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white mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows

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Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

EASY, Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate! Made with almond milk, coconut milk, cocoa powder and dairy-free chocolate chips. This cozy hot cocoa will warm you right up!
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 servings


  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk (regular or light)
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar (or maple syrup)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan. Whisk to combine.
  • Heat over medium-high and whisk until the chocolate chips are melted. Continue to heat until it is as hot as you like. Enjoy!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.



I prefer to use unsweetened almond milk so I can control the level of sweetness myself. 
Either regular or light coconut milk will work great!
Enjoy Life Foods or Tollhouse Simply Delicious are good dairy-free options for chocolate chips. 
Add ¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract to make this peppermint hot chocolate!


Calories: 183.75kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.8g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 12.52g | Saturated Fat: 6.31g | Sodium: 217.43mg | Potassium: 50.8mg | Fiber: 3.62g | Sugar: 14.38g | Calcium: 243.27mg | Iron: 2.62mg