Blended Coconut Mocha

Blended Coconut Mocha

Growing up my family was split into two teams.

Team Mom, Team Dad, Team Brown eyes, Team Blue eyes, Team gimme-all-the-coconut, Team I-will-die-if-I-eat-one-shred-of-coconut. As I sit here writing this, sipping a Coconut Mocha can you guess which team I am on?

Yep, team leader for the brown eyed, coconut lovers right here. My blue eyed, I-prefer-a-coke-float counterparts are rolling their eyes.

Whatever. More for me :)

I have shared my love for the combination of coconut, coffee, and rich dark chocolate before when I shared the Coconut Mocha Snack Mix. That was earlier in the year when it was too darn cold to be walking around drinking icy drinks. Lucky for us, summer is in full swing which means it is all but required to make this ice cold chocolaty drink to bring in the new season.

Just in case you have never had it this is a knock off of Starbucks Coconut Mocha Frappuccino. I tried this drink for the first time years and years ago in Hawaii, and fell head over heels in love. Since then they have occasionally brought it back during the summer. The last couple years I have eagerly waited for summer to come around to see if they would bring back my beloved drink, but no such luck.

Blended Coconut Mocha

That is why I had to come up with my own version, which has probably saved me a ton of money and calories, so I should probably be grateful. I like to keep things simple so no crazy ingredients here, just coffee, milk, coconut extract, vanilla syrup and some chocolate. But the key is to add some toasted shredded coconut to the top. So. Good.

You can use this recipe as a base and adjust to your preferences. Want more chocolate? Do it! Want more coconut? By all means, go for it! One thing is for sure, you have to give this one a try. It is the best way to beat the heat!

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Blended Coconut Mocha
Recipe type: Drink
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 1-2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • ¼ cup milk or fat free half and half
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • 5-7 ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder*
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • ⅛ cup shredded coconut for toasting
Instructions
  1. Heat your broiler to low and place the coconut in a oven proof dish, let it sit under the broiler 30 seconds to one minute or until golden brown. Let the toasted coconut cool.
  2. Combine cold coffee, milk, vanilla syrup, cocoa powder and coconut extract in a blender. Add ice cubes and blend approximately 40 seconds until ice cubes are totally crushed.
  3. This makes one large drink or two small drinks as pictured.
  4. *For a sweeter more chocolaty version use a tablespoon of chocolate syrup in place of the cocoa powder.

I used the cold brew method for the coffee, you can find that here.

13 Responses to Blended Coconut Mocha

  1. My family is equally split on coconut too! I’m a fan, though, so more for me! :) This looks so delicious and refreshing, I’ll have to try it sometime.
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  2. Haha, we too were split coconut and non coconut lovers. As a kid I would tell my coconut loving mom she ruined a dessert by spreading coconut everywhere. Thankfully, my tastes have changed and now I’m on the coconut team :D This drink sounds delicious. I love when you can recreate a pricey Starbucks drink at home and make it even better.
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  3. Thus drink looks amazing! I love that it’s a different flavor combination, too. I’ve never had it from Starbucks, but this one sounds a lot better and more healthy, too! On my list to try! :)
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  4. These drink sounds amazing! I am definitely team coconut too. I wish Starbucks made this so I could order it right now! Guess I’ll have to wait until I get home so I can make your version : )
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  5. Kayla Seah says:

    This looks amazing! Perfect for my coconut addiction.
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  6. […] For more Coconut Mocha creations try my Blended Coconut Mocha and my Coconut Mocha Snack […]

  7. Allison says:

    Ha, this is too funny. When I was a kid, I HATED coconut, now I can’t get enough of it! These drinks look incredible and creamy and I want one right now. Send leftovers my way, please :)
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