Creamy dessert drink - even for the vegans and the lactose-intolerant.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together coconut milk, vanilla extract, sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in a large mug. Add boiling water and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

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Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 44.5g; fat 10.8g; sodium 15mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
My husband is vegan and I make him hot chocolate and just usually substitute soy or rice milk for "regular" milk but I decided to try this as we love coconut milk recipes. We both LOVED it! Not too sweet but sweet enough same for the chocolatyness. I just ran out of regular cocoa so I used Hershey's Special Dark instead. It turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing a delicious Vegan version of hot cocoa!!:) Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
It smelled fantastic but the taste was just okay. I may try again and play with the ingredient amounts - less cinnamon and sugar and more coconut milk next time. It has potential. Read More
(5)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
My husband is vegan and I make him hot chocolate and just usually substitute soy or rice milk for "regular" milk but I decided to try this as we love coconut milk recipes. We both LOVED it! Not too sweet but sweet enough same for the chocolatyness. I just ran out of regular cocoa so I used Hershey's Special Dark instead. It turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing a delicious Vegan version of hot cocoa!!:) Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2007
It definitely didn't taste exactly like real hot cocoa nor was it very creamy but I have to say it was tasty nonetheless. I might substitute the water for some soy milk or add more coconut milk next time. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2009
I am not vegan; I had leftover coconut milk from another recipe and stumbled across this one looking for ways to use it up. I made it exactly as the recipe stated. I found it rather sweet-- likely I could have doubled the water and made it into two servings. It's got quite a high fat and sugar content (although probably comparable to regular hot chocolate) so it is definitely a beverage to drink as an occasional treat. Aside from the too-sweetness I liked the flavour; I will probably make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
This turned out great. I did make a few modifications (as any good chef might). Added cayenne pepper into the mix (to taste) and sea salt. I did not use as much sugar as the recipe called for maybe 2 tbsp. I enjoy my hot cocoa spicy and a little salty the sugar just helps to round out the other two flavors. thanks for posting the recipe. never thought of using coconut milk and it it's a great alternative for those of us trying to steer clear of dairy. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
Like a mounds bar in a cup! If I could give this more stars I would! I'm not a vegan but was looking for something that I could have in my lower carb and sugar plan. This is perfect! It's rich and creamy and a perfect blend of flavors. I substituted Truvia for the sugar (I used 2 pkts.) and just a dash of sea salt to enhance the flavor but other than that followed the recipe. I can actually have a couple of cups of this a day without feeling guilty! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2011
I found a can of coconut milk in my pantry and went searching for a recipe this morning and came up with this one. I made four servings of this recipe. I didn't make mine in the mug I actually made it on the stovetop. This came together nicely and made a tasty cocoa. Next time I'd definetely increase the cocoa amount and use milk in place of the water for a creamier cocoa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2009
This was pretty good - I reduced the sugar by half and used light coconut milk. The result was tasty but seemed a little watered down - maybe a regular coconut milk would have helped make it "creamier". I know I'll make this again but would probably use soy milk instead of water (or even regular milk since we are not vegan) but I must say the subtle coconut vanilla and cinnamon flavors work very well! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2009
Very delicious and it's a convenient recipe to have for the times I'm out of non-dairy milks. I added a little cinnamon schnapps for a kick. I will make this again but when I have non-dairy milk around I will use it instead of water for the extra vitamins. Thanks! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
It smelled fantastic but the taste was just okay. I may try again and play with the ingredient amounts - less cinnamon and sugar and more coconut milk next time. It has potential. Read More
(5)
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