There’s nothing like a warm cup of hot cocoa on a cold December day in front of the Christmas Tree 🙂 Growing up, my family often gathered around the tree at night and my mom would make us a big pot of hot cocoa to share, so it is definitely a must have tradition for us every year.
This year I thought it would be fun to make a homemade mix to gift to my family + you all as well. Instead of bringing you an average vegan hot cocoa mix, I’m going to share with you a chai spiced one! This recipe is very simple, and if you don’t want to gift it, you can simply store it in a jar or air tight container to enjoy in your home.
And be sure you purchase vegan marshmallows! Conventional marshmallows are NOT considered to be vegan because marshmallows contain gelatin, which some people may not know is derived from the collagen inside animals’ skin and bones.
I have collaborated with Thrive Market and they are offering you all a free bag of cacao powder + a 30 day FREE trial and only $1.95 shipping! All you have to do is visit their site and sign up! I have been using Thrive since last October and I couldn’t recommend it more! It is a costco-esque online health food store like whole foods meets costco so all of their products are discounted 🤓 I hope you all enjoy and let me know what you think!
And I wanted to address the blotchy appearance of the drinks above. This hot cocoa does not look like that if you follow the recipe, it just happened because we had allowed it to sit out for a long time while photographing for this post. Forgive me! 🙂
- Chop the dark chocolate into small chunks. Add to a blender all of the ingredients except the marshmallows and uniform.
- Transfer to an airtight container or gift it in a mason jar.
- To make: Add 2 to 3 Tbsp of the mix to 1 cup non-dairy milk. Heat in a pan until very hot but not boiling, whisking often. Top with vegan marshmallows.
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