Friday, May 4, 2012

Homemade Almond-Coconut Coffee Syrup

Know what?  I was in college before I realized that I love coconut.

True story.

Growing up, I was taught that coconut = yucky.

And coffee = good to smell, not fit to drink.

Not so, I found out.  Now, Almond Joy = my favorite candy bar.  And coffee = my hot drink of choice.

So!  Fast forward a few years...I discovered a recipe in Southern Living that I easily adapted to create this one: a yummy, chocolate-y, coconut- and almond-flavored syrup.  Coconut and coffee in one drink?  Heavenly.

Add it to your coffee with some milk.  I like it in iced coffee.  Probably because it's 80 degrees outside and iced coffee is so refreshing.

You might like coconut and coffee now, too.

Homemade Almond-Coconut Coffee Syrup
Adapted from Southern Living

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup water
1 T almond extract
1 T coconut extract

Whisk together the sugar and cocoa in a small saucepan.  Over medium heat, whisk in the water.  Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute, continuing to whisk frequently.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the extracts.  Store in the refrigerator.  Add a tablespoon or three to a cup of coffee and milk.


Amber Seibert said...

I am trying this right away Almond Joy creamer is the only way I can drink coffee so this sounds like heaven!!

Elizabeth said...

I love that Almond Joy creamer too! So good!

Amber said...

Just had to tell you I checked your blog this morning to get the ingredients when I go to the store! Now I just have to go brew some coffee to chill for my iced coffee heaven later!! I hope you are doing and feeling well I miss you and those adorable little girls!!