Unlike my drinking chocolate recipe, which is made with melted unsweetened chocolate, this is a hot chocolate with cocoa powder. I always have cans of coconut milk and cocoa powder in the pantry, so I can whip up this hot cocoa any time.
The coconut milk makes it extra creamy and decadent. I use BPA-free canned coconut milk with no guar gum or other additives — just coconut and water. It can be pretty thick straight out of the can. So to make the hot chocolate, I dilute the coconut milk with just enough water to get it to the consistency of whole milk.
This is a really easy hot cocoa recipe to adapt to your own taste. I like it not too sweet, and with just a hint of peppermint. You can always add more honey, or more peppermint, if you like. However you make it, it’s sure to warm you up on a cold winter’s day.
- Combine coconut milk, water, cacao, honey, and peppermint in a small sauce pan.
- Whisk over low heat until hot and completely smooth.