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Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Desserts, Drinks | 24 comments

Coconut White Hot Chocolate

Coconut White Hot Chocolate

Hi friends!  I feel like it’s been a while.  I guess because Heather wrote the last post and before that was the weekend.  She’s pretty awesome, right?  I got lots of traffic from her site so next week when it’s my turn y’all all go over and tell her hi so that I am pulling my end of the deal, ok?

I’ve made a decision and I hope it doesn’t get on anyone’s nerves but I am about to turn on the Christmas cheer.  What I mean exactly is that for the next 19 days I plan to post almost completely on Christmasy things.  I haven’t solidified this plan in my head yet but most things should be what you’d make for a party or get-together.  I guess that could really mean anything because I’ve heard of family’s serving Mexican food as their Christmas dinner.  One of my very best friends ever has Lasagna every year with her family so I’m not really boxing myself in I don’t guess.  But I’m going to try and make it all festive and things you’d want to serve if you were having a crowd or a small intimate gathering of your closest friends or family.  Thoughts?

Hot Coconut White Chocolate by My Invisible Crown

The first thing I wanted to start with is something I’ve had on my list for quite some time to share with you and I think it’s the perfect time.  I was at the store back when I was made my White Chocolate Bread Pudding and found this Coconut White Chocolate and the idea to make Coconut White Hot Chocolate instead of regular hot chocolate was born.  It turned out it was a great idea.

Coconut White Chocolate

I used several things in it but most of them weren’t necessary.  If you don’t have them then definitely don’t sweat it.  Beside fat free cream (you don’t have to choose that but there is absolutely no difference in taste) and the coconut white chocolate, I used some vanilla sugar (although I photographed lemon sugar but just pretend I didn’t mess up, k?) and some Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder because I thought it sounded so neat.  I also used some coconut extract and a little fresh nutmeg.  Be careful though with the nutmeg.  A little goes a long, long way.  I think I only made two scrapes across a microplane and put it away.

Hot Coconut White Chocolate Ingredients

I don’t have a double boiler and that’s ok.  I just put a small pot of water on to simmer and top it with a glass bowl and it works exactly the same.

Homemade double boiler with melting white chocolate

I melted the chocolate, added the cream and other ingredients and then I strained it out.  The Coconut White Chocolate has bits of coconut in it that I didn’t want in the finished product.  Look at what was left!

Strained melted chocolate

I made some whipped cream for the top by just beating heavy cream and a tiny bit of powdered sugar until stiff.  It didn’t need much because the Coconut White Hot Chocolate was fairly sweet but you can adjust the sweetness really easily.  I also drizzled the top with a small amount of the Best Caramel Ever.  I just thinned it down with a little of the white chocolate liquid.  It was delicious.

Coconut White Hot Chocolate by My Invisible Crown

You could use regular white chocolate and just add coconut flavoring or just make regular without the coconut.  If you don’t have the caramel, leave it off or make it even better by salting it a little?  Here’s the printable.

Hot Coconut White Chocolate

10 minutes

10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 bars Coconut White Chocolate 3.5 ounces each
  • 1/2 quart fat free cream
  • 1 teaspoon real coconut flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar (optional)
  • Freshly grated nutmeg to taste
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Caramel drizzle for topping

Instructions

  1. In the top of a double boiler or glass bowl set atop simmering water, melt the coconut white chocolate.
  2. Add fat free cream.
  3. Add vanilla powder and vanilla sugar.
  4. Once heated to desired temperature, turn off the heat.
  5. Stir coconut flavoring and grate a small amount of fresh nutmeg.
  6. Divide into two mugs and top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
  7. Serve hot.
http://www.myinvisiblecrown.com/2012/12/04/coconut-white-hot-chocolate/

You could even add some mint flavoring instead of the coconut and have a peppermint white chocolate?  What will you make?

24 Comments

  1. This recipe has two of my favorite things, coconut and white chocolate! I can’t wait to try it! I would love it if you would share this on my very first Whisk Away Wednesday Linky Party today, at http://www.kreativecreationz.com. I can’t wait to see you there! You now have a new follower on FB!
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    • Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to try it. It was really so good and super simple to throw together. Please come back and let me know if you get a chance?

  2. Well first of all I welcome the holiday posts! Secondly, I don’t care for white chocolate to eat, but I LOVE white mochas so this sounds suuuuper good. Plus I really like coconut. The added caramel is genius! Can’t wait to try.

    Strive to Thrive,
    Nic
    http://www.Thriving-Wives.com
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    • I’m totally with you. Generally I don’t care at all for white chocolate but in baking and now clearly drinking, I love it! Before I made the White Chocolate Bread Pudding I would have sworn it was terrible. Let me know what you think.

    • Thank you so much for guest posting! It worked out so well on my end! I hope it does for you too next week. I’m nervous now!

  3. I’m dyin’ over here, dyin’! This looks so good. I love, love, love hot drinks this time of the year, and this sounds amazing. And why have I not seen this white coconut chocolate before? OMG, I am heading to the store over my lunch break tomorrow to scout this stuff out! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!
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    • I hadn’t seen the coconut white chocolate before either. It’s on the candy aisle with the bars that you eat instead of the baking aisle so maybe that’s why?

  4. how delish – that is actually one of my favorite candy bars…..santa obviously knows this, as it makes an appearance every year in my stocking. I’ll have to try this, thanks for sharing!

    • I had never eaten it but I’m not a white chocolate fan unless it’s baked in something. I can’t wait for you to try it in drink form. I strained it but you may like the bits in there.

    • Coconut rum or buttered rum or any kind really would be amazing in this! Let me know what you think!

  5. My taste was really yummy even though it wasn’t the finished product when I got a sip. I’m sure the whipped cream and caramel put it over the top. I’m looking forward to.the next holiday dish.

  6. Love coconut and love hot chocolate so I can’t wait to try this. And I don’t have a double boiler so the trick with the glass bowl was my favorite tip. Thanks!
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    • I hate it when I don’t have the right tools. This is a super easy work around! Let me know if you try the white hot chocolate!

    • It was amazing. You should try it! :D

  7. Yum! I’ve been looking for some holiday beverages to add to my family holiday dinner menu…this looks perfect! And using coconut rum sounds like a winner (although I’m pregnant, I won’t deprive my guests!). Stopping by from #SITSsharefest
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  8. Those look really tasty. I was really impressed the first time I used coconut cream for something other than just slurping them all by myself…they look so darn pretty that I’m making these for this holiday!!

  9. I love it when I’m introduced to new concepts…like coconut and white chocolate! I was thinking about having a coffee bar at Christmas but I’v shied away from that. I’m thinking a cocoa bar might be good and this really gives me some great ideas.

    Happy Saturday Sharefest!
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    • Oh such a good idea!! But you could easily do both since a lot of the same things would be used. I would do some white chocolate for sure. Make up a base and then have the additives and flavorings siting out along with spirits if you’re using that? You could do chopped peppermint, caramel (salted), maybe even some fruit purees! Oh I love this stuff. If you need ideas, please email me. I have tons just popping up! Thanks for visiting.

  10. I go crazy for white chocolate, so this one is perfect for me!
    This week I have to say a word about the ingredients you use in your dishes: They are ALWAYS so perfectly matched to each other, the proportions are just right to the point! I love this! Please never stop blogging and sharing your talent!
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