Quick and easy oat milk hot chocolate. A great way to warm up in winter or enjoy it cold in summer.
This oat milk hot chocolate is so easy to make and is ready in a matter of minutes. It’s a delicious dairy free drink that is perfect to drink any time of the year.
Enjoy it hot to warm up in winter or turn it into an iced chocolate with oat milk by allowing it to cool and adding ice.
That way you can enjoy this tasty drink in summer too.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This recipe for oat milk hot chocolate is dairy free and vegan friendly.
- Quick and easy hot chocolate recipe that’s ready in minutes.
- A warming drink in winter or refreshing cooling drink in hotter weather (if you cool it down).
- This recipe uses only 6 ingredients.
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Oat milk: I recommend using unsweetened oat milk.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder: If you don’t have cocoa powder on hand, you could use chocolate (dairy or dairy free).
- Sweetener of choice: Such as maple syrup, white granulated sugar, monk fruit sugar.
- Ground cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
- Marshmallows: For topping, this is optional.
This recipe for oat milk hot chocolate serves 1. The ingredients for this recipe can easily be adjust to suit how many serves you need to make.
Step One: Place oat milk in a small pot on the stove over medium heat.
Heat until you start to see steam rising from the pan (you do not want it to boil). Then reduce the heat slightly. Stir occasionally.
Step Two: Add the cocoa powder and stir until it dissolves. Then add the sweetener, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Stir well. Turn off heat. Taste for sweetness. If desired, add more sweetener and mix it through.
Step Three: Pour into a mug and allow to cool slightly before drinking.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $0.90 a serve
Substitutions / Variations
If you don’t have cocoa powder, you could use chocolate (dairy, dairy free, or vegan chocolate).
You could use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate.
If you use chocolate, I recommend using chocolate chips. If you are using a block of chocolate, cut the chocolate into pieces before adding to your hot chocolate.
Serve this homemade oat milk hot chocolate plain, or dress it up with some whipped cream, marshmallows, or sprinkles.
Store any leftover hot chocolate with oat milk in a sealed bottle or jug in the fridge for 1 to 2 days. Cool the hot chocolate before you store it.
To reheat, you could place the hot chocolate in the microwave using a microwave safe mug, or reheat on the stovetop on low to medium heat.
Yes, you can.
Yes, oat milk can be heated in the microwave.
If you want to make this oat milk hot chocolate in the microwave, first heat up your oat milk in the microwave.
Then dissolve the other ingredients in the hot oat milk by stirring them through.
Made this recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments below! We'd love to hear how it turned out.
Oat Milk Hot Chocolate
- 200 ml oat milk
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice such as maple syrup or monk fruit sugar
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Marshmallows optional for topping
- Place oat milk in a small pot on the stove over medium heat. Heat until you start to see steam rising from the pan (you do not want it to boil). Then reduce the heat slightly. Stir occasionally.
- Add the cocoa powder and stir until it dissolves. Then add the sweetener, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Stir well. Turn off heat. Taste for sweetness. If desired, add more sweetener and mix it through.
- Pour into a mug and allow to cool slightly before drinking.