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a mug of dairy free hot chocolate next to a bunch of dark chocolate chips

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate

When the weather gets cold, warm up with this delicious dairy free hot chocolate!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free hot chocolate, vegan hot chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 325 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby


For the hot chocolate:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or another milk alternative)
  • 3 tbsp dairy free dark chocolate chips* (I recommend Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar*
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Optional for topping:

  • Dairy free whipped cream


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk over medium-low heat.
  2. When it’s simmering, stir in the chocolate chips, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir the mixture continuously until the chocolate is fully melted into the milk mixture.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes, then pour into a mug. If desired, top with dairy-free whipped cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Notes: *Reduce the sugar to 1 tbsp if using dairy-free semi-sweet or milk-chocolate chips, OR if you’re using oat milk or sweetened almond milk.


Nutrition analysis:  325 calories, 20.5 g fat, 10.5 g saturated fat, 325 mg sodium, 44.5 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 34 g sugar, 4.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 47%, Iron: 50%