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!
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
- 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
- As a general rule I like to use 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon coconut oil for my latte.
- Combine all ingredients in a cup and blend using a immersion blender until emulsified. Serve hot.