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Healthy Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 oz drink 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Take a spin on the classic hot chocolate recipe and not even miss a beat. This one is even better tasting AND twice as good for you. Let’s cheers to that!



  • 1 cup hot plant-based milk (any variety: almond, oat, coconut, etc.)
  • 1 Tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt


  1. Place the hot “milk” and other ingredients in blender.
  2. Puree until combined.
  3. Serve this frothy chocolatey goodness immediately.


Use caution when blending hot liquids. Start on lowest speed and don’t use boiling hot liquid. If using a high speed blender, cold milk can be added along with the other ingredients and blended on high (or soup function) to heat the hot chocolate. I also like to put a towel on top of the blender container when blending hot liquids. This recipe can also be made in a pan on the stove. Heat the milk of choice in a small pan over medium heat, then whisk in the other ingredients.

Keywords: vegan hot chocolate recipe, healthy hot chocolate