This hot chocolate in coconut milk is creamy and delicious. The perfect drink for breakfast or afternoon snack.
What’s not to love? For me this is heaven in a cup. Hot chocolate made in coconut milk or Chocolate en Leche de Coco is a traditional Colombian recipe and this delicious drink is perfect this time of year!
In Colombia we have different hot chocolate variations and we love to drink it for breakfast and afternoon snack. Chocolate Santafereño, Chocolate en Agua and Chocolate con Arequipe are some delicious hot chocolate recipes.
This recipe is one of my favorite ways to make hot chocolate. It’s rich, creamy and the coconut flavor is wonderful.
Ingredients to Make Coconut Hot Chocolate
You’ll find the printable recipe card with exact amounts and directions below.
Coconut Milk: I recommend using a good quality canned coconut milk.
Milk: I like to use whole milk for a rich drink.
Chocolate: Sweet or semi sweet chocolate, use your favorite brand and a good quality.
Coconut Extract: For extra coconut flavor.
Sugar: Add sugar to your taste, if you like sweet hot chocolate like I do.
Shredded Coconut: Garnish before serving.
What to Serve with Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate in Coconut Milk Recipe
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 3 cups milk
- 7 oz sweet chocolate, chopped
- ½ teaspoon coconut extract
- Sugar to taste
Heat the milk in a saucepan on medium heat to just below the simmering point, add the coconut milk & chocolate. When the chocolate is melted, add the sugar and coconut extract.
Whisk vigorously or transfer to a blender. Reheat gently and serve immediately.
Calories: 620kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 11gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 36gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 769mgFiber: 4gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 321IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 258mgIron: 7mg