This creamy, rich oat milk hot chocolate is a healthy(ish) treat that tastes completely decadent! It only uses 3 simple ingredients and is naturally sweetened.
This is the only homemade hot chocolate recipe that you will ever need! It's ready in only 5 minutes and you can double (or triple) the recipe to make a large batch. No one will miss that it's not made with traditional milk or heavy cream.
This recipe is rich and chocolate-y. It's thick, decadent, and perfectly creamy. Serve your oat milk hot chocolate plain, topped with marshmallows or a dollop of Coconut Whipped Cream.
- Oat milk
- Pure maple syrup
- Unsweetened dutch cocoa powder
- Oat milk: use plain/unsweetened oat milk
- Pure maple syrup: use pure maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar (or other sweetener or choice) to sweeten your hot chocolate
- Unsweetened dutch cocoa powder: this can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store and will give your hot chocolate a rich flavor
- Heat the milk: in a small saucepan over medium high heat, warm the oat milk until it is about to boil (don’t let it come to a full boil).
- Add cocoa & syrup: stir or whisk in the cocoa and syrup until well-combined. Heat and stir for 1 - 2 minute more, making sure that the mixture does not boil.
- Serve: serve immediately, optionally topped with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of more cocoa powder.
- Don't let your oat milk boil: when making your hot chocolate, your oat milk should be heated to just below its boiling point. If your milk gets too hot and boils, it could burn.
- Taste test: taste your hot chocolate before serving. Add more sweetener if you prefer sweeter hot chocolate and more cocoa if you're craving a richer drink
- Whisk or stir frequently: when making your hot chocolate and before you serve it, whisk or stir it frequently to remove any lumps and to prevent it from overheating on the bottom/sides of the pot
If you taste your hot chocolate and would prefer it sweeter, add a tablespoon (or more) additional of your preferred sweetener (syrup, honey, sugar, etc).
Simmer your hot chocolate for a couple more minutes to allow it to thicken further.