Easy Delicious Dairy Free Hot Chocolate




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This is dairy free hot chocolate, and it still tastes great. That's right folks, this is all COCONUT (except for the cocoa powder). This recipe is meant to be altered to your own satisfaction, or you can strictly follow each and every step. It's as easy as a store bought pie.

Now I've had several people comment and say this isn't healthy and that it tastes gross. First of all, each to his own taste; I thought it tasted great, maybe not like the real stuff, but it still was delicious, so I thought most people would like it as well. And why do I say it is HEALTHY? Because there is no real sugar and no real dairy milk. If you're a diabetic or dairy free for whatever reason, it's hard to really eat anything, and since this recipe uses coconut sugar and coconut milk, which are very low-glycemic foods, it is a very healthy treat.

If you must, you can substitute the coconut milk and coconut sugar for the dairy milk and cane sugar. It might taste better, but it's not as healthy. Again, each to his own preferences.

To thicken the recipe, just add more canned coconut milk and if you want to thin it out, put in some water or more refrigerated coconut milk. (Who wants THIN hot chocolate though?)


pinch of salt

2/3 cup refrigerated coconut milk

2/3 cup canned coconut milk

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

1/4 cocoa powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Water (for thinning, if you must)




Christmas mug

Candy cane and/or marshmallow (optional. No, it's required).


Step 1: Get a Pan on the Stove to Heat and Add Dry Ingredients.

Put in a pinch of salt, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and 3 tbls of coconut sugar.

Step 2: Mix in the Wet Ingredients With Whisk

Whisk in 2/3 cup of canned coconut milk and 2/3 cup of refrigerated coconut milk. (You'll need that can opener for this step.)

Step 3: Put the Stuff in Your Cup! Then Top With Marshmallow and Mix With Candy Cane. You're Good.

See? Wasn't that easy? I'm sure you'll want to make it again. It's a hit everyone will enjoy. I hope you liked this instructable and will want to try making it yourself.

Thanks to Mom and Abigail for helping to make this so I could take the pictures. :D



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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago

    I don't see the need for the coconut sugar unless it's just for flavor, then go for it! I'm not a great liquid coconut fan. I just use Silk Cashew milk for my hot cocoa mix and regular old white table sugar. Great mouth-feel, rich cocoa flavor and no milk-related issues. Good 'ible, though!

    4 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    We tried this and it is the most healthy delicious hot chocolate ever! Thanks for sharing Susannah.


    3 years ago

    And for those of us who can't have regular milk, this is definitely a winner! Thanks for the recipe!! :-)

    3 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    Coconut milk looks to have 150-200 calories per 100ml due to its c.20% fat content , whole milk (6% fat) is only 62 calories.
    I'm not sure how many people you're serving it to, but the recipe is 700ish calories...without the garnish.

    The Smmetzler

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback!!! :D :D