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Easy Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 23 servings 1x


This hot cocoa is simple to make and so delicious! It’s rich yet free of dairy, gluten, grains, and refined sugar!


  • 1/31/2 cup coconut sugar or natural cane sugar (use more or less to taste)
  • 1/41/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (use more for a richer tasting hot chocolate. Can also use semi-sweet or milk chocolate if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups almond milk or other milk of choice
  • coconut whipped cream, optional (recipe below)
  • chocolate shavings, optional

Coconut Whipped Cream:


  1. Place chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into a large saucepan and whisk until well blended. Pour in milk and stir until blended. Heat over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until chocolate and sugar are dissolved, about 4–5 minutes.
  2. Pour hot chocolate into mugs and top with coconut whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Makes 2–3 servings.

Coconut Whipped Cream:

  1. Scoop hardened coconut cream out of the can and place into a mixing bowl. Discard or reserve the liquid left in the can for another purpose.
  2. Add sweetener and vanilla and beat with an hand mixer until fluffy. Top each mug of hot chocolate with a scoop of whipped coconut cream.


*Can also use 1 cup heavy whipping cream, if not dairy-free. After you add the sweetener and vanilla, beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3–4 minutes.

  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dairy Free, Vegan,