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Cozy Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe

We are so excited to share the best Cocoa recipe on the planet!! Not only is it vegan and dairy free but it’s also great for our paleo friends. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a little bit of collagen for an added protein boost! So cozy up and enjoy. Trust us, you will thank us later!


  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or 3oz chocolate)

  • 1/3–1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder, 1 vanilla bean, or 1 tsp. vanilla extract (see instructions below)


  1. Place chocolate chips, coconut sugar, and cocoa powder into a blender or food processor.

  2. If using vanilla powder, add to the blender. (Or, scrape out the seeds of 1 vanilla bean or add 1 tsp. vanilla extract to the blender)

  3. Puree until mixture is a fine powder. Store dry mix in an airtight container or jar up to 1 month at room temperature or 2 months in the refrigerator.

To Prepare:

  1. For a single serving, combine 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons dry mix with 8-10oz milk (I prefer cashew or almond). If using vanilla extract, add 2-3 drops per serving.

  2. Heat on the stovetop in a saucepan or in a mug in the microwave until heated through. Stir or whisk until chocolate is completely melted and combined.

  3. Top with marshmallows, coconut whipped cream, or grated chocolate!

Mix it Up:

Change up the flavors in this vegan hot chocolate mix to mimic my favorite store-bought varieties. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • ORANGE: add a tiny bit of orange essential oil to your mix (a little goes a long way, so start small and more as desired).

  • ALMOND/AMARETTO: try adding a 1-2 drops of almond extract per serving

  • PEPPERMINT: Add 1 drop of food grade peppermint essential oil to your mix, or a few drops of peppermint extract to your cup.

  • SALTED CARAMEL: Add a drizzle of vegan caramel and a pinch of salt to your cup.

  • MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE: add 1 tsp cinnamon essential oil to your dry mix or a pinch to each cup.

  • DARK CHOCOLATE: Either use less sugar (my preference), or substitute dark chocolate for the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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