This Vegan Hot Chocolate/Hot Cocoa is deliciously simple and so creamy! It reminds me of my favourite hot cocoa from camp days. It’ll warm you up perfectly, with the option of adding all your favourite superfood ingredients!
Fact: it’s cold, and we need hot chocolate. Admittedly, it is not freezing where I am. However, that doesn’t mean my need for hot chocolate is any less, right friends?! If it is freezing where you are, then I suggest you whip this Vegan Hot Chocolate up as soon as you can. Not only will it keep you warm and filled with comfort, it’s perfect for Netflix night in, under your fluffy and warm fav blanket. Yes to that.
Second fact: I’ve been practicing hygge (pronounced “hoog-uh”). No, it actually isn’t the latest form of hot yoga, but a Danish practice of seeking joy and being cozy. It’s almost like injecting coziness and joy into everyday life, as a constant mood booster. After reading the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’m all about seeking joy. On the point of being cozy, my absolute favourite place to be is on the couch, with my favourite Christmas blanket (because Christmas is never over!!) with a cup of hot chocolate. It could be talking to the Mr., watching a new fav on Netflix, or even chatting to friends. That is my go-to comfort place.
It occurred to me to share my favourite cup of vegan hot chocolate with you friends. Like, duh, Jess. Of course you guys want to try it!
My favourite thing about this vegan hot chocolate is that it mimics the way we made hot cocoa at camp. OH CAMP. Yes, I camped for years and years then went on to be a counsellor at camp for several years, so I’ve had my fair dose of super authentic hot cocoa. Not too sweet, very chocolate-y, and just absolutely delicious. I’m literally trying not to shed a tear right now for how divine that (and camp days) experience is. Warm, comfort, laughing and chatting with friends, and feeling absolutely at peace.
This version may not include the open camp fire, but it’s pretty close. I used a mix of almond milk and coconut milk for richness, and a whole bunch of my favourite superfood ingredients to boost this up. You can add them if you want added benefits, or make it with the simple basic ingredients to whip up for any evening at home. Enjoy, find joy, and get comfy!
Vegan Hot Chocolate/Hot Cocoa (Simple & Creamy)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (from the can, carton or homemade creamy coconut milk, your choice)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Dash salt (don't leave out!)
- Top with coconut cream and cinnamon
Superfood ingredients I love to add
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- In a pot over medium heat, stir in the cacao/cocoa powder, the milks, maple syrup, and dash of salt. If you're adding the superfood ingredients, stir them in now too. Stir and simmer for about 5 minutes until everything is heated through and begins to bubble just slightly.
- Top with whipped coconut cream and a dash of cinnamon and enjoy! You can even add vegan marshmallows on top for added comfort.
This recipe is vegan and gluten free. It makes 2 servings of creamy vegan hot chocolate.
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