Baby it’s cold outside! It’s freezing here and one of my favourite things to do is drink hot chocolate and cuddle up on the couch like the ajebutter that I am. Raise your hands if you are a hot chocolate lover. That chocolatey liquid is one of my guilty pleasures. But it has given me a situation with my blouses. As in I look pregnant when I’m not. So I had to find a way to enjoy hot chocolate without all the sugar and calories. That led to the birth of this coconut hot chocolate recipe, which is healthy and absolutely creamy and delicious. So creamy that you will think it is decadent but it isn’t!

For this recipe, I am collaborating with one of my newest friends, Hadiza of That means there’s another hot chocolate recipe on her blog which you should totally check out.

healthy hot chocolate

When I say coconut is epic, it’s because of things like this. This drink is so rich in taste – think about that coconut-chocolate melange. If you have never had coconut and chocolate in one bite, I kind of feel sorry for you. That combo is the truth!

In this hot chocolate, the coconut milk is very thick and creamy that you actually feel like you are drinking hot chocolate with heavy cream, full fat milk, and condensed milk. But in fact, you are treating yourself to a good healthy cup of minimal ingredients and many nutrients. What’s not to love?

coconut hot chocolate healthy recipe

It begins with four awesome ingredients. Coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract.

healthy hot chocolate ingredients

Apart from honey, you could also sweeten with raw sugar, coconut sugar or real maple syrup.

Making the hot chocolate is quite easy. First, put a teaspoon of cocoa powder into your mug.

stage 1

Can we talk about that shot for a minute? I love the action of the cocoa powder. I love photography!

Add in some honey. Oh honey!

stage 2

Next, add two tablespoons of water and heat for thirty seconds in a microwave. Then mix together the cocoa powder, honey, and water until smooth. (A little note: If you don’t have a microwave, check the printable recipe below for directions on how to make the drink on your stove top).

Now add in the coconut milk. I love this thing called coconut milk.

stage 3

And some drops of vanilla extract.

making healthy hot chcolate vanilla

Heat that up for 1-2 minutes then stir and enjoy ya life.

coconut hot chocolate

According to my oldest daughter; “this is the best hot chocolate I ever had.” She enjoyed it more than she enjoys the hot chocolate made with the pre-packaged mix. Win!

Don’t forget to check out Hadiza’s hot chocolate recipe. Click here to read it.

5 from 4 votes
coconut hot chocolate healthy recipe
Coconut Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

Hot chocolate made with coconut milk. Creamy and feels decadent but it isn't!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Precious Nkeih
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey - increase as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make in microwave
  1. Put cocoa powder and honey in a mug. Add in two tablespoons of water and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Mix to ensure that all ingredients are incorporated. 

  2. Add in coconut milk and vanilla and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Stir well and enjoy.

To make in pot
  1. Combine 2 tablespoons of water and hot cocoa in a pot and whisk together until smooth. Add in the honey, vanilla and coconut milk then mix together until well-incorporated. Bring to a simmer then pour into a mug and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Instead of honey, you could sweeten this hot chocolate with raw sugar, coconut sugar or real maple syrup.

I love to see your creations so if you make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram @preciouscore or you could just share a photo on my Facebook page.pre-signature-pro


  1. Waoh. The pic quality makes it so so vivid. I want a cup Nooooooooow.

  2. Wish I could send some to you. Thanks dear.

  3. Hot chocolate has always been my first love, but these days I’ve been taking more of coffee and tea to reduce my sugar intake. I should try this out. Thanks for sharing, you do a great job with recipes. Have you considered catering large scale?

  4. Wow! God knows I love Hot Chocolate so much. But I haven’t tried it with coconut milk. Maybe I should give it a try.

    Nice my sister?

  5. You’ve hit me on my soft spot! A hot cuppa chocolate AND it’s healthy too. The pictures make me feel so warm and cuddly. Alright, let me just stop right here before…..
    I love everything about this post. You’ve got your pic photography game going on gurl! Keep it up! Muah!

  6. Chai!!This is really enjoying ya life mehn!That cocoa powder pic dey burst my head.Love all the photos and yes I remember someone bringing me many tins of hot chocolate from the abroad and God I put on weight.Looking like there was a baby when there was none.Did that person mean me well??lol!!

  7. Wow! I am a fan of anything hot. I am just-just loving the photography honestly. Well done dear

  8. Precious I love hot chocolate too and this recipe seems like a healthy option compared to the pre- mixed chocolate that leaves someone with kg of tummy fat to battle with.I will try your hot chocolate recipe someday.oh btw,you just keep getting my heart with your beautiful the mug shot,the display of the cocoa powder pouring into the mug! excellent job.

  9. Can I have a cuppa please?

  10. Those pictures are superb! Makes it more inviting.
    Happy birthday to your girl Precious, she will continue to bring you joy in Jesus’ name.
    I tried commenting on here’s watsup some days ago but it didn’t post. The devil is a liar.

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