Try this healthier Peppermint Coconut Milk Iced Mocha, and you won’t be tempted to spend your cash at the coffee houses this summer. This lightly date-sweetened coffee drink is made ultra creamy with the addition of coconut milk — but you can use almond milk for a lower calorie treat as well!
The Easiest DIY Iced Mocha Latte
I love my iced coffee. And I’m not the only one– last summer, I posted this recipe for Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee Concentrate, and it’s still one of the most popular recipes on my site. In that recipe post, I focused on the money you’ll save making your own specialty coffee drinks at home— it adds up to quite a big savings if you do it regularly!
Saving money isn’t really my main motivator when it comes to cooking at home. The number one reason I choose to make so many meals, drinks, smoothies and snacks at home is that it’s healthier.
I like knowing what I’m putting in to my body (especially those things I am putting into my body regularly, like coffee).
I like being able to choose what sweetener works best for my body, and having the option of using non-dairy milk and unsweetened flavorings. (BTW, I love that Starbucks now carries coconut milk as an option).
It’s easy to make an iced mocha latte at home, and you can make a large batch and refrigerate it for up to a week.
You can also freeze this into an ice cube tray if you have extra, and use it for peppermint mocha smoothies! Just add a banana, ice, and almond milk! Throw in some spinach for good measure.
How to Make Iced Mocha Coffee Concentrate at Home
Step 1: Add your Cold Brew Coffee, dates, and cocoa powder to a blender. Process on high for 2-3 minutes, until the dates are fully broken down. If your dates are old or dry, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes before adding them to the blender.
Step 2: Add the vanilla and peppermint extract.
Step 3: Strain the mixture through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. The nut milk bag is handy to have around, less messy, and easier to clean. You can also use a French Press and push down the solid ingredients.
Step 4: Pour the coffee concentrate over ice, and then add in coconut milk. If you don’t have coconut milk, try almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk instead for a less rich treat.
Mint Coconut Iced Mocha – A Delicious Speciality Coffee Drink at Home!
If you love coffee shop drinks, making your own at home is not only easier, but much cheaper.
The first thing you want to do is master the art of cold brew coffee. You can use cold brew coffee to make both hot or iced speciality coffee drinks.
The next thing you need to figure out is what coffee you love the most. I use a Swiss process decaffeinated coffee because I am sensitive to caffeine but love to drink coffee. If you love Starbucks, then pick some up from there.
Finding the best milk option is another trick! I love coconut milk in my coffee. It’s rich and has a mild sweetness, and gives coffee a wonderful creaminess that I can’t resist. If you’d like something on the lighter side, try an unsweetened oat milk or even an almond-coconut milk mixture.
Last, experiment with flavors! I adore peppermint, so that’s a no-brainer for me.
I also use cocoa powder, almond extra, vanilla extract, and even whey protein to add different flavors and textures to my homemade iced lattes.
Other Delicious Summer Coffee Drinks
If you love iced coffee, lattes, and cold brew coffee, I have some incredible drinks to try!
- Cold Brew Coffee (use plain with coconut milk!)
- Vanilla Almond Milk Latte
- Vanilla Cashew Iced Latte
- Iced Caramel Mocha
Coconut Mint Iced Mocha
Coconut Mint Iced Mocha
- 1/2 cup coffee concentrate
- 1/4 cup water or almond milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk *if you can find it in a paper carton, the flavor is a lot better!
- Add cold brew coffee, cocoa powder, and dates to a blender. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes.
- Strain coffee concentrate through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. This step can be skipped, but the coffee is smoother by doing this.
- Squeeze the date and cocoa powder pulp to drain as much liquid as possible.
- Add vanilla and peppermint extract to the concentrate.
- When ready to serve, pour concentrate over ice and add water, coconut milk, or other milk of choice.