Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate (GF)

Vegan Spiced Hot Chocolate

This Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate is so indulgent and perfect for winter. 

Vegan Spiced Hot Chocolate

I’ve posted so many different hot chocolate recipes on my blog so far. 

Each one is delicious in it’s own right, and I especially love this Peppermint Hot Chocolate because the fragrant peppermint flavour paired with the rich dark chocolate reminds me so much of After Eight chocolates. For this reason, I think this particular hot chocolate is perfect for an after-dinner sweet treat. 

This hot chocolate is so rich and creamy that you won’t believe it’s vegan! My secret for making it so delicious is unsweetened cashew milk, which becomes rich, creamy and slightly frothy when it’s heated up.

Finally, I like to add a small amount of cornflour at the end to make it extra thick and indulgent. 

If you can’t get hold of peppermint-flavoured chocolate, you could just use your favourite dark chocolate and add some peppermint extract instead. 

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Vegan Spiced Hot Chocolate
Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate (GF)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate is so indulgent and perfect for winter. 

Course: Drinks
Servings: 1
Calories: 303 kcal
  • 30 g (1oz) peppermint dark chocolate* (ensure dairy-free if necessary)
  • 1 cup milk, any kind (I like to use unsweetened cashew milk)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, to taste (or sub any other sweetener)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon cornflour
  1. Melt chocolate in a saucepan on a low heat

  2. Add milk and maple syrup

  3. Keep stirring and heat gently on a low to medium heat until it begins to steam

  4. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornflour in a tiny amount of water
  5. Once the hot chocolate is very hot, add the cornflour paste and stir gently until it thickens

  6. Turn off heat and pour into a mug
  7. Enjoy immediately!
Recipe Notes

*If you can't get hold of peppermint-flavoured dark chocolate, you could use dark chocolate and a couple of drops of peppermint extract 

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