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Golden Vegan Hot Chocolate

10 min


10 ingredients or less

This hot chocolate has all the deliciousness of a regular hot chocolate and is also nutritionally power-packed. Naturally sweetened with dates, and featuring anti-inflammatory properties from turmeric. It's creamy and sweet, perfect for snuggling up and enjoying any time of the year.



10 min


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Optional toppings

  • vegan whipped cream
  • foamed milk
  • chocolate shavings


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender*, and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over medium-high heat. Stir continuously to prevent scorching the milk.
  3. When heated through, remove from heat, transfer into your desired cups and enjoy!


  • Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • * The dates provide natural sweetness, but they also add a slight graininess to the drink. For a smoother texture, add maple syrup instead and omit the blender. Simply add all the ingredients to the saucepan.


  • Best enjoyed immediately.

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Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Stephanie - March 27, 2023, 7:23 a.m.

Just tried making this, it’s definitely hit the sweet spot I was craving. I’d make this again for sure!! Thank you for the simple recipe!

Lilla - Nov. 19, 2022, 5:21 p.m.

I was just looking for a basic hot chocolate recipe and thought “yes, this will do” but ooooh my god, was i surprised. It turned out yummy and creamy, and it’s definitely my go to hot chocolate from now on! :)

PUL Team - Nov. 20, 2022, 6:56 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Lilla! Thank you 🤗

Nina - Oct. 11, 2022, 4:58 p.m.

Comfort in a cup. Hot chocolate is very rich and creamy.

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2022, 11:06 p.m.

Thank you, Nina!

Mariana - Sept. 12, 2022, 9:56 a.m.

This was delicious!! ✨

Susi - Dec. 7, 2021, 8:11 p.m.

I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was and it was a very light hot chocolate which was so enjoyable. ⛄️
I highly recommend adding the suggested pepper.

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

So happy to hear, Susi! Indeed - we the love pepper in this one 😊

Sarah - Aug. 11, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

This is my favourite beverage! I drink it hot and cold :) I'm not a coffee fan and so this is "my" version of ice cacao. Nevertheless I would love some ice cacao recipes!
Your work and website is stunning and because of you I turned vegan. Pick up limes inspires me so much! Thank you for all!
Lots of love from Austria!

PUL Team - Aug. 12, 2021, 1:51 a.m.

Aww you're too kind, Sarah! Thank YOU for the glowing review and support - it means so much. Hugs to Austria 🤗

Hannah - July 8, 2021, 5:53 p.m.

One of my all-time favorites! I seriously drink this all the time during the fall and winter. Sometimes I'll throw a shot or two of espresso in as well. It's the perfect afternoon pick me up in the colder months.

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 9:41 p.m.

Oo love the addition of espresso, Hannah! Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us ✨😃