Drinks | December 12, 2017

Coconut Hot Cocoa

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.

Coconut Hot Cocoa in mugs and cocoa kettle nearby with small marshmallows on the side

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.

Coconut Hot Cocoa in mugs overhead shot, cocoa kettle and marshmallows in sight

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.



Coconut Hot Cocoa in mugs with cocoa kettle

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.

5 from 1 vote
Coconut Hot Cocoa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This is the perfect cup of goodness to snuggle up with on the couch.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut hot cocoa, winter drink
Servings: 4
Calories: 535 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 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
  1. In a small skillet toast coconut over medium heat. Stir until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan combine coconut milk, cows milk, extract, and chocolate chips.

  3. Over medium heat, whisk until chocolate chips are melted and incorporated and milk mixture is warm and frothy.
  4. Divide between 4 mugs.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
  6. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of whipped cream.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Hot Cocoa
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 448mg13%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 214mg21%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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