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German Hot Chocolate — Kakao Mit Schuss (vegan)

German Hot Chocolate — Sweet, creamy and oh so warming during the cold seasons! This German recipe will give you Christmas Market vibes from the comfort of your home. It is made with pantry staples, is entirely plant based and ready in just minutes.
5 from 8 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, German, Plant Based, Vegan
Servings 2 cups


  • sauce pan, whisk, stove top


For the drink:

  • 500 ml plant milk of your choice* (2 cups + 1 ½ tbsp)
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon amaretto liquor (if you want alcohol free leave out)
  • sweetener of choice, if needed

To garnish:

  • 6 vegan marshmallows, or whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup, cinnamon sticks, and anise stars as decoration - scroll up in the blog post for more variation ideas


  • Mix plant milk, cocoa powder, and (if using) amaretto in a saucepan with a whisk, then bring to a boil. Turn down heat to a gentle simmer. Sweeten if wished.
  • Pour hot cocoa into a cup and garnish as desired. Drink hot as is, or serve with cookies.


*Plant milk: Any variety you like will work great, I personally prefer using a vanilla flavored kind.
Keyword German, Hot Chocolate, Kakao mit Schuss, Plant Based Quark, Vegan, Winter Drinks