Vegan Chocolate Milk

Combine two simple ingredients to make the very best vegan chocolate milk recipe. It’s a sweet and creamy drink recipe that doesn’t require any fancy kitchen tools! It’s also a perfect ingredient to use in making a vegan chocolate milkshake or a vegan hot chocolate, too!

Two glasses of vegan chocolate milk sit one in front of the other, both with pink straws. There is a jar of chocolate syrup in the background.

I remember at school how I used to ask for chocolate milk cartons at lunch. I loved that stuff so much and we never had it at home. That’s one reason I really love being able to make homemade vegan chocolate milk. It’s filling, and delicious!

You don’t need those powdered chocolate milk mixes that use fillers and preservatives. You only need two simple ingredients to make this delicious plant-based chocolate milk recipe. That means you are the one in charge of what goes into what you’re eating…and drinking!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Adding vegan chocolate syrup keeps this recipe dairy-free and delicious
  • Using creamy plant-based milk makes this drink so perfectly smooth
  • Leave your blender and kitchen gadgets on the counter, this recipe is so simple it only needs a spoon and a glass jar

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Plant-based milk — I love using creamy plant-based milk, such as soy milk, pecan milk, cashew milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc.
  • Chocolate syrup — This vegan chocolate syrup is all you need or you can refer to my accidentally vegan guide for a storebought chocolate syrup brand that is also vegan.
  • Optional Toppings — You can add any fun toppings, such as vegan marshmallows, coconut whipped cream, steamed soy milk, a sprinkle of nutmeg, or a cinnamon stick for stirring.

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Milk

  1. Pour vegan milk into glasses
  2. Drizzle in chocolate syrup and stir
  3. Add toppings and serve

Here are more detailed instructions with step-by-step photos:

Step One: Pour Milk into Glasses

Pour the milk into glasses, a large glass jar (like a mason jar), or even a cocktail shaker. You can use your favorite plant-based milk, whether it’s plain or vanilla-flavored.

Step Two: Add Chocolate Syrup

A spoon is pouring chocolate syrup into a glass of soy milk. The jar of chocolate syrup in the background.

Vegan chocolate syrup is the star ingredient here. it adds the perfect amount of chocolate flavor and you can add more or less based on your preferences.

If your chocolate syrup is cold, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds until it’s thin enough to stir it. Drizzle the chocolate syrup into the milk and stir or shake until completely combined.

Step Three: Serve

If you made your chocolate milk in a mason jar, give it a shake and then pour it into individual glasses. Serve with your favorite toppings and straws. I like adding a little drizzle of more chocolate syrup on top. It’s so good!

Looking down on two glasses of chocolate milk, both with straw in the glass. There is a glass jar of chocolate syrup between them.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Is almond chocolate milk vegan?

Almond chocolate milk is vegan because it’s made with almond milk instead of dairy milk. Almond milk is dairy-free and has a lot more calcium than dairy milk, making it a healthy option. Also, almonds and chocolate are delicious together so it’s a tasty and healthy drink option.

What is the best non-dairy milk for chocolate milk?

Just about any plant-based milk will work to make non-dairy chocolate milk. Some plant-based milk has a nutty or even earthy flavor to it, but the good news is the vegan chocolate syrup should cover up any flavor. But for the best-tasting chocolate vegan milk, use creamy non-dairy milk like soy milk, almond milk, or cashew milk.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this chocolate dairy-free milk with your favorite sweet treats, such as:

Storage Tips

Store chocolate milk in a lidded container, such as a mason jar, in the fridge. It will keep up to 5 to 6 days when stored properly.

Vegan Milk Options

This vegan chocolate milk is so delicious. Here are even more vegan milk options to use as the base or to try for other recipes.

A glass of vegan chocolate milk has chocolate swirls on top and a pink straw on the side. There is another glass and chocolate syrup in the background.

Vegan Chocolate Milk

Making homemade vegan chocolate milk from scratch is so easy and doesn't require any special gadgets. A spoon and a glass and you're ready to go!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 219kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plant-based milk (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons vegan chocolate syrup
  • Optional Toppings: vegan marshmallows, coconut whipped cream, steamed soy milk, a sprinkle of nutmeg, or a cinnamon stick for stirring.

Instructions

  • Pour the milk into glasses, a large glass jar (like a mason jar), or even a cocktail shaker.
  • If your chocolate syrup is cold, heat it in the microwave for a few seconds until thin enough to stir it. Drizzle the chocolate syrup into the milk and stir or shake until completely combined.
  • Pour into individual glasses and serve with straws.

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Notes

The nutritional estimate is based on using unsweetened soy milk. It also does not include optional toppings.
Use any of your favorite plant-based milk, such as soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, pecan milk, and more!
Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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