Coconut Hot Chocolate Recipe

Coconut Hot Chocolate Recipe


I hope that you are all enjoying the hot chocolate series as much as myself, my flatmates, my colleagues at work, any random random people who I decide to bounce ideas off of… etc. Are enjoying it.  I have come up with quite a few recipes and will most likely continue the series into the New Year.

As part of the Hot Chocolate series, I have decided to do a dairy-free vegan coconut hot chocolate.  This recipe actually doesn’t turn out to be incredibly coconut flavoury, however, the creaminess of the drink makes it incredibly rich.  I have included the place in the recipe when you can add more coconut essence and how much you should add – Hint – it is ½ tsp.  However, I wanted to see how it tasted with just the coconut cream and I was happy with the flavouring as is.

This recipe takes a little more effort than the Original Hot Chocolate.  However, that recipe is more of a dry powder mix, and something that is incredibly low-impact.  This recipe will require you to have a small saucepan.  I generally call them sauce saucepans, although typing that out I realise the difference between a saucepan and a pot and it is not a UK versus USA language difference.  That being said – you really want a pot that is enough for only one measure, and not too wide in diameter as the heating process will not be as even.

This is very much not a light hot chocolate, however, it is thick enough it can count as a dessert.

Servings: 1

Calories per serving: 474

Coconut Hot Chocolate

: 1
: 5 min
: 5 min
: 10 min
: Easy

Coconut hot chocolate is made with coconut cream and as such is suitable for vegans. The addition of the coconut cream makes this a smooth and creamy drink.


  • 1 can Coconut Cream (160 mls)
  • 2 ½ tsp 100% cocoa powder (you can use baking cocoa)
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 tsp madagascar vanilla essence
  • Splash of water
  • Step 1 In a small saucepan melt your coconut cream and warm it up. Add the vanilla essence to it (if you want this to be really coconutty you can add ½ tsp of coconut essence, and add it now).
  • Step 2 Once it is warm, add your cocoa powder and whisk until it is fully dissolved.  Turn up the heat and get this to a temperature that you like.  Add the water to taste. Essentially, this gets very thick and creamy so the water does help a bit to ease up the texture.

So yes, a bit of a longer process and more to clean up, but definitely well worth it.


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