This homemade Oat Milk Hot Chocolate is the perfect belly warmer for those cold This homemade Oat Milk Hot Chocolate is the perfect belly warmer for those cold winter days. Making this hot chocolate with creamy oat milk makes this drink dairy free. It is also refined sugar free and vegan. I love topping this oat hot chocolate with a little coconut whipped cream and a marshmallow, or a drizzle of tahini chocolate syrup.
Oat Hot Chocolate Ingredients
This dairy free hot chocolate recipe uses only 4 ingredients! To make this oat hot chocolate you will need:
- Unsweetened Cocoa powder - you could also use cacao powder.
- Rapadura Sugar - if you don't have rapadura sugar you could use coconut sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup or honey. If you're trying to reduce sugars then you could also use stevia drops for a sugar free alternative.
- Oat Milk - I prefer to buy a non-sweetened oat milk. Try to find an oat milk without added gums and emulsifiers if possible.
- Vanilla Extract
Some optional extras are:
- Coconut whipped cream - I will show you how to make this in the recipe.
- Tahini Chocolate Sauce
- Dark Chocolate Shavings - I use a dark vegan chocolate. You could also use chocolate chips or milk chocolate if desired.
- Marshmallows - to keep this recipe vegan, opt for vegan marshmallows. If you're not worried about keeping it vegan then you can try making my Homemade Honey Marshmallows!
How to Make
Making this belly warmer of a drink is very simple. You will need the below equipment:
- measuring cups and spoons
- small bowl
Read on to see how to make a homemade hot chocolate with oat milk.
Step 1 - Make Hot Chocolate Powder
Mix together the cocoa powder and rapadura sugar in a small dish until well combined.
Step 2 - Make into a Paste
Add a dash of oat milk and stir with a teaspoon to make a paste. When we would make hot chocolates with my Opa, he used to call this making mud.
Step 3 - Make the Oat Hot Chocolate
Pour the oat milk and vanilla extract into a saucepan over a low heat. Add the chocolate paste to the oat milk and whisk to combine, stirring occasionally as the oat milk hot chocolate heats. This will take about 5 minutes. Once the liquid starts steaming, remove from the heat.
Step 4 - Make the Coconut Whipped Cream
While the oat hot chocolate is heating up, make the coconut whipped cream (if using). For this you will need coconut solids, you can make this by placing a can of coconut milk into the fridge overnight (you will need to have refrigerated this the night before). Scoop out the solid coconut milk at the top of the can and dispose of the coconut water or reserve for another recipe. Add the coconut solids to a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
Scoop the whipped coconut cream into a piping bag and refrigerate until ready to use.
Step 5 - Serve
Divide the hot chocolate between two mugs. Pipe the coconut whipped cream on top of the hot chocolate (the whipped cream will duck beneath the surface for a second before bobbing back up to the top). Add a marshmallow and top with dark chocolate shavings.
- Coconut whipped cream - swap for any vegan whipped cream.
- Cocoa powder - cacao powder can be used instead.
- Vanilla extract - swap for vanilla bean paste
- Rapadura Sugar - swap for pure maple syrup
- Oat Milk - use any other plant based milk in place of oat milk such as almond milk or soy milk.
You can either heat oat milk in a saucepan on a low heat or in a milk frother.
Yes. Cocoa and cacao powder both contain caffeine.
No. Oat milk is not gluten free unless it specifies on the package that they have used certified non-contaminated oats. Anyone who has Coeliacs Disease should consult their doctor first before consuming.
Yes. This healthy hot chocolate uses unrefined sugar and has a lot less sugar than store bought hot chocolates.
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- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 1 small bowl
- 1 Whisk
- 1 Small saucepan
- Electric Beaters
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- 2 ½ cups oat milk
- 2 teaspoon rapadura sugar
- 4 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 400 mL coconut milk tinned, refrigerated overnight
- dark chocolate optional
- marshmallows optional
- In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and rapadura sugar.2 teaspoon rapadura sugar, 4 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Add a dash of oat milk to the cocoa powder mixture and mix into a paste.2 ½ cups oat milk
- Add the remaining oat milk and the vanilla extract to a small saucepan on a medium heat. Add the cocoa paste and whisk to combine.2 ½ cups oat milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- While the hot chocolate is warming, make the whipped coconut cream. Add the coconut milk solids to a bowl and beat with electric mixers until light and fluffy. Transfer to a Piping bag with a nozzle and place in refrigerator until ready to use.400 mL coconut milk
- Once the chocolate milk is steaming and warmed to your liking, serve by dividing between two mugs. Top with coconut whipped cream, marshmallows and shaved dark chocolate (optional).dark chocolate, marshmallows
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