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Oat Milk Hot Chocolate (Dairy-Free)

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Get cozy with a hot mug of Oat Milk Hot Chocolate. This creamy and chocolatey drink is the ultimate hot cocoa drink for a cold day. Everyone loves this dairy-free hot cocoa recipe!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 cups unsweetened oat milk (or your choice of plant milk or dairy milk; see notes)
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Coconut whipped cream (optional, for serving)


  1. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, pour in the plant milk.
  2. Whisk in the cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt.
  3. Let the mixture come to a simmer, then turn off the heat and serve the hot chocolate immediately.
  4. Feel free to top your mug of hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream.


  1. If your plant milk is already sweetened, then leave out the maple syrup.
  2. You can use either prepared or homemade oat milk for this recipe. You can also use regular dairy milk if you aren’t on a vegan or dairy-free diet.
  3. Look for prepared coconut or rice milk whipped cream in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores. Or, if you aren’t dairy-free, you can use regular whipped cream.
  4. If you don’t have maple syrup you can also use white or brown sugar in it’s place. It will need to dissolve as it simmers though.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 118
  • Sugar: 12.4 g
  • Sodium: 190.6 mg
  • Fat: 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg