Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato is just how I want to start each day or give my afternoon a java jolt! Creamy coconut milk swirled with rich chocolate and topped with espresso. So fancy you will be calling yourself a barista!
Think back to your early days of working for a moment.
What would you say would be your top pick? One job where you actually didn’t mind venturing off to every once and a while?
For me, it was working as a barista at Starbucks. Endless access to espresso and sugar. What else could a college kid want?
Oh ya, booze. Nevermind that aspect…I am thinking more of those early shifts.
I was one of the weirdo’s that would ask for the opening shift. Yes, that meant being there at 5am; and waking when your college buddies are just hitting the hay, ending their evenings and not waking until I had an entire 8-hour shift under my belt.
I have always been an early bird, so it seemed like a good fit to work at a coffee shop. Free coffee plus I got to chat with other people that loved coffee. The early mornings, maybe not. But at least coffee helped them on their way to becoming enjoyable at 6am.
But, let’s be real. The best thing about working at a coffee house was the creativity that flowed. The crazy drink concoctions that we dreamed up. In case you haven’t heard of Starbucks secret menu, search it and start craving. These crazy concoctions are drinks that aren’t found on the menu, rather can be found in the mind of every barista that is behind that counter. But the only sad thing is, not every barista knows of certain drinks or may have a different spin on them. More than likely though, you will come out with a java cup just as delicious!
One of my favorites to this day is the Captain Crunch Frappuccino. Sound appealing? Oh man. It’s gooooood. I even made a skinny version for the blog! Strawberries ‘n Creme Frappuccino with toffee nut syrup. Other creations were chocolate raspberry chip frappuccino (raspberry syrup + mocha syrup + chocolate chips). Have it in a latte or frappuccino. Your drink, your choice!
Since my days of working the line at Starbucks are long gone, I am forced to get creative in the mornings with my coffee. Ever since making my own cold brew, there is no need to head to the coffee shop each morning. Plus we bought a Ninja Coffee Bar and we are OBSESSED. (No this is not a sponsored post, I just reallyyyyy love that machine. It brews a single cup, travel mug, half or full carafe of coffee. And oh ya, over ice too. Pretty nifty, huh?) Now that I have a coffee bar, we have been going a bit crazy on our drinks. The hubs even loves to add a bit of Rumchata to his…puts a little pep in his step he says. Yo, whatever your style is, I’m not hatin.
Then this happened. Seems like the caramel macchiato is a crowd favorite. What is not to love? Vanilla milk swirled with espresso and caramel sauce? Pretty dreamy. Since more than likely we have been there and done that, I thought we could all use a chocolate spiked version. Oh ya, with coconut milk! Starbucks just released one with white mocha and caramel but I am all about that chocolate.
Don’t let the name scare you. This Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato is stupid easy to make! I mean coconut milk, with a touch of Silk Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer to up the silkiness then all swirled with smooth mocha sauce and topped with velvety espresso. We add only a small amount of the creamer, but it adds such a richness to the drink. Something about a coffee house drink that leaves a lasting impression is always favorable in my opinion. No one wants a watered down beverage, right?
For the espresso, you could brew a double strength cup of joe and let it chill. Or you could also make my cold brew but do not dilute it! That is the ideal choice so your coffee isn’t bitter. Plus cold brew tastes just a touch sweeter since it’s not as acidic.
Whichever way you choose, how can your day be bad when it starts with chocolate? Amiright?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.381