For many people who love coconut, they can testify to the fact that its flavor is anything they would love to blend with many things. Coconut flavor is unique in every way and cannot be compared to other types of flavors. There are many ways one can incorporate coconut into their lives by trying out many recipes such as coconut yogurt, coconut iced coffee and many more. Most people like squeezing coconut often during the summer season as it is during this time they are in plenty. Coconut Iced Coffee is a perfect summer drink of all times, and you wouldn’t regret trying this recipe for your new experience. Coconut flavor users can account for the unique taste that has the power of making many drinks and dishes memorable.
There are many types of coconut milk in the market that may range from those packed in cans, in fluid form, powder type, creamy, non-fat types and many more. It is advisable that while purchasing one should consider trusting their guns and selecting the types they like best to ensure they have the best type of Coconut Iced Coffee. Below is a well-explained recipe for preparing a Coconut Iced Coffee using coconut milk from the can and regular sugar to give a perfect mix.
RECIPE: COCONUT ICED COFFEE
Points to note- Most times while using coconut milk from can you will find that it is a bit thick and may require you to mix it with regular milk in a (50/50) proportion to lighten the mixture up to a little. A thorough stir is needed to give a smooth mix.
However, if you are lucky to purchase the good quality like the thin coconut milk often packaged in a carton, you may just proceed without further mixing with the regular milk.
Below are the vital components of the Coconut Iced Coffee.
- 1/2 cup of Cold Strong Coffee
- 1/2 cup of Coconut milk of any type of choice, either packed in a can, in fluid form, powder type, creamy, non-fat and many more
- 1/2 cup of milk of your choice either skim, regular or any other if you are using thick coconut milk from a can
- Coconut syrup whose recipe is well-explained below
- Ice cubes
- Start with brewing your strong coffee and ensure you cool it down. You could also decide to reuse some of the leftovers from your French press placed in the fridge for Iced Coffee which could save you some money. However, if you are one of the coffee enthusiasts around you can always go for your fancy cold brew to achieve your best result
- Next thing you need to fill a jar or glass with the ice cubes
- Pour your brewed coffee as well as coconut syrup over in the mixing jar and ensure you give it a thorough stir
- If you are using coconut milk from a can, it is advisable to whip it a thoroughly until you have a smooth mix before using to minimize incidences of it lumping in your drink
- Now pour thin coconut milk or a mix of coconut milk from the can and regular milk over your jar and enjoy our Coconut Iced Coffee immediately!
RECIPE: HOW TO PREPARE COCONUT SIMPLE SYRUP
Coconut Simple Syrup is used while making cocktails, desserts and coconut iced coffee hence while preparing it you would consider making a big batch of it and store it in the fridge for future use.
- 1.5 dl which is equivalent to (2/3 cup) of Water
- 1 dl equivalent to (1/2 cup) regular or any type of Sugar
- 1 dl which is (1/2 cup) of Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
- Mix all the ingredients. That is, water, sugar and shredded unsweetened coconut in a pot and bring the mixture to boil. Once you are sure boiling has taken place, remove the pot from heat and allow steep with lit on for approximately half an hour
- Now sift the syrup to remove all the available coconut flakes. The coconut flakes can be reused in making a smoothie or can be added to your morning yogurt instead of discarding them to waste
- Allow the syrup to cool evenly for use in making your Coconut Iced Coffee or for other mentioned uses
- Sometimes as the syrup cools down, you may notice some coconut oil formations on top of the cooled solution. You should merely scrape the oil off and later use it for preparing other dishes in the house as you may not want to have to cold coconut oil formations in your iced coffee.