Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate makes all your hot chocolate dreams come true! Creamy coconut milk is swirled together with bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate and almond extract until hot and steamy. Ladle the coconut hot chocolate into a chocolate and toasted coconut rimmed mug, top with large dollops of whipped cream and then sprinkle on even more toasted coconut. Simply irresistible!
This truly is an epic mug of hot chocolate. First, let’s talk about the hot chocolate base. Coconut milk is a perfect, creamy base for this cocoa. You won’t even miss the dairy! It also adds a fun coconut flavor that makes it even better. With this recipe, I used both bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate to make a balanced chocolate flavor. You don’t want this cocoa to be too sweet – you’ve got a full mug to drink! A little splash of almond extract helps the “toasted” flavor come through a little bit more. Just ladle it straight into my mouth, please.
Secondly, the chocolate and toasted coconut rimmed mugs are 100% necessary. They are what really set this hot chocolate apart! If you are using regular mugs or styrofoam cups to serve this cocoa, decorating the rims will work either way! Melt some chocolate in a bowl, flip your mug upside down, plunge the rim straigt into the melted chocolate and swivel back and forth. Quickly flip it right side up and sprinkle some toasted coconut on top of the melted chocolate. Pure heaven.
Finally, is it really hot chocolate without a giant helping of whipped cream? I think not. Go crazy with it – the messier the better in my books! There’s just someting so fun and fulfilling about taking a drink of this hot chocolate and coming out with chocolate-lined lips and a whipped cream mustache. You won’t be able to stop yourself going back for more! I had my cousins over helping me make and photograph this recipe and there was about 5 minutes of silence and slurping as we all dug into our mugs of hot chocolate. You just gotta try it!
Besides all the reasons listed above, this Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate is so great because it only requires a handful of ingredients, can feed a crowd (or reheats perfectly as leftovers!) and is sure to bring a smile to your face. How fun would it be to serve this up at a party? Each guest could ladle their own hot chocolate and decorate their mugs. I’ll be right over!
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