Are you ready to try a new recipe that’s a true “café experience” in your own kitchen? If so, I’ve got just the thing – coconut iced coffee.
It sounds a little strange to some, but once you try it, you’ll be sold. It’s creamy and rich with a sweet coconut flavor that will remind you of a milkshake or dessert.
Coconut is a favorite flavor for coffee because it has a soft, subtle taste. This is an excellent recipe for people who don’t like heavy coffees and want something lighter.
What is coconut iced coffee?
This full-bodied coffee recipe gives you a healthy, energizing boost that will surely get your day started right. Coconut iced coffee is delicious and packed with a punch of all-natural flavors.
Best of all, you can make it in minutes with just four simple ingredients. This is a perfect recipe if you love to drink iced coffee in the summer or you want a refreshing start to the day.
Down below, I’ll go over the ingredients used in this recipe. Further down, I’ll also talk a bit about the best coffee to use. After the recipe, I’ve listed a full breakdown of the number of calories and a recipe for vanilla syrup. Let’s get into it:
What ingredients are in a coconut iced coffee?
Four main ingredients make this coconut iced coffee such a fantastic drink. Have a look below for the ingredients used:
- Brewed coffee
- Coconut cream
- Vanilla syrup
- Ice cubes
As you can see from the ingredients listed above, there aren’t that many ingredients used. It’s essential to use high-quality ingredients, so you get the best iced coffee you’ve ever had.
Because this is an iced drink, you’ll use quite a few ice cubes. I like to make a lot of ice cubes at once, so I can use them whenever I want to make an iced coffee drink.
For this recipe, I recommend using coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice cubes. Coffee ice cubes are made by freezing freshly brewed coffee. If you’re interested, you can check out my complete guide to coffee ice cubes here.
The most used ingredient out of the four is iced coffee. Down below, I’ll talk about the different brewing techniques you can use to produce good iced coffee at home:
What coffee is best used in this recipe?
I especially like pour over coffee for this recipe. Pour over coffee has a balanced but robust flavor profile that works perfectly to drink cold.
You can choose any of the above-listed brewing techniques to make the coffee for this recipe.
If you don’t have any of these coffee brewers, you can use your Nespresso or Keurig machine instead. Simply pop in a coffee pod of choice and cool it down the same way you’d with the brewed coffees mentioned above.
I suggest using a coffee pod that has a nice strength to it. This way, the coffee will make for a great basis for this drink. The coconut cream and vanilla syrup are quite sweet, and you don’t want this drink to be overly sweet in flavor.
For a nicely balanced flavor, I made coffee using the Chemex. Have a look below for the complete step-by-step guide to making coconut iced coffee at home:
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup (0.06 l) of coconut cream
- 2 tbsp (30 grams) of vanilla syrup
- Ice cubes
- Pick a coffee brewer of your choice and brew a nice batch of coffee.
- Cool it down using ice cubes to make this recipe within minutes, or you can brew a batch of coffee and place it in the refrigerator overnight as preparation.
- In a tall glass, add your cooled brewed coffee.
- Add the vanilla syrup to the coffee and give it a good stir, so all the flavors combine.
- Add enough ice cubes to make it nice and icy. I used 8 ice cubes for my drink.
- Finally, slowly pour in the coconut cream. If you pour it nice and slow, you can create this amazing layer on top of your iced coffee!
You've now made a delicious coconut iced coffee at home. I suggest serving it with a straw so you and your guests can stir the coconut cream through the coffee.
I highly recommend brewing your coffee in advance and placing it in the fridge overnight. You can also prepare the vanilla syrup in advance.
Once you've got these components ready to go, you can make this coffee recipe in just a few minutes, which is perfect on a hot summer day.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 13.11gSaturated Fat: 11.6gUnsaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 6.18gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 8.55gProtein: 1.99g
The nutritional information is based on the recipe. If you want to change things up, you might change the number of calories as well.
How many calories are in this coconut iced coffee?
This coconut iced coffee has a total of 180 calories. Most calories come from the coconut cream but also a bit from the homemade vanilla syrup. Have a look below for the full breakdown:
- The coconut cream makes for 142 calories in this drink.
- The homemade vanilla syrup is good for 38 calories.
Freshly brewed coffee doesn’t have any calories, which is excellent if you want to lower your calorie intake.
Remember, if you want to make this coffee a bit sweeter, you can always add a bit more coconut cream or vanilla syrup to your coffee; making Your Dream Coffee has never been easier!
How to make vanilla syrup at home
Vanilla syrup is one of those add-ins that go with all coffees. It’s delicious in lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and so much more.
To make vanilla syrup at home that is enough for 6-8 servings, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of cold water
- 120 grams of white granulated sugar
- One vanilla bean split and deseeded
Depending on how sweet you like to drink your coffee, you’ll have enough of this good stuff for a few of these delicious iced coffees. To make it at home, you can follow the steps listed below:
- In a small saucepan, combine the white granulated sugar, cold water, and the seeds of the vanilla bean. I like to add the split vanilla beans as well. This will leave you with even more flavor.
- Place the saucepan on the stove on medium heat.
- While the mixture is heating up, you want to keep stirring throughout. I like to use a spoon for this or use the saucepan’s handle to swirl it around.
- Heat the vanilla syrup until all the sugar is dissolved. You know when it’s done when the syrup looks crystal clear.
- Remove it from the heat and let it cool completely.
You can then transfer it into a resealable container and store it in the refrigerator for up to a few days. I like to make this ahead of time when friends come over to make some delicious coffees within minutes.
Tip: If you have some leftover vanilla syrup, you can also make an iced vanilla latte, or you could add it to your morning coffee for an amazing start to the day.
Is coffee with coconut milk good?
Coconut and coffee are amazing together. The sweetness of coconut milk and the robust flavors of coffee are a one-of-a-kind flavor experience that is simply amazing.
You can use coconut milk in more coffee recipes than this iced coffee recipe. You can also use it instead of adding milk to your coffee. You can also use it as a replacement for half/half.
If you want to try another recipe that includes coconut, you can check out the recipe for coconut cold brew coffee here.
Iced coffee is a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. This combination of coffee and coconut is one of the most delicious caffeinated drinks I’ve made to date.
The coconut flavor alongside the vanilla syrup makes for such a uniquely flavored coffee that I’ve not tasted before.
If you’re like me and love iced coffee, I recommend looking below for even more coffee recipes. I’ve listed a few iced coffee recipes that are easy to make and require almost no ingredients.
Are you a fan of coconut-flavored drinks? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!