Chilly days and cold nights call for a cozy mug of hot chocolate. And these creative vegan hot chocolate recipes are so indulgent, you'd never guess they're entirely plant based!
Hot chocolate is a classic for good reason. And these chilly fall and winter evenings are the perfect times to enjoy this rich, chocolaty warm up.
And there's no reason for the vegan crowd to miss out on this delicious treat. So I've pulled together a list of my all time favorite vegan-friendly hot chocolate recipes. You may want to bookmark this page for the next time a craving hits!
If you're here planning your holiday menu, don't miss our new Vegan Christmas and Vegan Thanksgiving cookbooks. They're packed with all my favorite holiday-worthy recipes for a plant-based feast.
Best Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes
Here are all my favorite vegan friendly hot chocolate recipes!
Rich Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Chocolate and mint are one of the best flavor combos, and it's especially delightful in this creamy peppermint vegan hot chocolate. From Delightful Adventures.
Vegan Hot Chocolate
Creamy, easy vegan hot chocolate from Food Love is the best way to warm up this winter, with two kinds of plant-based milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a touch of coconut sugar.
Decadent Vegan Hot Chocolate
If you love chocolaty decadence, then you'll love this recipe that also contains an option for a spiked version! From Glue & Glitter.
Coffee Mexican Drinking Chocolate
Coffee and chocolate combine to make this rich, creamy, spiced, drinking chocolate. From The Hungry Herbivores.
Christmas Hot Chocolate
Vegan eggnog is added to this festive hot chocolate to make it extra special for the holiday season. From Fried Dandelions.
Dairy-Free Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Once you combine gingerbread flavors with chocolate to make this luscious vegan hot chocolate, you will wonder why you didn't do it sooner. From VNutrition.
Vegan Orange Hot Chocolate
Chocolate and orange are a classic combo and go exceptionally well in this creamy hot drink. From That Girl Cooks Healthy.
The Best Vegan Hot Chocolate!
Everyone needs a go-to vegan hot chocolate recipe in their collection; this is an excellent one to add. From The Vegan 8.
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Usually reserved for cupcakes and cake, red velvet can now be made into a delicious hot chocolate (it also contains a secret, healthy ingredient!). From Occasionally Eggs.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (Dairy-free)
Pumpkin spice is everywhere during the fall months, but have you tried it in hot chocolate? If you love pumpkin spice, you'll love this recipe. From Where You Get Your Protein.
This delicious concoction is half hot chocolate and half coffee - and fully delicious. And it's 100% vegan too! From Delicious Everyday.
Sweet Potato Hot Chocolate
Sweet potato gives this creative vegan hot chocolate a creamy thickness that will have everyone coming back for more. From Turnip the Oven.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
If you love red wine and you want to add a little kick to your hot chocolate, this is the perfect drink for you. From Rhian's Recipes.
Sea Salt & Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Mug
Sea salt, gingerbread spices, and chocolate combined, equals an irresistible drink you'll want to warm up with over and over again. From May I Have That Recipe?
Hot Chocolate with Pistachio Milk
Homemade pistachio milk is the base for this frothy vegan hot chocolate you'll want to curl up with after being out in the cold. From Veggies Don't Bite.
And if you love these vegan hot chocolate recipes, be sure to check out these other tasty ideas:
Becky Striepe says
Oh my gosh, I want to drink every single one of these! Thank you for including my spiked cocoa recipe alongside so much deliciousness!
Katie Trant says
You're so welcome, Becky! So much deliciousness in one place!
Alanna @ The Electric Soul says
Thank you so much for this recipe! I'm visiting my boyfriend in Pittsburgh this month, and it is FREEZING there. But this seems like just the thing to keep us warm =)
Katie Trant says
Hot chocolate is the best in cold weather!
Md Firoz Zaman says
I heard from my cousin that your homemade pistachio milk recipe is very delicious. she has drink it several times. I want to try make it in my house with my wife. After trying we made it and drink with my cousin, she said your homemade pistachio milk was better. Thank you so much for your this delicious recipe.
Julia Stearns @ Healthirony says
Mmm this Gingerbread Hot Chocolate looks awesome and so nourishing!
Millifa Jack says
I learned from my cousin how wonderful is your homemade pistachio milk. She's been drinking it many times. My wife in my house I want to try to make it. She said your home-made pistachio milk was cooler after trying and drinking with my cousin. Many thanks for the wonderful recipe.
Randall Richards says
Hi there, I made these brownies a few days ago and oh my goodness they’re amazing! They’re so fudgey and yummy and the ganache does wonders too!
Thanks for sharing the recipe