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This oat milk hot chocolate is creamy and delicious. It is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with pure maple syrup.
On a cold, snowy night, there’s nothing I love more than cuddling up on the couch to watch a movie with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
This hot chocolate is the perfect drink to warm you up during the holiday season. It is made with cocoa powder, giving it a decadent chocolatey taste.
Adding a bit of cinnamon really gives this vegan hot chocolate a nice, cozy flavour, too!
Why use oat milk for this hot chocolate?
This hot chocolate is vegan, so of course I recommend using a plant-based milk. I tried making this hot chocolate with various plant milks, including oat milk, coconut milk, and almond milk.
I found that using coconut milk gives this hot chocolate too much of a coconut taste. It really overpowers the chocolate taste, so only use coconut milk if you want your hot chocolate to taste like coconut.
Almond milk tastes just fine in this hot chocolate, but I prefer oat milk because it gives a thicker, creamier texture.
You can buy oat milk at the store, or make your own oat milk with just oats and water to ensure that it is oil-free.
How to make
Making this oat milk hot chocolate is incredibly simple.
Simply add all ingredients to a small or medium-sized pot and whisk it all together. The cocoa powder will be difficult to mix at first, but it will mix in as the oat milk heats up
Once everything is mixed in and hot enough, you're done! This oat milk hot chocolate should be done in about 10 minutes from start to finish!
Add-ins for this vegan hot chocolate
This hot chocolate is delicious as is, with no additional flavoring.
However, it is great with some added ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
For a hot chocolate during the Christmas season, you may also want to add a peppermint flavour. This can be achieved with a couple of drops of peppermint extract, or you could even add a candy cane to your hot chocolate to make it more festive.
You could also top your hot chocolate with some vegan marshmallows or some vegan whipped cream if desired.
This pumpkin whipped cream would be a delicious add-on.
If you want more chocolate, you can melt some vegan chocolate chips and mix them in.
More vegan chocolate recipes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie
- Chocolate Covered Dates
- Chocolate Almond Butter Bars
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites
Oat Milk Hot Chocolate (Vegan)
- 1 ½ cups oat milk (unsweetened)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup*
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
- Add all ingredients to a small or medium sized pot and mix with a whisk. Don't worry if the cocoa powder is clumpy at first. As it heats, you will be able to mix it in.
- Heat the pot on the stove on medium heat, whisking occasionally. Continue heating until the hot chocolate is bubbling slightly. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Use a spoon to taste and test the temperature. When it’s hot enough, remove the pot from heat and pour the contents into a mug.