Salted Caramel Mocha Fauxccino


Strong freshly brewed coffee, cocoa powder, creamy coconut milk sweetened with a rich caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with sea salt.

Sigh, heaven in a cup. Never would I have thought a sweet coffee drink could taste so good. This past week I enjoyed this coffee on a few different evenings and afternoons. Yes, it is that good! Fauxccino are not the world’s best food for you, but when you make them with organic fair trade coffee and cocoa powder, coconut milk and un-refined sugars like maple syrup or the sucanat found in the salted caramel sauce, then you can feel good about the occasional splurge. (Though maybe not three days in a row…) You can know that you are using the best quality, nutrient dense and mineral rich foods possible to make your treats!

With a little extra effort you can have a coffee shop right in your own kitchen. If you keep cold brew coffee, caramel sauce and whipped cream on hand you can have this drink ready five minutes!

Salted Caramel Mocha Fauxccino
Recipe type: Dessert, Beverage
  • 2 cups strong coffee
  • 2 cups coconut milk, full fat (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream)
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 TBS caramel sauce
  • 2 TBS maple syrup
  • whipped cream for topping
  • caramel sauce for topping
  • unrefined salt (Celtic or Real Salt) for topping
  1. Pour the coffee, coconut milk, ice, cocoa powder and maple syrup in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pour the coffee mixture into two 8 oz glasses. Drizzle in one tablespoon of salted caramel sauce into both glasses. Swirl in the caramel with a spoon.
  3. Top both glasses with whipped cream, drizzle with additional caramel sauce and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Add and straw to finish and you are ready to go!

katieKatie Stanley is a dorm “mama” to 12 amazing girls ages 8 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She and her “hijas” can be frequently found in the kitchen, the garden or making friends with their new chickens. She loves to read, hike the hills near her home and spend time with her girls. In her spare time Katie blogs at Nourishing Simplicity about nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living, the Deaf, raising her girls and encouraging other women in their walk with Christ.

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Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living, and faith. Ethnic and Midwest foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for over 30 amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day.

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  1. says

    This looks amazing! I am trying to post this recipe (unsuccessfully) to my Pinterest – any suggestions? The latest Nourishing Gourmet post keeps coming up rather than this particular recipe. Thanks so much!

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