You won’t believe this peppermint hot chocolate is completely dairy-free & vegan! It’s the perfect indulgent treat for this cold season. Read on to learn how to make this totally luxurious treat!
Hot chocolate isn’t something I drink all that often. The stuff you get from the packet and add water to is always disappointing. It never tastes as good as the picture looks, and to be honest, if I’m going to have a hot chocolate, I at least want it to be a good one!
This version uses almond milk which is what makes it a vegan option. Almond milk is really creamy, so it’s perfect to use as a base for a hot chocolate. Dark chocolate also keeps this hot chocolate vegan, and doesn’t make it overly sweet. So you get to enjoy a rich, creamy hot chocolate, without it being too sickly. The addition of the peppermint makes this hot chocolate extra special, but you can leave it out if mint isn’t your jam.
It’s definitely an indulgence, but who says indulging now and again is a bad thing? I promise you would never guess this was a vegan hot chocolate if no-one told you, so why not try it out next time you need a warm blankets and fluffy socks kind of afternoon!
Dairy-Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Makes 2 Large Drinks
A rich, creamy, peppermint hot chocolate that is COMPLETELY vegan! You’ll never believe it’s vegan when you try it, there’s definitely nothing compromised with this luxurious hot drink!
2 cups (460ml) Almond Milk,
1/2 cup (115g) Dark Chocolate,
5-6 drops Peppermint Extract,
Whipped Cream for topping (leave this out for vegan option),
1. Heat the almond milk in a saucepan until just simmering.
2. Finely chop the chocolate and add to the almond milk along with the peppermint extract. Whisk for 3-4 minutes until completely dissolved and frothy. Pour into mugs and enjoy immediately.
3. Top with whipped cream if desired, or a vegan alternative if you prefer, or drink plain!
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This looks SOOO good! The perfect way to satisfy a chocolate craving without giving into temptation.
It really is! The peppermint makes it extra luxurious!
Sounds perfect! Love the touch of the peppermint.
Going to try this!
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Samantha! Hope you love it!
I have so many food allergies…dairy being one of them so I’m def going to give this a try!
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Awww I hope you love it! I would gladly take this over a regular hot chocolate any day!
this looks absolutely divine! I love using almond and coconut milk too so I’ll have to give this recipe a try.
Ooooh yes I bet coconut milk is delicious!!
I’ve been looking for a vegan hot chocolate!! I can’t wait to try this, I bet the peppermint gives it amazing flavor! Thanks for sharing! :)
Awww yay! I love chocolate and mint together, the fact it’s vegan is a bonus! :D
This looks delicious!!!!! I am definitely going to give this a try.
Hope you love it Emily!
This looks amazing!
Lauren, this looks AMAZING! I’m planning to go dairy free for a period of time and will definitely be saving this recipe – though I’ll probably still use it regularly too! Thanks for sharing!
It would be a PERFECT treat to have during a dairy free period!
This just looks so cozy and delicious! I never thought about hot chocolate being vegan and who could resist chocolate and mint? Not I!
It’s amazing, you would never guess it was vegan!! I’m going to make two tonight for me and hubby to share… so excited!!
Its currently cold and snowy where I live, and I would love to make this drink ASAP! I love peppermint and chocolate together, such a perfect combo!
Thanks Bethany!! Hope you love it. Chocoalte mint is one of my absolute faves as well :)
That looks delicious Lauren!! Now I know how to make vegan hot chocolate…. :-) :-)
Thanks Johlene! I think I’m going to make some for me and Ben after dinner tonight :D
This looks AMAZING! And your photos are beautiful!
Thanks Laura!! So glad you like it :D
Lauren, these photos are stunning! It’s like a hot cocoa dreamland! I don’t drink hot chocolate very often either, so when I do I want it to be really, really good. This looks perfect. I love a little peppermint in hot cocoa (it always reminds me of an Andy’s mint), but every now and then I use 2-3 drops of pure orange oil instead, just to mix things up. If you haven’t tried it that way, I definitely recommend it!
Hey Willow! Oooooh I bet the orange is DIVINE! Here in Switzerland, chocolate/mint is a combo that’s not really done that often, so I really crave it sometimes! This definitely hit the spot!
I love making hot chocolate with almond milk! It’s so creamy and delicious. I’ve never tried adding peppermint before, though. Next time!
Yes!! If you love peppermint you will love this! Almond milk is awesome!