My Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Recipe

Dairy free hot chocolate with marshmallows in cup and saucer.

Recently I have created a little ritual that brings me so much joy. I take my bath, moisturize and do skincare then I go out into the kitchen and make a cup of hot chocolate–pure bliss. It’s become a little luxury that I’ve incorporated into my day–I bring the hot chocolate back to my vanity and enjoy it while I do my makeup.

One of the reasons why I think I’ve put this little ritual on a pedestal is because it’s been very hard to find a hot chocolate powder mix that I can enjoy as I’m dairy-free. The few dairy-free varieties that I have come across are too expensive and don’t taste that good.

So it’s been back to basics for me whisking away on my stove top. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate, serves one

  • 3/4 tbsp Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  • 8 oz. Dairy Free Milk of Choice ( I use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
  • 1 tsp Turbinado Sugar
  • Dash of Vanilla Powder ( or vanilla extract)
  • Mini Marshmallows, optional (I use mini dehydrated marshmallows)

Add milk, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla to pot on low/ medium heat. Whisk until combined then stir every few minutes while the hot chocolate slowly heats up. Add mini marshmallows and enjoy!


If you find dark hot chocolate powder to be too strong, try regular cocoa powder. Also, if it’s not sweet enough to your liking add another 1/2 tsp of sugar at a time until it’s to your liking–we can add flavor in but we can’t take it away–so try a little at a time!

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