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Vegan Hot Chocolate

Thick Italian Vegan Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Maša Ofei
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3


Rich, creamy, thick chocolatey goodness. You will fall in love with this decadent Italian vegan hot chocolate.


  • 2 cups / 500ml + 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • ½ teaspoon cornflour*
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar (or any other granulated sugar)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup / 90g good-quality vegan dark chocolate or chocolate chips (plus extra for topping, optional)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped coconut cream (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, add the 2 cups / 500ml of soy milk and bring to a boil.
  2. While you wait for the milk to come to a boil, mix the remainder of the milk with cornflour in a small cup and set it aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the cacao powder, coconut sugar, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Once the milk has been brought to a boil, reduce heat and whisk in the milk and cornflour mixture, followed by the cacao powder mix. Whisk for a minute.
  5. Add in the dark chocolate and vanilla extract and stir for a couple of minutes. The mixture will have thickened up by now and is ready to serve.
  6. Enjoy with a dollop of coconut cream and some grated chocolate.


Cornflour: Where I live, cornflour is the name for the white fine powder that is used as a thickener. It may be called corn starch as well. 

  • Diet: Vegan

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