Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate (Paleo & Vegan)

Ultra thick & creamy Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate recipe for serious chocolate lovers. Made from scratch & ready in 15 minutes! This is the BEST Paleo and vegan hot chocolate you will ever drink!
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free hot chocolate, paleo hot chocolate, vegan hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings (about 1/2 cup each)
Calories 220.5kcal
Author Laura



  • Add coconut milk and chocolate to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted.
  • Add sugar, salt and cocoa powder and whisk until completely combined.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let cocoa sit (covered) for 5 minutes before serving to thicken.


*If you like sweeter hot cocoa, use 4 TBS of sugar. Use coconut sugar for a paleo option.
*If you like sweeter hot cocoa, use ½ TBS cocoa powder.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 220.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 13.6g | Saturated Fat: 9.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.2g | Sodium: 66.3mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 22.5g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.9mg