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Oat Milk Hot Cocoa

Oat Milk Hot Cocoa

This Oat Milk Hot Cocoa is easy, quick and creamy- the perfect hot chocolate to make on a chilly day. It also only requires 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

Hot chocolate is one of the best winter time drinks. Its warm, cream and best of all- chocolatey. This Oat Milk Hot Cocoa is a variation of a recipe I grew up making with my mom. And I’m pretty sure my mom grew up making it with her mom. Its simple, quick and absolutely delicious. If you have never made homemade hot cocoa before, after you try this you will never turn back!

overhead shot of cups two cups of cocoa toppe with marshmallows and shaved chocolate
This Oat Milk Hot Cocoa is a version of a family recipe that I’ve been enjoying since before I can remember.

Ingredients for Making Oat Milk Hot Cocoa

You likely have everything you need to make this Oat Milk Hot Cocoa in your pantry and refrigerator right now. Its incredibly simple and straight forward.

Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is the most important ingredient in this recipe. So, use a high quality cocoa. Lately my favorite has been Whole Foods 365 Cocoa Powder. It has a rich and round flavor and its rainforest alliance certified.

Granulated Sugar: Regular old granulated sugar to sweeten things up.

Salt: A pinch of salt balances everything and brings the chocolate flavor out.

Water: The water is used to dissolve the sugar and bloom the cocoa.

Oat Milk: Oat milk is super creamy and luxurious tasting. Which makes it the perfect non dairy milk for hot chocolate. I used Chobani No Sugar Oat Milk here. But, any plain oat milk will work just fine.

hot chocolate in a glass mug
Its only requires 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

How to Make Oat Milk Hot Cocoa

You are 5 minutes away from drinking the perfect cup of hot chocolate. Heres how to do it:

Combine cocoa powder, sugar salt and water in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Then, whisk the mixture constantly until it coms to a full boil and the mixture starts to climb up the sides of the pan. This is important for completely melting the sugar. And since is such a small amount of liquid this only takes a minute or so.

Then slowly add the oat milk into the pan and whisk.

Finally, simply heat the mixture until its hot. And that only takes 1-2 minutes.

And THATS IT peeps. So simple and fast.

Hot Cocoa in a glass mug topped with marshmallows and shaved chocolate
This Hot Cocoa is the perfect cozy wintertime beverage to snuggle up with.

Get Creative with Toppings

To top these cups of Oat Milk Hot Cocoa, I chose Dandy’s vegan marshmallows and shaved chocolate. But, feel free to play around with toppings. Things that would be delicious additions include:

Non-dairy whipped cream

Toasted Coconut

Crushed Candy Cane

Cinnamon

Get creative with it! Hot chocolate should be fun, after all.

This Oat Milk Hot Cocoa is the perfect cozy wintertime beverage. And once you give it a try, you’ll never go back to the stuff in the packet- trust me!

Looking for More Chocolate Recipes?

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Oat Milk Hot Cocoa

Megan Calipari
This Oat Milk Hot Cocoa is easy, quick and creamy- the perfect hot chocolate to make on a chilly day. It also only requires 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Water
  • Pinch Salt Optional
  • 2 Cups Plain Oat Milk
  • Vegan Marshmallows and Shaved Chocoalte to Garnish Optional

Instructions
 

  • In a small sauce pan, combine sugar cocoa powder, water and salt with a whisk. Turn heat to medium high and whisk until the mixture comes to a full boil.
  • Slowly whisk in oat milk and reduce heat to low. Heat for 1-2 minutes or until hot.
  • Pour into two mugs and top with marshmallows and shaved chocolate if desired. Serve immediately.
Keyword Hot chocolate with oat milk, Oat Milk Hot Cocoa


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