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!
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 😀
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.
- 4 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1.5 teaspoons DIY Chai Spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or more to taste)
- 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.
- Top with your favorite whipped cream or frothed milk.