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Whether it’s opening a vegan hot cocoa packet, drizzling in some chocolatey syrup, or mixing cacao with nondairy milk and sugar, there are many means to getting your mittens wrapped around a mug of vegan hot cocoa.

Some hot cocoa brands are premixed with cow’s milk, but who needs that? Stop supporting the cruelty inherent in the dairy industry and choose vegan.

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Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Hot Chocolate

This mix is great for drizzling over oatmeal, fruit, or anything else you’d want to eat with chocolate.

Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa

The Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa mix comes in single packets and also in a tin. peppermint variety is also vegan, should you prefer a minty twist to your cocoa.

Hershey’s Cocoa

Both the original and the Special Dark varieties are vegan. In fact, any cacao powder will make great hot cocoa! Simply mix with nondairy milk and sweetener of choice.

Good & Gather Hot Cocoa Mix

Target’s Good & Gather brand offers hot cocoa mixes in five flavors: Double Chocolate, Peppermint, Pumpkin Spice, Sea Salt Caramel, and Cinnamon.

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Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Premium Hot Cocoa

The mocha hot cocoa is also dairy-free and ever so delicious.

GODIVA Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

This lovely canister makes a great gift. Just be sure to be present when the recipient opens it. (Wink.)

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Equal Exchange Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa Mix

The Dark Hot Chocolate Mix is also nondairy. Yum.

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix

This box contains 10 single-serving reishi mushroom cacao powder packages. Reishi mushrooms are said to have qualities that help people find a sense of calm, so this drink may help your body relax.

Navitas Organics Cacao Powder

Navitas Organics takes its cocoa seriously, and you can tell because it contains just one ingredient: organic cacao.

NibMor Organic Drinking Chocolate

What makes this cocoa special is a hint of salt. Choose from 6-Spice, Mint, Original, and Traditional flavors.

Treehouse Coconut Drinking Chocolate

This hot cocoa goes down easily, as the recipe includes coconut milk for a creamy, smooth texture.

Wild Foods Chocolate Powder

This single-origin Ecuadorian cocoa is full of chocolate’s healthy benefits—such as antioxidants, fiber, and minerals—and it contains more flavonoids than green tea, blueberries, and red wine.

If you’re feeling the hot-cocoa fever, check out our suggestions for vegan hot cocoa hacks.

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