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Coconut milk hot chocolate in white mugs. They are topped with whipped cream and garnished with rosemary.
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Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Creamy, dreamy, rich and smooth Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate.  Made with real chocolate and topped with toasted coconut - this cocoa recipe will top any version from your coffee shop.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 535kcal


  • ¼ cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 16 ounces low fat cows milk
  • 1 15 ounces can coconut milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • whipped cream


  • In a small skillet add sweetened coconut flakes.  Over medium heat toast, stirring frequently, until golden brown.  Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, add cows milk.
  • Pour in canned coconut milk.
  • Add chocolate chips. Using medium heat, stir until chocolate chips start to melt.
  • Add 1 teaspoon coconut extract.
  • Stir and cook until frothy and chocolate is completely combined.
  • Pour into four mugs.
  • Top with whipped cream and reserved toasted coconut.


Coconut Hot Cocoa Q&A
Can I use all coconut milk?
Yes! I would recommend using the coconut milk from a carton in place of the dairy milk.  The canned milk is too thick to use in place of the cow's milk.
Is coconut milk better than cow's milk?
Coconut milk has fewer nutrients than dairy milk. While many brands of coconut milk provide calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, these nutrients are all fortified.
What's the difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa?
Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder. Hot chocolate is a liquid made from cocoa beans. Even though the terms are used interchangeably by many chocoholics, the two hot beverages are not the same.
Making hot chocolate from scratch comes with the ability to alter the taste to your linking,
  • Use dark chocolate chips for a richer flavor
  • Use whole milk for a thicker texture.
  • Use skim milk to make it lighter.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 4.5mg