Vegan Dirty Snowmen Hot Chocolate Recipe

Vegan Dirty Snowmen is yet another version of hot chocolate I just had to make. This adult treat is delicious, creamy, incredibly rich, decadently chocolatey, and made for adults with just a little bit of Baileys Almande.

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They’re fantastic with fancy rims or just sprinkled with some crushed candy cane and shaved chocolate. I tried these a few ways and each is beautiful.

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Vegan Dirty Snowmen Need Vegan Irish Cream

Baileys Almande is certified vegan and is dairy-free, gluten-free, and deliciously easy to find in most local groceries. The vegan liqueur is a mixture of sweet almond oil, almond essence, cane sugar, purified water, and vanilla. We picked up a bottle for about $20 at our local market. 

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That’s not the only alcohol that would be delicious here. A shot of Jamesons (which is vegan) would be nice. I haven’t tried it myself, but I heard that red wine is a good addition to hot chocolate types of beverages. Red wine and chocolate go together here as well. 

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Alcohol-Free Vegan Dirty Snowmen

If you want an alcohol-free snowman, simply omit the Baileys and replace it with an equivalent amount of almond or coconut milk. It’s just as yummy!

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Delicious Rims for Fancy Drinks

This drink and variations of it are delicious in a plain mug. Kick up the fancy notch with these delicious ways to dress the rims of your mugs or glass. 

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Dip rims in any melted vegan chocolate. Break apart and microwave for about a minute and stir.

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Or, simply use chocolate syrup to coat edges. THIS is a good homemade version. Then dip the chocolate-coated rims in shaved chocolate or crushed candy cane.   

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Other options would be crushed almonds, vegan sprinkles, coconut flakes, brown sugar, any type of crushed candy, or even graham crackers.

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A candy cane stirrer is tasty and cute!

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It’s supposed to look like a snowman jumped into a mud puddle. I think I nailed it. 

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Here’s the Vegan Dirty Snowmen Recipe Video

Vegan Dirty Snowmen Hot Chocolate Drink

This adult treat is delicious, creamy, incredibly rich, decadently chocolatey, and made for adults with just a little bit of Baileys Almande (or not).

Course Drinks
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

Fancy Rims

  • 2 oz chopped vegan chocolate or chocolate chips melted
  • 2 oz chocolate syrup
  • crushed candy canes, nuts, or graham crackers, or shaved chocolate, sprinkles, etc

Drink

  • 6 oz almond or coconut milk
  • 3 oz Baileys Almande or 1 oz whiskey
  • 2 tbsp full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped vegan chocolate
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions

Rims

  1. Make fancy rims ahead if using.

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  2. Chill your mugs in the fridge or freezer. This will help the melted chocolate harden on them.

  3. Melt chopped chocolate or chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave for an additional 15-30 seconds until melted enough to stir, if needed.

  4. Dip rims of mugs into melted chocolate or chocolate syrup. Then dip into your choice of chopped or shaved chocolate, crushed candy cane or other candy, crushed almonds or graham crackers, or anything else that may be tasty.

Drink

  1. Add the drink ingredients to a heavy-bottomed pan and heat to almost boiling over medium heat,

  2. Pour the chocolate drink into mugs or glasses and add a large dollop or squirt of your favorite vegan whipped cream.

 

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5 Responses

  1. Chocoviv says:

    This looks so yummy!!

  2. Kristen says:

    Simply exquisite! I think I could look at these photos all day…