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How To Make Vegan Hot Chocolate

The secret to vegan hot chocolate is twofold: good quality dark chocolate (or dairy free chocolate) and high fat milk (whether that’s nut based or oat based milk). There’s a science to it too. The ratio of chocolate to milk is very important. You want your vegan hot chocolate to be creamy, luscious and indulgent. Whether you want to create a Cioccolata Calda (extremely thick and decadent hot chocolate) or a warming milky hot chocolate, we can help you craft the best vegan hot chocolate.

Is Hot Chocolate Vegan?

The short answer is, yes BUT only if your hot chocolate is either made with dark chocolate, raw cacao or a plant-based chocolate alternative. Cacao powder is a good source of magnesium and is packed with flavonoids, making it an extremely healthy hot chocolate alternative but if you’re craving something a little sweeter, you might want to aim for dark chocolate. 

If you’re using dark chocolate, you need to make sure the cocoa percentage is at least 60%. The darker the chocolate, the higher its vegan credentials. You can go for a whopping 100% Dark Chocolate, but this is an acquired taste. It can be extremely bitter and a little grainy on the palate, but if you’re feeling brave, don’t let that stop you!

Rococo Chocolates Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe

Serves 2


1 Saucepan

2 Of Your Favourite Mugs

A Medium Glass Bowl

A Whisk


50g of Dark Chocolate (Perhaps A Bar From Our Single Origin Range)

30 mls of Oat Cream, Whipped

200mls of Oat Milk or Almond Milk


  1. Break apart your chosen chocolate and place it in a glass bowl.
  2. Gently heat the cream and milk in a saucepan until almost boiling.
  3. Gently pour your heated concoction over your broken chocolate. 
  4. While you pour, hold the whisk in the centre of the mixture and stir. Create a chocolaty whirlpool and watch as your decadent elixir forms before your very eyes.
  5. Pour into your chosen mugs, and top with a little cream and if you're feeling brave, a pinch of chilli! 

Is Rococo Chocolates Hot Chocolate Vegan?

If you don’t fancy making vegan hot chocolate from scratch, why not try one of our luxury drinking chocolates?

Our Dark Hot Chocolates are vegan and come in a variety of flavours: Orange, Chai and Luxury Dark.

Simply stir warm milk into a few heaped teaspoons of our drinking chocolate, stir, and add your chosen plant-based milk to taste for a decadent vegan hot chocolate.

Want to learn more about our hot chocolate? Read our blog on How To Make, Taste & Pair Rococo Hot Chocolate.

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