Delicious Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate Recipe for Chilly Nights

Attention coffee lovers and hot chocolate aficionados! I’ve got a recipe that’s guaranteed to satisfy your cravings on chilly, blustery days. Prepare your taste buds for a decadent, indulgent treat – the Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate Recipe.

This delightful recipe is perfect for anyone looking to switch things up from standard hot cocoa or a boring cup of coffee. A creamy mocha hot chocolate is an unbeatable combination of sweet, coffee-infused cocoa and silky smooth soymilk that makes for a deliciously satisfying treat that hits all the right notes.

Whether you’re an avid vegan or someone who just wants to cut down on dairy consumption, this recipe’s got you covered with its dairy-free ingredients. Plus, it’s versatile and can be customized with substitutions for almost any lifestyle, preference or dietary requirement!

Trust me when I say this – you won’t regret giving this easy-to-follow Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate recipe a try! So go ahead and heat up some soymilk, grab your favorite mug and get ready to experience the magic of creamy mocha hot chocolate.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate
Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate

Are you craving a hot chocolate that is creamy, rich and indulgent, yet still guilt-free? Well, look no further than this mocha-soy hot chocolate recipe. Here are three reasons why you’ll fall head over heels for this drink:

Firstly, it’s a vegan delight that doesn’t compromise on taste. Made with soymilk instead of dairy milk, this drink is completely vegan and dairy-free. But that doesn’t mean it skimps on flavor! In fact, the richness of the soymilk combined with the robust cocoa powder and smooth mocha syrup creates an ultra creamy and divine combination.

Secondly, this drink is incredibly versatile. Craving a caffeinated twist? Simply add a shot of espresso to create a mocha latte. Or switch up the vanilla syrup with some peppermint syrup for a festive peppermint mocha latte. The possibilities are endless!

And lastly, it’s super easy to make at home. With just a handful of ingredients and basic kitchen tools, you can whip up a cup of this decadent drink in no time. So kiss those overpriced cafe mochas from Starbucks goodbye and indulge in this delicious copycat recipe.

In conclusion, whether you’re vegan or not, looking for a new twist on your traditional hot cocoa or just want an indulgent treat that won’t break the bank, this mocha-soy hot chocolate is definitely worth trying out. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 A steaming cup of comfort to warm you up on a chilly day.
A steaming cup of comfort to warm you up on a chilly day.

Ingredients for the Perfect Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate Recipe

This creamy mocha-soy hot chocolate is a delicious and healthy treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. The recipe ingredients are easy to find and quick to mix. Even better, this recipe is very customizable. You can tweak the sweetness or strength of your hot cocoa with some alternative ingredients or toppings.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Soymilk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Mocha Syrup (I recommend Hershey’s chocolate syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • Handful of Chocolate Chips (optional)
  • Whipped Cream (for topping)

This easy recipe is vegan and dairy-free. You can opt for dark chocolate chips instead of regular ones. Additionally, you can sub the soymilk with coconut milk or any plant-based milk. Use sugar-free vanilla syrup for less sugar intake or add peppermint extract for a twist of flavor!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect balance of chocolate, coffee, and soy in every sip.
The perfect balance of chocolate, coffee, and soy in every sip.

Now to the exciting part, let’s dive into the recipe how-to for this delicious Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate recipe. Trust me, you’ll want to bookmark this recipe for those cozy winter nights.


  • 1 cup of soymilk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of mocha syrup (or chocolate syrup with a shot of espresso/coffee)
  • A couple squirts of vanilla syrup


  1. In a saucepan, heat soy milk on medium heat, whisking it until it’s hot and frothy. Be careful not to let it boil.
  2. Add cocoa powder and granulated sugar, whisking them together until completely combined.
  3. Toss in the chocolate chips and stir until they are melted and incorporated into the mixture.
  4. Combine mocha syrup and vanilla syrup in a bowl or glass, mix well and add to saucepan. This will give an amazing mocha flavour to your hot chocolate!
  5. Continue whisking on low-medium heat for another 1 to 2 minutes until the mixture is smooth and heated through.
  6. Pour into a mug and top with a nice pile of whipped cream and drizzle some melted chocolate for extra indulgence.
  7. Optional: Sub out regular whipped cream for a vegan/dairy-free version and use dairy-free chocolate chips.

Now your rich, creamy Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate is ready! Not only does this hot chocolate hit just the right spot when you’re feeling under the weather or chilly on a winter day, but it also is perfect when paired with a slice of cake or some cookies!

Substitutions and Variations

 A creamy and indulgent treat for a cozy night in.
A creamy and indulgent treat for a cozy night in.

Looking for ways to jazz up your Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate? Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

For a darker, richer flavor, use dark chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips.

Want an extra caffeine kick? Add a shot of espresso or brewed coffee to the recipe.

If you don’t have access to mocha syrup, you can use chocolate syrup instead.

Feeling adventurous? Consider adding a touch of peppermint extract or crushed candy canes for a festive peppermint mocha version.

Want to make it extra creamy? Use coconut milk or blend the hot chocolate on high for an ultra-creamy texture.

For those who prefer a sweeter taste, you can add a tablespoon of granulated sugar to the recipe ingredients.

Feeling fancy? Top your hot chocolate with a drizzle of melted chocolate or sprinkle some cocoa powder on top for an elegant touch.

If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, swap out the whipped cream for coconut whipped cream or use almond milk in place of soy milk for this vegan hot chocolate treat.

Have fun experimenting with different substitutions and variations until you find one that is right for you.

Serving and Pairing

 Turn your ordinary hot chocolate into a decadent mocha-soy delight.
Turn your ordinary hot chocolate into a decadent mocha-soy delight.

When it comes to serving and pairing, the Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate Recipe is versatile and pairs well with a variety of desserts or snacks.

One of my personal favorite pairings is with a warm slice of banana bread or pound cake. The sweetness of the cake complements the rich chocolatey flavor perfectly. A small scoop of vanilla ice cream on top also adds a delightful twist to this combination.

For those with a more savory palate, try pairing your Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate with a croissant or breadsticks. The buttery and flaky texture of the croissant provides an excellent contrast against the creamy and smooth hot chocolate. Similarly, the crispy texture from breadsticks fresh from the oven brings out a different dimension to your hot chocolate.

If you’re looking for something more refreshing, try pairing your hot chocolate with a fruit salad or smoothie. The freshness and tanginess of fruits such as oranges, strawberries, or pineapples bring out the sweetness in the chocolate, creating a balance that is both refreshing and indulgent.

For coffee lovers, you can also add a shot of espresso to make a mocha latte or peppermint mocha latte for an even richer taste.

When serving your Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate, don’t forget to add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder or melted chocolate on top for an extra special treat.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The richness of chocolate and espresso, with a velvety smooth texture of soy.
The richness of chocolate and espresso, with a velvety smooth texture of soy.

Once you make a batch of this mocha-soy hot chocolate, you’ll want to have it around all the time! Luckily, it’s easy to make this recipe ahead of time and store it for later use. I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe so that you have plenty to enjoy throughout the week.

To make ahead, simply follow the recipe instructions, allow the hot chocolate to cool completely, and then transfer it into an airtight container. Store the container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When you’re ready to enjoy your hot chocolate, simply reheat individual servings either on the stove or in the microwave until heated through.

Storing this hot chocolate is easy as long as you keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The mixture may settle after some time, which is completely normal. Simply give it a good stir and heat before enjoying.

When reheating your mocha-soy hot chocolate, do so gently over low heat on the stove or microwave it in 30-second intervals until heated through. Whisk until well combined and creamy.

It’s important to note that whisking as you reheat will help ensure that your drink stays ultra creamy instead of forming clumps or separating. If your hot chocolate becomes too thick when reheating, add a splash of soy milk or water to thin it out.

Friends and family will be amazed at how delicious your reheated drink tastes each time. This vegan-friendly mocha-hot chocolate mix is sure to impress with its high quality flavor and taste.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The ultimate way to satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings at the same time.
The ultimate way to satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings at the same time.

As a barista who has been making hot chocolate and mocha drinks for years, I have seen many customers struggle with achieving perfect results. Here are some tips to help you make the best mocha-soy hot chocolate ever.

1. Choose high-quality ingredients – The quality of your ingredients directly affects the taste of your drink. For the best flavor, use high-quality cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and soy milk. Don’t use low-fat or sweetened cocoa mixes since they contain additives that may affect the taste and texture.

2. Heat the milk slowly – Heating the milk too quickly may scorch it or cause it to boil over. To avoid this, heat the soymilk over medium heat and whisk continuously until it’s warm and frothy.

3. Measure the ingredients accurately – Measuring accurately is crucial when making a recipe. Use a digital scale or measuring cups and spoons to measure dry ingredients like cocoa powder and sugar.

4. Froth the milk – Frothing the milk adds a creamy texture to your drink. You can froth your soymilk using a frother or by vigorously whisking the warmed soymilk until it becomes frothy.

5. Add flavors gradually – When adding syrups, vanilla extract, or other flavors to your drink, do it gradually to avoid overpowering the taste of other components.

6. Experiment with different types of chocolate – There are many varieties of chocolate available in stores, including dark, milk, and white chocolate. Experiment with different types to find one that suits your taste.

7. Serve it hot and fresh – Hot chocolate is best served immediately after being prepared since it tends to thicken as it cools down.

By following these tips, you can make an ultra-creamy mocha-soy hot chocolate that tastes as good as any coffee shop drink.


Before we conclude this article, let’s dive into some frequently asked questions about this mocha-soy hot chocolate recipe. From queries surrounding ingredient substitutions to the best storage methods, we’ve got your concerns covered. Read on and get ready to master the perfect cup of mocha-soy hot chocolate every time!

Can you heat up soy milk for hot chocolate?

Making hot chocolate with soya milk is possible and easy. To heat up the milk, you need to use a small saucepan and place it on medium heat. It is essential to keep whisking the milk continuously to prevent any chances of the milk burning. It is recommended to avoid boiling the soy milk at high temperatures as it can form a thick skin on top. Therefore, keep an eye on the heat and make sure to control it to avoid any burnt or lumpy texture of the milk.

What is mocha flavor hot chocolate?

Mocha is a unique mixture of cappuccino and hot chocolate. It comprises of espresso, warm milk, and a creamy froth, but with an extra dose of sweetness from chocolate powder, chocolate syrup or melted chocolate.

Does soy milk curdle in hot chocolate?

Dealing with curdled milk in coffee can be a real hassle, especially since it can be difficult to avoid. One option could be to purchase coffee beans with lower acidity levels or to heat the milk before pouring it into the coffee. Keep in mind that different types of milk can react differently – we’ve seen the worst results with soy milk.

Does Starbucks use mocha syrup for hot chocolate?

To make their signature hot chocolate, Starbucks uses mocha syrup that’s also present in other beverages. A dash of vanilla syrup is added with steamed milk to the mocha syrup, and the drink is topped off with a generous serving of whipped cream.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate recipe is a perfect choice for those who love hot cocoa and are seeking a dairy-free, vegan alternative that is ultra-creamy and rich in flavor. This recipe features simple ingredients that can easily be found in your pantry or local grocery store.

Whether you’re craving a warm cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day or just in the mood for a creamy mocha latte, this recipe has got you covered. So, put on your barista hat and try out this copycat recipe to make your own café mocha at home.

Remember, using quality ingredients and paying attention to detail can make all the difference in creating the perfect Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate. Don’t forget to experiment with the recipe and customize it to your liking by adding whipped cream, melted chocolate or even a couple of squirts of vanilla syrup.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, and remember to share it with your family and friends. Cheers to cozy evenings spent sipping on a delicious cup of Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate!

Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate

Mocha-Soy Hot Chocolate Recipe

I made this up one morning, I had mocha-flavoured soymilk in the fridge that I wanted to use in a recipe. So, I mixed it with hot chocolate powder, put it in the microwave and voila! Hot chocolate with mocha milk!
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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Course Beverage
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 1 cup
Calories 127.4 kcal


  • 1 cup mocha soymilk
  • hot chocolate powder (as much as you like)


  • Stir together.
  • Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on half power.
  • Serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 243gCalories: 127.4kcalCarbohydrates: 12.1gProtein: 11gFat: 4.7gSaturated Fat: 0.6gSodium: 134.8mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 1.2g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Vegan
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