Creamy Coconut Hot Cocoa


Yesterday while reading some of my favorite blogs I came across  a delightful recipe for a hot chocolate from Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet. As soon as I read the recipe I knew that is would taste delicious with my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t have all the ingredients that Kimi used so I had to modify it a lot. I made this while the rain was pouring down and my girls were contentedly making friendship bracelets in our dining hall. A perfect day for a hot drink!

Creamy Coconut Hot Cocoa

1 Can Whole Fat Coconut Milk
3 Cups Water
3 TBS Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Honey
1 tsp Vanilla

Bring the coconut milk and water to a low boil. Add the honey and slowly whisk in until it dissolves. Whisk in the cocoa powder one teaspoon at a time. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. If you’re in the mood for mint add a few drops of peppermint oil. Best enjoyed on a rainy day in front of a warm fire with a good book!


This post is part of Tasty Tuesday, Whole Foods for the Holidays,  Decidedly Healthy or Horribly Decadent Saturday Party

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. This looks so rich!! Wonderful hit when the chocolate urge strikes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Coconut milk in hot chocolate?!?! Genius, I love it! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  3. Laura, it is so good, you won’t regret trying it. It is also good made with raw milk instead of the water and coconut milk but I like the coconut milk much better. I’m the the one that bought your baskets buy the way! 🙂

  4. Oh, I bet my children would love this hot chocolate recipe (who wouldn’t??). I’ve bookmarked it to give it a try next time. Got to go get some coconut milk…

    Thanks for sharing with Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday!

    Dr. Laura

  5. I didn’t have any mint extract on hand quite sad actually.

  6. “if you’re in the mood for mint”…when is katie mae ever NOT in the mood for mint? 🙂


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