This hot chocolate in coconut milk is creamy and delicious. The perfect drink for breakfast or afternoon snack.
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!
In Colombia we have different hot chocolate variations and we love to drink it for breakfast and afternoon snack. Chocolate Santafereño, Chocolate en Agua and Chocolate con 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.
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.
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.
Hot Chocolate in Coconut Milk Recipe
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 3 cups milk
- 7 oz 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.
oh man...heaven in a cup. I'm going to try this on the weekend.
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.
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
Hot cocoa in coconut milk sounds amazing! I need to try it right away - luckily I've got the ingredients!
I cannot wait to try this 🙂
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!
Thank you guys!!!
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
I love this hot cocoa recipe! YUMMMM!
Gera @ SweetsFoods
Erica I like the introduction about you in the front!
This dessert is utterly for me, coconut and chocolate just amazing 🙂
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.
oh wow choc and coconut nice mix, love the new site you look so cute
Oh that hot chocolate looks like the perfect drink!
That looks soo delicious! I'm bookmarking this recipe!
OMG Erica...that's OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD : ) ... i can't believe this is the first time I am hearing of such an amazing take on hot chocolate...
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 🙂
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.
Indeed: this is haeven, I agree!
MMMMMMMMMMM,...I am going to make this right now! Thanks !
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!
Now, this is what I call heaven. Yummy!
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 🙂
Thank you, Danielle!
My husband is reading the recipe over my shoulder and I'll repeat his words, "that sounds decadent. That sounds good" My thoughts exactly!
And coconut milk is so good for you... and you add a little (dark) chocolate. Hmmmm. Thanks. I'LL DO IT!
Thank you all for visiting!
OMG, this is HEAVEN! It's bookmarked already, just have to get coconut milk now...
I can't find coconut extract here. Is there anything I could replace it with? Shredded coconut maybe?
Ap269- You can try that!
Just made this amazing hot chocolate to go with my pan de bonos. I'm so glad I found your site! 😀
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.
Thank you for showing this delicious receipts, it is a reminding of home.
Que gran idea, Erica!!!! Gracias!!!
the very idea of this makes me a happy person! i'm comforted just thinking about it, much less drinking it. 🙂
looks great my sis in law makes it this way
Having a hard time pinning any of your recipes on Pinterest. Is this just me or is there another issue?
Yes, it was a problem, but everything is working now! 🙂
Is there a way to modify this for lactose intolerance?