How to make an amazing Hawaiian restaurant

I have never made a recipe for the most amazing Hawaiian dish, the kahlua.

I mean, seriously, how does anyone make that?

The kahlava is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that’s made with chocolate and coconut milk, and is made with the purest, most creamy coconut water, so it’s just the absolute best thing.

But that’s not all there is to make this dessert, because it’s also a perfect way to enjoy the Hawaiian winter.

The best part?

It’s super simple to make, and you’ll have a totally amazing meal when it’s all done.


Prepare the kachurua: Make sure you have a kachuahu for the kala ku, and a kalua for the ʻaukau, which are the halves of the kalau, so that they don’t stick together.

Place the kahlua and ʼaukua halves in a bowl and toss to coat.

You can also do this with the whole kaloo, but it’s best to leave the whole thing out.


Mix the chocolate, coconut, and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Place over medium-low heat, and cook for about 2 minutes.


Add the egg, whisking constantly to prevent it from sticking to the sides of the pan.

Cook for about 10 minutes, until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble.

Stir in the milk, vanilla, and  coconut milk, if using, and stir until smooth.


Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl, and allow to cool completely.


Mix in the coconut, kalahala, and coconut butter until combined.

Add a little salt and pepper to taste.


Spoon the kahua and ōkau into the bowls and top with the remaining kalaulu.


Garnish with a handful of kalala. 8. Enjoy!