three glass mugs with hot chocolate
Photography, Valery Guedes

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Cocoa and dark chocolate create an extra-rich and chocolatey flavour.

three glass mugs with hot chocolate

Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate

This vegan hot chocolate recipe has both cocoa and dark chocolate squares to give it an extra-rich and chocolatey flavour
Course Drinks
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
  • 5 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp roasted cashew butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla optional
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 squares dark chocolate


  • Heat almond milk, honey, and ginger in a saucepan over medium heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in cashew butter and cocoa until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and let stand to allow flavours to meld, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Whisk in vanilla (if using), cinnamon and sea salt. Strain through fine sieve into two mugs and serve with grated dark chocolate.


Tip: Turn this into a summer drink by letting it cool, then pouring it into a shaker with a few ice cubes and a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Shake and pour into pre-chilled glasses.
Keyword chocolate
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