Five-Ingredient Coconut Kahlua Hot Chocolate

A hot chocolate with a bit of character. This coconut Kahlúa hot chocolate is a great way to stay warm during the winter!

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Happy new 365 days, everyone! While many of you were busy sipping away your New Year’s Eve champagne, I was busy getting my Indian food on. And while you were getting ready to count down the last seconds of 2014, I was waking up from my curry-induced nap just in time for the countdown. Is that a sign of me getting old?

Coconut Kahlua Hot Chocolate | healthynibblesandbits.com #vegan

As it’s the new year, we need to talk food resolutions. I’ve come up with a few:

  • try a new recipe from a cookbook twice a month (and possibly host a cookbook club?)
  • cook more Middle Eastern food
  • eat out once a week (because I need to try new flavors)
  • find Indian Chinese food
  • get going with bread-making
  • cook with alcohol

Coconut Kahlua Hot Chocolate | healthynibblesandbits.com #vegan

Cooking with alcohol is one of those things that I don’t do enough of. Yes, I know I did just come up with some Kahlúa snack bites recently, but that’s about it! In the new year, I want to experiment with a few more mixed drinks, steep some meats in good ol’ wine, and bake some fantastic rum desserts. Where should I begin?

Coconut Kahlua Hot Chocolate | healthynibblesandbits.com #vegan

I think the first time I feel like I “graduated” during my drinking career was when I added small amounts of liqueur to my coffee. Gone were those days of drinking Keystone Light and shots of very cheap alcohol. Drinking became a tasteful venture, and I didn’t just drink to get drunk. Admit it, we’ve all been through that phase. Adding a dash of Kahlúa to my hot chocolate not only tastes good, but it reminds me how much my taste for adult beverages have evolved.

Cheers to the new year and fulfilling my food resolutions!

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Coconut Kahlua Hot Chocolate

5 minCook Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (not canned coconut milk)
  • 2 TBS Kahlúa
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash of ground cinnamon
  • coconut whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring the coconut milk to boil in a small saucepan. When the milk starts bubbling, stir in the sugar and cocoa powder until the sugar is dissolved and cocoa powder is well mixed.
  2. Remove the milk from heat, and stir in the Kahlúa. Add a dash of cinnamon and stir.
  3. Serve in two cups and top it with whipped cream if you like.
Recipe Type: drinks, dessert, vegan

Notes

1. Adapted from Damn Delicious.

2. Feel free to use any other type of milk if you like.

3. Make sure that you are using coconut milk that comes in a carton. The canned kind of coconut milk is a bit too rich for this.

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82 thoughts on “Five-Ingredient Coconut Kahlua Hot Chocolate

    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks, Michelle! I picked up the mug at my local farmers market! I’m always have my eye out for cheap props when I head over there.

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Haha! Love the 11:30 countdown. I actually heard that Netflix came out with special countdown program for children so that parents could play it well before midnight!

      Reply
  1. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    This looks incredible! I wish I had a mug right now. Is it 5pm yet? Ha! Also, a big YES to your food resolutions. I love that our food resolutions revolve around MORE food and not less. It’s good to be us sometimes! Happy New Year, Friend!

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  2. Julie | This Gal Cooks

    This is totally going to be tried very soon! I try to consume as little lactose containing foods as I can (see: milk!) so I usually don’t drink hot chocolate, unless I want to pop some lactaid pills. LOVING that this is made with coconut milk instead of dairy milk and that it’s spiked with Kahlua, too! Perfect little drink, Lisa!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks, Julie!! I was actually quite shocked how well coconut milk worked in hot chocolate. This would definitely be a great dairy-free option for you. Let me know if you try it!

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  3. Alanna

    I don’t cook much with alcohol myself. I do have some kahlua on hand though 😉 This year, I’m also going to try to actually put my cookbooks to good use more often. The hot chocolate looks amazing! Have a good weekend!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      YES! We are of the same mind having Kahlua on hand!! I’m thinking I need to start a cookbook club or something just so I make sure I use those books on my shelf!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks, Serena! Let me know if you bake a loaf of something good! Would love to gather up more recipes and see what tasty creations you come up with!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks, Sonali! I was actually quite shocked how well the coconut milk worked here!

      I hope I can actually keep all my food resolutions this year!

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  4. Natalie

    I love the idea of 5 ingredient Friday, and this hot chocolate looks amazing. Next time I’m stuck indoors on a wintery NY night, I think I could gladly curl up with a mug of this!

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  5. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I need to cook from my cookbooks too! I have SOOOO many and just love collecting them, but never actually make anything :/ I always feel like I’m wasting my time by making someone else’s recipe when I can be creating my own! That’s why I usually just use them as inspiration and a springboard!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      I know how you feel, Rebecca! I just go a few more this Christmas, so I need to be extra diligent about cooking out of them. I generally like adapting recipes or gathering inspiration from my cookbooks, too. But if it’s something crazy that I’ve never made before, I try to cook straight from the recipe first.

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  6. Min

    Love all your resolutions! I just got a collection of Indian spices from my husband’s coworker and can’t wait to cook with them! I like to add bailey’s Irish cream to my coffee but Kahlua sounds equally delicious 😉 Happy New Year, Lisa!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Lucky you getting all those spices!! What a coincidence too – I gave some spice blends as Christmas gifts to my family! Happy New Year to you too, Min!!

      P.S. Bailey’s is awesome in coffee.

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    1. Lisa Post author

      The coconut milk element was something I stumbled upon by accident when I ran out of regular milk. It definitely adds nice flavor to the drink!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks, Genevieve! And of course, happy new year to you, too!! Hopefully we can both keep up on our resolutions this year!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Yum…this would definitely go well with some Baileys. And definitely, over ice for you!

      P.S. I’ve finally figured out how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius in my head! I think you would be proud.

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  7. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Lisa!! love this hot chocolate!!! and I love your new year’s FOOD resolutions!! I also want to cook a new recipe from a cookbook at least twice a month and love the idea of a cookbook club!!! I also want to branch out and experiment with different cuisines!!! Here’s to an adventurous 2015 for us both!

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  8. Lynne Miller

    This looks sooooo good! I love Kahlua too! Stopped by from the Saturday Sharefest – now I’m off to see if Kahlua is gluten free. It’s cold and rainy here in Ohio and this looks perfect for cuddling tonight! Cooking with alcohol is fun!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Lynne! Let me know if you find out whether Kahlua is gluten free!

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  9. Patty Gale

    Mmmm… this sounds absolutely delightful! I love chocolate, Kahlua and coconut, so I will definitely add this to my list of new things and flavor combinations to try in 2015. Happy New Year and thank you for sharing! (Stopping by from SITS Saturday sharefest).

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  10. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    This is definitely a hot chocolate recipe I will be making. LOVE my Kahlua – I have 3 bottles to choose from though, cinnamon flavoured kahlua, gingerbread flavoured kahlua and regular Kahlua.. can’t decide which to use!

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  12. Maggie

    A cookbook club sounds absolutely fun! Count me in! What is Indian Chinese food? Never had that before but I’d like to try out!
    The hot chocolate looks great and I LOVE the pictures! Pinned and pinned! 🙂

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    1. Lisa Post author

      We reallly should do a cookbook club! I’m always curious about what cookbooks there are in China!

      There are some restaurants here that serve a fusion Indian-Chinese cuisine. I’ve heard that a lot of curry is involved. Of course, no surprise there. I’ll let you know when I try it!

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  17. Krystal

    Lisa I just found this recipe today, the hottest day of the year so far! But guess what I don’t care I’m going out to buy a bottle of Kahlua to make this stat!! Looks heavenly!!

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    1. Lisa Post author

      Hi Sandy. The ingredient should be listed in the recipe card (just above the comments section). Are you having trouble viewing the recipe card?

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