Happy Vegan Hot Cocoa

How serious am I (editor, Erika) about this rich and chocolaty vegan hot cocoa? Let me put it this way: I make and drink it daily. And I mean daily. Who needs coffee to start the day? This delicious drink feels decadent and good for me at the same time. Try it and see, provided you’re a fan or dark, rich, European-style hot chocolate.

Happy Vegan Hot Cocoa

This ultra-dark and rich vegan hot cocoa is so popular at my house, I should buy stock in Guittard, as I use their “rouge” cocoa powder for this treat–Every. Single. Day. It’s so wholesome, I don’t feel bad having more than one cup. Try it and forgive me for your next drink obsession.

Servings 1
Calories 112 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder we like Guittard Cocoa Rouge Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk we prefer Califia


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, mix together the cocoa powder, maple syrup, and salt until smooth (it'll take a minute). Whisk in the milk until combined then briefly microwave until your desired temperature. Stir and devour!

Nutrition Facts
Happy Vegan Hot Cocoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 368mg16%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 335mg34%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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