Calling all iced coffee lovers! This iced coffee meets so many of my requirements for iced coffee: healthier ingredients, can make at home, is easy, fairly quick and I can make anytime. A batch can be made up, left in the frig, and then poured over ice anytime! It is rare for me to get coffee out at one of the popular coffee places. I would rather make it at home and thereby control the ingredients. It is not always easy finding good non dairy milks as well for those of us who prefer not to have dairy. At the same time, I love the idea of having recipes with delicious ingredients that give regular coffee a nice upgrade.
The coconut milk (canned) adds a richness and creaminess to this iced coffee that is irresistible. Using about an inch of actual vanilla bean adds a subtle vanilla flavor. The cinnamon completes the overall taste.
Try this and you may find you save money, eliminate the errand of going to the coffee shop and like the healthier ingredients. Let me know if you try it!
I love that it is completely portable and it’s perfect on the beautiful late summer, early fall days I hope we will be having soon (fingers crossed). There was a thunderstorm the other night with a tornado in our state about 40 minutes from me. Yikes! No more of that!
Wishing you a wonderful day,
- cups One and one half strong brewed coffee I use organic
- 1/3 cup coconut milk (canned I used "light" for this coffee)
- inch One piece of vanilla bean I cut from the whole bean
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon or more to your taste
- 1/4 teaspoon Stevia You could sub sweetener of your choice. I used NuNaturals powdered
Place brewed coffee in large jar (or bowl)
Add coconut milk (Using canned coconut milk, stir it up with a spoon mixing the "cream" and coconut water together to make a creamy milk)
Add vanilla bean (open the bean, scrape the inside "paste" and place this plus the bean in the glass jar with coffee)
Add cinnamon and stir the mixture well.
Place in the frig for about 30 minutes until cool.
Add Stevia and mix well.
Fill a glass or glass jar with ice.
Fish out the piece of vanilla bean in the coffee mixture and discard.
Pour coffee mixture over the ice, add a straw and enjoy!
Note: This usually makes about 1 - 2 servings for me. Save some for later!