Vegan-friendly Ginger Hot Cocoa for Two


  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk (cow’s milk for non-vegans)
  • 1 cup water
  • Sweetener to taste (stevia, agave, raw sugar, honey, etc.)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp ground or fresh grated ginger (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Dutched cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate shavings (optional)


  1. Heat the milk and water in a medium saucepan. Once it comes to a gentle simmer, reduce heat slightly and whisk in cocoa powder, sea salt and ginger. Whisk vigorously to mix it all together smoothly.
  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  3. Do a taste test to adjust the amount of ginger.
  4. Pour hot cocoa into two mugs. For a dramatic finish, top with coconut cream, whipped cream, marshmallows, and a sprinkling of dark chocolate shavings.

Further reading:

What's the difference between Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa?

What's the difference between Natural cocoa powder and Dutched cocoa powder?

Try our Hot Cocoa and Hot Chocolate recipes:

Hot Cocoa For One

Hot Chocolate the Cococo Way

Spanish Hot Chocolate

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