Recipe: Vegan Hot Cocoa

Cozy up with this delicious vegan drink after a cold winter day. Using rich dark chocolate and creamy almond milk, you can enjoy every bit of the classic taste you know from childhood. I add just a touch of peppermint extract to give it that minty holiday flavor, but you could easily substitute vanilla extract for a more subtle taste if you’re not a fan of mint. Either way, be sure to top it all off with a few vegan marshmallows or some coconut whipped cream for the full effect!

Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe

*Serves one

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other nondairy milk)

2 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

Vegan marshmallows (optional)

Directions:

-Heat the almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat.

-After the milk is warm, add the chocolate and the sugar, stirring constantly until well-combined.

-Remove from heat and add the peppermint extract, stirring well.

-Pour into a mug and serve warm with marshmallows! 

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