6 Luxury Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

Take vegan hot chocolate to the next level with these six recipes. Check out the unusual ingredients for a truly decadent and dairy free winter warmer.

6 Recipes for Luxury Vegan Hot Chocolate

it’s time to try something a bit different

On a chilly winter’s night, nothing can warm you up quite like having both hands cupped around a mug of steaming hot chocolate.

However, it can be hard to find a good hot chocolate when you’re going for something vegan.

Now it’s time to try something a bit different. So raid your spice cupboard and your fruit bowl to create something much more decadent.

DESIblitz are here to help you experience hot chocolate as it should be. So here are six truly luxurious dairy free hot chocolate recipes for when you want to step it up a notch.

Vegan White Hot Chocolate

Vegan White Hot Chocolate

White hot chocolate is sweeter than the traditional version. This makes it perfect for kids or just those who have a bit of a sweet-tooth.

It’s just as rich but not quite as sharp as some of the following recipes. If you’re looking for something that’s safe but still decadent, this one is for you.

Check out this delicious sweet treat here.

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

Chai is one of the most fragrant and mouth-watering flavours you can have in a drink, so adding it to a hot chocolate is the perfect touch of indulgence.

It’s also an excellent way to add more spices into your diet, and this recipe is ideal if you’re looking for a healthier option.

Try making your own chai spice for the hot chocolate here.

Vegan Orange Hot Chocolate

Vegan Orange Hot Chocolate

Orange and chocolate are flavours which seem like they shouldn’t work but they do. Sharp and sweet, orange is a great addition to your hot chocolate.

It’s a delightful way to add a refreshing touch to traditional hot chocolate while giving it a tangy flavour to balance the richness.

Check out this smooth and citrusy recipe here.

Vegan Spiced Hot Chocolate

Vegan Spiced Hot Chocolate

For a true winter warmer, try a spiced vegan hot chocolate.

The spices bring out the natural sweetness of the chocolate and really enhance its flavour.

This one’s great to beat your winter cold. The strong flavours will perk up your taste buds with a perfect mixture of sweet and spice.

Try this exciting and unusual recipe here.

Vegan Coconut Hot Chocolate

Vegan Coconut Hot Chocolate

Bring a taste of the exotic to your vegan hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day by adding the fresh flavour of coconut.

Coconut is light and energising, so it’s great if you want to take your morning hot chocolate to a new level of deliciousness.

So, try this tropical delight here.

Vegan Peanut Hot Chocolate

Vegan Peanut Hot Chocolate

The smooth and slightly salty taste of peanut butter is perfect to balance out the rich flavour of chocolate.

This easy recipe for peanut hot chocolate creates a drink which is velvety and comforting; the ideal winter treat.


  • 1 cup almond milk.
  • 50g peanut butter. 
  • 60g dark chocolate.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence.


  1. Heat the almond milk in a saucepan on the hob, until boiling.
  2. Add the chocolate and peanut butter to the mixture.
  3. Add the vanilla essence.
  4. Stirring occasionally, simmer the mixture until the chocolate and peanut butter have completely melted.

So, if you need something to warm you up on a cold winter’s day, or even if you just fancy something sweet, then get yourself a cup of vegan hot chocolate.

There’s no need to root around in the cupboard for a packet of powder when you can have a go at making one of these delicious recipes and have yourself some truly luxurious drinks this winter.

Aimee is an International Politics graduate and a foodie who loves being daring and trying new things. Passionate about reading and writing with aspirations to be a novelist, she keeps herself inspired by the saying: “I am, therefore I write.”

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