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Vegetarian white sugar-free hot chocolate


Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? With cow milk, almond, rice or any other milk a hot chocolate is just amazing anytime of the day. Hot chocolate is there when you are happy or sad, when you are celebrating or when you have a broken heart. Chocolate is your best friend. Keep it very close and spend time with your friends as often you like.

I know I am. So, if I don’t want that my friend to become an enemy I make myself a vegan sugar-free hot chocolate.


  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon homemade vanilla-rum extract


Whisk together the cocoa, maple syrup, salt and about 2 tablespoons of milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until cocoa is dissolved. Add the rest of the milk, whisking occasionally until is hot. Stir in the vanilla and serve.

I decorated with vegetarian, sugar-free whip cream. Enjoy!

The first chocolate is believed to have created by the Maya around 2,000 years ago. By 1400 AD, a cocoa beverage was essential part of Aztec culture.



70 thoughts on “Vegetarian white sugar-free hot chocolate

  1. Just today we hade news about sugar- tax…. But in Estonia is principle, that sugar is sugar (what is right, because fructose and glycose in maple syrup or banana are chemically identical with fructose and glycose in sugar/saccharose …), so our tax going to involve syrops, honey, juices…

    But topic is actual and thank you for sharing ideas 🙂

  2. As always, your photos are so gorgeous! I can’t believe I’ve never added maple syrup to hot chocolate before. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  3. How yummy! I could do with a cup right now! I use unsweetened coconut milk so that’ll work great and I might even top it with vegan marshmallows! 😀 Thanks for sharing and great photo!

  4. I have completely fallen in love with this blog of yours! Stunning photos of the most delicious food. It makes me crave for all the lovely dishes you have made and truly inspires to make more out of the food. You eat with your eyes as well – as they say!

  5. Strictly speaking, this is not sugar free. Maple syrup is concentrated fructsose – health-wise, a sugar worse than glucose or sucrose. Stevia is a better option – zero calories and sweet (albeit, a very sharp and lingering sweetness)

    1. Not true at all! Fruit sugars are far better for us than ‘table’ sugars, and false sweeteners simply trick our brains and inevitably make us crave even more sweetness when it realises we didn’t actually get it in the first place. Don’t be scared of eating fruit because of sugar it’s the most natural food there is!

  6. I am one of those people who is very firm about eating certain foods during certain times of the year. No heavy roasts or stews in the summer. No light dinner salads as an entree in winter. But hot chocolate – that is the exception. I love it all year round. -Kat

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