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Front view of a glass of vegan frozen hot chocolate topped with coconut whipped cream and chocolate chips

Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate (Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly)

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 cups (2 large or 4 small servings) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This dairy-free frozen hot chocolate is frosty, creamy, and so delicious with a swirl of whipped cream and some chocolate on top. You won’t want to miss it!




  • 3 1/2 cups almond milk, divided*
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (I prefer full-fat)
  • 4 oz (2/3) cup chocolate chips (vegan/dairy-free as needed)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. (or a tiny pinch) of salt


  • Dairy-free whipped cream, chocolate sauce, mini chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, sprinkles, maraschino cherries, etc.


  1. Pour 2 cups of almond milk into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. (This works best overnight. You’ll end up with about 3 cups of ice cubes.) 
  2. When you’re ready to make the frozen hot chocolate, melt 1/2 cup coconut milk and chocolate chips in a medium bowl in the microwave until smooth and glossy, stirring every 20-30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Let it cool slightly.
  3. Pour melted chocolate mixture into a blender, pure maple syrup, vanilla, a pinch of salt, 1 1/2 cups almond milk, and the almond milk ice cubes.
  4. Blend until smooth and frosty, scraping down the sides 1-2 times as you go.
  5. Pour into glasses and top with your favorite garnishes, like dairy-free whipped cream + chocolate. 


*If you’re not using almond milk ice cubes,  you’ll just need to use 3 cups of ice + 1 1/2 cups almond milk in the recipe. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American