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Kahlua Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate

Recipe By Tessa Arias
July 11th, 2014

Kahlua Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate is a scrumptious summer twist on this classic drink that will be a hit at your next barbecue, picnic, or pool party!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This post has been sponsored by Kahlúa. All opinions provided are my own.

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Oh the sweet combination of chocolate, coconut, and Kahlúa coffee and rum liqueur is show-stopping. It’s perfectly refreshing, a little tropical, and my version of summer in a glass.
Texture: Thick, luscious, and frosty. The whipped cream and toasted coconut on top just takes everything to a whole new level.
Ease: 10 minutes and you’re on your way to a fabulous cocktail worthy of any summer get-together.
Appearance: How adorable are these? I just LOVE how pretty the toasted coconut is on top.
Pros: Easy and delicious summer twist on classic flavors.
Cons: None!!
Would I make this again? Oh yes.

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I’m so excited because I’ve got an ultra tasty cocktail recipe to share with you today! These Kahlua Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate cocktails are the perfect summery twist on hot chocolate. They’re frosty, they’re a little tropical, and they’ve got that perfect touch of Kahlúa which makes them worthy of any summer get together. How can you say no to something with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top?

When Kahlúa asked me to create a cocktail as a part of their Summer Shake-Up campaign, I immediately knew I had to make something frozen. I don’t know about you, but living in Arizona means no summer party is complete without a frozen drink to keep cool. I hope you make this recipe the next time you entertain this season! Let me know how you’ll be shaking things up this season, I’d love to get some more inspiration.

Usually during the Phoenix summer I stay indoors away from the sweltering heat. It can get above 110°F here, which means summer isn’t always my favorite time of year. Kahlúa has motivated me to look at summer with a fresh perspective and do things differently this year. This summer I want to shake things up a little and actually get outside! Whether that means sipping a frozen cocktail, staying in the pool, waiting until the sun sets, or taking a drive up North to the cooler parts of the state, I’m going to embrace the desert summer. Almost anything can be fun if you add good friends, good food, and good drinks to the mix. It can’t hurt to add a little chocolate to the mix, too! Between today’s recipe and these Kahlúa Mudslides, I’ve got any chocolate lovers out there covered.

Kahlua Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate

Check out Kahlúa’s social media pages for fun entertaining and cocktailing inspiration and be sure to share all the ways you’re shaking up summer with the hashtag #KahluaSummer.

This post has been sponsored by Kahlúa. All opinions provided are my own.

How to make
Kahlua Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Kahlua Coconut Frozen Hot Chocolate is a scrumptious summer twist on this classic drink that will be a hit at your next barbecue, picnic, or pool party!


For the frozen hot chocolate:

  • 3 ounces quality bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Kahlúa
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 cups ice

For topping:

  • 3/4 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted


For the frozen hot chocolate:

  1. In a blender combine all the ingredients. Blend on high speed until well combined and frosty. Pour into serving glasses.

For topping:

  1. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Dollop the whipped cream onto each glass of frozen hot chocolate then sprinkle with shredded coconut. Serve.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Susan — July 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I so wish I could enjoy a glass of this! Why’d I have to be pregnant through the heat of the summer?! I’ll just bookmark it for later. YUM!

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      Tessa — July 11, 2014 at 7:04 am

      Haha! Next summer 🙂

  2. #
    Amanda — July 11, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This looks perfect, Tessa! So fun for summer!!

  3. #
    Gaby — July 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    So delicious and wonderful for summer!

  4. #
    Tieghan Gerard — July 11, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I adore kahlua and chocolate and coconut! These are perfect!

  5. #
    Jess @ whatjessicabakednext — July 12, 2014 at 2:31 am

    This looks so good!

  6. #
    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — July 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    OMG, this looks too good to be true!

  7. #
    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — July 16, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I love how pretty this is too!
    Pinned to our coconut board.
    Have a great day Tessa!

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