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Cup of Vegan Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows on Top
Rich & Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Creamy, dreamy, and totally dairy-free! This vegan hot chocolate is rich, decadent, and guaranteed to warm you up this winter. The best part: it whips up in about five minutes!

Course: Dessert, Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 2 cups unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper or to taste (optional)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegan marshmallows or whipped topping, optional
  1. Place the milk, chocolate chips, maple syrup, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt into a small saucepan and set it over medium heat.

  2. Heat the mixture, whisking constantly, until it's hot and the chips are completely melted.

  3. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the vanilla.

  4. Divide into mugs and top with vegan marshmallows or whipped topping. 

  5. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Rich & Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.8g24%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 27.9g9%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 21.7g24%
Protein 3.7g7%
Calcium 390mg39%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.