I know what you’re thinking, vegan hot chocolate that features sweet potato as one of the ingredients sounds… unconventional. But I promise you, it’s the best festive drink you’ll have this year.

vegan hot chocolate

What can be better than a cup of rich, indulgent hot chocolate on a cold day? I would argue that hot chocolate is the perfect winter beverage. It’s sweet, comforting, and it warms you right up!

This vegan hot chocolate recipe contains a rather unconventional ingredient. But I promise you, sweet potato makes a great addition to many dessert items, including this delicious hot drink!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This vegan hot chocolate is the perfect way to stay warm through the fall and winter!
  • Anyone can make this recipe. It only takes 5 minutes to come together and voila!
  • With this vegan hot chocolate, you’ll know exactly what’s in your drink! No unnecessary additives, just wholesome plant-based ingredients.
  • This vegan hot chocolate contains actual chocolate, unlike the powdered stuff.
  • Finally, this is a drink that has a substance to it! This sweet potato hot chocolate can help you quench your hunger between meals, or act as a dessert.

How to Make This Recipe

Even if you’re not a fan of spending time in the kitchen, you’ll find this recipe super easy to make. All you have to do is add the ingredients to a saucepan.

Heat it over medium heat, whisking until the chocolate is melted and the mixture comes together. This should take no more than 5 minutes.

Once it’s ready, remove your vegan hot chocolate from the heat and enjoy it with vegan marshmallows and coconut whip cream. 

Hack It!

  • You can use any type of plant-based milk of your choice. I find that oat milk gives it a creamy, silky feel. However, you could just as easily make this vegan hot chocolate with soy, almond, or cashew milk.
  • Use any natural sweetener if you don’t have maple syrup on hand, e.g. coconut sugar, agave, or date syrup.
  • Cook your sweet potato in advance! You can actually bake several sweet potatoes and use them in other recipes, like these sweet potato cinnamon rolls or sushi inspired rice balls.
  • Although it’s best to enjoy this drink hot, you can also let it cool down and serve over ice.

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The Recipe: Vegan Hot Chocolate

Comforting and indulgent, this vegan hot chocolate with sweet potato will blow your mind!
5 from 3 ratings


  • ¾ cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, vegan
  • 2 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 cups oat milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until all ingredients are combined, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  • Once the mixture is heated through, remove from the stove and serve with vegan marshmallows and coconut whip cream as desired. 
Calories: 397.2kcal, Carbohydrates: 56.6g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 13.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 0.5mg, Sodium: 148.1mg, Potassium: 487.2mg, Fiber: 3.9g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 3911.5IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 416.3mg, Iron: 2.1mg