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mason jar filled with vegan hot cocoa mix, topped with chocolate chips and marshmallows

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Mix

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups cocoa mix 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This recipe for Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Mix will be on repeat all winter long! Made with just three ingredients, it comes together in minutes and is easily pre-made or gifted. This hot cocoa is a totally vegan and gluten-free treat that everyone will love.


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch process if possible)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded coconut, optional
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows, vegan as needed


  1. Being by sifting/combining cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and sea salt together, breaking up lumps as much as possible.
  2. Add cocoa mixture to a medium sized sealable jar and pat down with a spoon. Pour optional coconut layer and pack. Repeat this process with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
  3. Seal the jar and store in the pantry.
  4. To serve hot chocolate, heat 1 cup milk of choice and whisk in 3 TBS cocoa mixture (taking care to mix the layers as needed).


Recipe yields 2-3 cups mixture

Nutrition information does not include milk used

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3 TBS cocoa mix
  • Calories: 53 calories
  • Sugar: 6.6 grams
  • Sodium: 2.5 milligrams
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: .8 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 10.6 grams
  • Fiber: 2.2 grams
  • Protein: 1.3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: cocoa, hot chocolate, drinks