#1: I said I wanted to cut back on coffee as part of my anti-inflammation diet. I did. For exactly one week. Instead of my usual two large cups of coffee I start my day with, I had just one. If I wanted a second cup, I had a mug of green tea. Green tea is okay, but it’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee. So that only lasted a week and I was back to my two cups of morning coffee. If coffee’s wrong I don’t want to be right.
#2: Sometimes, at Luke’s nap time, I wish I could have a glass of wine. Not all the time. Just those days when it feels like I crammed two whole days into one morning and the house looks like World War III but the last thing I want to do is clean a toilet or fold a load of laundry. You know those days, right?
Since wine at nap time probably isn’t a good idea, there’s iced coffee. This coconut chai spiced iced coffee is ah-mazing. Anyone who loves a good chai tea latte (or chai-spiced anything, really) will love this.
I kept this iced coffee dairy-free and sugar-free. If you aren’t into stevia, you can sweeten it another way. Try maple syrup or honey or even some coconut sugar. Stevia keeps this sugar-free and also helps keep the calories in check, though, so it’s worth giving a try. I like stevia in small doses only–it works well here.
Speaking of calories, this is a low-calorie treat. Forget about Starbucks. This healthy iced coffee is all you need. If you use full-fat coconut milk, you are looking at just over 150 calories. If you use lite coconut milk, only just over 50 calories! Prepare this lovely iced coffee, put up your feet, and relax. You deserve it.
A small blender like this one works really well with this recipe.
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Coconut Chai Spiced Iced Coffee
A refreshing and tasty cold drink
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
- 6 ounces strong brewed coffee, cooled
- 1/3 cup canned coconut milk, full-fat or lite
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch of ground white pepper (black is fine, too)
- pinch of ground allspice
- 5–7 drops liquid stevia, or preferred sweetener, to taste*
*Calorie counts will change if you substitute the sweetener.
- Put all ingredients, except ice, in a blender and blend well.
- You can try to mix the ingredients without a blender, but I wanted the spices to be totally mixed in, so I thought a blender would be best. I used my small, Magic Bullet knock-off blender. The blender also gives it a nice little frothy top.
- Fill a glass with ice and pour the coffee mixture over the ice. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 drink
- Calories: 115
- Sugar: 1g
- Sodium: 20mg
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Protein: 1g
Keywords: iced coffee