Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is the perfect drink for me when I’m feeling cold… and just plain wintery.  The hint of peppermint certainly will light up your spirits and add a touch of holiday cheer to any day.  This stuff is simple and fast to prepare, and very warming for these chilly winter nights.  Add a touch of your favorite liquor for a great drink to unwind to… or some whipped soy cream for an extra special treat for the kiddies.

Happy Holidays!

Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa


  • 1/4-1/2 cup granulated sugar, depending on your sweet tooth
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 candy cane, crushed into pretty small pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk, or your favorite unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Whisk together all ingredients in small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir gently until all candy cane particles are dissolved, and it is the perfect temperature for you to enjoy.

Pour evenly into two mugs.

Top with whipped- soy cream or drop in a whole candy cane.


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10 Responses to Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa

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  2. Nan says:

    I have made this multiple times already – with and without the candy canes. Sugar makes me feel sick, so I like to substitute agave syrup and it works!

  3. Bobby E says:

    I made this yesterday night….soooooo good. Im making the black walnut apricot cookies tomorrow!! Keep up the good work. I love the simple recipes, like cookies and desserts.

    • allyson says:

      Thank you Bobby!! I hope you like the cookies too… I’m really glad you are enjoying my recipes, that is so awesome! :D

  4. Hannah says:

    I had never considered dissolving candy canes into a hot drink like this – brilliant! What a wonderful way to get rid of those mini ones that seem to accumulate at this time of year!

  5. sec says:

    Vegan is the new in word instead of Dairy free or Parve. It sounds so healthy yet with all that sugar it is just a tasty drink. Good thing about almond milk it comes in tetra cartons. One can make this whenever the mood strikes. Now that is convenient

  6. Ricki says:

    My honey has been asking for cocoa the past week or so and I’ve made him make it on his own–this will be a sweet surprise for Christmas morning, I think!

  7. Nicola says:

    Sounds divine. I would love to try that right now, but the only candy canes I have are not mint ones. Gah!

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