Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is my absolute favorite chilled coffee drink and a must try if you like coconut! You can substitute the milk and sugar for 2 cups of ice milk for a smoother, more creamy drink if you prefer!
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- 3⁄4 cup coffee (Starbucks Italian Roast)
- 1 cup milk
- 5 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 2 -3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups ice
- 1⁄2 cup whipped cream, canned (optional)
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Spread shredded coconut on a baking sheet and toast coconut in the oven.
- Stir the coconut around every 10 minutes or so for even browning. After 25 to 30 minutes the shredded coconut should be light brown. Cool it off.
- Make double-strength coffee by brewing by standard method, or make a double shot of espresso.
- Chill before using.
- To make the drinks, combine cold coffee, milk, 1/3 cup of the toasted coconut, chocolate syrup, and sugar in a blender. Blend until sugar is dissolved.
- Add ice and blend until ice is crushed and the drink is smooth.
- Pour drinks into two 16-ounce glasses. Garnish each drink with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate, and a pinch of some of the remaining toasted coconut. Add a straw to each one.
This was really really good, a great treat! My only complaint was that I sort of lost the coconut flavor, I would have liked it to be a little bit stronger. Other than that the flavor was right on, thanks for an easy at-home version of one of my favorite treats!
This recipe is missing the most important ingredient....coconut syrup! You cannot make a Starbucks Mocha "Coconut" Frappuccino without the coconut syrup.
This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked" (Penguin/Putnam 2009)