Grabbing a mug of our delicious Vegan White Hot Chocolate for dessert
5 from 7 votes

Vegan White Hot Chocolate

Creamy, dreamy, naturally sweetened vegan white hot chocolate! Made with simple, wholesome ingredients in just 10 minutes. The perfect pick-me-up or gloomy-day treat.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 3
Category: Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5 Days



  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk (or store-bought // use full-fat for creamier hot chocolate, or sub other dairy-free milk)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cocoa butter
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or stevia to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 Pinch each ground cinnamon + nutmeg (for natural sweetness and warmth)
  • 1 Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp maca (for honeycomb / caramel flavor (optional))
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract

FOR SERVING optional


  1. To a small saucepan, add coconut milk and cocoa butter and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes, whisking occasionally.
  2. Once melted and completely combined, remove from heat and add maple syrup, coconut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. Optional: Add maca for a caramely flavor and hormone-balancing benefits.
  3. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more maple syrup for sweetness, coconut butter for buttery coconut flavor, or cocoa butter for richer chocolate flavor (heat over stovetop as needed to melt). Add vanilla last and whisk to combine.
  4. Divide between 2-3 serving glasses and top with desired garnishes, such as coconut whipped cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Best when fresh. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 1 month.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.
*To make it boozy, add 1 ounce Kahlua or 1/2 ounce bourbon whiskey (more or less to taste) per single batch.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 3)