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Coconut Hot Chocolate

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Credit: Christie Connelly

This hot choccie is dairy-free and deliciously warming on a cold day. Teach your older kids how to make this and serve to you in bed! Younger kids can have fun with the decorating at the end.

Serves: 4



  • 1L coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder or raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra to garnish
  • Whipped coconut cream, mini choc chips & marshmallows, to garnish
  1. Pour coconut milk into saucepan and whisk over medium heat. When hot, pour out ¼ cup of milk into bowl and add cocoa powder. Stir until smooth paste forms, then pour back into saucepan.
  2. Add maple syrup and cinnamon and whisk until combined.
  3. Pour into serving glasses and garnish with whipped coconut cream, mini choc chips, marshmallows and pinch of cinnamon.


Christie Connelly

Christie publishes the popular Australian food blog Fig & Cherry featuring healthy, family-friendly meals and sweet treats with mouth-watering photography to match. Christie draws recipe inspiration from her Hungarian and Lebanese heritages, her travel adventures and, of course, the amazing fertile soil of the Northern Rivers with its abundance of local organic fruits, vegetables, delicious native produce and healthy free-range-reared animals. Her passion is educating parents, grandparents and carers how to shop for, prepare and cook healthy, nutritious food and to encourage children to enjoy it as well.