Recipe: DIY Hot Chocolate Mix (Vegan)

If you love your hot chocolate like we do, you’ll appreciate this DIY Hot Chocolate Mix. It only takes a few minutes to toss these dry ingredients together. Then, you can grab a quick, easy, and tasty cup of cocoa any time you want it OR pack it in mason jars and give it as cute little gifts for holidays, baby showers, or bridal showers. It’s the perfect treat for a cold winter night. It’s also great for when you want to snuggle on the couch and watch a good movie. It’s also a great item to package up into smaller containers and take it on a trip with you. Then you can have a cup of tasty hot chocolate in your hotel room. 

Whether you want it stored in your pantry ready for a cold day, or want to take it on your next trip, you can warm up this winter season with our DIY Hot Chocolate Mix. This simple and easy recipe was made with the help of Johnson & Wales culinary students Stephen Rogers and Hailey Dallas. Make this mix and store for the next gloomy day, or gift it at your next dinner party.

Vegan Hot Chocolate


How to Make DIY Hot Chocolate Mix


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Cloud coconut milk creamer, Original or Vanilla flavor
  • 1/8 tsp fine salt
  • 1/4 tsp cornstarch
  • Small pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions for making the mix:

Simply combine all the ingredients together. You can do this by sifting, whisking or pulsing them briefly in a food processor. Once it is mixed up, the dry mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to a year and still be useable.

To make a cup of hot chocolate, just place two tablespoons of the DIY Hot Chocolate Mix in a 6-8 oz mug. Add hot water, stir, and enjoy!