Coconut milk hot chocolate

12 August 2015 / Posted in Beverages Snacks Sweets

I wanted to cheer myself up with something warm, exotic and quick! Raiding the kitchen cupboards I found a can of coconut milk, cocoa and the last of my dark chocolate stash, and so this warming treat was created!

Coconut milk hot chocolate

Serves 4 

1 tin (400 ml) coconut milk
600 ml milk
45 ml cocoa powder
80 g dark chocolate
15 ml vanilla essence or extract
sugar or honey to taste


  1. Place milk, cocoa, chocolate and vanilla in an AMC 16 cm High. Heat over a medium temperature. Stir until chocolate has melted and leave to simmer on a low heat for a few minutes.
  2. Sweeten to taste with honey or sugar and pour into cups. Serve immediately. 
  • Flavour hot chocolate with any of the following for an extra flavour kick: a cinnamon stick, cardomom pods, a dash of chilli powder, or a rind of orange. 
  • For a traditional hot chocolate replace coconut milk with normal milk. 
  • Add some instant coffee or an espresso to the hot chocolate for a caffeine kick.