Vegan Hot chocolate


This guilt-free hot Chocolate is one of the tastiest healthy drink options out there. Many obviously liked Chocolate for its taste, but cocoa helps nourish our brain, heart, nerves, and bones. Therefore, it can fend off many diseases. Ironically, Ayurveda advises that Chocolate can exacerbate Vata and Pitta due to its bitter taste, but adding coconut milk and maple syrup to the recipe lessens those tastes and provides a balancing sweetness for holidays and relaxing nights by the fire that calls for a special treat.

Good for Vata, Pitta.
In Winter, replace the cardamom with cinnamon

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Serves: 2 Persons(2 Cups)


  • 1 cup thick Homemade Coconut milk
  • 1 cup thin Homemade Coconut Milk
  • 3 t cocoa powder or unsweetened chocolate powder
  • 1 T of maple syrup
  • ¼ t of ground cardamom
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg


  1. Mix both the coconut milk and let it come to a simmer in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk in the chocolate powder, maple syrup, cardamom, and nutmeg.
  3. Add water if the mixture is too thick.
  4. Pour down into mugs and serve hot.


Ayurveda considers therapeutic elements are made more bioavailable when blended with healthy fat and brought with the sweet taste, making this a great vehicle for therapeutic herbs and spices. Add one tsp of turmeric, ginger, triphala, ashwagandha, or any grounded herbs you are presently recommended, as the coconut milk is simmering.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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