Monday, December 20, 2010

So Delicious Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa can't help but remind me of childhood.  On cold winter days after playing in the snow my Mother used to make the best hot cocoa for ny sister and I. Warm, creamy, chocolaty and delicious.  And with the weather as cold as has been in the Northeastern US  I am finding for the first time in years that I am craving hot cocoa just like my Mother made.

I was not much of a milk drinker as a kid and am not a big fan of non dairy milks like soy, rice or hemp.   When I discovered So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk my whole attitude toward milk changed. Though I still don't drink it "straight" it is a pleasure to cook with. as it is nearly flavorless and has a wonderful consistency.

So I thought, what the heck... let me try making some hot cocoa and  see if it doesn't invoke memories of those days playing in the snow as a kid.  I loved it, it definitely took me back to childhood and as an added bonus my kids loved it too!

So Delicious Hot Cocoa

4 tbsp organic raw turbinado sugar*
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Soy whip (optional)

In a sauce pan add the dry ingredients. Add the vanilla and gently stir in milk. Heat over medium heat whisking constantly until hot (do not boil).  Pour into your favorite mug and top with soy whip if desired. Vegan marshmallows would also be lovely in this, but I did not happen to have any in the house.

* adjust sugar as needed to suit the level of sweetness you desire.


  1. What a wonderful idea! I have some packets of cocoa lying around, and they just don't cut it. I have the So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk in the fridge and now only need the powder. I am excited to try it!

    Thanks so much Vegan Version!

  2. Mmm, mmm, looks delicious, and you know how I love the taste of childhood!

    How is the soy whip? Any good? I DO love the Dandies marshmallows!


  3. The soy whip is pretty good. I only like it in small quantities. The brand is Soyatoo.

    Amd, yes, things that invoke good childhood memories are definitely the best!

  4. Mmmmmm. I've been on a hot cocoa (errrr, hot carob?) kick lately. This looks really good!

  5. We LOVE hot cocoa here at Turtle Mountain! Thank you for sharing so many delicious ways to enjoy our coconut milk products!

  6. I haven't had hot chocolate in soooo long! This could be an absolutely wicked endulence...

  7. I love the artistry of the swirly decoration on the cup and the swirling hot cocoa and whipped cream inside the cup!

  8. looks yummy! going to make some RIGHT NOW! ;-p