Last updated on October 27th, 2023 at 14:49
If you’re looking for an amazing coconut coffee recipe this article is for you as I detail two ways of making a fantastically healthy, tasty and nutritious iced coconut coffee with honey recipe, one of which is a frappé the other a regular iced version.
Keep reading for the details and for the super tip for chilling your hot coffee instantly
Coconut Coffee Recipe
Table Of Contents
- 1 Coconut Coffee Recipe
- 2 Iced Coconut Coffee And Honey Recipe – The Ingredients
- 3 Instructions For Making This Coconut Coffee Recipe With Honey
- 4 Chill Your Hot Coffee
- 5 Preparing Your Coconut Milk
- 6 Frequently Asked Questions About Coconut Coffee Recipe
- 6.1 Is It Good To Put Coconut Milk In Coffee?
- 6.2 Can You Put Coconut Milk In Hot Coffee?
- 6.3 Does Coconut Milk Break When Heated?
- 6.4 What Coconut Milk Do Baristas Use?
- 6.5 What’s The Difference Between Barista Coconut Milk And Normal Coconut Milk?
- 6.6 How Do You Thicken Coconut Milk For Coffee?
- 6.7 Is Coconut Milk Good For Cappuccino?
- 6.8 Does Starbucks Use Coconut Milk Or Coconut Water?
- 7 Final Thoughts – Coconut Coffee Recipe
This coconut coffee recipe is amazing, tasty and mouth-watering delicious and above all incredibly healthy!
You get all the health benefits of the powerful antioxidants of the coffee, and the phenolic compounds and flavonoids as well as the nutrients.
Coffee has tens of thousands of peer-reviewed studies indicating the health benefits for your brain health, liver health and more.
Many of the health benefits are due to the chlorogenic acid, which is only found in coffee.
Coconut milk has many health benefits too, including being high in the very healthy medium chain triglycerides and great for your heart health, and 100% vegan friendly, Keto friendly and gluten-free.
Coconut milk also has antimicrobial and antiviral properties due to the lauric acid. Coconuts are also very nutritious and full of electrolytes which aid your hydration, making it the perfect pick me up drink on a hot day!
Raw honey is also highly nutritious and well documented healthy benefits and notably like coconut milk has antimicrobial and antiviral with a bonus benefit of being antibacterial too.
It’s the best sweetener that you can find. Both coconut milk and honey are known to aid your metabolism and help burn stored fat, making them a great addition to your coffee, which has appetite suppressant capabilities.
Since I am a big coffee lover and health conscious, I love making my morning coffee as healthy as possible!
I can think of no better way than having a coconut coffee with honey!
Iced Coconut Coffee And Honey Recipe – The Ingredients
The ingredients in this recipe are simple and easy to find with no difficult to find or source ingredients.
At Latte Love Brew, we encourage you to use the best possible ingredients that you can find. It’s the barista principle where the best ingredients and the best equipment will achieve the best results.
- Freshly roasted dark roast premium quality whole coffee beans.
- Coconut milk.
- Raw honey or manuka honey.
- Cinnamon (optional).
Dark roast coffee will have a greater presence and prominence than medium roasts.
Instructions For Making This Coconut Coffee Recipe With Honey
Making the coffee base is easy and much better if you have a home espresso machine. If you have not yet invested in an espresso machine, now is a good time. You’ll end up with much better coffee at home, and you will save a lot of money from your trips to Starbucks, Dunkin’ and Costa.
That’s why I call it an investment!
If you have not yet made that investment, you can use a moka pot to make the strong coffee base.
Making The Perfect Espresso For Your Iced Honey Coconut Coffee Recipe
To make the perfect shot of espresso, use the original and traditional Italian weights and ratios which are as follows:
- Weight per shot: 30 grams (30 ml); 1 Ounce.
- Coffee to water ratio: 1:1.5.
This means for a double shot of espresso you need to weigh 40 grams (1.34 oz) of dark roasted coffee beans to a fine powder like espresso grind size.
Use a ceramic flat burr grinder to grind your beans in 5 second bursts and rest for 3 seconds.
The burst technique helps to avoid clumping and helps to prevent heat transfer problems. A ceramic burr helps to prevent heat build up while a flat burr gets the greatest grind accuracy.
Put your grinds in your portafilter and tamp with a flat and even pressure of approximately 30 kg.
Pay attention to your tamping skills as this is a much underrated skill in terms of importance. It is incredibly easy, but get it wrong and you, and you can get all kinds of problems like channeling, poor flow rate of your hot water between the grinds.
Put your digital coffee scales on your drip tray and weigh your shot. Time your extraction too. The Timemore black mirror digital scale will do both functions for you.
If your scales don’t have this function, time the extraction rate with an app on your phone.
The perfect weight for a double shot is 2 Oz (60 grams) and the perfect brew time is 25 seconds with an allowable variance of 5 seconds.
If your double shot is more or less than 60 grams (2 Oz), you will need to adjust your espresso machine or manually intervene and stop it or brew more.
If your brew time is less than 20 seconds, your shot will be under brewed and sour. The best way to fix this is to use a smaller grind size to encourage greater contact with your hot water and your coffee grinds.
If your shot takes more than 30 seconds to brew it will be over brewed and too bitter. The best way to fix this is to use a slightly larger grind size to aid the flow of the hot water between grinds.
When you have the perfect shot, move to the next step which is to chill your shot.
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Making Your Coffee Using A Moka Pot
Start by measuring your water and using 4 ounces (120 ml) of water. Add it to the water chamber of your moka pot and pre-heat your water to 70C (160 F).
Weigh 15 grams of whole coffee beans to a fine espresso grind size.
Add your coffee grounds to your moka pot and brew your moka coffee.
The coffee brewed is using a 1:8 ratio instead of the usual 1:10 for a bolder and stronger coffee.
The preheating of the water helps to create a better quality of moka pot coffee. The pre-heating of the water causes less rising of water vapor, getting your coffee grounds wet which detracts from the flavor when it brews.
When your coffee is ready, proceed to chilling your coffee.
Chill Your Hot Coffee
Chill your coffee instantly by using the Latte Love Brew Shakerato Technique.
Add ice to a cocktail shaker or mason jar and pour your coffee slowly over your ice cubes and shaker with vigor and energy for a minute.
Your coffee will be instantly chilled.
Preparing Your Coconut Milk
Add 4 ounces of coconut milk into a bowl or mason jar. Add two teaspoons of raw organic honey or manuka honey and stir well to mix it and get a good even distribution of flavor.
Froth your milk using a handheld electric milk frother. Insert your handheld electric milk frother into the bottom of your mixture and froth evenly and move your wand from the bottom to the top and then back to the bottom.
When you have good quality consistency, you can either pour it directly into your coffee and add ice.
Or you can add crushed ice to a blender, add your coconut milk and honey mixture and coffee to your blender and blend at a high speed for 30 to 45 minutes.
Add your coconut coffee frappé to a tall glass and enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Coconut Coffee Recipe
Is It Good To Put Coconut Milk In Coffee?
It is more than good to put coconut milk in your morning coffee! It is healthy, delicious and with the electrolytes hydrating effect, it is the perfect addition to your morning coffee to aid your hydration. The nutritional profile is also great for your immune system.
It’s Keto friendly, vegan friendly and gluten-free. Due to the Lauric acid it has antibacterial and antiviral qualities. A little honey, and you have an incredibly healthy morning brew!
Can You Put Coconut Milk In Hot Coffee?
Yes, coconut milk is absolutely fantastic in hot coffee. Make sure the coconut milk that you add is at room temperature to avoid it curdling due to the temperature shock.
If you are adding it for a health boost, a cheeky teaspoon or two raw organic honey is amazing, both for taste and the nutritional profile.
Does Coconut Milk Break When Heated?
If you steam your coconut milk to too high a temperature it will curdle. Steam gently and be careful when steaming this alternative milk.
Many brands of canned coconut milk have stabilizers like Xanthan or Gellan gum added to make them stronger and more stable when used at high temperatures like when cooking.
What Coconut Milk Do Baristas Use?
The coconut milk that is used by baristas is the type that you see branded with the word “Barista”. It’s specially adjusted to be perfect for steaming and frothing, making it perfect for coffee and tea drinks.
Always use plant-based and nut-based milk that is marked “Barista” for this reason: they will not curdle!
What’s The Difference Between Barista Coconut Milk And Normal Coconut Milk?
The difference between regular coconut milk and barista plant and nut based milk is fat, and protein content has been altered to align with the ratios and quantities of regular milk, which helps to stabilize the plant based milks.
Acidity regulators, stabilizers and emulsifiers are added also. Gellan gum and Xanthan are commonly used ingredients.
The difference this minor change makes is that your coconut milk or other plant or nut based milk that is perfect for steaming and frothing.
How Do You Thicken Coconut Milk For Coffee?
If you want to thicken your own coconut milk for steaming and frothing for your coffee beverages you can add a drop of Xanthan gum or Gellan gum; just a tiny amount is needed.
Coconut flour and cornstarch are great options too.
Is Coconut Milk Good For Cappuccino?
Yes, coconut milk is great for making cappuccinos. Many coffee lovers agree that making a cappuccino with coconut milk and a cheeky grating of coconut shavings on top of the milk foam instead of cinnamon or cocoa is better.
Does Starbucks Use Coconut Milk Or Coconut Water?
Starbucks uses single origin coconut milk where the coconuts are sourced from Sumatra, Indonesia.
Final Thoughts – Coconut Coffee Recipe
Did you make this coconut coffee recipe? I hope that you did and had great fun making it. Obviously I am a huge fan of making coffee as healthy as possible, and I am a huge fan of coconut milk, almond milk and honey to pack my brew with nutrients and other healthy compounds.
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