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Oat Milk Hot Chocolate

Quick and easy hot chocolate made made with pantry staples
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oat milk hot chocolate
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Kelly Wagner, MS, RD, LDN


  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 2 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or a splash


  • Pour milk into a small saucepan over medium low heat. Heat through and stir occasionally until milk is scalding and giving off a bit of steam (NOT boiling!).
  • Add remaining ingredients to milk and whisk to combine.
  • Enjoy! Feel free to add toppings like marshmallows, chocolate syrup and/or grated chocolate on top.


  • This recipe is written using slightly sweetened oat milk (7g added sugar per cup). If you use unsweetened oat milk, I recommend starting by adding 1 teaspoon of sugar and tasting. If you desire a sweeter taste, gradually add more.