perfect for winter and autumn, it’s the ideal drink to cuddle up on the couch with. When deciding which hot chocolate recipe to share we asked you. In a poll put out on our Instagram we asked if you’d prefer a vegan nutella hot chocolate or a spiced hot chocolate. With most of the votes going to the nutella hot chocolate, we ultimately decided we couldn’t hold back either of the recipes. Instead we wanted to give both of them to you so that you can stay warm this season.

vegan hot chocolate

How to make the creamiest vegan hot chocolate:

  • Non-dairy milk – Water does not have a place in hot chocolate. For the creamiest vegan hot chocolate use all non-dairy milk. You can use any milk of your liking, but we love using almond milk or soy milk.
  • Cacao powder – The rich, deep flavour of cacao powder lends itself to hot chocolate very well. When emulsified into the milk, this creamy mixture is pure bliss.
  • Frother – For frothy, light hot chocolate a milk frother is what you need. There are a couple different versions you could use, but we love the stove-top version. Alternatively you could use a high speed blender for the perfect froth.

Vegan Nutella Hot Chocolate

Super decadent and endlessly creamy, this nutella hot chocolate is basically a dessert in a mug. The perfect balance of hazelnut and chocolate, we used a vegan chocolate hazelnut spread to give it the signature flavour. Topped with coconut whipped cream and drizzle of melted chocolate this showstopping drink is just what you need.

vegan nutella hot chocolate

Vegan "Nutella" Hot Chocolate

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Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Chocolate, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder, heaping
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, heaping
  • 2 tbsp vegan hazelnut spread, heaping (We used Nutivia

Instructions

  • Add your milk, cacao powder, maple syrup and hazelnut spread to your stovetop milk frother (you can buy one by clicking the country of your orgin: canada or usa). Using a whisk mix for about 5 minutes, or until everything has dissolved into your milk and it is one consistency.
  • Transfer that to your stove on medium-low heat and heat for about 5 minutes or until the milk has been heated through. Be sure to consistently whisk your milk to avoid any burning.
  • Finally place the lid on your milk frother and froth for about 5-10 minutes. The time will depend on the milk you use, almond and soy froth the best but it also depends on the brand you choose as well.
  • Pour into your mugs and top with some vegan marshmallows, coconut whipped cream, melted dark chocolate and chopped hazelnuts.

Spiced Hot Chocolate

If there’s a flavour we love it’s a spicy one! The spices balanced out by the creamy chocolate is the perfect combination and winter pick-me-up. Topped with some vegan marshmallows and melted dark chocolate for the perfect hot chocolate.

spiced vegan hot chocolate

Vegan Spicy Hot Chocolate

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Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Chocolate, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/8 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine your cacao powder, maple syrup, spices and vanilla. Mix this until you get one consistency. This helps your hot chocolate have one smooth consistency and not taste powdery.
  • Add your milk and your cacao mixture to your stovetop milk frother (you can buy one by clicking the country of your orgin: canada or usa). Using a whisk mix for about 5 minutes, or until everything has dissolved into your milk and it is one consistency.
  • Transfer that to your stove on medium-low heat and heat for about 5 minutes or until the milk has been heated through. Be sure to consistently whisk your milk to avoid any burning.
  • Finally place the lid on your milk frother and froth for about 5-10 minutes by lifting the handle up and down. The time will depend on the milk you use, almond and soy froth the best but it also depends on the brand you choose as well.
  • Pour into your mugs and top with some vegan marshmallows, coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

 

 

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