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Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate

The creamiest vegan hot chocolate! This rich beverage is made with coconut milk, almond milk, dates, vanilla and cocoa powder only. You won't believe there's no added sugar in this delicious hot chocolate. It's a great healthy drink for the holidays. Or any day really. You can even keep it in the fridge for a great alternative to chocolate milk.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2


  • 1 can low-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Medjool dates, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Topping

  • Coconut whipped cream
  • Nutmeg
  • Chopped chocolate


  • Make the coconut whipped cream if using.
  • In a small saucepan, add your coconut milk, almond milk, dates and vanilla.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium heat and let simmer.
  • Whisk in your cocoa powder until no clumps remain.
  • Let simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the hot chocolate over a fine mesh sieve, into 2 cups. This gets rid of the pieces of dates.


You can try using different kinds of milk for this recipe, but I highly recommend keeping the coconut milk.
If you like a stronger chocolate taste, add more cocoa powder.
Feel free to add cinnamon and nutmeg to your hot chocolate while cooking.
Keep leftovers in the fridge for a good alternative to chocolate milk!