Vegan hot cocoa is delicious! February can feel like the longest month, with snow and icy conditions, chilly temps, and even winter snowstorms that can be difficult to handle. After a day of digging out from the snow and ice a big mug of hot cocoa can really hit the spot.
Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipes Will Keep You Warm!
OK, in the interest of honesty and transparency, he spent much of the day out in the snow digging us out and getting the plow ready. I pretty much stayed in and wrote and thought about vegan hot cocoa and things. A big mug of cocoa was still wonderfully cozy!
Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate?
Is there a difference? There is!
Hot Cocoa is made from cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is ground cocoa beans that have had their cocoa butter removed. Hot Chocolate is made from cocoa beans which still has all the cocoa butter and other components of the bean.
For the purposes of this post and to keep things simple, I’ve just called it all hot cocoa. Vegan hot cocoa, to be more specific.
Plant-Based Milks for Vegan Hot Cocoa
Plant-based milks are creamy, smooth, and work wonderfully in vegan hot cocoas. Use your favorite, they will all work well.
- Soy Milk
- Soy Milk with Vanilla
- Almond Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Oat Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Macadamia Nut Milk
- Hemp Milk
Try any of these delicious vegan hot cocoa recipes! There are a variety of recipes to choose from, including some interesting combinations of flavors! They’ll keep you warm while it’s frigid and snowy out!
The majority of these recipes are by fellow food bloggers and recipe developers. Most are vegan or plant-based blogs.
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Hello! I’m Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.