Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate Recipe

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate that’s ready to drink in 5 minutes! This delicious vegan hot chocolate is low calorie, creamy and full of chai flavor. Make this homemade chai hot chocolate recipe today!

vegan chai hot chocolate in a mug

HOT CHOCOLATE. One of my all time faves in the fall and winter months. It really brings me back to all the years I spent at skating rinks growing up. After a long evening of practice, I’d always grab a hot chocolate from the concession stand on my way out. You know, the kind that came in a packet with those tiny hard marshmallows. Anyway, we thought we’d figure out a way to create a clean ingredient vegan hot chocolate that has all the delicious creamy chocolate flavors or our coconut hot chocolate recipe, but with the added kick of a little chai spice. We knew we wanted to use our DIY Chai Spice for this, too. It’s been sitting patiently in the cabinet waiting for this season :D

If you don’t have the time or ingredients to make your own chai spice, it will be easy to find this time of year at pretty much any grocery store. But, I do have to say, making your own mix is SO MUCH BETTER. And you can always mix up a big batch to last you all season. Yum. Let’s get into this recipe!

How to Make Hot Chocolate (with Chai!)

Step 1: Gather your vegan chai hot chocolate ingredients:

  • Almond milk
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chai spice (here’s our fave DIY chai spice recipe!)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup

Step 2: Pour wet ingredients in a medium sauce pan, and then add in your dry ingredients. Bring to a rolling boil and stir with a whisk until all dry ingredients have dissolved. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Step 3: Pour in mugs and add your favorite whipped cream, frothed milk or mallows, and enjoy! This recipe serves 2, but feel free to double or triple if you’re serving a crowd.

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Recipe

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate

Vegan Chai Hot Chocolate that’s ready to drink in 5 minutes! This delicious vegan hot chocolate is low calorie, creamy and full of chai flavor. Make this homemade chai hot chocolate recipe today!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Drinks
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: Winter

Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 teaspoonDIY Chai Spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or more to taste)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil and whisk until spices and cocoa powder have dissolved. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Top with your favorite whipped cream or frothed milk.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 78 calories
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 2g
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