Easy Vegan Holiday Season: Day 1

Post by Aine Davis (The first in a 12 Days of Christmas recipe series!)

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a recipe for delicious and rich hot chocolate!

Hot chocolate has always been my drink of choice during the holidays, as I am sure it is for many. I was so sad when it dawned on me that I wouldn’t be able to partake in the tradition this year after going vegan!

I was so stumped. I mean, I’m Canadian! Everything comes prepackaged here, and I’d never made hot chocolate from scratch before!

So, off to Google I went.

And let me tell you, Google was kind to me.

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Spicy Vegan Hot Chocolate

Adapted from allrecipes.com.


  • 2 1/2 cups of coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


1) Combine all ingredients together in a pot.

2) Heat the pot on a stovetop over medium/low heat.

3) Let the ingredients simmer together until the mixture is hot.

4) Pour and enjoy! Add some vegan marshmallows if you’re feeling extravagant.

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