Dairy Free / Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ashley Brooke's Favorite Go-To Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com


The Best Hot Chocolate You’ve Ever Had!

Okay, so let’s be clear on two things first… 1. This is the best recipe of all time and 2. I am not even close to being a Vegan! I mentioned in this post a few weeks ago that my immediate family combined have gluten, dairy, egg, and nut allergies so when I master a vegan/nut free recipe like this one it’s practically like creating magic. Also, I hate it when my sister comes over and I have something for everyone except for her, so when I can I dabble in the “fill-in-the-blank-free” recipes I do!


Ashley Brooke's Favorite Go-To Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com


I often joke that if it is vegan then it must contain kale. So I stand firm behind the fact that this hot cocoa recipe is as good for you as a kale spinach smoothie. 

Anyway, I promise that this is just as good as the real thing and that you’ll never make Swiss Miss again after you’ve tasted this holiday goodness! 


Vegan Hot Cocoa

2.5 cups of coconut milk
1/3 cup of 100% Ghiradelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla
3 tbs of coconut sugar
Heat the coconut milk in a sauce pan on medium. Once the milk is hot (not boiling) whisk in the cocoa powder. Then add in the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together until everything is combined, pour, and serve! Feel free to add more sugar or salt to the recipe to give it an extra punch! Top with toasted marshmallows.



It’s practically the easiest recipe you’ll ever make! But here’s the deal, if you make it you HAVE to tell me about it… I’m dying to know what you think! 

Hope you enjoy!

xoxo- Ashley Brooke 


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Ashley Brooke's Favorite Go-To Vegan Hot Cocoa Recipe | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com




  1. November 29, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Sent my sister this as soon as I read it! She’s vegan, and will LOVE it! I can’t wait to try it!

    Hope // Miss Hope Elizabeth

    • Ashley Brooke
      November 30, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Oh that’s so fun! You’ll HAVE to let me know what she says… I’m bias, but I think it’s the best. 😉

  2. Ashley Kuczynski
    December 1, 2017 / 8:17 am

    The coconut milk… Does the recipe call for the coconut milk in the can (the full fat version) or the kind found in the carton in the refrigerated section of the grocery store? Or, will either option work? Thank you! Love you and your business!

    • Ashley Brooke
      December 1, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      Hi Ashley! I typically just use the regular coconut milk you get in the dairy section… but I don’t see why canned wouldn’t work just as well! You’ll have to let me know if you try it out! xx

      • Ashley Kuczynski
        December 3, 2017 / 5:49 pm

        Hi there, 🙂
        Thanks so much for your reply! I love following you on social so much. So, I made this recipe to a “T” and used the coconut milk from the refrigerated section and it’s SO YUM! Plus, I love that it’s tasty but not hard on my waist line. 😉

        • Ashley Brooke
          December 4, 2017 / 11:19 am

          YAY!!! I am SO glad you loved it! Honestly it’s my favorite recipe of all time! 🙂

  3. Rachel C Baker
    December 1, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    This is delicious! All the creaminess with the coconut milk without the guilt!

    • Ashley Brooke
      December 4, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Yay!! So glad you got the chance to make it! Enjoy, friend!

  4. December 2, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I have almond milk on hand…can I use that in place of coconut milk?
    Thanks so much!

    • Ashley Brooke
      December 4, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Hi Jennifer! I can’t see why it wouldn’t work… but I’ve never tried it! Let me know if you end up experimenting! 🙂

      • January 29, 2018 / 6:56 pm

        Almond milk works just fine

        • Ashley Brooke
          January 31, 2018 / 10:31 am

          Good to know!! Thanks Jennifer! xx

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