Warm up on a cold day with a warm mug of vegan hot chocolate. This home made hot chocolate recipe has the rich chocolatey taste we crave while using dairy-free milk! Treat yourself and your kids to this easy recipe that takes only 5 minutes to make!
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I think most of us have fond memories of playing in the snow until our fingers were so numb we couldn't stand it. My favorite way to warm up was to cozy up with a piping hot mug of hot chocolate! Even now that we are grown up we can still have this delicious treat while following a vegan diet!
why this oat milk hot chocolate is the best!
This hot cocoa recipe is so rich and creamy no one would know that it isn't made with regular milk! It has a delicious chocolate flavor that is perfectly sweetened to satisfy any sweet tooth. The best thing about using oat milk is how creamy it makes this recipe. This is the perfect hot drink to warm you up on a cold winter day!
- easy to make
- 5 simple ingredients
oat milk- I used Chobani brand oat milk that has an extra creamy texture. It is perfect for hot chocolate! If you can not find this brand choose a plain unsweetened oat milk.
sugar- Brown sugar or coconut sugar can work in this recipe.
cocoa- cocoa powder is vegan, just remember to look for a high quality unsweetened cocoa powder because some premade hot cocoa mixes do contain milk.
Add oat milk, sugar and cocoa to a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Use a whisk to stir the mixture. Stir until the chocolate melts.
Once the mixture is blended remove from heat. Add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt and stir. Divide mixture into mugs. Serve with vegan marshmallows on top, a sprinkle of cocoa powder, vegan chocolate chips or even vegan whipped cream.
do not boil- it isn’t necessary to bring the mixture to a boil. Just warm the oat milk over medium heat.
creamy oat milk- there are many different types of oat milk and I found an extra creamy variety by Chobani that made the hot cocoa extra special.
While I love the flavor and texture of creamy oat milk in my homemade hot chocolate recipe you can always your favorite milk alternative.
- almond milk
- cashew milk
- soy milk
- coconut milk
It really comes down to your personal preference. While these milk options will all make a delicious cup of hot chocolate you may need to adjust the amount of sugar and cocoa powder in the recipe.
It's always fun to add other flavors to your recipe. I love adding peppermint extract, candy canes or a cinnamon stick to my big mug of hot chocolate! There are also vegan marshmallows that you can add to your mug!
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If you try this recipe for Oat Milk Hot Chocolate, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below, and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bluesbestlife on Instagram! Seeing your creations makes my day.
Creamy Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
- 4 cups oat milk
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add oat milk, sugar, salt and cocoa to a medium sized sauce pan. Warm over medium heat and whisk to blend cocoa powder into milk. Do not boil.
- Once chocolate is blended and mixture is warm remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and stir.