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Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

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My Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate is an over the top, decadent boozy treat for this holiday season. It will definitely warm you up!

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

I love hot chocolate in the wintertime especially coconut hot chocolate. As soon as it dips below a freezing 60º fahrenheit I am pulling on the fuzzy pajama pants, cranking up the heat and making hot chocolate for myself and my kids. Ok well maybe not 60, but definitely 50º. I am weak, I hate being cold and yes anything under 60º is cold to me. 

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate
My husband used to tease me for getting cold when it was 60º out and I explained to him that it’s a California thing. We need to be kept in 70-90º weather at all times. Below 70º it starts to get too cold, over 90º too hot for some.

That was until we moved to Las Vegas and I decided I am a desert tortoise because I love the heat here. No clue how I ever lived at a ski resort town in Colorado. I think I wore all the clothes I owned all at once. ha ha ha.

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

When we lived in Vail, Colorado we definitely drank a lot of hot chocolate. When we lived in Portland, Oregon we drank a lot there during wintertime as well. I made a lot of homemade coconut hot chocolate, I much prefer homemade to the instant hot chocolate packets you can get in the store. I also prefer making it by melting pieces of chocolate rather than using cocoa powder as well like I have for this recipe for Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate. 

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

Also when we lived in Portland, Oregon my husband and I would go snowboarding at Mt. Hood on our days off in the wintertime. This was before kids like a gazillion years ago. We would always go Après ski at the Mt. Hood brewery in Government Camp before we headed back home. I LOVED their après ski drinks especially their giant mug of hot chocolate. Practically a bowl. It was amazing, super rich and delicious. It was topped with a ton of whipped cream and covered in chocolate shavings, toffee bits, and more. This is where I got the idea for the garnish for my Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate.

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

For these delicious Hawaiian mocha coconut hot chocolates I topped them with chopped roasted macadamia nuts, lightly toasted shredded coconut and dark and milk chocolate shavings. Shaving chocolate is super easy, just warm a bar slightly with your hand and use a vegetable peeler along one edge. I do this over a plate since it tends to make a mess. Then I pop the plate in the freezer to firm them back up since they tend to melt super quick. 

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate
I am a big fan of coffee and chocolate together so for these coconut hot chocolates I added in my FAVE Koloa Kaua’i Coffee rum as well as freshly brewed Kona coffee. For an extra hit of coconut besides the coconut milk you can also add in a little Koloa Kaua’i Coconut Rum. 

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate
You can omit the rums to make them non-alcoholic, just make a little more of the coconut hot chocolate mix or add in more coffee to fill the mug!

I use coconut milk for these drinks since I am non-dairy, or at least try to be, and I love coconut milk in hot chocolate. I use the carton kind (from the grocery store section of all the carton non-dairy milks are) instead of the canned kind. It’s more homogenous and lower in fat. I prefer using canned in baking and cooking. 

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 large drinks

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

Rich hot chocolate with Koloa Kaua’i Coffee Rum

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 ounces good quality chocolate bar ( dark 65-75%, or milk) roughly chopped
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar ( can add more if a sweeter drink is desired)
  • 12 ounces coconut milk beverage ( carton not can)
  • 6 ounces freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 3 ounces Koloa Coffee Rum
  • Optional : 1 ounce of Koloa Coconut Rum (1/2 ounce per drink)


  • Whipped cream
  • Lightly toasted coconut shavings
  • Finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • Chocolate shavings


Combine the chopped chocolate, brown sugar and coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

Pour one and a half ounces ( shot glass/jigger size) of the Koloa Coffee Rum into a large ceramic or glass cup or mug then top with 3 ounces of hot coffee. Stir then top with half of the coconut milk mixture stirring well to combine. Repeat with other mug/cup.

Quickly top with a generous amount of whipped cream, a sprinkle of toasted coconut, chopped mac nuts and chocolate shavings. Sip and enjoy!


To make the drink with more of a coconut kick add in the optional Koloa Coconut Rum. 

You can make this recipe with chocolate chips it will have a slightly different flavor and the chocolate chips take a little longer to melt than the chopped chocolate. I also find that melted chocolate chips aren’t as smooth as chopped

To make this non-alcoholic just omit the rums. 

You can use any milk you like for this, I prefer using coconut milk from a carton. I use unsweetened but if you would like your drink to be a little sweeter use sweetened. 

I like my hot chocolate to be a little on the less sweet side so I go with a darker chocolate around 65-75%, if you prefer sweeter go with a milk chocolate. 

You can use either store-bought whipped cream or homemade. I find that store bought whipped cream tends to melt a lot faster than homemade. 

Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate

I hope you enjoy my Boozy Hawaiian Mocha Coconut Hot Chocolate! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Merry Christmas and Mele Kalikimaka!

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