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Hot chocolate, Hot cocoa almost everyone's favorite comforting drink for this cold weather and festive season.  Ok when talking about hot chocolate and Hot Cocoa, these terms are often used interchangeably, but there’s a big difference between two, especially nutritional properties. Hot chocolate or Drinking chocolate is made from chocolate bars melted into a cream or ground into a powder. Hot chocolate has a very high sugar, fat content and low cocoa content.  Hot cocoa is made from raw cocoa powder, which is pressed chocolate which removes the fat of the cocoa butter. You can just mix the hot cocoa mix just with hot water as it contains non-fat dried milk powder, Cocoa powder, sugar etc.  The nutrition in Healthy hot Cocoa can be very good for us, especially if you minimize the sugar and fat.   

Ok but today I am not posting both hot chocolate and hot cocoa.  Something special!!! in which you can feel and taste the heavenly chocolate flavor. Wondering what’s special in it???? Yah a delicious, heavenly and lip smacking chocolate drink with very less sugar, no milk, healthy but tasty.  Yah Chocolate drink using coconut water.  I got this clue from some magazine which I registered in my mind few months back, from then I am making this often.  I bet you will feel the richness of chocolate in every sip :) Try it !!! Sure you will fall in love with this healthy chocolate drink. Here is the recipe for healthy drink for your chocolate craving.....



Coconut water - 500ml (Preferably sweet coconut water, since my coconut water was sweet. I did not add any extra sugar)
Bitter sweet chocolate (60 % Cocoa) - 1/3 cup ( You can use Dark chocolate if you want)
Sugar - add based on your sweetness of coconut water
Cocoa powder - 1 tbsp
Marshmallow - few for topping


1. Pour coconut water in the pot warm it.
2. Now add the bitter sweet chocolate to it.
3. Whisk it once it is melted and blended with coconut water.
4. Add a Tbsp of good quality cocoa powder.  Whisk and let it come to a boil.
5. Switch of the flame.  Pour hot in your serving cup. Top it with few marshmallows when it is hot. 

Enjoy warm delicious healthy chocolate drink!!!

VineelaSiva  – (December 13, 2010 at 1:53 PM)  

Oh my god very tempting love it.I mostly love u pics.Become mad abt ur ccreativity Pavithra.

divya  – (December 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM)  

looks fabulous.....nice clicks...

Preeti Kashyap  – (December 13, 2010 at 2:08 PM)  

doesn't this look lovely...I love all the clicks!

Unknown  – (December 13, 2010 at 2:19 PM)  

oh with coconut water def sounds healthy am sure it will have special flavour, being honest i never knew the difference love both depending on my moods....lovely pictures always ..and thanks a ton Pavitra for pointing the gram flour out, very misleading lol now i replaced it will all purpose flour, more better, very kind of you :)

Poongodi –   – (December 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM)  

Would love to sit by the fire with this delightful concoction containing outright tasty ingredients!!! Never would have thought of this combo! And needless to say your pictures are divinely tempting!!!

Priya Suresh  – (December 13, 2010 at 2:22 PM)  

Mindblowing clicks, very tempting chocolate drink..

Cool Lassi(e)  – (December 13, 2010 at 2:51 PM)  

O my, is it just me or the pictures in your site are getting bigger? My eyes fairly popped looking at it! And you have such good taste.

I love the stainless steel mugs! They look fabulous including the drink! Umm heavenly indeed!

Namitha  – (December 13, 2010 at 3:31 PM)  

hehehe..same pinch :-)Beautiful idea of adding coconut waterand just like CL said I'm in love with those steel mugs :D

Madhavi  – (December 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM)  

OMG droolinggggggg chocolate drink, yummmmm..hummmmmm :))

Satrupa  – (December 13, 2010 at 3:56 PM)  

Is Chocolate heavenly ? A big yes after seeing all these drool worthy picts. Coconut water n marshmallows with chocolate sure sounds like a deadly combination. Luv all the clicks

Suji  – (December 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM)  

Loved the clicks and the drink as welll

Unknown  – (December 13, 2010 at 4:24 PM)  

I wrote a nice comment, it was just somehow didn't get posted and kind of blew up. Anyways, Wanted to say, I am surprised by addition of coconut water to the drink, very unusual and I am blown away by your clicks and those cute marshmallow toppings.

FewMinute Wonders  – (December 13, 2010 at 4:44 PM)  

I have never tried the coconut water based HC. Just made some for my daughter for her after school drink. Looks amazing as usual. Loved the close up one 4th from the top. Looks so picture perfect.

s  – (December 13, 2010 at 5:02 PM)  

love love love the pics..stunning to say the least.

KavyaNaimish  – (December 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM)  

Pics r too gud....I loved them...BTW where did u buy the cups n spoons...they added a lot to the pics....

Malar Gandhi  – (December 13, 2010 at 6:31 PM)  

Stunning pictures, I wanna have them right away...tempting:)

Unknown  – (December 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM)  

Thank u visiting my blog pavithra, i am big fan of ur pics and work..nice and creamy chocolate....i am ur follower

Unknown  – (December 13, 2010 at 7:09 PM)  

Pics are very tempting....Luks very delicious and yummy...

Unknown  – (December 13, 2010 at 7:45 PM)  

WOOOOO!!! Truely a treat to our eyes watching ur pics..they looks soooo heavenly pavi..I can't staring at them :)

Soma  – (December 13, 2010 at 7:45 PM)  

A very unique recipe with coconut!! and some lovely lovely photographs.

Pushpa  – (December 13, 2010 at 8:02 PM)  

Yummy and healthy drink,great clicks as usual.

GEETHA ACHAL  – (December 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM)  

As usual tempting clicks...Can i come to your house...

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (December 13, 2010 at 9:15 PM)  

Tempting and wonderful as ever. Drooling here

Nithya  – (December 13, 2010 at 9:20 PM)  

Looks absolutely tempting. I am drooling right now :) yummmmm.. The marshmellow topping is the highlight :)

Love2cook Malaysia  – (December 13, 2010 at 9:26 PM)  

Choc drink could never be better than this dear! I'm totally drooling over..wish to get a sip! :D

Sushma Mallya  – (December 13, 2010 at 9:42 PM)  

wow beautiful clicks,very tempting choco drink

Radhika @foodfor7stages  – (December 13, 2010 at 9:47 PM)  

Coconut Water and Chocolate sounds like a divine marriage of flavors. Absolutely love your pics.

Unknown  – (December 13, 2010 at 9:49 PM)  

yummy drink...sounds new to me. Coconut water and chocolate yum combo

Anuradha  – (December 13, 2010 at 10:38 PM)  

oooooooooooh! Pictures are sooo good anni! The coffee mug is very pretty too! Its soooooooo tempting!

Abhilash Pillai  – (December 13, 2010 at 11:01 PM)  

The pictures looks awsome...

Saw hot chocolate in Namitha's blog... collaborative curry few minutes ago.

Today seems to be a lucky day.. to witness favorite drinks and clicks...

Chitra  – (December 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM)  

wow, awesome click. u made me drool :)

Aruna Manikandan  – (December 14, 2010 at 12:24 AM)  

looks delicious and very tempting dear...
awesome clicks :)

Bharathy  – (December 14, 2010 at 12:55 AM)  

Yesterday I was doing some recipe search and zoom I landed here!..was thinking what a wonderful blog this is and then only realised it;s yours!! ..silly me!!!..:)

Your blog is poetic!..I am falling in love with the pictures and everything with it!

Veggie Hut  – (December 14, 2010 at 3:33 AM)  

heavenly drink..heavenly pictures..

suma  – (December 14, 2010 at 6:57 AM)  

This is a novel idea Pavithra! I can imagine how this would taste- chocolaty with just a hint of coconut... sounds great for a comforting drink on a cold winter evening. Superb pics as usual!!

Kalyani  – (December 14, 2010 at 8:09 AM)  

looks yummy & lovely clocks .......

Alka  – (December 14, 2010 at 8:14 AM)  

Awesome clicks and such a lovely idea...just loving the hues !

Vikis Kitchen  – (December 14, 2010 at 8:29 AM)  

Love hot chocolate before bed....gorgeous snaps and makes me drool:)

Dimah  – (December 14, 2010 at 11:13 AM)  

what a beautiful pictures! looks wonderful!

Sarah Naveen  – (December 14, 2010 at 11:18 AM)  

Gal awesome pictures!!!!
the choco drink looks so tempting !!

Nisha  – (December 14, 2010 at 12:01 PM)  

I loved your cups they are beautiful.

Cham  – (December 14, 2010 at 10:18 PM)  

Making Chocolate drink out of coconut water sounds too cool. Ur pict are stunning!

Vibaas  – (December 14, 2010 at 10:48 PM)  

Pavi, thanks for your comment. once i get comfortable with baking i will start trying out recipes from your blog :) Btw, the chocolate spoon looks awesome and all the pictures are super good :)

Gayathri Kumar  – (December 15, 2010 at 5:40 AM)  

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Anu  – (December 15, 2010 at 6:36 AM)  

Wow...very lovely blog..Happy to follow your blog...

Rose /Magpie  – (December 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM)  

Amazing pictures! That cup of hot chocolate look so tempting right now! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Unknown  – (December 16, 2010 at 6:46 AM)  

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v  – (December 17, 2010 at 4:57 AM)  

Remarkable clicks. Truly fell for your pictures at the first sight.

Biren @ Roti n Rice  – (December 17, 2010 at 7:45 AM)  

Thanks for the explanation between hot chocolate and hot cocoa. Your version with coconut juice sounds very interesting and yummy.

Anonymous –   – (December 17, 2010 at 2:42 PM)  

sinfully delicious. gorgeous presentation

Susan  – (December 17, 2010 at 2:57 PM)  

Lovely collage of photos. I'm very fond of silver with brown. It you don't stop me, I will take a bite out of each of those spoons. ; }

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi  – (December 17, 2010 at 11:40 PM)  

beautiful pictures ...not a fan of marsmellows but the way you presented them am drooling over here. love

Scribblingzzz..  – (January 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM)  

I tried this out... but another method... do check it...

Jo  – (April 12, 2011 at 11:01 PM)  

I'm drooling (literally) by the sight of that hot chocolate! Yummy! Will definitely try this out. Great pictures by the way. Thanks.

Sudha Sabarish  – (December 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM)  

Coconut water and chocolate never heard and a unique combo.Surely would tasted divine.Lovely pics and loved your cup and saucer.

great-secret-of-life  – (December 6, 2012 at 7:43 PM)  

Wow! Wow! no words! so yummy and lovely combo chocolate drink... Beautiful pics Pavi

Mina Joshi  – (February 1, 2013 at 3:35 AM)  

Heavenly is the right description for the hot chocolate.Love your photographs so much that I had to see all of them first before reading your recipe.

Sindhi Khaana  – (March 16, 2019 at 1:36 PM)  

Sindhi kadhi is an easy to make dish which is prepared using gram flour. It tastes good when it is served with rice.


Sindhi Khaana  – (March 16, 2019 at 1:39 PM)  
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Sindhi Khaana  – (March 16, 2019 at 1:42 PM)  

Sai bhaji is second favourite dish for sindhis which is also served with rice.
sindhi sai bhaji recipe

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