Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa (sugar-free)

It’s not even Winter, yet, it’s freeeeezing! You can put on 7 layers of clothing or just make this gingerbread hot cocoa. It’s a healthy version of hot chocolate with a more festive flavor. Ready in 5-7 minutes, perfect for Christmas (kids and adults alike).

This Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa recipe is a dairy-free, cozy Christmas drink. It's sugar-free, and paleo too! Drink it hot or cold, depending on your mood. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #Christmas

When it comes to cozy Winter drinks, I prefer this hot cocoa recipe to hot chocolate, because it’s much easier to make and has healthy ingredients! No store-bought chocolate full of sugar.

 

Ingredients you will need:

  • plant milk (unsweetened, any type you prefer, I use oat milk) – if you choose a vanilla flavored milk, adjust the syrup for sweetness!
  • cocoa powder (or carob powder) – I use one that has 10-12% cocoa butter content
  • maple syrup (or date syrup, agave syrup…etc.)
  • gingerbread spice
  • optional: vanilla extract, extra cinnamon, vegan whipped cream, marshmallows, etc.

This Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa recipe is a dairy-free, cozy Christmas drink. It's sugar-free, and paleo too! Drink it hot or cold, depending on your mood. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #Christmas

You can make hot cocoa two ways. The important part is that you have to heat the milk, so that the cocoa powder and sweetener can dissolve in it properly.

Method 1 – Boiling

Step 1

Bring the plant milk to a boil in a small pot.

Step 2

Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and gingerbread spice. Mix until everything is dissolved.

Enjoy with whipped creme and/or marshmallows.

 

Method 2 – Microwave

Step 1

Microwave the plant milk for 3-4 minutes (depends on your microwave’s power).

Step 2

Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and gingerbread spice. Mix until everything is dissolved.

Enjoy with whipped creme and/or marshmallows.

This Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa recipe is a dairy-free, cozy Christmas drink. It's sugar-free, and paleo too! Drink it hot or cold, depending on your mood. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #Christmas

 

That’s it! That was super easy, right? ;-P Now you can hide under a blanket with your cozy drink and enjoy the chilly Winter evenings.

 

Festive Hot Cocoa Variations for Christmas

Bored of gingerbread? No problem! Try these variations instead:

  • pumpkin spice
  • orange zest
  • peppermint extract

This Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa recipe is a dairy-free, cozy Christmas drink. It's sugar-free, and paleo too! Drink it hot or cold, depending on your mood. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes #Christmas

 

Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
 

This Vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa recipe is a dairy-free, cozy Christmas drink. It's sugar-free, and paleo too! Drink it hot or cold, depending on your mood.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, cozy, gingerbread, healthy, hot cocoa, vegan, winter
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cup plant milk
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp gingerbread spice
Instructions
  1. Bring the plant milk to a boil in a small pan (or heat it in a microwave).

  2. Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and gingerbread spice, then stir until everything has dissolved.

  3. Top with vegan whipped cream and/or marshmallows (optional).

More cozy vegan drinks for Christmas you’ll love:

 

Did you make this vegan Gingerbread Hot Cocoa recipe? Let me know in the comments!

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