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Hot Chocolate in Coconut Milk

This hot chocolate in coconut milk is creamy and delicious. The perfect drink for breakfast or afternoon snack.

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What’s not to love? For me this is heaven in a cup. Hot chocolate made in coconut milk or Chocolate in Coconut Milk It is a traditional Colombian recipe and this delicious drink is perfect this time of year!

In Colombia we have different hot chocolate variations and we love to drink it for breakfast and afternoon snack. Santafereño Chocolate, Chocolate in Water and Chocolate with Arequipe are some delicious hot chocolate recipes.

This recipe is one of my favorite ways to make hot chocolate. It’s rich, creamy and the coconut flavor is wonderful.

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Ingredients to Make Coconut Hot Chocolate

You’ll find the printable recipe card with exact amounts and directions below.

coconut milk: I recommend using a good quality canned coconut milk.

Milk: I like to use whole milk for a rich drink.

Chocolate: Sweet or semi sweet chocolate, use your favorite brand and a good quality.

Coconut Extract: For extra coconut flavor.

Sugar: Add sugar to your taste, if you like sweet hot chocolate like I do.

Shredded Coconut: Garnish before serving.

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What to Serve with Hot Chocolate

Some of my favorite breads to serve with this coconut hot chocolate for snack are buñuelos, pandebono, almojábanas and pan blandito.

If you are serving this drink for breakfast try my cheese arepas, huevos pericos or arepa de huevo recipes.

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Hot Chocolate in Coconut Milk Recipe

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 5 mins

cook time 5 mins

total time 10 mins

course drinks

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

calories 620 kcal


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 cups milk
  • 7oz sweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • Sugar to taste


  • Heat the milk in a saucepan on medium heat to just below the simmering point, add the coconut milk & chocolate. When the chocolate is melted, add the sugar and coconut extract.

  • Whisk vigorously or transfer to a blender. Reheat gently and serve immediately.


calories: 620kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: elevengfat: 49gSaturated Fat: 36gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: twenty-onemgsodium: 98mgpotassium: 769mgFiber: 4gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 321UIVitamin C: 1mgcalcium: 258mgIron: 7mg

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About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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