Iced Coffee Hack: Make Coconut Milk Ice Cubes
Aloha! Has the summer heat dampened your spirit? We’ve all been there. Here’s a new way to beat the heat with some tropical flair: add frozen coconut milk cubes to your iced coffee.
Coconut milk is having a moment lately, and not without reason. In addition to infusing your morning cup with some island vibes, coconut milk contains much nutritional value. Rich in vitamin C, iron, and potassium, this dairy-alternative can boost your immune system and improve heart health. Plus, great news: it’s paleo! And plant-based! And low-carb! Since coconut milk already contains a subtle sweetness, we find this recipe to be very handy for those of us trying to cut down on our sugar intake.
And our Flavia machines make iced coffee preparation a snap. Simply select the “Over Ice” option when the machine politely asks how you’d like your coffee to be served. We recommend pairing the coconutty sweetness with Alterra Coffee’s French Vanilla roast for optimal tastiness, or Roar Coffee’s Organic Caribbean Blend, in keeping with an equatorial theme.
So tuck a flower behind your ear, crank up some soothing ocean sounds, and get ready to revamp your iced coffee routine.
You will need:
- a mixing bowl
- a whisk
- an ice cube tray
- a can of coconut milk
First, whisk your coconut milk in the mixing bowl until it gets nice and creamy. Next, pour the creamy coconut milk into an empty ice cube tray, distributing it evenly. Leave this tray in the freezer for at least three hours — in fact, maybe even try to complete this step the evening before you’ll want your next caffeine fix. When you’re ready for your treat, simply add four or five frozen coconut cubes to your glass of coffee. Boom! Tropical bliss!
Big mahalo to Paleohacks for this recipe.