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Vegan peppermint hot chocolate

Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This vegan peppermint hot chocolate is extra creamy and rich with the help of some blended cashews. Serve with your favorite toppings like vegan whipped cream and a candy cane.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword hot chocolate, peppermint hot chocolate, vegan hot chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 105kcal
Author Dietitian Debbie


  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk I used this one from Califia
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract Adjust to your preference - I used 1/4 teaspoon because I love peppermint
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • For serving: vegan whipped cream vegan marshmallows (I like these from Dandies), candy cane


  • Add your almond milk, cocoa powder, sugar, peppermint, and salt to a small saucepan. Use a whisk to stir everything together as you heat it over medium-low flame until warmed through; do not boil. 
  • Transfer to a high-powered blender and add cashews. Blend until cashews are pureed and mixture is frothy (about 45 seconds on high). I hold the stopper on the lid open to allow steam to escape. 
  • Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows. Garnish with a candy cane. 


If you don't have a high speed blender, try soaking your cashews to soften them before using in a regular blender. 


Serving: 1Mug | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 357mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12.5g