Italian-Style Vegan Hot Chocolate


  • 500ml soy milk (full-fat)
  • 50g vegan dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 3 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Finely grate 2 squares of chocolate. Set aside.
  2. Break remaining chocolate into individual squares.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat 50ml of soy milk over low temperature.
  4. Once the milk is hot, add golden syrup, cacao powder, 8 squares of chocolate and vanilla (if using). Stir with a whisk or wooden spoon until combined.
  5. Gradually add the remainder of milk, being careful to add only a small amount at a time and to combine completely before adding more. This is important, as if you add too much too quickly, the mixture will split.
  6. Continue to heat, stirring constantly for another 3-5 minutes, until desired temperature is reached.
  7. Remove from heat, add 1/4 cup coconut cream and stir until combined.
  8. Serve immediately, top with coconut cream and grated chocolate.

Liz (Vegan Diaries) Vegan Easy Guest Blogger

My name’s Liz! I’m a food blogger based in Melbourne, Australia.

I went vegan in August 2019 and it sparked a love of exploratory cooking. I started sharing what I was eating on Instagram, and found an opportunity to make simple plant-based recipes that fit into a busy lifestyle.

When I’m not cooking or baking sourdough, I’m reading or watching Netflix on the couch with my husband, Steve and our cat, Sooki. I maintain a love-hate relationship with running, and I’m a big fan of at-home yoga (Yoga with Adriene is my favourite). I’m a bit of a self-help addict, I binge on podcasts that educate and inspire. My TV go-tos are 90s sitcom re-runs, critically acclaimed dramas, period films, or thought-provoking docos. I’m multi-passionate and always have some sort of project on the go. Empathy is my superpower and my kryptonite!

I hope my blog can be a useful source of information and inspiration for you to dabble more in vegan living. Feel free to reach out with any thoughts or comments here or on social media.

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