Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Coconut Snowball Cocoa

Coconut Snowball Cocoa

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From the kitchen of Ariana Case

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Recipe Details

Total Time:
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8 6-ounce servings
Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 quart milk
1/2 cup dark rum (optional)
3/4 to 1 cup cream of coconut
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 cup chocolate flavored chocolate sauce
8 maraschino cherries


  1. Scoop ice cream into 8 small balls and immediately roll in coconut.

  2. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet, freeze until ready to use.

  3. Whisk cocoa into milk in a large saucepan.

  4. Stir in rum, if desired, cream of coconut and coconut extract.

  5. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat.

  6. Pour into 8 large heat-proof mugs. Float ice cream balls in cocoa.

  7. If desired drizzle each ice cream ball with chocolate sauce and top with a cherry.


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