The ultimate drink for cold weather, hot chocolate is a must-have. Plus, it’s perfect if you’re in search of a kid-friendly holiday drink. We’ve gathered our favorite dairy-free recipes so you can make this winter staple all season long. But before you begin whisking and sipping away, let’s first dive into everything you need to know to make vegan hot chocolate.
Hot cocoa vs. hot chocolate
Although the terms “hot chocolate” and “hot cocoa” are often used interchangeably, the two drinks aren’t quite the same. Although both drinks are flavored with a rich, chocolaty flavor they differ slightly in their base ingredients. As the name suggests, hot chocolate is made by melting dark chocolate and mixing it with warm water or vegan milk. Hot cocoa is made with cocoa powder.
Our list of must-make vegan hot cocoa and hot coca recipes is based on the fact that they both produce similar results.
Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe
Nothing is better than curling up with a hot cup of chocolate and watching your favorite Christmas movies. Hot cocoa and hot chocolate are both easy to prepare.
Chop the vegan chocolate finely while you simmer plant milk. Add the chocolate to your plant milk. Whisk it well.