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A simple, creamy iced coffee recipe featuring easy-to-prepare homemade coconut milk, cinnamon, stevia, and Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend. This recipe is perfect when you’re craving an iced coffee but want a better-for-you version with that authentic coffeehouse flavor!
You’ll be hard-pressed a day when this gal is never in the mood for anything with coffee and coconut… especially when combined!
Truth be known, I didn’t take to coffee until I was 20 years old and worked for a newspaper while in college. I was more of a water and hot tea kinda girl (still am), but it didn’t take long before I became a coffee convert too. Walking into the large, busy newspaper office every day, just bubbling with excitement and possibility—along with long hours and pressing deadlines— meant smelling endless wafts of coffee in the air every single day and into the evening.
As I’d sit there and type away on some new story or research new story leads, the intoxicating smell of java in the air got to me before long.
So one day while at home, I opened up my mother’s special cupboard in our kitchen and whipped out a canister of Folgers® coffee, our family’s choice brand of coffee for as long as I can remember. With that very first cup, I was hooked. I finally understood why my family always had a pot of coffee brewing morning and late afternoon.
The smell, the warmth, the hug in a mug you get from coffee is simply like nothing else.
My grandmother has always kept Folgers® in her kitchen since I was a little girl, it’s the only brand my mom buys, and it’s Folgers® that still sits in our pantry today. Each of our family members actually has their own favorite blend of Folgers® coffee. Yep, we’re individuals. 🙂
The new Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend which is a new option by Folgers® that I found at Publix this month!
What I love about the new Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend is that it’s perfect for making your own coffee drinks at home, just like you would enjoy at a fine end coffee shop.
Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend delivers a great coffee taste that stands out even with the use of coffee additives (creamer, sugars, etc.). Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend is an exciting Medium-Dark Roast offering that starts smooth and finishes with a bold, distinct taste.
It’s made with 100% Arabica beans (a must-have trait!), so it has that perfectly deep java flavor. It’s also the perfect grind for French press, Cold Brew, and Brew Over Ice Coffee. You could even make Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend in a standard drip coffee maker if you please.
I’m personally a French press gal, so I especially love using my French press to make homemade cold brew coffee at home.
My trick to making cold-brew coffee in the French press is to let the coffee sit in the press overnight with cold, filtered water without pressing the plunger down until the next day. This technique gives the coffee time to steep and creates a non-bitter flavor since it won’t brew as quickly as it would if you used boiling water and let it brew overnight.
You can also make cold-brew by simply saving some hot coffee, chilling it for a few hours in the fridge, or you can put it into ice cube trays and just use those if you wish. Of course, you could always make this coffee in a warm version too. This recipe is versatile and delicious in a variety of ways thanks to Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend!
How to make Easy Dairy-Free Iced Coffee With Homemade Coconut Milk:
While you could easily use your favorite milk for this recipe, I made a quick, dairy-free milk at home using unsweetened coconut flakes and filtered water. To make the coconut milk, all I did was simply blend 1/3 cup of cold, filtered water with 3 tablespoons of coconut flakes until creamy. If you don’t have a high-speed blender to make the coconut milk, strain it through a sieve or a nut milk bag to remove any tiny pieces that may not have blended well.
Once the coconut milk is made, all that’s left to do is pour it over ice, pour the cold-brew coffee with Folgers Coffeehouse Blend over the top, add a pinch of cinnamon and stevia, give it a stir, and enjoy!
- For the Cold-Brew Coffee:
- 4 tablespoons of coffee grounds - I used Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend coffee
- 1 cup of cold, filtered water
- For the Coconut Milk:
- 3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes (or shreds)
- ⅓ cup of cold, filtered water
- stevia to taste - I used ⅛ tsp. - (or your favorite natural sweetener)
- First, you'll need to make the coffee. I made mine overnight in the French press. To do this, add the coffee grounds and water to the press, stir for 30 seconds, then put the lid on but don't press the plunger down.Place in the fridge at least 8 hours or overnight. (You could also just reserve 1 cup of coffee and let it chill overnight in the fridge as well.)
- Make the coconut milk by blending the coconut flakes (or sheds) and water in a blender. If you don't have a high-speed blender, strain the milk through a sieve or nut milk bag to remove any unblended bits.
- Fill a glass with ice and pour the coconut milk in.
- Next, pour the cold-brew coffee on top of the coconut milk, add stevia and cinnamon, stir, and enjoy!
The best part about this recipe is that not only is it easy to make, but it’s also much more affordable than typical coffeehouse drinks, and my recipe is made without high sugar syrups and additives, so it’s also more nutritious too. You could easily use almond, soy, or coconut milk that’s store bought for a quicker option than homemade coconut milk. But if you go that route, be sure to pick up an unsweetened non-dairy milk as the best option.
You can find Folgers® Coffeehouse Blend at your local Publix where it’s found in the coffee aisle. This is a brand new product that I know is going to be another hit by Folgers®! I found mine for a great price and can’t wait to pick up a larger container next time I’m there.
I’ve also made Folgers Coffeehouse Blend coffee in warmer versions too, and it’s absolutely fabulous. So rich, creamy, and robust without a hint of bitter flavor. Just like this lady likes it! 😉
So, while I may no longer be working at my local newspaper or in my twenties anymore, I’ll always be fond of those memories and my first introduction to the marvelous world of coffee. And I hope with one taste of this recipe, you’ll come to love homemade iced coffee as much as I do!
What about you… have you ever made cold-brew coffee at home? What’s your favorite iced coffee recipe if so?