Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate

Cozy up with a mug of my Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate, a delightful twist on classic chocolate milk! Crafted with coconut milk and cocoa powder, this indulgent beverage promises a unique yet delicious flavor experience. With its velvety texture and enticing aroma, it’s the perfect treat for warming you up from the inside out!

Creamy coconut hot chocolate topped with whip cream served in a glass, side view.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re craving a warm and comforting beverage with a unique twist, my Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate is the perfect treat for you! Inspired by my Coconut Coffee Smoothie drink, I crafted this recipe right in my own kitchen to infuse the rich flavors of coconut into a classic hot chocolate!

Made simply by warming all the ingredients on the stovetop, this delightful drink tastes like a cozy hug with every sip. It’s ideal for anyone seeking a simple yet indulgent hot chocolate recipe that can be made at home, offering a delightful fusion of chocolatey goodness and tropical coconut flavors. So, grab your ingredients and let’s indulge in this creamy coconut delight together!



  • Coconut Milk – full-fat coconut milk, unsweetened and with no added flavors. Can also use dairy milk or almond milk if preferred
  • Cocoa Powder – unsweetened Cocoa Powder.
  • Sweetener –  use your preferred sweetener.
  • Coconut Cream – 100% non-blended full-fat coconut cream. Usually comes in a can.
  • Cinnamon – ground 100% cinnamon.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.

Ingredients to make coconut hot chocolate prepared on the counter top.


Step 1 Simply add in coconut milk, cocoa powder, sweetener, coconut cream (heavy cream also works if preferred), cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt into a saucepan and whisk. Warm on medium-low heat to preferred temperature, top with whipped cream, and serve. Stir to combine if desired.

Coconut chocolate hot chocolate in a pot.

🔥 Heating Pro Tip

Avoid Over Boiling the drink to preserve the texture and flavor of the coconut milk.

☕ Garnishing Pro Tip

For an added burst of flavor and indulgence, consider garnishing your hot chocolate with Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips.

Pairing Recommendations

To complement this delightful coconut-infused hot chocolate, consider pairing it with sweet treats inspired by coconut flavor, such as my Coconut White Chocolate Clusters.

Creamy coconut hot chocolate being served into a cup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of coconut milk for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of coconut milk, whether it's canned or carton coconut milk. Just make sure it's unsweetened for the best results.

How do I prevent the coconut milk from curdling?

To prevent curdling, avoid boiling the coconut milk. Keep the heat low and simmer gently.

Can I make this hot chocolate on the stovetop and then transfer it to a slow cooker to keep warm?

Absolutely! Once your hot chocolate is ready on the stovetop, you can transfer it to a slow cooker set on the keep warm setting to maintain the perfect temperature for serving.

Storage Tips

While this hot chocolate is best enjoyed fresh, if you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge overnight. To reheat, simply warm it up in the microwave or reboil it on the stovetop.

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Creamy coconut hot chocolate topped with whip cream served in a glass, side view.

Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate

Indulge in the creamy delight of Coconut-Infused Hot Chocolate! Crafted with coconut flavors, this easy-to-make recipe offers a delightful twist on the classic cocoa. Perfect for cozy nights or gatherings, it's a warm hug in a mug. Try it today!
4.86 from 7 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: coconut milk hot chocolate
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 97kcal


  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for creamy coconut chocolate hot chocolate on the countertop.
  • Using a stove top pot, add coconut milk, cocoa powder, sweetener, coconut cream, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix well and heat to preferred drinking temperature on medium-low heat. Note - do not let it boil.
    Coconut chocolate hot chocolate in a pot.
  • Transfer to a heat resistant cup and enjoy warm.
    Coconut chocolate hot chocolate served in a cup.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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