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Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa – Warm Up Your Winter Evenings!

Everyone loves a cup of hot cocoa in the middle of winter. This recipe for coconut rum hot cocoa is sure to warm up your winter evenings!

For us grown ups, sometimes it’s fun to add something a little extra to our hot chocolate, right? This recipe for coconut rum hot cocoa is sure to warm up your winter evenings!

Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa

You can even make this hot cocoa dairy free! Just swap out the milk, cream, chocolate chips and whipped cream for dairy free versions. Enjoy Life makes delicious dairy free chocolate chips and there are even coconut whipped cream options out there now too!

Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa

hot chocolate with coconut rum

Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Everyone loves a cup of hot cocoa in the middle of winter. This recipe for coconut rum hot cocoa is sure to warm up your winter evenings!


  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 2 cups half and half or non-dairy creamer
  • 1/2 bag chocolate chips, (use non-dairy chocolate chips if needed)
  • 1.5 oz Malibu rum
  • crushed toasted coconut, whipped Cream, and a cherry for garnish, optional


  1. In a large pot, on medium heat add milk, half & half and heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.
  3. Add the liquor.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Top with whipped cream toasted coconut and a cherry.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 24gProtein: 9g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

coconut rum hot chocolate recipe

coconut rum hot chocolate recipe

Stir, sip and enjoy. 

hot chocolate with coconut rum

Mmm. Yummy!

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  1. Judith Graber says

    We all love hot chocolate, don’t we? Yes, I would love a shot of rum especially with the coconut – otherwise a little Baileys would suit me fine. Thanks for sharing your “adult” hot cocoa with Fiesta Friday.

  2. Life Diet Health says

    Wow Shannon… With a cherry on top too! That’s a really decadent looking hot chocolate… I’m sure you needed a spoon! I’ll just have a mug of your thin mint chocolate I think! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

  3. Emily says

    This sounds (and looks!) absolutely amazing! Already pinned πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your hot cocoa at our upcoming party.

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