Blended chocolate coconut iced coffee

This blended chocolate coconut iced coffee is the perfect summer treat.

A few months ago our coffee maker broke. It was the 3rd Mr. Coffee drip machine we had in this house that failed us despite pretty consistent de-scaling attempts thanks to our horrifically hard water situation. We actually got a water softener soon thereafter (best $1500 we’ve ever spent in this house!) but I refused to get another drip machine and deal with frequent vinegar cleanings again. Plus, I hated the room it took up on my counter.

So, I bought this stove top percolator and love it to pieces. It means however, that you need to actually be in the kitchen while making coffee so it doesn’t start to boil or you don’t accidentally leave it going for too long and end up with burnt coffee, but I’m ok with that. Ulysses however, finds a way to screw up the coffee making process every.single.time.

Blended chocolate coconut iced coffee

The first time, he tried to pour the coffee without taking out the inner basket resulting in grinds everywhere. Gritty coffee, yum.

Then, it was him turning the burner to 9 (out of 10 on our glass top electric pos stove) and boiling the beejeezus out of it. Burnt coffee, double yum.

Recently, it’s been not filling it up enough so that it percolates quicker which results in me only getting 1 cup in the morning.

1 cup is about 2 cups too little. And 2 cups short of my desired coffee consumption is a recipe for a pissed off Gina.

Blended chocolate coconut iced coffee drink

Which is why afternoon blended iced coffees happen.

And the good thing about afternoon coffee versus morning coffee is that it becomes socially appropriate for chocolate to make it’s way into that glass.

Chocolate coconut iced coffee blended drink

So, I might just have to let him continue screwing up the morning pot a little while longer.

Blended chocolate coconut iced coffee
 
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This blended chocolate coconut iced coffee is the perfect summer treat.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups strongly brewed coffee
  • ½ cup coconut cream (from the top of a can of full fat coconut milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups ice cubes
Optional toppings
  • melted chocolate
  • crushed chocolate cookies
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses, drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle crushed cookies on top.

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    If this is what happens with a screwed up pot of coffee, I saw DEFINITELY let him keep messing up. Chocolate, coconut and coffee?! It’s like an almond joy that is that makes me human (coffee does that for me.)
    Love this. And these photos are insanely gorg! Pinned!

  2. 2

    says

    Percolated coffee really is the best! You had me laughing through your story…but if this is the end result of messing up…that’s pretty awesome! Pinning this gorgeousness!

  3. 6

    says

    Percolated coffee confuses me. I think I would be the one screwing it up each morning. Of course we currently have three different machines for coffee cluttering our kitchen counter and I would love to throw them all out.

    • 7

      Running to the Kitchen says

      It’s seriously so easy! Water in one spot, coffee in another. That’s it :) I was intimidated the first time too and made my sil walk me through it, haha. It’s SO nice not having another appliance on the counter!

  4. 11

    Shirley says

    Wow! I just made this and am drinking it right now. It’s awesome! I omitted the coconut extract and coconut sugar. Did not use toppings either. It is perfect!

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