Recipe: Healthy Vegan Hot Chocolate

Alpa Momaya

May 10, 2022

mug of steaming hot chocolate

Healthy Vegan Hot Chocolate

This ambrosial, creamy, and a cozy drink with natural sweetners is a healthy alternative to satisfy your chocolate cravings this winter. Adding the world’s best natural sweetener dates with vegan’s faviourite dairy free almond milk provides an excellent low calorie and antioxidants rich drink for your sweet tooth.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 mug


  • 2 cups Plant Milk Pick your favorite! Almond, coconut, cashew, soy, oat or hemp
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 4-5 Pitted Dates
  • 2 pieces vegan dark chocolate
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • A splash of vanilla
  • Optional – coconut cream for topping


  • In a sauce pan, combine the milk, cocoa, dark chocolate, and dates.
  • Season with salt and vanilla.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the dates are tender.
  • In a blender, combine the hot milk and soft dates.
  • Blend until it is smooth and creamy
  • Transfer to a mug, top with coconut cream and grated dark chocolate, and serve!
Keyword hot chocolate, vegan

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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