Luxury Coconut Hot Chocolate

My friend Michelle loves a coconut milk latte.  And it was her love for that delicious, keto friendly milk that inspired this recipe.

I’m a firm believer that some drinks just taste better with non-dairy milk – that far from being an substitute, some dairy alternatives should be the basis of the recipe.  Chai lattes taste better with almond milk for example and oat milk makes for a really filling smoothie.  Coconut milk in all it’s creamy, silky glory is showcased in this luxurious hot chocolate.  This hot chocolate is so good in fact that I could probably open a shop selling just cups of this!

I’ve tried to use volume measurements here as it’s easier than getting your weighing scales out.

You will need (for 2 mugs)

2 tins (about 3 cups) coconut milk. You can use cartons but the milk is watered down somewhat

1/3 cup (60g) milk chocolate chips or vegan alternative

1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

Coconut whipped cream to serve


Rosemary or mint leaves


  • In a large pan, combine the coconut milk, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, syrup, vanilla and a little salt.
  • Cook over medium heat until the milk is very hot, but don’t allow it to boil
  • Stir the mixture constantly to prevent sticking and burning
  • Once the hot chocolate is steaming hot pour into mugs

  • Add a dollop of whipped coconut cream, a couple of pomegranate ‘jewels’ and a sprig of rosemary or mint

  • Dust with cinnamon or nutmeg if the fancy takes you

Served with or without marshmallows, this is quite a treat on a Wintery day.

Love Rachel ❤


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