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Change up your plain hot chocolate routine and keep warm and cozy with a mug of orange & chocolate deliciousness! It’s super easy to make and will add some vitamin C to your cocoa.


  • 3 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup 100% pure orange juice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar, pure maple syrup or coconut nectar/sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of salt

garnish options:

  • whipped coconut cream
  • sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder
  • mini chocolate chips
  • shaved dark chocolate
  • orange zest
  • vegan marshmallows


In a small/medium saucepan, heat milk and orange juice over medium-low heat. Add cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and pinch of salt, stir until cocoa is completely dissolved. Turn heat to low to keep cocoa warm until ready to serve.

Serve in individual cups topped with any garnish you like. I added coconut cream, dusted with cocoa powder and topped with orange zest.

Serves 2 – 3


Feel free to use water in place of non-dairy milk or use a combo of water & milk equally 3 cups.

For the orange juice, use fresh squeezed or bottled (no pulp to medium pulp pref). If using fresh squeezed, you may like to strain the pulp before using.

Make your 1/4 cup of cocoa heaping if you like a little extra chocolate flavor.