When Veronica of Veronica’s Cornucopia blogged about coconut oil coffee, which she had read about on The Veggie Nook, I thought that it sounded quite strange. Nevertheless, her enthusiasm about this drink, made me curious; so I decided to try it. At first, I just wound up with an oily cup of coffee because I didn’t read the instructions and so neglected to put the ingredients in a blender. Once I whipped the coffee, though, it turned out perfectly.
I substituted turbinado sugar for stevia and added some shaved chocolate to the top. When I tasted it, I thought that it would make an excellent dessert coffee, especially with a splash of brandy. Being 8:30 in the morning, though, I decided to try that variation on another occasion. Nicole thought that amaretto would be a good addition and then one could have an Almond Joy Coffee (almond, coconut and chocolate).
While I was photographing the coffee, my husband came along and polished off my prop in about 3 “sips”. So that was the end of my photographs!
One note: since virgin coconut oil is rather expensive, I would save this coffee for special occasions.
Coconut Oil Coffee:
Whip the following together in a blender until frothy and serve topped with shaved chocolate.
1/2 c. hot coffee
2 T. virgin or extra-virgin coconut oil
2 t. turbinado sugar
Whipping the coffee cools it off somewhat. If desired, microwave the coffee afterward to make it hot again.
I really am going to try this. I love coffee drinks.
I buy coconut oil online through tropical traditions, it may seem a bit expensive, but can you put a price on good health? I do buy it in gallon, it has a long shelf life & I am using it more and more to bake and shallow fry, even on toast and in my oatmeal.
Thanks for the tips!
Coconut oil is relatively inexpensive, for being such a healthy internal/external USEFUL item. Trader joe’s has the cheapest “average size” jar (16 oz for $6, whereas at The Vitamin Shoppe it’s like 10-12 for the same-ish size) around. I know it’s supposed to get cheaper in bulk, I’ve never bought a gallon myself though so I don’t know what a good price would be. But my roommate and I keep a jar by the stove and a jar in the bathroom, and I keep some in my bedroom (yes), and a jar lasts me a year or more. Even when I use it to make deodorant/toothpaste, and as a scalp treatment, lube, cooking oil, on toast, in homemade chocolate, and in my butt-length hair, a jar still lasts so long! 🙂
Thanks for the tips, Michelle!
Love this idea:-)
Thanks! I wish I could take credit for it : )
Coconut Oil is supposed to be sooooo good for you. I was looking for a way to incorporate this in my everyday diet. I’m glad you posted this. I hope its as good as it looks.
I hope that you enjoy the recipe, Michele!
this looks really good, laurie — yum!
Thank you, Neely! Happy Valentine’s Day!
That sounds very interesting. Coconut is oily though, wouldn’t it taste that way?
Surprisingly, it is not very oily-seeming. Whipping the coffee compensates for the oil. But because coconut oil is an oil, I don’t think that anyone would want to drink a huge portion. Thank you for your note!
looks delicious! do you use espresso coffee or any milk? it looks really creamy
Thank you for your note! There is no milk in this drink. I used a strong-brewed coffee. I didn’t use espresso. If you try it with espresso, let me know how it turns out.
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Looks tasty Laurie! Never had coconut oil in my coffee before. 🙂
It is very rich – kind of like having melted ice cream in your coffee : )
Oh my goodness, even better!
I do rather like the look of this one!
So glad you tried it! Your cup is gorgeous, and I love that you added the chocolate on top. The amaretto does sound like a fabulous addition!
It was fun to try. Thank you!
I wonder if adding some chocolate to the mix would turn it into a tasty coconut-chocolate mocha? Your prop was so pretty! ~ Kat
Oh, yes, chocolate is always a good addition to coffee.
Looks like a nice treat!
It was surprisingly good.
Yum! I have all those ingredients… Makes the black coffee I’m drinking right now sound pretty boring!
It’s very tasty, but really rich.