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In the center is a navy colored mug filled with vegan hot cocoa. It is topped with a swirl of coconut whipped cream and cocoa powder. Off to the left are two shortbread cookies and a white tea towel. At the top is a sprig of evergreen and pine cones. In the upper right is a small dark wooden bowl of marshmallows. Everything but the marshmallows sit on a wooden cutting board, the bottom of which has a line of evergreen trees made of confectioner's sugar. Everything sits on a navy blue background. This is the vertical image.
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5 from 3 votes

Vegan Hot Cocoa

This vegan hot chocolate pairs well with virtually all of my cookie recipes. My favorite hot cocoa toppings are coconut whipped cream, marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan hot chocolate, vegan hot cocoa
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 126kcal
Author: The Panicked Foodie


  • 8 oz water or milk of your choice (I used original almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Warm any liquid of your choice (water, milk, or milk alternative) in the microwave for about 1 minute.
  • Add cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined. Heat in the microwave for an additional 45s. If it's not warm enough, heat in 15s increments until the desired temperature is reached. Top with your favorite toppings (my favorites are coconut whipped cream and homemade chocolate chips) and enjoy!


  • If making with unsweetened alternative milk, you might have to double the sugar. When I made it with unsweetened almond milk, I had to use 2 tablespoons of confectioner's sugar as opposed to 1 tablespoon. I would always start with 1 tablespoon and then adjust from there if needed.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg