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Mug filled with homemade, vegan chocolate milk or hot cocoa

Homemade Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

Light, creamy, and made from plant-based ingredients. The perfect hot chocolate to wrap up the night.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 1 1/4 cup cashew milk (or vegan milk of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small pot, heat the vegan, dairy-free milk over medium-high heat until it simmers.
  • Once at a simmer, add the cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, and ground cinnamon. 
  • Stir well and simmer for 1-2 minutes, or until hot. Serve immediately. 


  1. You can use whatever dairy-free, vegan milk tickles your pickle. I had cashew milk. Not for any particular reason other than I got it for a deal. 
  2. The cinnamon is totally optional, but I recommend it. You can even be fancy and throw in a couple of cinnamon sticks to your drink. 
  3. Personally, the amount of sugar in this recipe is perfect. But if you’re into a sugar rush, just add more. Or add less. That’s up to you and your tastebuds. 
  4. Additionally, if you don’t have vanilla, it’s okay to skip it. The more important ingredients include vegan milk, cocoa powder, and sugar. Everything else is optional. 
Keyword Chocolate Milk