In honor of our little Tea Time get together at the Grand America Hotel, I decided to try and duplicate a delicious hot chocolate many of us ordered.
Using THIS recipe for normal hot chocolate (slightly modified) and adding just two ingredients, I think it’s pretty yummy. Just a hint of coconut flavor and a delicious almond taste. I imagine you could probably modify THIS recipe as well, if you don’t have any sweetened condensed milk.
Coconut Almond Hot Chocolate
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
1 c. hot water
2 1/2 c. milk
1 can coconut milk
3/4 tsp. almond extract
Whisk all ingredients together in a large soup pot and heat through over medium heat. Do not boil. Serves 6-8.
*To cut back on calories, you could replace the coconut milk with regular milk and use coconut extract to taste. I also think that if you do use the can of coconut milk and still feel you want more coconut flavor, again the coconut extract is a good choice.