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13 Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix Brands for Winter

These plant-based hot cocoa mixes were meant for wintertime sippin’!

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These plant-based hot cocoa mixes were meant for wintertime sippin’!

If you’re anything like us, you have nostalgic memories of enjoying hot cocoa after a long day of sledding or opening holiday presents. Whether you sip it as-is or load it up with marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and vegan whipped cream, this memorable sipper can be enjoyed at any age! From traditional cocoa to delectable, flavored varieties, check out our list of 13 vegan hot chocolate mix brands for winter!

Coconut Cloud Dairy-Free Cocoas

While we love the classic chocolate flavors of the brand’s Original Hot Cocoa, we live for a little extra flavor! Coconut Cloud offers Toasted Marshmallow, Peppermint, Salted Caramel, and Birthday Cake vegan hot chocolate mix varieties. We love blending these with almond milk, but we just add hot water on some days. Either way you sip it, this instant cocoa mix makes a rich and creamy beverage.

Coconut Cloud

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Castle Kitchen Hot Chocolate Mixes

From Double Dutch and Marvelous Mint to Classic Caramel and Memorable Maple Dark Chocolate varieties, Castle Kitchen Hot Chocolate Mixes are a must-try! These rich and creamy mixes are super simple to prepare—just add water! If anyone’s asking, the Memorable Maple is our fave. There’s just something about this sweet and indulgent treat.

Castle Kitchen

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Bare Life Dairy-Free Coconut Hot Cocoa Mixes

Not only does this better-for-you cocoa brand offer Dairy-Free Coconut Hot Cocoa Mixes, but Bare Life also offers a Frozen Hot Cocoa Mix. Say what? Bare Life is perfect for the cold winter months and hot summer months alike. Be sure to snag both so you’re never without this tasty chocolate sipper.

Bare Life

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Pyure Organic Chocolate Drink Mix

Don’t go another day without this versatile drink mix. While we love adding the Pyure Organic Chocolate Drink Mix to smoothies and shakes, we also can’t help but mix with non-dairy milk for a comforting cup of vegan hot cocoa. Oh, and this mix is sugar-free. You’ll find it contains organic stevia leaf extract, Pyure’s sweetener of choice.


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TCHO Hawt Chocolate

Cold weather? We aren’t sweating it, and you shouldn’t either! We’ve got the hookup on vegan hot cocoa after all. TCHO Hawt Chocolate is the fudgy, velvety drinking chocolate of our dreams. Ingredients include cacao beans, cane sugar, and cocoa powder. Add these chocolate crumbles to steamed dairy-free milk and sip until your heart’s content.


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Siete Mexican Hot Chocolate

Created with the warming flavors of cinnamon and vanilla, this creamy, vegan hot cocoa is one for the books—books read by the cozy fire that is! But don’t take our word for it. Secure a pouch of the Siete Mexican Hot Chocolate and create a new and delicious cold-weather tradition of your own.


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Raaka Hot Chocolate

From holiday chocolate bars to vegan hot cocoa mixes, this brand has it all! So, if you love all things cocoa, be sure to check out Raaka Hot Chocolate ASAP. This cold-weather beverage can be found in Classic, Gingerbread, Candy Cane, and Winter Spice flavors. Plus, the brand also offers a Cocoa Magic Mushroom Blend for our adaptogen lovers out there.


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Lake Champlain Hot Chocolate

Lake Champlain offers an impressive variety of vegan hot chocolate mixes. Whether you’re planning to sip this cocoa yourself or give it as a gift, Lake Champlain Hot Chocolate is the way to go! Vegan-friendly flavors include Spicy Aztec, Mocha, Traditional, Unsweetened, and Marshmallow to name a few. But speaking of vegan marshmallows, our motto is the more the better.

Lake Champlain

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Swiss Miss Non-Dairy Chocolate Flavored Hot Cocoa Mix

While Swiss Miss is not a fully vegan brand, the iconic cocoa company created a mix with nonfat dried coconut milk. The Swiss Miss Non-Dairy Chocolate Flavored Hot Cocoa Mix is a nod to the nostalgic treat you likely grew up with. You can catch us sipping this creamy bev all winter long!

Vegan Swiss Miss

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Target Good & Gather Hot Cocoa Mixes

Available in several vegan-friendly flavors, the Target Good & Gather Hot Cocoa Mixes should not be slept on. Once again, our fave store brand is coming in clutch! Enjoy Double Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, Peppermint, and Pumpkin Spice flavors. Note the Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate mixes are not vegan-friendly.

Target hot chocolate

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Godiva Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

When you think of chocolate, this iconic brand likely comes to mind. But did you know that the Godiva Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa is vegan-friendly? Yep, this rich and smooth hot chocolate is good to go! Be mindful when shopping as the brand’s Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa contains milk.


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Starbucks Hot Cocoa

‘Tis the season to sip hot cocoa from Starbucks. While we love a festive Starbucks drive-thru moment, there are plenty of vegan-friendly retail items at your fave stores. The Starbucks Hot Cocoa varieties to keep an eye out for include Double Chocolate, Classic, and Peppermint. These hot cocoa tins are all vegan-friendly.

Starbucks hot chocolate

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Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa

Ghirardelli has impressed us all with their vegan chocolate chips, but that’s not all. This chocolate brand is coming through with cruelty-free hot cocoa as well! The brand’s Double Dark Premium and Chocolate Mocha are both vegan-friendly. Be sure to stock up to get you through the colder months. Note: The brand’s Premium Hot Cocoa Mix is not vegan (contains milk).

Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa

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Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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