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vegan hot chocolate topped with mini marshmallows inside a white ceramic mug, surrounded by a dish filled with cocoa powder and cinnamon sticks

Vegan Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Beverages
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Keep warm this winter season with a mug full of cozy, rich and creamy, vegan hot chocolate! This homemade healthy hot cocoa is made with oat milk and sweetened with maple syrup. It’s dairy-free, quick and easy, ready in 5 minutes, and totally customizable. Perfect for any chocolate lover!


  • 2 cups oat milk, or your favorite plant-based milk
  • 2 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 12 tbsp chocolate chips, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Marshmallows or whipped cream, for topping


  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
  2. Bring the saucepan to medium heat, whisking the ingredients together, until fully dissolved and warm. Do not bring it to a boil.
  3. Once warm, transfer the hot chocolate to mugs. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!


  • I recommend using a high-quality, creamy oat milk. However, you can use any type of plant-based milk.
  • Increase the sweetener, as needed, if you like your hot chocolate extra sweet.
  • The nutrition information below reflects the use of oat milk without toppings.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: vegan hot chocolate, vegan hot cocoa