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Rich and creamy Tahini Hot Chocolate. Steamed coconut milk, sweet chocolate, and nutty toasted tahini, all flavored with real vanilla. This cocoa is creamy, rich, perfectly sweet, and best enjoyed with a large helping of whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Perfect for these cold wintery days. This recipe is simple and quick, with only 6 ingredients. It’s just delicious.

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This is the winter for hot chocolate. I mean, of course, every winter is hot chocolate season. But for whatever reason, I’m all about sharing hot chocolate recipes this year.

Back in December, I shared Asher’s hot chocolate, which is very specific to Asher and the way she enjoys her personal mug. Then just a few weeks ago, in January, I shared this spiced chai hot chocolate. And now, rich, creamy, sweet, and magical tahini hot chocolate.

Of the 3 recipes I’ve now shared, this is my personal favorite, my mom’s too. It’s like drinking chocolate with just the right amounts of sweetness, nuttiness, and notes of vanilla.

We’re in love with it.

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When it comes to hot chocolate, we all know that my mom can be picky. She drinks a mug every single morning and again at night while she works. She has a very specific healthified hot cocoa that she makes (actually my dad makes it for her). But this is a little different.

This mug is dessert. The use of coconut milk, dark chocolate chunks, and tahini make this so rich, creamy, and indulgent.

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Here are details

Start with the milk. Use creamy canned coconut milk, unless you despise coconut. If you do, simply use whole milk. Warm the milk until steaming, then add the chocolate, tahini, and honey to sweeten.

Cover the pot, now let it sit to melt the chocolate, this is key. Whisk the milk and chocolate together until the chocolate is fully melted. Whisk vigorously to get some nice foam on top of your milk.

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From here, add the vanilla and sea salt (if you like). You can also add a bit of cinnamon, but mom and I decided this is best with just the vanilla. It really highlights the vanilla flavors from the tahini. Cinnamon can sometimes overpower that.

Pour the creamy, steaming hot chocolate into a mug. Top with whipped cream and toasted sesame seeds + chocolate curls.

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Enjoy immediately and experience the creamy, rich, chocolatey magic of this decadent drink. Every sip feels indulgent and tastes sweet and wonderful. You’ll just love this, I know it!

Oh, and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day too!

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Looking for other warming desserts? Here are a few ideas: 

Vanilla Chai Hot Chocolate

Asher’s 5 Minute Vanilla Bean Hot Cocoa

Salted Caramel Brûlée Latte

Chai Espresso Martini

Creamy Coconut Hot Chocolate

Chai Cashew and Hemp Latte

Chocolate Chunk Chai Banana Bread

Lemon Chai Cake

Lastly, if you make this Rich and Creamy Tahini Hot Chocolate, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Rich and Creamy Tahini Hot Chocolate

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4 mugs
Calories Per Serving: 253 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Pour the coconut milk into a medium saucepan. Place over medium low heat until the milk is steaming, but not boiling, 5 minutes. Turn the heat off, add the chocolate, tahini, and honey. If desired a pinch of cinnamon is nice too. Cover and let sit 5 minutes to melt the chocolate.
    2. Whisk the milk to incorporate the chocolate, if needed, place over low heat until steaming. Add the vanilla and sea salt.
    3. Ladle the hot chocolate into mugs, dollop with whipped cream. Drink and enjoy!
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  1. Would this recipe work/ taste ok using regular cow milk in place of coconut milk? Or is the tahini and coconut milk the key ingredients that compliments each other?

    1. Hi Brooke,
      Regular whole milk would also be great here:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  2. Curious, have you shared your mom’s healthified got chocolate recipe ? I’d love that. Hot chocolate is a cozy go to indulgence and a healthish version would be great. Can’t wait to try this one with tahini.

  3. 5 stars
    This is hot chocolate is amazing! It’s so creamy and decadent. I added just a little bit of cinnamon to it, and it was fabulous. This recipe will definitely be on repeat this winter! Thank you!

  4. I would never have thought of Tahini, coconut milk and chocolate together. This sounds interesting and will surely try it.

  5. 5 stars
    Made the tahini hot choc today- I have meant to try it for weeks OMG it is amazing. The tahini and sea salt give it so much depth and interest! It is incredibly rich! If I make to serve to family I am going to serve smaller portions in espresso cups as it is very rich and intense but I loved it!

    1. Hi Cathryn,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear that it was a hit! xx

    1. Hi Jenni,
      So sorry, those mugs are old, I no longer have a link for them. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx