Italian-Style Vegan Hot Chocolate

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

December 13, 2020



Italian-Style Vegan Hot Chocolate

This is a seriously RICH dessert-meets-hot-drink situation and I highly recommend it as an antidote to cold winter evenings. Chocolate makes everything better!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 500 ml soy milk (full-fat)
  • 50 g vegan dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Finely grate 2 squares of chocolate. Set aside.
  • Break remaining chocolate into individual squares.
  • In a small saucepan, heat 50ml of soy milk over low temperature.
  • Once the milk is hot, add golden syrup, cacao powder, 8 squares of chocolate and vanilla (if using). Stir with a whisk or wooden spoon until combined.
  • Gradually add the remainder of milk, being careful to add only a small amount at a time and to combine completely before adding more. This is important, as if you add too much too quickly, the mixture will split.
  • Continue to heat, stirring constantly for another 3-5 minutes, until desired temperature is reached.
  • Remove from heat, add 1/4 cup coconut cream and stir until combined.
  • Serve immediately, top with coconut cream and grated chocolate.

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