Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa

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This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.

Rich and decadent Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa made from milk, half and half, chocolate, and coconut rum will warm your belly and put a smile on your face!

Rich and decadent Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa made from milk, half and half, chocolate, and coconut rum will warm your belly and put a smile on your face!

It is definitely cold and chilly in the Pacific Northwest where I live. I don’t usually get chilled just from cold temperatures. Its the rain plus the cold that shiver me to my core. When its cold and stormy outside, sometimes the one thing that sounds the best is a hot drink. Add a splash of booze and not only do you have a hot delicious drink, you have a hot delicious drink with just the right amount of wow to really make you smile.

Rich and decadent Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa made from milk, half and half, chocolate, and coconut rum will warm your belly and put a smile on your face!

When I was a kid, the only hot chocolate I knew was the powdered pouch where you just add water. Heck – I used to eat that stuff dry! Now, the taste of instant hot chocolate is pretty awful. Now I definitely feel its worth it to invest a few extra minutes and some higher quality ingredients to have a rich homemade cup of hot chocolate. I’m happy to say it tastes nothing like the instant kind and probably packs a lot more calories and fat – so worth it, my friends.

Rich and decadent Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa made from milk, half and half, chocolate, and coconut rum will warm your belly and put a smile on your face!

Homemade rich hot cocoa will put a smile on anyone’s face, but adding that splash (or in my case hefty pour) of coconut rum, and all things become right in the world. Ever eat a Mounds or Almond Joy candy bar?  It tastes like that, only better. When I drank this hot chocolate, I didn’t taste any booze. I only tasted chocolate coconut heaven. If you haven’t tried making your own homemade hot cocoa or adding coconut rum to your drink, you now have something new to try tonight!

Rich and decadent Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa made from milk, half and half, chocolate, and coconut rum will warm your belly and put a smile on your face!

If you love all things chocolate and naughty, you’ll definitely love one of my most popular recipes – Five Minute Fudge:

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And if you love hot chocolate, you should give my Dark Chocolate Vanilla Bean Hot Chocolate a try:

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Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa
 
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Rich and decadent Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa made from milk, half and half, chocolate, and coconut rum will warm your belly and put a smile on your face!
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Recipe type: drink
Yields: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1-2 ounces coconut rum
  • whipped cream
Instructions
  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, heat milk and half-and-half until milk is almost to the boiling point. When milk starts to coat the bottom of the pan, you'll know its done.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate and rum. Stir until fully melted.
  3. Top with whipped cream.
Rich and decadent Coconut Rum Hot Cocoa made from milk, half and half, chocolate, and coconut rum will warm your belly and put a smile on your face!
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Mango Coconut Daiquiri

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There’s nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Hawaii, so buying a mango here in the states was sorely disappointing. I had to do it, though, because I was making a dual purpose Mango Coconut Ginger Icebox Cake. Dual purpose because I made it to donate to a fundraiser for Juvenile Myositis (an outstanding cause), and also as a contributor post for Real Housemoms (an awesome blog). I like to consider myself a pretty good multitasker! Anyway, I had some leftover mango after making the dessert and what better use for leftover mango than to make a tropical cocktail!

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

I let that finely sliced mango soak in lime juice and sugar to mascerate which allows a lot of the natural juice to be extracted. If I were back in Maui, those mangos were so fresh and juicy they wouldn’t have needed to do this, but these mangos were not quite ripe, very tart, and they needed all the help they could get.

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

I also had this wonderful coconut heavy cream mixture leftover from the dessert and it when smashingly on top of my blended drink.

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

As pretty as the mango coconut drink was, its amazing how the pop of a bright red summer berry pleases my senses. This tiny little strawberry ended up being a garnish that made me so happy. See what pretty food does to me?

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

I was a naughty girl when I made this. Why? Because I wasn’t super hungry in the evening and this cocktail ended up being my dinner. It was so worth it, too.

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

The time difference between the photo above and below was only about 5 minutes. I have no shame!

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

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Mango Coconut Daiquiri
 
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There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 2 cocktails
Ingredients
daiquiri:
  • 1 large fresh mango
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • 6 ounces coconut rum
topping:
  • 1 teaspoon coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon coconut rum
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Cut the mango lengthwise as close to the seed as you can on both sides. Then cut off any additional mango left around the edge of the seed. Remove skin. Thinly slice mango and set aside in bowl. Sprinkle sugar over fruit and squeeze lime onto mango as well. Allow fruit to mascerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the sugar to extract as much juice as possible.
  2. To make the daiquiri, combine sweetened mango and all the juice in the blender with coconut rum and a big handful of ice. Blend until smooth.
  3. To make the topping, whisk coconut cream, heavy whipping cream, sugar and coconut rum together until light and fluffy.
  4. Garnish with fresh mango and a bright beautiful berry.

There's nothing quite like a refreshing tropical Mango Coconut Daiquiri made with fresh mango, coconut rum, and coconut cream on a hot summer day.

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Coconut Raspberry Bellini

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If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

 

This simple cocktail is made from three of my most favorite cocktail ingredients. No wonder I thought it was so tasty! Coconut rum is fabulous. You know how your sense of taste and smell can take you back to any memory stored in that noggin of yours? Well, coconut rum makes me think of only fond memories of sitting on the beach in Hawaii.

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

Raspberries are also a favorite of mine. Heck, I’m a fan of just about every kind of berry. They’re too much money for me to splurge on fresh berries this time of year, plus I’ve become such a berry snob living in the Pacific Northwest that I prefer to eat a berry only if I picked it myself. Fortunately, frozen berries (that I picked myself, of course) worked smashingly well for this cocktail.  And finally, you can’t have a bellini without sparkling wine. That, or champagne (if you wanna get technical) makes most every drink better.

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

Did you know Kenny Chesney has his own rum label?  I didn’t but I can surely tell you that it is delicious! For the next week or so, you have the opportunity to like, share, AND comment on my Facebook post and I’ll pick one lucky person who will receive their own awesome bottle of Blue Chair Bay Premium Blend Coconut Rum. You can also check out all the good stuff they have to offer on their Facebook page.

 

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

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If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces coconut rum, chilled
  • 3-4 raspberries
  • Sparkling wine
Instructions
  1. Mix raspberries and coconut rum by mashing fruit completely. Allow to chill together if you have the time. Strain seeds through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled champagne glass. Top off with sparkling wine.

 

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