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!
- 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
- Pour the coffee, coconut milk, ice, cocoa powder and maple syrup in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- 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.
- Top both glasses with whipped cream, drizzle with additional caramel sauce and sprinkle with salt.
- Add and straw to finish and you are ready to go!
Katie 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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Could I use raw honey to make the caramel sauce?
I’m sure you could, you may have to play with the amounts a bit but it would still taste great!
Help please! The links for the salted caramel are not working!
Mmmm what a delicious treat! Could I maybe even substitute with agave instead of carmel sauce?
The flavor would be very different. I personally don’t use agave. You might want to read Kimi’s post where she talks about agave and other sweeteners.
Could you give us the caramel sauce recipe?
Couldn’t get to the caramel recipe..could you post it?
The caramel sauce link doesn’t work. Will you please fix it? I would love to try this recipe! Thank you.
Sorry about that! Here is the link, I am going to change the link in the post. http://nourishingsimplicity.org/2013/08/salted-caramel-sauce.html
this looks DIVINE. i often feel inspired to make these drinks. i made the dirty chai after reading about it here 🙂
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!
That’s so weird! Did you try to reload this post again?