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Hot Chocolate With Coconut Milk

A Lovin' Cup of Hot Cocoa-Nut

I pretty much adore anything coconut, so when a lactose-intolerant friend introduced me to her version of hot cocoa, made with powdered coconut milk, I became obsessed.

Believe it or not, I'm usually lukewarm on hot chocolate, but I've fallen in love with this "cocoa-nut" recipe. The basic makeup comes from Alton Brown, just swapping powdered coconut milk for powdered milk and subtracting the cayenne, since I think it would clash with the coconut.

Even if you only fill your mug a quarter of the way with the mix and just add water instead of hot milk, this cocoa is creamy, rich, and irresistible. Serve up a couple of cups for a Valentine's night in, and even add a nip of liquor if that's your thing.

Here's how to make it.

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Ingredients

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Hot water

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.
  2. Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.

Makes 5 1/2 cups dry mix.

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Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
@limelindsey you can find it at stores that carry asian foods (Thai brands) and many health food stores. Amazon also carries it: http://www.amazon.com/Coconut-Milk-Powder-1-Pound/dp/B000KEVI52/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328633198&sr=8-1
Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 4 years
Oh my goodness. This looks awesome!
limelindsey limelindsey 4 years
Where, exactly, would one procure powdered coconut milk? I'm (mostly) dairy-free and this would be a stomach-saver!
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
Yum!!! Can someone clue a dumbarse in as to how to have this to my favorites? I can't find the button. *bows head in shame*
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 4 years
This sounds totally awesome. I feel like avec_la_fleur would like this.
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 4 years
This sounds totally awesome. I feel like @avec_la_fleur would like this.
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 4 years
This sounds totally awesome! I can't wait to try this out. I feel like jasmine l. h. myers would enjoy this.
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
Thanks to jennifer park for the recipe!
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