Hot Chocolate in Coconut Milk (Chocolate en Leche de Coco)

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Hot Chocolate with Coconut Milk-My Colombian Recipes

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

My Colombian Recipes-Hot Chocolate

Colombian Style Hot Chocolate



(4 servings)

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

Comida Colombiana


  1. 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.
  2. Whisk vigorously or transfer to a blender. Reheat gently and serve immediately.
  3. Coconut Hot Chocolate

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  1. says

    Oh Erica! This looks delicious. This would be perfect for a cold day.

    P.S. I will be reaching out to you soon about preparing a Colombian entree for our cooking club. Don’t be surprised if other members of our cooking club reach out to you too.

  2. says

    WOW! What a fantastic idea, Erica! I love coconut milk but never in a million years would it have occurred to me to use it for hot chocolate. I gotta try this! Oh wait, I have to buy some hot chocolate powder first!

  3. says

    This is a wonderful drink for these cold days, sounds so warming. I do love the ingredients you used here. I’ve never used coconut milk in such a drink. I must absolutely give it a try, but first I must look for coconut at bazaar.

  4. says

    How do you do this Erica..just how? I need to sit and learn. I agree with Palidor…it would have NEVER occurred to me to use coconut milk with chocolate! Just awesome. I will try this tonight and let you know first thing in the morning :)

  5. says

    Ooohh! I tried doing something simmilar for someone who doesn’t like milk. I thought it was too thick – I’ll have to try blending it like you do – yours sounds great.

  6. says

    Oh man…what a great combo. I’m going to have to make this for my girls when it starts to cool off (hopefully soon).

    Btw…I have a little surprise for you…pop on over and get it :)

  7. Irene says

    I am just thrilled to have stumbled upon you blog via pinterest. My youngest is adopted from Colombia and especially during the holidays he really craves that Connection to his birth country that Food can be a great example of. Living in Norway I have had a hard time finding recipies and ingreditens, but With the wonderful Collection on you blog, I am sure I will find many different options for us to include in Our holiday celebrations and in Our everyday life. This will mean so much :)
    Thanks, and I will be trying the cocoa this week.


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