Personal Chef, Deb Murray, joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the global health and wellness show, Bloom, with ways to host a hot chocolate bar party, and she even included a tasty surprise for vegans!

Chef Debs Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe – Serves 2:


  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener (I prefer coconut sugar)
  • ¼ cup Dairy Free dark chocolate (chips or bar 60% cocoa is my favorite)
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract (you could use peppermint or almond extract instead)
  • Coconut Whipped Cream


  • Heat the coconut milk in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Once the cocoa begins to simmer add the cocoa powder, sweetener, and chips.
  • Stir constantly until all the chocolate has dissolved.
  • Stir in the extract.
  • Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream.

Have fun selecting lots of fun add-ins for your hot chocolate. I love peppermint, but caramel, peanut butter, s’mores flavor, and hazelnut all taste amazing in hot chocolate.

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