Mocha coconut iced coffee is the perfect summer drink for all the coconut lovers out there. This chilled coffee drink combines rich mocha flavors with light and refreshing coconut, resulting in a delicious iced coffee that will transport your tastebuds to the tropics.
The unique blend of chocolate and coconut is what sets this iced coffee drink apart. The mocha adds a lovely hint of chocolate which pairs perfectly with the tropical flare of coconut. With every sip, you get to enjoy the nutty sweetness of toasted coconut together with the subtle bitterness of cocoa.
To make this delicious mocha coconut iced coffee at home, you will need just a few simple ingredients:
Use a pre-ground coconut coffee like Dunkin’ Donuts coconut coffee grounds to provide those authentic coconutty flavors. The coconut aroma and taste will come through beautifully.
A teaspoon of pure coconut extract adds even more coconut flavor, ensuring your drink tastes like a tropical vacation.
Coconut milk not only contributes more coconut taste, but it also lends a creamy, smooth texture and beautiful frosted white color. Shake the can well before using.
A couple teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder provides rich chocolate notes. Use regular or dark Dutch process cocoa powder.
If you want it a little sweeter, add a bit of sugar, honey or maple syrup. Taste as you go along.
Take your mocha coconut iced coffee over the top with shredded coconut, coconut whipped cream, chocolate chips or shaved chocolate.
Brewing a batch of mocha coconut iced coffee is simple. Just follow these easy steps:
Brew Coconut Coffee
Brew a pot of nice strong coconut coffee, allowing for ample time for the grounds to steep to draw out all the flavors. Let it chill completely.
Mix Everything Together
In a large pitcher, whisk together the cold coconut coffee concentrate, coconut milk, coconut extract, cocoa powder and sweetener until thoroughly combined.
Adjust Sweetness & Consistency
Taste and adjust sweetener if desired. For a thinner consistency, add more cold coffee or coconut milk.
Serve Over Ice
Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the mocha coconut mixture over top. Feel free to sprinkle on any fun toppings!
You can easily brew a large batch of the coffee base ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. Simply remix with milk and sweetener when ready to serve.
Taste and Flavor Profile
With the first sip of this iced coffee, your tastebuds will begin dancing thanks to the nutty and slightly sweet coconut dancing with a rich hint of chocolate. It is a cool and smooth drink with inviting flavors reminiscent of the tropics.
The use of coconut coffee grounds, coconut milk and coconut extract makes sure there are lovely coconut flavors coming through in every sip without being overpowering. Hints of toasted coconut aroma and taste abound!
Contrasting beautifully with the coconut is the addition of unsweetened cocoa powder. This provides a lovely backdrop of chocolate that intermingles deliciously with the tropical coconut.
The resulting flavor profile is refreshing yet decadent, cooling you down on a hot summer day yet reminiscent of hot chocolate and vacations on the beach. Absolute perfection!
Variations & Customizations
One of the best parts of this mocha coconut iced coffee is how versatile it is when it comes to customizations. Feel free to try any of these tasty variations:
For an extra intense chocolate kick, try using dark chocolate fudge sauce instead of regular cocoa powder.
Add a bit of maple syrup for a lovely balanced sweetness and gorgeous flavor pairing with the coconut.
Coconut Whipped Cream
What better topping for a coconut coffee than coconut whipped cream? Dollop away!
Drizzle your creation with some homemade mocha sauce for bonus chocolate decadence.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to making this refreshing drink your own. Have fun with combinations and let your inner barista run wild!
If you love coconut and you love coffee, then my friends, this mocha coconut iced coffee recipe is most definitely for you. It comes together easily with common ingredients and results in the perfect summer drink. Cool, creamy and packed with nutty coconut and chocolate flavors galore, it will whisk you away to tropical shores with very first sip. I cannot encourage you enough to give this one a try. Your tastebuds will thank you!
So go grab your coconut coffee and your cocoa powder and start mixing up this delightful iced drink. I promise that with one taste you’ll be hooked. Pop in a crazy straw, add your favorite toppings, and get ready to experience coconut coffee nirvana. Discover more information by reading the accompanying article on Mocha Art Cafe.