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Vegan Hot Chocolate

This Vegan Hot Chocolate is rich and creamy, easy to make and super comforting!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword vegan chocolate drink, vegan drinking chocolate, vegan hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 74kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 250 ml (1 cup) unsweetened cashew milk (or sub any other plant-based milk)
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) maple syrup to taste (or sub any other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) cornflour (cornstarch) (optional)


  • Mix together all the ingredients in a saucepan - ensure the cornflour has completely dissolved
  • Cook on a medium heat, stirring regularly, for around 5 minutes or until thickened 


Tip: It is crucial to ensure that the cornflour (cornstarch) has dissolved completely before heating, otherwise it will clump up once you start to cook the mixture. Regular stirring is also necessary to ensure you don't get clumps.


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 171mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 15mg