Vegan Salted Maple Hot Cocoa

Vegan salted maple hot cocoa, made in the blender! This cozy drink requires only a handful of pantry ingredients and less than 5 minutes of preparation.

hot cocoa from the top

Is September too early for hot cocoa? I hope not because there’s really no season for cozy drinks in my book. Luckily I live in Canada and I can get away with drinking warm beverages most days of the year.

If you’re looking for something different to sip on this fall, then I highly recommend trying a hot cocoa made in the blender.

This recipe is made with cocoa powder, maple syrup, sunflower seed butter (or other nut/seed butters), hot water and a pinch of salt. That’s it! Just throw all the ingredients in a blender, blend for 10-20 seconds and you’re done! You’ll have a warm, frothy and delicious cup of hot cocoa.

maple, sunflower seed butter and cocoa powder
cocoa powder, sunflower seed butter and maple syrup in a blender
frothy drink in a blender
Notes on the Recipe:
  • Be careful when adding hot water in the blender. I’ve never had any issues, but be careful when removing the lid as there will be steam.
  • You can easily adjust the sweetness of this recipe. I would recommend making the recipe as indicated, then taste and add more maple syrup as needed. Just blend it again for a few seconds.
  • Additionally, you can make this drink a little more rich by adding more cocoa powder to taste.
  • Finally, if you don’t have sunflower seed butter on hand, you can use almond butter or cashew butter. Peanut butter would work as well, but it will change the taste of the hot cocoa significantly. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing if you like peanut butter!

Looking for more cozy drinks? Check out my pumpkin spice latte, cinnamon butterbeer latte, blender mocha cashew latte, vegan London fog tea latte, coconut blender matcha, vegan peanut butter hot cocoa, peppermint mocha or blender almond hot cocoa. There are many warm drinks to choose from over here.

salted maple hot cocoa poured in a cup
hand holding a cup of hot cocoa
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Vegan Salted Maple Hot Cocoa

Vegan salted maple hot cocoa, made in the blender! This cozy drink requires only a handful of pantry ingredients and less than 5 minutes of preparation.
Course Drinks
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter or almond butter
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water


  • Boil the water in a kettle or a saucepan.
  • In a high-speed blender, add the cocoa powder, maple syrup, sunflower seed butter (or almond butter) and salt. Pour in the hot water.
  • Blend until smooth and frothy, about 10-20 seconds. Be careful for the steam when you remove the lid of the blender.


You could try using other nut or seed butters. Cashew butter would be another good option, but I’ve only tried sunflower seed butter and almond butter.
Adjust the sweetness and cocoa to taste.

If you make this salted maple hot cocoa, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!

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Looking for more?

Check out my Cozy Vegan Drinks eBook. It’s packed with a total of 22 warm beverage recipes, including vegan lattes, hot cocoas, matcha lattes, teas and more!


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