Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Pumpkin spice season is officially over and chocolate peppermint is ready to shine. I may of gotten my Christmas tree a week before Thanksgiving, so you could say that I am a bit excited about this holiday season. The twinkly lights, the tacky Christmas sweaters, the plethora of baked goods…I am here for it all!

This simply delicious peppermint hot cocoa is wonderful way to celebrate the magic of this time of year. Made with dairy free milk, antioxidant rich cacao, and a hint of peppermint it is a perfect companion for a cozy night next to the fireplace (ahhh so #hygge).

While I used unsweetened almond milk in this recipe, any non-dairy milk will do. I highly recommend whisking the hot cocoa vigorously  while it is warming to create a lovely froth!

I hope that you enjoy this recipe! Be sure to tag me @wildlywholesome and #wildlymindful on Instagram if you do create it! 

Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa

A creamy hot cocoa with a hint of peppermint. Made without dairy, refined sugar, and just as dreamy as your childhood favorite.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, dairy free, hot cocoa, peppermint, vegan, winter
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2 people


Hot Cocoa

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Chocolate rim

  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil


For Hot Cocoa

  1. In a medium sauce pan, add in all ingredients.

  2. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, whisking frequently.

  3. Once hot and well whisked, pour into two mugs. Enjoy with a friend for best results. 🙂

For Chocolate Rim

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil.

  2. Microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power. Stir. Repeat again until the chocolate has completely melted.

  3. Spoon the melted chocolate on the edge of the mug before pouring in the hot cocoa.

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