This easy healthy comforting Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa will make you wonder why you ever bought the packaged mixes.
One of my favorite flavor combinations is peanut butter and dark chocolate, so I figured that I would love it as a drink. I often eat dark chocolate chips with peanut butter and a pinch of salt. It's a wonderful snack when I want something sweet and savory.
This Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa has raw cacao powder, peanut butter, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and stevia, so it is sugar-free unless you decide to indulge a little by including the chocolate and peanut butter drizzle, or by adding your favorite sweetener.
This recipe is really easy and is done in no time. I personally think it tastes way better than the hot cocoa mixes you buy at the store, and this way you can control the ingredients. Grab a good book and cozy up with this warm and comforting Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa!
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is sweet and rich.
- Peanut butter and chocolate are the perfect combination.
- It is simple and easy to make.
- Coconut milk: I used full-fat coconut milk to make the whipped cream. You could leave it out or use store-bought vegan whipped cream.
- Almond milk: I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk because I like to control the amount of sweetness. You could use any dairy-free milk you like.
- Peanut butter: I used all-natural peanut butter. You could also use shelf-stable peanut butter.
- Cacao powder (or cocoa powder): Adds chocolate flavor.
- Vanilla extract: Enhances flavors.
- Stevia: Adds sweetness. I used stevia because it is sugar-free. You could use maple syrup, agave syrup, sugar, or a different sugar-free sweetener.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Step 1: Refrigerate the coconut milk overnight.
Step 2: In the morning, scoop out the cream off the top of the coconut milk. Mix in a blender or with a hand-held mixer.
Step 3: Bring ingredients to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Peanut butter melts on the stovetop and in the microwave oven.
Peanut butter is a wonderful addition to hot cocoa. The two are a match made in heaven, so it's no wonder they would pair nicely in hot cocoa.
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Vegan Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
- high speed blender (for whipped cream)
Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
- Refrigerate coconut milk overnight. Scoop the thick part off the top. Mix coconut milk in a high-speed blender, Nutribullet, or with a hand-held mixer.. Refrigerate.
Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
- Bring almond milk, peanut butter, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and stevia to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly until peanut butter is melted and almond milk is frothy.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle
- Microwave 10 dark chocolate chips and ½ teaspoon coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave longer if needed. Microwave peanut butter and the other half of coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave longer if needed.
- Top with whipped coconut milk, then chocolate and peanut butter drizzle.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.