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Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate
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4.50 from 2 votes

Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate

A warm drink made with coconut, chocolate, and chai masala. It's spicy, rich and just the right drink for a rainy day.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chocolate
Servings: 2
Calories: 391kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz can coconut cream refrigerate for 5 hours
  • 1 bag black tea
  • ½ tsp chai masala
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar or brown sugar separated
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 oz chocolate cut into small pieces (I used a combination of milk and semi-sweet chocolate. Use vegan chocolate to keep it vegan )
  • 2 tbsp coconut powder or grated coconut
  • ¼ cup water or milk of your choice
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Take off 1/3 cup of coconut cream from the top of the chilled can. Mix in 2 tbsp of powdered sugar and whisk (or use an electric beater) until the texture resembles a thick whipped cream
  • Heat 1/4 cup water or milk until just under boiling and steep the tea bag for about 6 minutes. Remove tea bad and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat until it starts to simmer. Turn down heat to low and whisk in chocolate, chai masala, 1 tbsp demerara (or brown sugar), salt and the tea. Make sure to whisk continuously until the chocolate is completely melted. This will ensure a silky smooth texture.
  • On a dry pan, toast the coconut flakes or powder until golden (this step is optional).
  • Mix the toasted coconut with 1 tbsp demerara sugar. Spread this mixture out on a plate.
  • To serve dip a small (about 6 oz) mug into the whipped coconut cream just enough that the rim is coated in a thin layer of coconut cream. Then dip the mug into the coconut and sugar mixture to create a coconut rim.
  • Pour the warm hot chocolate into the mug. Top with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and sprinkle some coconut sugar on top.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

I buy my coconut cream at Trader Joe’s. Other coconut creams may have a significantly higher calorie count.
Feel free to use coconut milk instead. Just steep the tea in coconut milk once it comes to a simmer.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg