Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
Change up ordinary hot cocoa by stirring some dark baking cocoa into vanilla almond milk. Top it off with a plain large marshmallow or berry marshmallow creme, if you like, and add your favorite pretty sprinkles. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark baking cocoa or baking cocoa
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Large marshmallows or strawberry marshmallow creme, and assorted sprinkles


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and dark baking cocoa; gradually whisk in almond milk. Heat until bubbles form around sides of pan, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. If desired, serve with large marshmallows or marshmallow creme, and sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 155 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.