Recipe: Coconut Cream Hot Cocoa

By: iTi Innovation

As the crisp winter air starts to settle in, the craving for a warm and toasty beverage is born. A nice cup of hot cocoa always hits the spot on a chilly winter night and will keep your customers satisfied. When the snow is falling and friends are calling “you-who”, give your customers the option of a scrumptious coconut hot cocoa, the perfect marriage of two beloved ingredients: coconut cream and chocolate. With these two ingredients snuggled up together like two birds of a feather should be, customers will be pleased to have this vegan beverage option this holiday season! 

Why Coconut Cream? 

Nutrients- Unlike many other dairy-free alternatives, coconut cream is not lacking in nutritional content. In addition to being cholesterol-free, coconut cream contains lauric, caprylic and capric acid, all medium-chain fatty acids.  

Clean Label – iTi Tropicals’ coconut cream is 100% natural and GMO-free. 

Flavor – Slightly sweet with a bold coconut flavor that is free from off-flavors and after tastes. 

Versatility- Coconut cream is an excellent plant-based alternative for cream or milk in a variety of applications such as sumptuous cupcakes, creamy custards, decadent cheesecakes, whimsical icings or a delicious hot cocoa.  

Check out the recipe below to make plant-based, dairy-free hot cocoa!                                                                                                                                                                                

Coconut Cream Hot Cocoa 

Ingredients Percentage (%) 
2200 Aseptic Coconut Cream, NO Stabilizers 43.97 
Water 47.82 
Bittersweet Chocolate 3.08 
Brown Sugar 3.30 
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1.43 
Vanilla Extract 0.39 
Salt 0.02 
Total 100.00 


  1. Measure all ingredients. Divide the water in half. Combine 2200 Coconut Cream and half of the water to make coconut milk, set aside.  
  1. Bring remaining half of water to a boil, mix in unsweetened cocoa powder 
  1. Combine coconut milk, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, pure vanilla extract and salt. Simmer over medium heat until slightly bubbling and the dark brown sugar is dissolved. 
  1. Slowly whisk in water and cocoa powder mixture until all ingredients are combined 
  1. Consider adding coconut whipped cream on top to make this beverage offering extra special and memorable! 

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