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Vitamix Hot Chocolate

This sweet and creamy Vitamix hot chocolate is ready in just about 5 minutes and is completely made in your Vitamix. It combines semisweet chocolate, espresso powder, vanilla extract, and just a touch of cinnamon.

Holding a mug of Vitamix hot chocolate

During the winter I LOVE all things hot chocolate related.

And I’m talking REAL hot chocolate.

Not that powdered stuff you mix with water.

I’m not really anti packet hot chocolate but at least mix it with warmed milk and not water. Water + powdered hot chocolate = sadness. Milk + powdered hot chocolate = acceptable in a pinch.

Personally, the amount of time it would take me to warm the milk and mix the powdered cocoa I could make this easy Vitamix hot chocolate.

You guys, it’s made in the Vitamix or any other high-powered blender you have like a Blendtec.

Sadly you do need a high-powered blender as it’s strong enough to actually warm the milk and melt the chocolate.

A normal blender cannot warm the mixture like a Vitamix or Blendtec.

Craving something even more rich and creamy and packed full of chocolate flavor? Try this cozy Brazilian hot chocolate!

Vitamix hot chocolate in a white mug

Using a Vitamix or Blendtec to make hot chocolate

Yes, that’s why I made this whole recipe! 

I know it sounds strange but I swear it works! 

And the best part is that you can mix it up to give it just the flavors you love. 

Cooking hot chocolate in a Vitamix


Basically, a Vitamix is so powerful that it uses friction heat to heat up what you’re making in the blender. 

This is why it’s possible to not just make hot chocolate but also to make soup, and even lemon curd with your high-powered blender. 

And you don’t even need to heat up your ingredients before you throw them into the blender container. 

I added all my ingredients into the canister at cold and pantry temperatures. 

It’s so amazing how it works. 

a hand holding Vitamix hot chocolate in a mug

Don’t own a high powered blender

If you do not have a high powdered blender do not try and make this hot chocolate in your normal blender. 

It simply will not heat the way it does in the Vitamix. 

But you can still use this delicious recipe!

Just take all the ingredients put them into a pot and cook over medium heat on the stove. 

Using Vitamix to make hot chocolate

While you can play around with the ingredients my go-to recipe includes whole milk, semi-sweet chocolate, instant espresso powder, vanilla extract, and just a touch of cinnamon. 

I think the addition of instant espresso powder really pumps up the chocolate flavor but if you’re making this close to bedtime you can always leave it out. 

You can also use instant coffee if you don’t have instant espresso powder. 

Substitutions and additions

You can always add different flavors to jazz up this hot chocolate recipe. 

One of my favorite ways is by adding in a little orange extract, or even just a touch of peppermint extract. 

You can take out the cinnamon or use pumpkin pie spice instead. 

Trust me, you can make this with a bunch of different flavors and it will still turn out perfectly frothy and delicious! 

Vitamix hot chocolate in a mug

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Vitamix hot chocolate in a white mug

Vitamix Hot Chocolate

This sweet and creamy Vitamix hot chocolate is ready in just about 5 minutes and is completely made in your Vitamix. This is the best hot chocolate ever!
4.41 from 35 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 serving


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream for topping


  • Add milk, chocolate chips, espresso powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to your Vitamix or another high powered blender.
  • Blend on high for 4 minutes until the hot chocolate is totally combined and steaming hot.
  • If desired, top with whipped cream and an extra dash of cinnamon.



You can also use instant coffee if you do not have instant espresso powder.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 111mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blender hot chocolate, blendtec hot chocolate, vitamix hot chocolate
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Recipe Rating

Julia Stearns @ Healthirony

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

That hot chocolate absolutely something new for me! Looks yummy! Thx for sharing a recipe, I definitely add it to my cookbook!

Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky

Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Amazing hot chocolate! It is very decadent, and the people in my office are happy today! Thanks for sharing!

Utsav Srinet

Monday 22nd of May 2017

This hot chocolate looks amazing!! Personally, I like more Cocoa powder in mine! I’m just a chocolate nut though Its really a really a mouthwatering recipe and tried to add an Ice cream and it’s also great :)


Friday 5th of May 2017

Vitamix did a great job with the ingredients. As for heating the mixture - not so much. Ran it on the soup setting twice and still had to heat up on the stove. Tasted good though.

Pam Sohan

Thursday 24th of October 2013

I LOVE my Vitamix. A friend bought it for me. Her son lived with us for almost a whole summer and this was my reward for not killing him. LOL He was 4 at the time and I was way past that stage as my kids were 14 and 17 at the time.

I will be trying this recipe soon !


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