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Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Creamy, thick coconut milk hot chocolate. A better for you version made with real ingredients from scratch – perfect to cozy up with when the weather turns chilly!

Course Dessert, Drinks, Hot Chocolate
Keyword coconut milk hot chocolate
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 317 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 - 15 oz can lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (about 2 oz dark chocolate)
  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Small pinch of salt, to taste
  • For topping:
  • Homemade whipped cream, coconut milk whipped cream and/or marshmallows


  1. Add coconut milk and almond milk to a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Whisk in chocolate chips, cacao powder and vanilla; mixing until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. I recommend starting with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, tasting, then adding more in if you feel it’s necessary. Lastly add in a tiny pinch of salt. Taste and adjust flavor as necessary.
  2. Top with homemade whipped cream, coconut milk whipped cream (vegan version) or marshmallows. Whatever your heart desires!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include any toppings such as whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 219
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.3g37%
Carbohydrates 30.9g10%
Fiber 3.9g16%
Sugar 16.4g18%
Protein 3.2g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.