Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate


Creamy and luscious hot chocolate made with coconut milk then topped with marshmallow whipped cream and toasted coconut is my new favorite hot beverage this winter.

Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”

Here it is, one last recipe before Christmas arrives, and I’ve saved the best for last. You know that moment where something tastes ten times better than you imagined, and it tastes so good that you made it again to share with everyone? That is how this Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate recipe made me feel once I took a sip. I can’t get over how thick and creamy this hot chocolate is, not to mention the harmony of chocolate and coconut milk together. I’m never drinking regular hot chocolate again (or so I tell myself). And being the last Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday Supper team is sharing favorite recipes inspired by Christmas music or movies. Mine is inspired by Let It Snow because what else do you do during a snowstorm but sit inside and drink hot chocolate?

Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

South central PA finally got a bunch of snow dumped last weekend, roughly four inches. Fortunately, I have a neighbor who plows the driveway, but I still had to shovel all that snow off of the sidewalk and dig out my car. My parents and brother were visiting, but Dad has a sore arm and pretty much not allowed to do anything with it. He was still determined to help me, so I had to shovel the sidewalk before he started doing it himself. Let me tell you – four inches of snow is heavy after about five minutes, and I have one of those fancy ergonomical shovels too.

Sequence Board Game

Usually when my family visits for the weekend, we play a board game that Saturday night. This weekend was Sequence, so while we were playing, I quickly whipped up a batch of this coconut hot chocolate to serve.

Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

There is both whole milk and coconut milk in this recipe since coconut milk is very thick on its own. Next time I want to try it with almond milk. Can you imagine sipping on Almond Joy in your cup? And of course you could use regular marshmallows for the top, but I wanted to be fancy and make marshmallow whipped cream with toasted coconut sprinkled on top. Tis the season.

Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas on Wednesday and safe travels to all! I’ll be driving to my parents tomorrow for the holiday.

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Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

It is important to use high quality cocoa powder and chocolate for this recipe. Your hot chocolate only tastes as good as your ingredients!

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Hot Chocolate
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Marshmallow Whipped Cream
1/4 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup marshmallow fluff
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup toasted coconut*


    For the hot chocolate:
  1. In a large saucepan, whisk together the milk and coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the cocoa, brown sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt. Continue cooking until the chocolate chips and sugar melt and the mixture is thick and smooth, roughly 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into two mugs.
  2. For the whipped cream
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream, fluff, and vanilla until stiff peaks form (when you pull the beaters straight up, peaks form without falling over). Pipe on top of hot chocolate. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top.


*To toast coconut, preheat oven to 350F. Place coconut on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until golden brown, checking on it every 5 minutes and stirring the flakes around to ensure even browning. Cool before using. Toasted coconut can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to one week.

Source: Adapted from Food Network
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  1. Oh my Carla, everything about this is perfection – the recipe, the photos, and the song that inspired your recipe. I hope you have the most merriest of holidays and my best wishes to you for next year.

  2. I am with you on the Almond milk version. That sounds amazing as well! Merry Christmas!

  3. We both made hot chocolate today but I am LOVING your recipe! Yes, I would love an almond joy tasting drink! This is such a creative drink! I have to try your version next time!!

  4. I want a sip!!! This looks amazing, Carla. I love the combo of chocolate and coconut. We play board games during the holidays, too. Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend.

  5. You know I’d be all over this if I liked coconut. You hot chocolate definitely meets my requirements for perfect hot chocolate though! Thick, chocolatey and so rich it’s like a meal!

  6. Your hot chocolate looks so inviting! Merry Christmas, Carla!

  7. We finally got snow today and the girls came home and immediately demanded hot cocoa. I wish I had the ingredients for this recipe, they would have loved this so much better than the powdered kind!

  8. What a great flavour combination. I’m smelling fireplaces today as I sit in my sunny warm livingroom. It’s 60 degrees but I can pretend!

  9. All of you sharing hot chocolate recipes is really making me crave a little winter weather!

  10. My mouth loves you but my waist secretly hates you! Nothings better than a btig cup of homemade hot cocoa!

  11. You have an amazing blog! I love everything about it… your photos, the design, the coconut on the hot chocolate….be still me heart!!!

  12. What’s not to love about this hot chocolate???? Your marshmallow whipped cream sounds incredible!

  13. Absolutely beautiful photos and recipe! Merry Christmas Carla! So glad you are such a big part of our #SundaySupper Family!

  14. This looks too good! Love the simplicity of the photos with the white background too!

  15. Ingenious invention, Carla! I definitely want to try out the marshmallow whipped cream. And the coconut cocoa, of course =)

  16. I love that you used coconut milk in this! It looks crazy rich and delicious.

  17. What a great twist on hot chocolate. Love the almond milk twist too! Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays Carla!

  18. The marshmallow topping sounds wonderful and I have to try making hot chocolate with coconut milk, it must be so thick and lucious! Thanks for sharing :)

  19. Kelly Love says:

    This sounds DELISH and I don’t usually like hot chocolate. Do you make it with the coconut milk that’s near the regular milk? Or the stuff in the can that you use in cooking? Thanks!

  20. Yessssss…I love Sequence! I don’t know many other people who know of it, but it’s such a good game :) And I’m a sucker for all things coconut, so if I could combine this hot chocolate with Sequence, it would be pretty much the greatest day EVER.

  21. This look mouthwatering!! I wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup! You can see it here… :)


  22. you make THE BEST hot chocolate!!!

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