Seems I’m not the only one thinking about how to make a dairy-free hot cocoa. (In my case, lactose-free).
Melissa Clark of the New York Times writes about her quest to make her husband some dairy-free hot cocoa; she ends up using coconut milk.
"Fudgy, decadent, slightly bitter from the cocoa and very, very creamy, it was a cup of hot chocolate good enough to serve to my lactose-free Valentine. And that’s really saying something."
Coconut is safe for many of us with nut allergies, however it was just declared a tree-nut by the FDA. Why I don’t know but if you have any question about your nut allergy and coconut, check with your allergist.