Homemade coconut milk latte with wild honey and espresso ice cubes !
My favorite way to cool off on any hot summer day is with a jar of iced coconut milk latte I make at home. And yes, coffee is a good delicious thing nature offers us.
However, considering the large amounts I can consume I have to make sure it’s a healthy formula, which most definitely excludes your common coffee shop stops. Now, I won’t name any names in the coffee business, but you have an idea who serves you up a freshly brewed cup of java loaded with hormones and processed sugars 😉
We are all guilty of making that stop at times, but don’t let it turn into a habit that will eventually take an expensive toll on your health and the way you feel every waking moment.
The best thing to do is make your own of course. Contrary to popular belief you do not need a fancy espresso machine to get a good pot of coffee. As a matter of fact you can pick up a basic stove top espresso maker for about $30 or so that will give you fantastic results. I love my Italian Bialetti, it has never let me down. You can grab your favorite color Here from Target.
Back to the my Iced Coconut Milk Latte. It is not really a recipe, more of a guide as everyone’s coffee taste is so different.
Some people like it sweet, some people like it darker, some lighter, so you really have to play with it and find your sweet spot.
Something wonderful happens to coffee after it’s been chilling in the fridge for a while, so I strongly suggest making this the night before. You will see I also recommend coconut milk because it is super silky and creamy, gives your coconut milk latte a rich taste without all the nasties from conventional cow’s milk which you should avoid at all costs.( I am not referring to organic grass fed cow’s milk, unpasteurized and wholesome, that is a completely different beverage you should enjoy if you ever get the chance)
The other thing I like to do is have espresso ice cubes in my freezer to mix in with regular cubes in my iced latte. As the regular cubes start diluting my coconut milk latte, I have the espresso cubes backing up my flavor at the same time. I always finish with a nice creamy splash of coconut milk on top for that same reason. It works wonders every time!
I was going to take a photo of both jars of my iced coconut milk latte but strangely I had drunk one while mixing the other…No clue how that happened there ;-)
P.S. You can also make some coconut milk ice cubes to add to your iced latte for fun and flavor too !
- 1 c espresso
- 2-3 c coconut milk unsweetened
- 4 tbsp organic raw honey or maple syrup + more to your taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of sea salt
Start by brewing 2 c of espresso. Pour 1 cup of the espresso into an ice cube tray and freeze over night.
Combine the hot espresso with the honey, sea salt, vanilla and coconut milk. Adjust sweetness to your taste and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning take the frozen espresso cubes from the freezer and split them between 2 mason jars. Add more plain ice cubes to fill the jars. Pour the chilled latte over the top and finish with an extra splash of coconut milk. Enjoy every sip without guilt!
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