Coconut Snowball Cocoa

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


For coconut lovers only! A triple dose of this tropical treat plus a floating ice cream snowball makes ordinary hot chocolate extraordinary.

From Holiday Food Fun, Oct. 1995.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 pt
    vanilla ice cream
  • 1 c
    coconut, flaked
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 qt
  • 1/2 c
    dark rum, optional
  • 3/4 c
    cream of coconut
  • 1 tsp
    coconut extract
  • 1/2 c
    chocolate sauce
  • 8
    maraschino cherries

How to Make Coconut Snowball Cocoa


  1. Scoop ice cream into 8 small balls; immediately roll in coconut.
  2. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet; freeze until ready to use.
  3. Whisk cocoa into milk in large saucepan.
  4. Stir in rum, if desired, cream of coconut (up to 1 cup), and coconut extract.
  5. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  6. Pour into 8 large heatproof mugs.
  7. Float ice cream balls in cocoa.
  8. If desired, drizzle each ice cream ball with chocolate sauce and top with a cherry.

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About Coconut Snowball Cocoa

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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