As we move into the cooler (and flat out frigid!) months of the year, I always love a great cup of hot chocolate! It is always so warm, and satisfying, especially on those cold, dreary days. Thanks to LorAnn Oils and Flavorings, I was able to recreate a classic hot chocolate using a bit of coconut flavoring. Wow!! If you’re someone that enjoys coconut, you’re gonna LOVE this Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate!
If you’ve never been to LorAnn’s website, you need to stop over. They have some of the most amazing emulsions, flavorings, oils, and baking supplies that you could ever imagine! If you’re someone who occasionally likes to bake, you need to check them out! I used the Super-Strength Coconut Flavoring in my Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate. After testing, I discovered that a little bit goes a long way. The flavor is simply amazing!
My Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate is a simple, old-fashioned hot chocolate recipe. Made with whole milk, dark chocolate and a few other goodies, the flavor and creaminess cannot be beat! Forget the powder hot chocolate mixes – if you enjoy hot chocolate, you definitely need to make it from scratch. Its a very simple process, and the few minutes it takes is completely worth it!
To give these hot chocolates a little something special, I topped each one with a dollop of whipped topping, a sprinkle of toasted coconut, and a chunk of dark chocolate. Hey, if you’re gonna treat yourself, do it right! 😉
- 3 c. whole milk (or a lower fat milk)
- ¼ c. sugar
- 2 oz. dark chocolate (60% or greater)
- ½ tsp. LorAnn Coconut Flavoring
- 1 grind/pinch of salt
- Toasted Coconut
- Whipped Topping
- In a medium saucepan, add the milk, sugar, chocolate (broken into pieces), and salt. Heat on low. Whisk frequently as the chocolate melts. Bring to a low simmer, and remove from heat. Add the LorAnn Coconut Flavoring, and stir. Pour into glasses, and top with whipped topping and toasted coconut.
As you can see, this recipe is super-simple to make. These would be perfect on a cold, rainy morning or when you’re stuck at home on a snowy day. Would also be great for family movie night, or just kicking back to watch some TV.
As the weather gets colder, give these Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolates a try. Cozy, warm and completely amazing!
**I received products from LorAnn Oils in conjunction with this post. All content and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.
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