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Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Hot Cocoa Mix


This is our vegan take on Imbibe’s Malted Hot Cocoa Mix. The mix has a higher cocoa to sugar ratio so it is more flavorful than almost anything you can get in the store. Since the cocoa is so prominent it is important to use a nice powder like Valrhona.

Hot Cocoa Mi

Hot Cocoa Mix


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch, tapioca flour, or potato starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg


  1. Gently combine ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk.
  2. Sift the ingredients into a large bowl to thoroughly combine.  You can store this powder in airtight containers and give it as gifts to your friends and loved ones.
  3. To prepare the hot cocoa, combine 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix with 8 ounces of hot water.
  4. Top with your favorite gelatin-free marshmallows or, if you are Colombian, a slice of fresh cheese, or, if you are in the Christmas spirit, add a splash of whiskey or rum.

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