Mocha Coconut Iced Coffee

So I’ve been obsessed with light coconut milk for a while now. Today I’m adding it to coffee to make this delicious mocha coconut iced coffee. For you fellow Starbucks addicts, I highly recommend hitting up Target immediately and stocking up on their Starbucks Unsweetened Iced Coffee. It’s only $4.50 for 48 oz of crazy good iced coffee so your only problem will be figuring out where to spend all that money you saved by skipping the coffee shop.

Recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 8 oz strong coffee
  • 2-4 tbsp light coconut milk
  • chocolate syrup (I use Trader Joe’s Organic Midnight Moo)
  • 2 tbsp shredded sweetened coconut
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Place strongly brewed coffee in an airtight container in the fridge until chilled (about 1 hour).
  2. Toast shredded coconut. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spread coconut on a small baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool.
  3. Pour coffee into serving glass. Stir in 1 tbsp chocolate syrup and coconut milk as desired.
  4. Top with whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate syrup and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  5. Best and the finest espresso makers need to be handled as per the instruction manual.
  6. Enjoy!

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Raspberry Marshmallow Bars

I’m leaving cleanse week firmly in the rearview mirror with this one. Buttery shortbread topped with raspberry jam and my favorite Chambord marshmallows come together to make this killer cookie bar. Feel free to substitute store-bought marshmallows but it really is worth the extra step to use homemade (totally channeling Ina right now I know haha).

Recipe

Makes 36 smallish rectangles

Ingredients

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup raspberry jam
  • 12-14 large Chambord marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease an 8 × 8-inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. The dough will be crumbly. Pat the dough into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Remove pan from oven and top with raspberry jam, covering the cookie crust completely.  Top raspberry layer with marshmallows.
  4. Move a rack to the top third of the oven and change your settings to the broiler. Return the pan to the oven and broil on low for 1-2 minutes or until the marshmallows are lightly toasted. Watch them constantly so they don’t burn! Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving.
  5. Enjoy!

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