7 Vegan Hot Chocolates to Keep the Cold at Bay

The cosiest vegan hot chocolate options in the UK

As the weather gets colder, nothing beats curling up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. There are plenty of vegan-friendly options available and they’re growing all the time, so you’ll never have to go without your favourite winter treat.

So wrap up warm and browse our round-up of hot choccy options you can find on supermarket shelves and online retailers.

Vegan Hot Chocolate Guide UK

1. OMV! Deliciously Vegan Salted Caramel Flavour Hot Choc

The impressive OMV! range at ASDA just keeps getting better. The vegan instant hot chocolate is a welcome addition, especially during the colder months of the year when you just want to curl up with a hot drink.

This salted caramel flavour hot cocoa is sweet and comforting – top it with vegan whipped cream and marshmallows to finish it off.

Available at ASDA.

OMV! Asda Vegan Hot Chocolate
Image Credit: OMV! at ASDA

2. Butterm!lk Plant Powered Hot Choccy Bombe

You may have seen hot chocolate bombs take over social media, and vegans don’t have to miss out!

When you fancy a little extra magic, Butterm!lk’s exploding surprises work a treat. Just drop it into your favourite mug, pour plant-based milk over the top and wait for the magic to happen!

P.S. These make great stocking fillers for Christmas too.

Available at Butterm!lk’s website, Tesco, Sainsbury’s Holland & Barrett.

Butterm!lk hot choccy bombe
Image Credit: Butterm!lk

3. Galaxy Vegan

The next best thing to eating a vegan Galaxy bar? Drinking one, of course!

Galaxy’s vegan instant hot chocolate is here when you need a quick, comforting drink to perk you up during winter.

If you want to take it to the next level, top it with vegan whipped cream and a few shavings of your favourite vegan Galaxy bar. Perfection.

Available at ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Tesco, Waitrose and B&M.

Galaxy instant vegan chocolate
Image Credit: Galaxy

4. Cadbury Drinking Chocolate

An accidentally vegan delight! The classic hot chocolate from Cadbury says “May contain milk” on the label, but fear not – this is an allergen warning due to the factory it’s produced in.

Go ahead and pour yourself a cup of this smooth, warming drink that’s loved by vegans and non-vegans alike.

Available at most supermarkets.

Cadbury drinking chocolate
Image Credit: Cadbury

5. Lindt Hot Chocolate

Keep the cold at bay with Lindt’s classic drinking chocolate. This sumptuous hot choc is made to a vegan recipe, but is made in a factory that handles milk so it’s suitable for vegans who don’t have dairy allergies. Sumptuous, smooth and delicious, chase the chill away.

Lindt hot chocolate
Image Credit: Lindt

6. Hotel Chocolat

Sometimes, only luxury will do, and fortunately Hotel Chocolat has just the thing for that. The indulgent hot chocolate sachets come in several varieties, including:

  • 45% Nutmilk Hot Chocolate Sachets
  • Classic 70% Hot Chocolate Sachets
  • 85% Dark Hot Chocolate Sachets
  • 100% Dark Hot Chocolate Sachets
  • Hazelnut Praline Hot Chocolate Sachets
  • Ginger Hot Chocolate Sachets

Every mouthful is heaven!

Available at Hotel Chocolat’s website.

Hotel Chocolat sachets
Image Credit: Hotel Chocolat

7. Divine Winter Warming Spiced Hot Chocolate

Why not treat yourself to Christmas in a cup during the cosy season? Divine’s delightful blend of ginger and cinnamon gives this hot chocolate a festive feel, making it the ideal drink to look forward to this winter.

Available at Divine’s website.

Divine Vegan Hot Chocolate
Image Credit: Divine

Discover even more sweet treats in our vegan chocolate guide.

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