Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa


Vegan Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Ready for some holiday cheer in a mug? Then you'll LOVE this vegan peppermint hot cocoa recipe. It is creamy and decadent and also naturally sweetened with dates. Enjoy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • Blender


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked fo
  • 2 dates (pitted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 drops peppermint essential oil (or 1/4 tsp peppermint extract)


  • vegan marshmallows
  • coconut whipped cream
  • chocolate shavings


  • Blend water and cashews in strong blender
  • Add dates, vanilla, cocoa powder, peppermint oil and blend


  • top with marshmallows, whipped cream, and/or chocolate shavings



This recipe can be made into a vegan hot chocolate by omitting the peppermint. 
It can also be made into a "Mayan Hot Chocolate" by omitting peppermint and adding a pinch of cinnamon and cayenne. 
Keyword autumn, christmas, fall, hot chocolate, peppermint hot cocoa, quick, vegan hot cocoa, winter
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Hey there! I’m AJ Rivera. I make easy, delicious, and healthy(ish), vegan food. When I’m not cooking you might find me watching anime, hiking with my amazing fairy wife Jadi, or playing with my two dogs. I’m so happy you’re here, and I can’t wait to show you how to make food you can be proud of. 

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