Recipe: Ultimate Vegan Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Vegan Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

The most memorable hot chocolate I’ve ever had was in Zürich a few years ago.  Part of the reason it was so memorable was its price tag, at 14,50 CHF (that’s over £11!!) for a fairly small cup.  But in fact it was worth every penny (or swiss franc).  Incredibly rich, creamy, intensely chocolatey, with a pinch of salt and sprinkle of cinnamon – it could have poured straight out of the page of Joanne Harris’ Chocolat.  

It doesn’t sound very vegan does it.  But here’s my dairy-free version which is every bit as decadent, using hazelnut milk and dark chocolate.

Vegan Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Those little marshmallows are vegan, of course – made by Freedom Mallows and available online from Holland & Barratt.

This very decadent hot chocolate would be really good with a tipple of something slightly boozy stirred through – brandy or amaretto would be really good, or rumour has it that Bailey’s are bringing out a dairy-free version made with almond milk just in time for Christmas…. wouldn’t that be lovely!

Vegan Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

5 from 2 votes
Vegan Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Ultimate Vegan Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
4 mins
 
Servings: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 500 ml hazelnut milk
  • 100 g dark chocolate, chopped into small-ish chunks (check it is vegan)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • mini-marshmallows (optional - check they are vegan)
Instructions
  1. Heat half the hazelnut in a small saucepan over a medium heat.  Add the chocolate and whisk with a fork until melted and smooth.

  2. Add the remaining milk, sugar, cinnamon and salt, and continue to heat and whisk until piping hot, (but not bubbling).

  3. Pour into mugs and top with marshmallows.

Mulled Blackberry Wine

You might also enjoy… this Bonfire Night Blackberry Mulled Wine, perfect for warming your hands with whilst watching fireworks.

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Vegan Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

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7 comments

  1. Those look wonderful Kate and such perfect flavours. This would be great in my flask on Bonfire Night.

  2. We make something similar and we call them healthy Nutella hot chocolates. Perfect for a chilly evening.

  3. Oh yes please!!! The best hot chocolate I ever had was in the very north of Scotland. Happily it was way cheaper than yours, and it was dairy free too. In fact it was so good I hade to go back every day for the three days we were in the area!
    PS can’t WAIT to sample that DF Baileys!

    1. That sounds dreamy! Bring on the Baileys….!

  4. Mhhh I want this to warm me right now! I’ve been craving for hot chocolate for days now, but haven’t bought one or the ingredients to make it…

  5. This looks so tempting, I must Gove this a try. It would be perfect to make up a batch for this weekend’s bonfire parties. Can’t wait to try it!
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