Dairy Free Bourbon Hot Chocolate - a luscious, rich decadent dairy free french hot chocolate with a splash of bourbon to warm you up from the inside! Vegan and dairy free. 

Bourbon Hot Chocolate (Dairy Free and Vegan)

Author: Dini
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  • 4 oz of good quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond Milk
  • 4 fl oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tbsp sugar optional

To top

  • 2 Marshmallows (Vegan marshmallows to keep it vegan)
  • Dairy free / Vegan whipped topping


  • Add the bittersweet chocolate into a small saucepan with 1/2 cup of almond milk.
  • Heat over medium heat, while stirring, until the chocolate melts. Keep stirring to prevent the chocolate from burning, until you have a smooth chocolate sauce.
  • Add the rest of the milk and sugar (if using), and lower the heat to medium low.
  • Mix with a whisk to combine. Continue to heat the chocolate milk over medium low heat, whisking frequently, until the chocolate milk thickens (about 5 minutes).
  • Heating this over low heat (without letting it boil) will reduce the milk to a thick, luscious consistency. Whisking frequently is important to prevent a milk skin from forming on top - if a milk skin does form, whisk it back into the milk.
  • Add the bourbon and stir to mix. 
  • Serve in two small glasses or demitasse cups (it's a rich, robust drink, so a little goes a long way).
  • Serve with vegan marshmallows or dairy free whipping cream. Enjoy!


Note 1 - Make sure the bittersweet chocolate has no milk in the ingredients.