Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Mix

These cute dairy free hot chocolate mix jars make the best gift and are a great way to make a cozy mug of hot chocolate quickly! This quick and easy recipe is so delicious, you won’t believe it’s vegan and dairy free! Ready in under 5 minutes with clean, homemade ingredients, it proves that deliciousness doesn’t have to be complicated. Forget the dry milk powder and store-bought packets with questionable ingredients. This recipe uses creamy coconut milk powder for a rich, satisfying taste. Not only is this recipe perfect for treating yourself, but it also makes a fantastic gift for the holidays. Imagine cute little jars filled with this homemade hot chocolate mix, ready to be enjoyed by your loved ones. It’s the perfect way to spread some cheer and warmth during the cold winter months.

Why You’ll Love This Mix

It’s so easy to make and only takes about 5 minutes!

This mix uses minimal ingredients.

It is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and allergy-friendly!

This dairy free hot chocolate mix is super kid-friendly and a great activity to do with your children.

These make a great gift for family, friends or teachers!

They are so cute and everyone is sure to be impressed by this ultimate DIY gift!

It is delicious, decadent and creamy.

Equipment Needed

All you need to make this dairy free hot chocolate mix is two jars. I just used old jelly jars!

Ingredients Needed

Coconut Sugar: I love using coconut sugar because it has a lower glycemic index. Feel free to use regular sugar if you prefer!

Coconut Milk Powder: The coconut milk powder is what makes this recipe creamy and delicious! Most hot chocolate mixes contain dry milk, which have dairy. Coconut milk powder is a great dairy free option.

Cacao Powder: Cacao powder boasts a high concentration of flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. I try to use high-quality and organic cacao if I can!

Chocolate Chips: I used Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips here because they are dairy free and allergy-friendly.  I love ordering staples like this from Thrive Market because they have great prices and they deliver right to your doorstep. If you use my link, you can get 40% off your first order.

Marshmallows: I love using mini marshmallows here!

Candy Canes: I added crushed candy canes on top of my jars for extra flavor! I like to use the Yum Earth brand because they are super allergy-friendly!

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2: Assemble your jars by layering each ingredient. Use half of each ingredient to make two jars. To ensure each layer is level, give your jar a gentle shake after adding each ingredient.

Step 3: Add a bow on top if you’re feeling festive!

Storage

Homemade hot chocolate mix typically has a shelf life of 3-6 months when stored properly. However, this can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and when they expire.

Variations

There are so many ways to change up this dairy free hot chocolate mix!

Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cayenne pepper to your basic mix for a warm and spicy kick.

Add a scoop of peanut butter powder to your mix for a rich and nutty flavor.

Add maca powder to your mix for an energy boost and enhanced mood.

Add spirulina powder to your mix for a protein boost and detoxifying effect.

How to Serve

To serve, add to 1-1/2 cups of water and heat up on the stovetop. Alternatively, you can use dairy free milk.

Top with toppings of your choice! I like to add coconut whipped cream to mine. Some alternative options are a caramel drizzle, extra candy canes, sprinkles, chocolate shavings, chopped nuts or ice cream!

Recipe FAQ

What is the best non-dairy milk for hot chocolate?

I used coconut milk powder in this recipe!

Is Swiss Miss dairy free?

Swiss Miss does make a dairy free hot chocolate. However, I like to make my own because I can control the ingredients that are in it!

Can this recipe be made keto?

This recipe can be made keto if you use monk fruit powder instead of coconut sugar.

Is this hot chocolate mix gluten free?

Yes! This dairy free hot chocolate mix is also gluten free.

What cacao powder is best?

I like to use Foods Alive, Navitas, Sunfood or Terrasoul.

Related Recipes

Be sure to try these cozy winter recipes next:

Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

S’mores Hot Chocolate

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Beef Stew

Paleo Chicken Pot Pie

If you make this dairy free hot chocolate and love it, I would really appreciate a 5 star review! I also love seeing your creations so please tag me on Instagram or TikTok.

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5 from 5 votes

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Mix

Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert, Desserts, Drinks
Keyword: drink, gift, holiday, hot chocolate, hot cocoa
Servings: 2
Calories: 1171kcal

Equipment

  • 2 jars I used old jelly jars!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk powder
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 candy canes (optional)

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Assemble your jars by layering each ingredient. Use half of each ingredient to make two jars. To ensure each layer is level, give your jar a gentle shake after adding each ingredient.
  • Add a bow on top if you're feeling festive!

Nutrition

Calories: 1171kcal | Carbohydrates: 159g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 107g | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4mg
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