I really love coconut. I love recipes with coconut in them, and I love the smell of coconut. So when a local tea shop started serving coconut hot cocoa I was all over it.
Cafe Quality Made At Home
I thought I could pretty easily re-create that hot chocolate at home, and I was right! I started with canned coconut milk. You can opt for the coconut milk in a carton, but I think the canned has a little stronger coconut flavor. I added in some cows milk, and also some chocolate! I went with chocolate chips, because I wanted it to be rich and delicious and didn’t think cocoa powder would give me the taste I was looking for. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut and it was perfection! This is the perfect cup of goodness to snuggle up with on the couch.
Warm Drinks And Gettin’ Cozy
There is something about gettin’ cozy in the cooler months. I love warm lazy pants and snuggling under a blanket. A cup of warm something is perfect for the season and I promise you won’t regret this recipe. It is one of my favorites along with cranberry cider and orange spiced cider.
Hot Cocoa Supplies
Can we talk for just a second about some cocoa accessories? I love these little cups and saucers from fiesta. It is the perfect amount of hot cocoa for my tummy. AND I am in LOVE with this hearth and hand cocoa kettle. It is stovetop save and is just so darn cute! I’ve linked some favorites here.
This is the perfect cup of goodness to snuggle up with on the couch.
- 1 15 oz can coconut milk
- 16 ounces low fat cows milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- whipped cream
- 1/4 cup flake coconut
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- In a small skillet toast coconut over medium heat. Stir until golden brown. Set aside.
In a saucepan combine coconut milk, cows milk, extract, and chocolate chips.
- Over medium heat, whisk until chocolate chips are melted and incorporated and milk mixture is warm and frothy.
- Divide between 4 mugs.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of whipped cream.
If making in the pressure cooker: combine all ingredients in pressure cooker. Cook on low pressure for 4 minutes. Use a quick release and stir.