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Homemade hot chocolate mix in mason jar with a wooden spoon

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix | Vegan Recipe

  • Author: Rachel Steenland | The Plant Riot
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Check out this vegan recipe for our homemade hot chocolate mix! With a jar of it in the cupboard, you’re ready for warming, indulgent beverages all winter. 



Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 3/4 raw cane sugar (we use turbinado sugar)
  • Pinch of salt


To serve (serves 1):

  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 11 1/2 cups oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips, chopped (optional)
  • Vegan marshmallows (optional)
  • Vegan/dairy-free whipped cream (optional)
  • Vegan chocolate and/or candy cane shavings (optional)


Instructions to make: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

  1. Put all the ingredients into the food processor and whiz it up until throughly mixed and powdered. It may take a few blasts to get the right texture (you want the sugar and cacao to be the same powdery texture).
  2. Scoop your homemade hot chocolate mix into a sealed container (we use a mason jar) and store in a cool dry place.


Instructions to make: Vegan Hot Chocolate

  • Microwave
    • Put two tablespoons of Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix into a large mug.
    • Add 2-3 tablespoons of boiling water and stir to dissolve.
    • Fill the mug with oat milk, stir, and microwave until hot (use the high setting, and heat for around 1 minute – then test and keep heat as necessary).
  • Stovetop
    • Put 1.5 cups of full-fat oat milk and 2 tablespoons of Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix into a pot. If you would like to make the Deluxe Hot Chocolate recipe- at this stage add 1 tablespoon of chopped vegan chocolate chips.
    • Whisk over medium heat until hot and frothy on top, making sure it doesn’t boil.
    • Pour into a large mug (carefully).
    • (optional) Top with vegan marshmallows, vegan/dairy-free whipped cream, and chocolate and/or candy cane shavings.



  • Put your Home Hot Chocolate Mix in a sealed container and store in a cool, dry place (we use a mason jar). Under these conditions, cacao powder can last for up to 3 years.
  • Preparation time is for making the hot chocolate mix only.

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