vegan maple hot chocolate with whipped cream in glass mug

3-Ingredient Vegan Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Nicolette
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 hot chocolate 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan maple hot chocolate is made with only 3 ingredients, sweetened with unrefined maple syrup and coconut sugar, and comes together in less than 5 minutes. The perfect cozy, healthier hot chocolate for any holiday festivities this season!




  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa powder 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup 
  • 12 ounces of hot water (or enough to fill your mug!) 


  • coconut/soy whipped cream 
  • vegan marshmallows! I used the brand, Dandie’s!
  • candy canes



  1. Pick your favorite large mug and add 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1 tbsp coconut sugar, and 1 tbsp maple syrup. 
  2. Add in 12 oz boiling hot water. Stir to combine. 
  3. Top with vegan marshmallows, coconut/soy whipped cream and a candy cane! 
  4. Enjoy.


  • This is the link to the vegan marshmallows I used! Trader Joe’s also has their own brand of vegan marshmallows. 
  • Ingredients above are for ONE maple hot chocolate. Double or triple the recipe as needed. 

Keywords: vegan hot chocolate; maple hot chocolate; healthy hot chocolate; hot cocoa; holiday drinks

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