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A coconut milk iced mocha with peppermint shown in a glass with mint leaves and coffee beans.
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Coconut Mint Iced Mocha

A healthier summery coffee drink is made by lightly sweetening coffee with dates, and using coconut milk as a dairy free alternative.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 large coffees
Calories: 87kcal

Ingredients

Coffee Concentrate

  • 2 cups cold brew coffee *or use 2 cups of water + 2 tablespoons good quality instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

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!

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

*Medjool dates are very large. If substituting a smaller type of date, add 2-3 in place of 1 Medjool.
 
**In SE Asia, coconut milk is sold in paper cartons, not cans. The milk stays fresher and is much sweeter than what we typically buy in North America. If you live near an Asian import store or can order it on Amazon, it's worth it! I use this in my hot coffee as the perfect non-dairy creamer that adds just the right pop of sweetness. If you need to use a can of coconut milk, add it to a blender and process it until it's smooth before pouring into your coffee to prevent clumping. 
NutPods French Vanilla Creamer also works in place of the coconut milk here!
 
Cold Brew Coffee stays fresh for up to a week -- so if you LOVE this recipe, double or triple it and keep the concentrate in the fridge for a week. Just pour over ice and add your milk or creamer!

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.2mg