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