A warm, made-from-scratch treat! Cocoa leads to a bittersweet chocolate taste and the coconut milk adds a hint of richness.

Recipe Summary

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

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Stir coconut milk beverage, cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a saucepan over medium heat until cocoa and sugar are completely dissolved and mixture is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour hot cocoa into a mug.

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Cook's Notes:

You can use any variety of milk (soy, rice, coconut, dairy).

If you are using an unsweetened milk base, add additional sugar to taste.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 49g; fat 9.5g; sodium 12.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2015
This is one of those forehead slapping recipes that you go "why haven't I been doing this forever?". I never thought I could get a rich and creamy hot chocolate using alternatives to dairy milk. I have tried this three times now and thought it was nice but indeed the recipe calls for too much cocoa. I don't have the vanilla flavoured coconut drink asked for in the recipe so I used coconut milk and extra vanilla with only one Tbsp of cocoa and this seemed to be the tastiest solution. With two tablespoons of cocoa it was thick and rich but overpowered by the cocoa. In one trial I used vanilla flavoured almond milk (which it states in the notes about using alternatives which turns it into almond hot cocoa but who cares) and put 1.5 Tbsp of cocoa and this was still too much in my opinion. It is nice to have an alternative to dairy milk for hot cocoa so thank you spice and everything nice for the idea and recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2015
The coconut milk I had on hand was plain and not vanilla flavored but worked well. If expecting a coconut flavor to your cocoa research your coconut milks first. The brand I had on hand has no coconut taste at all(So Delicious Dairy Free brand) which is great for coconut haters. For me I was disappointed - but no fault of the recipe. As is I thought two tablespoons was too much cocoa. I usually use one tablespoon cocoa per cup of milk. If you like the deeper flavor then two tablespoons may work well for you. Sometimes too much cocoa can take on a bitter taste. Adding more milk helped tone down the overpowered cocoa taste and I ended up with a tasty warm drink on a chilly winter day. Great alternative for the dairy intolerant. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2015
The coconut milk I had on hand was plain and not vanilla flavored but worked well. If expecting a coconut flavor to your cocoa research your coconut milks first. The brand I had on hand has no coconut taste at all(So Delicious Dairy Free brand) which is great for coconut haters. For me I was disappointed - but no fault of the recipe. As is I thought two tablespoons was too much cocoa. I usually use one tablespoon cocoa per cup of milk. If you like the deeper flavor then two tablespoons may work well for you. Sometimes too much cocoa can take on a bitter taste. Adding more milk helped tone down the overpowered cocoa taste and I ended up with a tasty warm drink on a chilly winter day. Great alternative for the dairy intolerant. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2015
This is one of those forehead slapping recipes that you go "why haven't I been doing this forever?". I never thought I could get a rich and creamy hot chocolate using alternatives to dairy milk. I have tried this three times now and thought it was nice but indeed the recipe calls for too much cocoa. I don't have the vanilla flavoured coconut drink asked for in the recipe so I used coconut milk and extra vanilla with only one Tbsp of cocoa and this seemed to be the tastiest solution. With two tablespoons of cocoa it was thick and rich but overpowered by the cocoa. In one trial I used vanilla flavoured almond milk (which it states in the notes about using alternatives which turns it into almond hot cocoa but who cares) and put 1.5 Tbsp of cocoa and this was still too much in my opinion. It is nice to have an alternative to dairy milk for hot cocoa so thank you spice and everything nice for the idea and recipe. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2015
I used almond milk and did not use the sugar. Per another reviewer i cut the cocoa back also glad i did as it was to me enough of a chocolate taste.A very pleasant drink on a cold day. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2018
The cocoa was good. It wasn't bad at all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2017
I used the canned coconut milk (low fat version) that you find in the Asian cooking section of the grocery store. My husband said it was like drinking a Mounds bar!:) It was thick creamy and delicious. Having a child who can't have dairy it's a challenge to make certain treats. This is one the whole family could enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2018
Better than i expected. Really yummy. I was too lazy to use a saucepan so i improvised with a Tupperware bowl and the microwave. And i used whole milk Read More
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