Ok so here is the thing, I LOVE coconut. The flavor of it automatically transports me to a tropical island and there is no secret that I will slather myself in coconut oil all year long for that transportation only.
Now summer is here and I it’s time to squeeze some more coconut in our everyday and so here is my Coconut Iced Coffee – the perfect summer drink.
PS: My Coconut Yogurt Recipe also qualifies as a great way to incorporate more coconut in your life.
Coconut milk is a lot of things – comes in a can, in a carton, fluid, powdery, creamy, non fat etc. Pick the type you like the most!
Below in the recipe I explain how I mix together half coconut milk from can and half regular milk for my perfect mix. But stick to your guns and trust what you like.
Recipe: Coconut Iced CoffeeIf you are using coconut milk from a can you need to give it a stir and I like to mix it with regular milk (50/50) to lighten it up a little.
If you live in the US and you have access to good quality, thin coconut milk in a milk carton, no mixing is necessary.
- Cold Coffee
- Coconut milk
- Milk of your choice (I use skim)
- Coconut syrup (recipe below)
- Ice cubes
- Brew strong coffee and cool it down. I usually place leftovers from my french press in the fridge and use for Iced Coffee, but if you are a serious coffee enthusiast go for your fancy cold brew 😉
- Fill a jar or glass with ice
- Pour coffee and coconut syrup over and give it a stir
- If using coconut milk in a can you need to whip it a little before using it so that it doesn't lump
- Pour coconut milk or a mix of coconut milk and regular milk over and enjoy immediately!
Recipe: Coconut Simple SyrupMake a big batch and keep it in the fridge and use not only for coffee but also for cocktails and desserts.
- 1.5 (2/3 cup) Water
- 1 dl (1/2 cup) Sugar
- 1 dl (1/2 cup) Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
- Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to boil. Remove from heat and let steep with lit on for 30 minutes.
- Sift the syrup and discard the coconut flakes (or use them in your smoothie or on your morning yogurt.)
- Cool the syrup.
- Coconut oil might form on top of the cooled syrup, simply scrape it off and use for cooking. (you don't want cold coconut oil in your iced coffee)