Coconut Hot Chocolate

December is here and the snow is falling, so there’s only one logical thing to do: hide in your bed and wait for the people with the snow plows to clear the roads. And what better to do while in bed than watch Netflix and drink hot chocolate? Sounds pretty good to me.

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And the best way to make hot chocolate is to make it accessible to everyone by also making dairy-free version using coconut milk instead of cow’s milk. The coconut milk is super thick and creamy and does a good job sweetening up the drink; you have to use pretty dark chocolate to get it dairy-free. It’s totally awesome, and you can either choose to play up the coconut flavor or cover it as much as possible. Enjoy, and stay warm this winter!

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Ingredients

  • 1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (optional)
  • marshmallows (optional)

Instructions

In a small saucepan, heat up the coconut milk to a simmer. Add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.

Turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate until it melts. If you’re having trouble melting the chocolate, turn the heat on to a low setting until it’s completely combined.

Pour the hot chocolate into a mug or two and top with whipped coconut cream, coconut flakes and marshmallows.

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