This quick and easy Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix is made with just 3 simple ingredients – powdered soy milk, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder- for the perfect gift for the holiday season.
It is storming in the Pacific Northwest. Rain beats down on the roof and the wind rattles the windows. In the distance, I hear thunder rolling and the dark sky encompasses it all. I’ll be honest, it’s a little scary out there. Inside I’m cozied up to a luminous fire, my computer, and a warm cup of hot cocoa. It’s a lot nicer here.
Come, join me! Pull up and chair and share my fire. I’ll even give you a cup of this sweet and decadent hot cocoa with this Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix.
Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix
This Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix is straight out of my childhood (veganized from its original recipe, of course). The recipe was passed down from my mom’s mom; beyond that, I’m not sure the origin.
What I do know is that I grew up drinking this cocoa every year for as long as I can remember and as soon as I became a mom, I found that I just couldn’t get into the holiday spirit without some of this homemade cocoa mix around. So I started making my own version. Since then I have continued to add variations to the recipe. With so many possibilities, this vegan hot cocoa is always a hit!
Ingredients for Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix
For this vegan hot chocolate mix, you only need 3 ingredients. The ingredients are:
Hot Chocolate Variations
Wanna mix it up? Try out one of these variations below.
Mexican Hot Cocoa
2 cups of hot cocoa mix
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/8th tsp cayenne pepper
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
2 cups of hot cocoa mix
1/4 cup finely ground peppermint candy
How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix
As you can imagine, this hot cocoa mix is super simple to make. To make a batch, simply mix all ingredients together in a food processor until well incorporated.
You can store the hot chocolate mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two months. When you are ready to serve, add 1/2 cup of cocoa mixture to 8 ounces of boiling water. Mix thoroughly and serve. Serve with vegan marshmallows or whipped cream.
What to do with Hot Chocolate Mix
Beyond being incredibly easy to make (just 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep time!), this Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix makes a great holiday gift. One batch fills 3 pint-sized mason jars which are great holiday party favors, stocking stuffers, or gifts for the family.
More DIY Food Gift Ideas
I love giving the gift of food during the holiday season. They are such a wonderful way to show someone how much you care. Here are some of my go-to Homemade Food Gifts
- Lemon Pound Cake
- 3-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Maple Pumpkin Butter
- Super Chunky Granola
- Bloody Mary Mix
See all my food gift ideas here. Now, let’s check out the recipe card below.
This quick and easy Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix is made with just 3 simple ingredients - powdered soy milk, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder- for the perfect gift for the holiday season.
Calories: 83 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
- Mix all ingredients together in a food processor until well incorporated.
- To make hot chocolate, add 1/3 - 1/2 cup of the cocoa mix to 8 ounces of boiling water. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.