I like to make up a large portion of hot chocolate mix and keep it in a big glass jar to have it on hand for quickly whipping up hot chocolate after the kids come in from playing in the snow. The mix will keep well in the pantry if sealed tightly in a jar for up to 6 months.
Measure 1 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon into a mixing bowl.
Stir the ingredients together with a whisk until all of the clumps of cocoa powder break up and you have a smooth powder.
Store in a glass jar with a tight lid until you are ready to use.
How to make vegan hot chocolate
Heat your vegan milk of choice in a saucepan until it is hot, but not boiling.
Mix in 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix for every 1 cup of plant-based milk.
Stir with a whisk until it all dissolves.
Pour into mugs and serve with vegan marshmallows, or vegan whipped cream.
How to make a single cup of vegan hot chocolate
If you're in the mood for a cup of hot cocoa and I don't have any mix on hand, you can easily make a single glass too.
To make an individual serving, add 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, and a small dash of salt and cinnamon to 1 cup of hot vegan milk.
The cocoa powder will only dissolve in hot milk or water. If you try to mix it before it's hot enough it will just float to the top. You can't make cold chocolate milk with this mix.
Any non-dairy milk will work, but the plant-milk with more fat and protein like soy or oat will give you creamier hot cocoa.
If cooking on a stovetop, watch and stir frequently and avoid scalding the milk.
Vegan Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 190Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 927IU19%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.