How to Make a Coconut Oil Latte

by Heather on March 27, 2014

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Coffee. You all, I’m sure, know by now that I love the stuff. Most mornings I drink it straight from our $15 Mr. Coffee brewer, but I love dopio espressos or a good French press as well. In the summers I crave iced coffee like there’s no tomorrow. Fun story: when we lived in Colorado I would be driving in the snow to work in a car with the seat warmers on, iced coffee in hand, and Jimmy Buffett blaring on the radio.

 

Too cool, right?

 

One of the biggest things I love about coffee is that it necessitates community. A lone cup is fun and relaxing, but drinking coffee with people we love is just so enjoyable. Like most things it’s always better when shared, you know? Nate and I are working hard on a really fun new thing that incorporates all of the things we love about coffee, and I am hoping to be able to share EVERY LITTLE DETAIL with you guys soon – but honestly I haven’t been this excited about a business venture in a long time!

Coconut Oil Latte || HeathersDish.com #dairyfree #coffee #latte

So now that I’ve officially teased you guys, even though I HATE when bloggers tease like that, I have to tell you that I am so stoked to share this recipe with you. A few weeks ago I shared this banana coconut muffin recipe and it was a big hit. I also shared that I’ve been adding coconut oil to my coffee and that seemed to be of huge intrigue – who knew, right?!

 

Honestly I can’t say that I came up with that one; my sweet friend Mandy mentioned that she tried stirring it into her coffee to mask the coconut flavor. I thought it sounded like a good enough idea to get more coconut oil into my diet, so the rest is history!

 

Here’s the thing though: the coconut oil slick on top of the coffee isn’t for everyone, and at times can be a bit off-putting for me. After some thinking I found a way to make a latte that has the creaminess and goodness of coconut oil, is naturally sweetened, and is completely dairy-free.

 

Coconut oil latte anyone? Tell you what – head on over and I’ll make ya one ;)

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Coconut Oil Latte

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces strong-brewed hot coffee
  • 1-3 teaspoons honey (I recommend sourcing this as locally as you can), or maple syrup if preferred
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

    A quick note: These measurements will vary based on your preferences, but you will want to use honey or maple syrup as a way to help emulsify the latte. I have not tried it with any artificial sweeteners, but I think the honey or maple syrup would be best in this recipe.
    Another quick note: I have an immersion blender that I use for this, but you could also do it in a food processor or blender. Just know that since the mixture is hot you will want to be VERY CAREFUL.
    For the latte:
  1. As a general rule I like to use 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon coconut oil for my latte.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a cup and blend using a immersion blender until emulsified. Serve hot.
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1 Cassie March 27, 2014

I am actually drinking almost this exact same thing right now. The ladies at the office always blend up a little coffee with coconut oil and it’s perfection. I need to try adding honey!

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2 Heather March 27, 2014

So fun! Isn’t it cool thinking that we’re like virtually having coffee together…sorta? :)

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3 steph@stephsbitebybite March 27, 2014

Loving this!! Since talking to you about it on twitter I’ve become obsessed!!

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4 Heather March 27, 2014

So good, right?!

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5 Jacquelynn March 27, 2014

This sounds so yummy! Is the hot liquid ok in the plastic immersion blender cup that came with it? Can’t wait to try this!

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6 Heather March 27, 2014

It’s been fine in mine – I figure if it’s dishwasher and microwave safe, then a little hot coffee probably won’t hurt it ;)

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7 Urban Wife March 27, 2014

I’ve been intrigued by this but haven’t tried it yet. I know what I’m doing during afternoon nap time. ;)

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8 Debby March 27, 2014

Can’t wait to hear about the coffee venture:)

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9 Heather March 28, 2014

Oh, we’ll be telling you about it soon :) Love you!

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10 Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes March 27, 2014

Yum! There is a local coffee shop that makes a fabulous latte with coconut milk that I love, but I haven’t tried adding coconut oil to my coffee at home. I know what I’ll be having with my breakfast tomorrow. :-)

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11 Heather March 28, 2014

I hope you like it Deb!

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12 Bethany March 28, 2014

Sooo…I’m a little intrigued. I’ve never heard of adding oil of any sort to coffee besides that naturally occurring in the coffee – although based on the other comments, I’m the only one. :) What’s the point of it? Health, texture, flavor…?

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13 Heather March 28, 2014

Hey Bethany! I’ll be honest, I’m still doing research on coconut oil’s benefits, so I would encourage you to check into it as well, but it’s a combination of texture, flavor and the health benefits.

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14 Audra April 5, 2014

I do it for energy and a metabolism boost but coconut oil has many other health benefits.

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15 kelley {mountain mama cooks} March 28, 2014

What a great idea! I put coconut butter into smoothies and sauté just about everything in coconut oil but I’ve never thought to put into a hot drink…. so trying this. Of course with a dash of cardamon :)

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16 Heather March 28, 2014

Of course! I love that you taught me that, the flavor is AMAZING with a little cinnamon and cardamon!

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17 DessertForTwo March 30, 2014

You have me hooked on this!!

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18 Catherine March 31, 2014

Sounds fascinating, I’ll have to try this for sure.

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19 meg April 5, 2014

Yum! What a great idea. I am going to try this asap.

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20 Audra April 5, 2014

I add coconut oil to my coffee all the time but have never thought to add honey, sounds yummy. Sometimes I add a few drops of vanilla to my coconut coffee too. Another way to get more coconut oil into my daily diet is to make coconut oil “hot chocolate”. I mix HOT milk with a tablespoon or two of coconut oil and a teaspoon or so of cocoa powder. It’s super yummy.

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21 Heather April 6, 2014

Oh that hot chocolate idea sounds amazing!!!

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22 ATasteOfMadness April 6, 2014

I NEED to get me some coconut oil. I love this idea!

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23 Just a Beach Girl April 6, 2014

Sounds delicious! Lately I’ve been putting coconut oil on my English muffins but am also a coffee fanatic (who owns an immersion blender!) so will give this a try!

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24 Kathy April 6, 2014

Have you tried this iced? Wonder how that would be?

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25 Heather April 6, 2014

Hey Kathy! I haven’t had it iced, but I can’t imagine that it would be all that great since coconut oil is solid at room temp or colder. If you find a way to make it happen I want to know though – I’d be ALL over that!

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26 Stephanie April 9, 2014

I literally jumped outta bed to make this. It was amazing!! And I think this is how I’m going to have my coffee for a long time!

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27 Annie Song April 9, 2014

Holy moly! This sounds delicious! I usually add approximately a teaspoon to my coffee but I love the idea of a latte with maple syrup. Thank you for sharing!

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28 Heather April 10, 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latte
This is not a latte. It is brewed coffee with oil added. It’s coffee with homemade non-dairy creamer, to be accurate. The name is sort of baffling. It’s no more a latte than a glass of iced tea with a squeeze of lemon is an Arnold Palmer.

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29 Heather April 10, 2014

Thank you for clarifying Heather! You’re right in that it’s not a latte, but I thought it was the most accurate description for the texture and flavor of the drink. Sorry to baffle you with an inaccurate title, but I hope you try the recipe and enjoy it :)

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30 Kaila April 17, 2014

Wait, I don’t see the recipe. Looks just like an error where it should be?!

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31 Heather April 17, 2014

Hey Kaila! When I updated my blog through Wordpress the plugin I use for my recipes didn’t update with it. If you can send me an email at heathersdish (at) gmail (dot) com I’ll get you the recipe STAT!

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