10 Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix Brands for Winter
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 gelatin-free marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and vegan whipped cream, this memorable sipper can be enjoyed at any age! From traditional cocoa to white chocolate, dark, and other flavored varieties, check out our list of 10 vegan hot chocolate mix brands for winter!
While we love the classic chocolate flavor of the Original Vegan Hot Cocoa, we also 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 oat milk, but we just add water on some days. Either way you sip it, this instant cocoa mix makes a rich and creamy beverage.
Available in Traditional, Mint, and Extra Creamy varieties, nib mor vegan hot chocolate is constantly in our mugs. The vegan brand uses super simple ingredients we love! These tasty drinking cocoas are made with fair-trade ingredients and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Imagine drinking chilled or even frozen cocoa. This stuff is the best. Cheers!
Gather ‘round—it’s cocoa season! Cacoco Drinking Chocolate is made with organic ingredients and traditional preparations. These quality-over-quantity choices yield a stellar cup of vegan hot chocolate. We’ll drink to that! Peep flavors like Golden Dark, Dark Mocha, and Spicy Dark. These rich and indulgent sippers are sure to squash your dark hot chocolate mix cravings.
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.
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 freezing cold winter months and sweltering hot summer months alike. Be sure to snag both so you’re never without this tasty chocolate sipper.
Don’t go another day without this versatile drink mix. While we love adding the Pyure Organic Chocolate Drink Mix with Cocoa 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, the brand’s sweetener of choice.
Kick your coffee habit with Earth Echo Cacao Bliss. The chocolaty elixir contains a variety of better-for-you ingredients. Think raw cacao, turmeric, black pepper, MCT powder, cinnamon, monk fruit, coconut nectar, lucuma, mesquite, and Himalayan salt. Not only can you mix this with water or non-dairy milk for a cozy bev, but you can also bake with it and add it to creamy shakes.
Cold weather? We aren’t sweating it and you shouldn’t either with this vegan hot cocoa. 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.
From the brand that’s veganizing our childhood, nostalgic treats comes vegan hot chocolate mixes. Available in Mylk Chocolate and White Chocolate flavors, Trupo Treats Gourmet Hot Chocolate is a nostalgic drink, too. But if you want to take it to the next level, add the brand’s Vegan Mini Marshmallows or simply dip their crave-worthy candy bars.
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, Peppermint, and Marshmallow. And speaking of vegan marshmallows, our motto is the more the better.
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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