Previ Culinary: Dairy Free Hot Chocolate

Baby, it’s cold outside! Sometimes nothing will do the trick except a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and when you’re avoiding dairy it may be a bit more challenging to make. This recipe is simple, decadent, and it will warm you from the inside out without the dairy.

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate

Written by: PreviMedica Culinary Team


  • 4 cans coconut milk (full fat or lite)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Pour coconut milk, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into a large saucepan and cook over medium high heat.
  2. Stir continually until all ingredients are dissolved and mixture is smooth and steaming hot. Serve and enjoy!

*Feel free to stir in other additions such as peppermint extract, whipped coconut cream or even dairy free chocolate chips or chocolate shavings!

**This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker.  Simply combine all ingredients and cook with the slow cooker on high heat for two to three hours, stirring every once in a while.




Megan Huard, Chef RD and Stefanie Gates, chef, are regular contributors to our blog and culinary advisors for PreviMedica. They enjoy developing recipes and creating cooking videos to share with our readers, as well as working one-on-one with our clients to teach them valuable cooking skills. You can learn more about them here and here.


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