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Vegan Hot Chocolate in a mug with cookies

Vegan Blender Hot Chocolate

You can make easy vegan hot chocolate in your high-speed blender that is so rich and creamy, you'd never know it was dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tess Masters


optional boosters:


  1. Throw all of the ingredients (including any optional boosters) into your KitchenAid® Pro Line® blender. Set the blender to the Adapti-Blend™ soup program. Blend until the machine turns itself off. Alternatively, throw in your high-speed blender for about 5 minutes, starting on speed 1 and gradually increasing to speed 10 until hot. 

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have a high-speed blender, blast on high for about 60 seconds in your conventional blender until smooth. Then, transfer the mixture to a saucepan, and gently warm on low until hot. 

**Read here for soaking instructions for the cashews

***If you don't want to use cashews, substitute 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk for the 2 cups water and 1/2 cup cashews. 

****Substitute the dates for 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more to taste.

*****For sugar-free, substitute the dates for 2 to 3 tablespoons Lakanto. 

Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak