I’m working from home this morning and with the sudden onset of dreary weather (the past few days have been in the 80’s and bright, but this morning it was a chill 57 and grey out), I was in the mood for something warm and comforting. “Coffee?” I thought, “No… Maybe tea? No. Maybe, later.” I sighed, I wanted something but I wasn’t sure what. So I tidied up my breakfast dishes and started to make my way downstairs to my office.
- approx. 10 oz of coffee
- approx. 2 oz of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1.5 teaspoons baking cocoa
- a blender (I actually used our MagicBullet, but you could use a regular blender, immersion blender, etc.) OR just a jar or cup with tight sealing lid
- Put all ingredients in the blender.
- Mix it up really well.
- Serve, sip and savor!
Then, I suddenly remembered we had coconut milk in the refrigerator, leftover from my attempt to make icing for carrot cupcakes this weekend. “I could make hot chocolate! Oh, but I could really use some caffeine… Mocha latte! Yay!”
found you from chowstalker. you didn't say how it tasted, and as an sbux barista, i want to know! i'm just completing my own whole30 today–and my wonderful cup of morning comfort USED to be a soy latte, extra foam please. now i can drink–for the first time in the almost 5 years i've worked there–a short latte without ANY sugar in it and enjoy it. so, satisfy my curiosity–was it sweet enough, dark chocolatey enough? instant VIA would be fantastic as a substitute for the coffee; then you could use more coconut milk. just a suggestion.
First, congrats on completing your first Whole30!! I hope you're feeling as awesome as I did. 🙂
Second, that's a good point–I'm sorry I didn't think to describe the flavors of this beverage in my post. I suppose I was in a hurry when I wrote it.
If memory serves me correctly, I actually started with a half teaspoon of honey (just to be safe) and ended up adding another half to get it to the level of sweetness I prefer. It was not super sweet like the lattes of Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, etc. I'd say it's probably about 1/2 or 3/4 as sweet…? That's a guess. But personally, that is just enough for me. As for the chocolate flavor, I don't think it was “dark chocolate” enough. It was certainly chocolately good, but I wonder if a different baking cocoa powder would be better. I've seen dark chocolate baking powders at the store, I just haven't bothered to try them yet.
Also, thank you for your tip about the instant VIA. I have tried those before (just to make a quick coffee to go), and I think you're absolutely right. They would be perfect with a little extra coconut milk.
Thanks, and best wishes on your journey with “clean” eating!