I created this drink from the memories of a trip to Hawaii, where I met my (now) husband. Surprisingly, it does get chilly in Hawaii, especially at night and in cold, rainy regions. This is a different take on the usual cold and frozen Hawaiian libations.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk half-and-half, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium-high heat until cocoa and sugar dissolve. Remove from heat when mixture begins to steam, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Whisk vanilla extract, coconut extract, and salt into cocoa mixture. Pour into glasses and top each with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Cook's Notes:

Can substitute coconut emulsion for coconut extract. Coconut emulsion pairs well with cocoa better than coconut extracts that I have tried. Likely due to less alcohol in the emulsion. The emulsion I use has a strong flavor, and recipes may need to be adjusted based on flavor and your preference.

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut rum to each mug before serving to make an adult version of this hot chocolate.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 9.9g 20% DV; carbohydrates 45.3g 15% DV; fat 26.5g 41% DV; cholesterol 77.7mg 26% DV; sodium 365mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2014
This is tasty but wickedly rich and sweet as well. For my taste I will probably replace some of the half-and-half a bit with the milk as well as reducing the sugar a little. There is a bit of an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. The coconut extract is a quite nice addition to this drink and sets it apart from other hot chocolates. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2017
As it is this isn't my favorite hot chocolate recipe. I like it better with these changes: 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp coconut extract 1/4 tsp salt and a tablespoon or two less sugar than is called for. I didn't add whipped cream. If I had I might have used slightly more cocoa powder. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2014
This is tasty but wickedly rich and sweet as well. For my taste I will probably replace some of the half-and-half a bit with the milk as well as reducing the sugar a little. There is a bit of an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger on. The coconut extract is a quite nice addition to this drink and sets it apart from other hot chocolates. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2017
As it is this isn't my favorite hot chocolate recipe. I like it better with these changes: 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp coconut extract 1/4 tsp salt and a tablespoon or two less sugar than is called for. I didn't add whipped cream. If I had I might have used slightly more cocoa powder. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
I didn't happen to have the coconut extract but this is a fantastic hot chocolate recipe! It's easy and comes out very rich and creamy. I've made it several times with different ratios of milk half and half and heavy cream and it's a hit every time. Read More
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