After I made the chocolate coconut milk ice cream, I had about 2/3 c. of coconut milk left over. Thick, creamy coconut milk. It would be perfect for coffee. I put it in a little jar in the fridge with that intent.
Two days ago my mom took my brothers into town for their plumbing class. Meiling and I had to do some baking for the men’s meeting later. That coconut milk in the fridge was also calling my name. So I decided to make some coffee.
I pulled out our coffee pot and started the coffee. Although we do have a coffee pot, we don’t use it that often since no one in our family drinks coffee regularly. My parents don’t drink coffee, and we have the coffee pot for when we have company. I decided to use it because I didn’t want to use the instant. I made the smallest amount on the pot.
I don’t quite know what made me make a large cup of hot coffee on a hot summer day, but I did. I put most of the coconut milk in it, as well as some coconut sugar. It was quite yummy, and didn’t taste like coconut. Meiling also liked it. I shared it with her, and she also told me later that she was taking sips when I was not looking.
When I was cleaning up after lunch from the baking as well as the coffee (I had made a grand mess), there was still a little coconut milk and cold coffee left. Now for something that I hadn’t tried before – iced coffee!
I stirred the coffee right into the jar that had the coconut milk in it. Then in went some coconut sugar, and after that, ice. I didn’t quite make it sweet enough, and it didn’t help that all the sugar just settled to the bottom. It was good in spite of that, though!
Now I still had about a cup of coffee left. All the extra coconut milk was gone, too. I still had the other can, but I couldn’t justify opening it, especially since there would be a lot left over. So tonight, after doing some thinking, I decided to make more iced coffee, since it was in the fridge. Instead of using straight coconut milk, I took some of the coconut milk ice cream I made the other day, melted it, and poured that into the coffee. I still had to whisk in some coconut sugar, since it wasn’t quite sweet enough. I plopped some not-melted ice cream into it. It was pretty yummy, too!
Melting the ice cream
Me and my coffee – you can’t really tell, but I am trying out Cowgirl Dirt’s Lip Tint, the color Secretariat. I really like it!
So there you have it – Primal coffee three ways!