Hot Coconut Cocoa

Just in time for a Monday pick-me-up, here is a Hot Coconut Cocoa recipe from Kelli of the blog "I Had a Delicious Time". This is perfect for anyone wanting a warm, delicious, non-dairy treat. Plus, the coconut adds such a fun surprise to hot chocolate, it's sure to be a hit! See the full spread on page 68 of the winter issue.

Creamy coconut milk gives this hot cocoa a luxurious texture. Not too sweet with lovely hint of coconut that pairs so well with chocolate. Since this warm frothy drink doesn't scream coconut, all of your guests will love it especially those who need a dairy-free alternative.

1 15 oz can of coconut milk
4 ounces bitter sweet chocolate
4 ounces milk chocolate
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/3 cup boiling water
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whisk cocoa into 1/3 cup boiling water. In a saucepan combine coconut milk and pinch of salt.  Simmer. Add the cocoa mixture and chocolate chips. Whisk to combine until chocolate melts. Stir in vanilla. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Recipe and Photos courtesy of Kelli Abrahamian of "I Had a Delicious Time"