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Coconut Iced Mocha

It’s time to ditch that store-bought latte for this delicious Coconut Iced Mocha! Say hello to your new go-to for when you need that caffeine boost. This drink is way lower in calories and added sugar than most of your coffee shop faves, and is perfect for those warm, sunny days when you want something cool and refreshing. 

Coconut Iced Mocha

This recipe is made with light coconut milk. It has less fat than the original version, but still maintains the creamy factor. Coconut milk comes from the white, fleshy part of the coconut, which is then blended with water. It’s become increasingly popular in vegetarian cooking, and provides a range of vitamins and minerals. Pair this with the antioxidants and iron in dark chocolate and you’ve got yourself a nutritious mid-day treat.

We used maple syrup as a sweetener, which is a healthier alternative to the refined sugar usually used for coffee drinks. It adds a subtle sweetness that complements the chocolate and coffee really well. I enjoy my coffee super strong and so the coffee shot I used was pretty concentrated in caffeine. If you prefer things light, brew your coffee accordingly. 

Coconut Iced Mocha

And speaking of brewing, let’s brew this fine thing up. In a small pot, heat the coconut milk over low flame, and add the dark chocolate. Stir frequently until all the chocolate has melted. Let that cool and pour it into a small ice cube tray. Pop it in the freezer overnight. If you have some difficulty getting the ice cubes out of the tray, just rum some warm water on the bottom of the tray to loosen them up.

Add the iced cubes, cooled black coffee, almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to a blender and blend until smooth. You can either pour these right into your glass, or if you want to fancy things up, you can first wet the rims of the glass with water and then place them into a bowl with cocoa powder. Another option is adding dark chocolate syrup to the glass, and then pouring in the iced mocha. Get creative with it!

Think this can help you skip that coffee shop line? Save time and money with this Coconut Iced Mocha. Have any other healthy coffee recipes you love? Throw us a comment in the section below!

Coconut Iced Mocha
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1.5 ounces dark chocolate
  2. 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  3. 5oz strong black coffee, cooled
  4. 1c almond milk
  5. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  7. Optional: Chocolate syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, heat the coconut milk over low flame, and add the dark chocolate
  2. Stir frequently until all the chocolate has melted
  3. Let that cool and pour it into a small ice cube tray
  4. Pop it in the freezer overnight
  5. If you have some difficulty getting the ice cubes out of the tray, just rum some warm water on the bottom of the tray to loosen them up
  6. When ready, add the iced cubes, cooled black coffee, almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to a blender
  7. Blend until smooth
  8. You can either pour these right into your glass, or if you want to fancy things up, you can first wet the rims of the glass with water and then place them into a bowl with cocoa powder
  9. Another option is adding dark chocolate syrup to the glass, and then pouring in the iced mocha
  10. Enjoy!
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6 Comments on Coconut Iced Mocha

  1. NADINE BROWN
    May 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm (7 months ago)

    I thinj this recipe is awesome but I don’t like coffee, what would you suggest to use as a substitute? Could I use use a chocolate protein powder?

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm (7 months ago)

      yep that works too! or you can do it with chai tea

      Reply
  2. Nicole Clark
    June 7, 2017 at 3:27 am (6 months ago)

    I can’t wait to try this! I love coconut, and when I buy a latte I tend to ask for coconut flavoring. This is perfect!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      June 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm (6 months ago)

      Hope you love it! It’s so rich and tasty, without that heavy factor afterwards. xo

      Reply
  3. Jessica
    August 1, 2017 at 6:29 pm (4 months ago)

    What’s the nutritional info for this? You mentioned it’s lower in calories and I’m trying to keep track of my daily intake. 🙂

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi! We don’t provide nutrition data on our recipes. It’s super time consuming to calculate accurately, and since we don’t have the time to do it well, we prefer not to post. Sorry!

      Reply

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