I worked in a coffee shop all through college, which did very little for my caffeine addiction and a lot for my long hours studying. It is probably the best part time job ever. I mean – coffee! It’s been a few years since college and I’ve been working hard on getting rid of my caffeine addiction. That being said, every now and then I get a craving for some really good coffee. My problem lies in the fact that I am not a huge fan of plain coffee. Flavored and sweet coffee usually racks up the weight watchers points. Typically, I will do do a small latte with skim milk and flavoring but lately that hasn’t been satisfying me.
In an attempt to get back to drinking plain(ish) coffee, I decided to try a combination of coffees that we used to have in the shop. The result: Coconut Iced Coffee
Coconut Iced Coffee (1 cup, 1-2 points plus)
Sweetened Shredded Coconut
1. Fill coffee pot with water.
2. Layer ground coffee and shredded coconut in a coffee filter. Brew coffee.
3. Pour coffee into a pitcher. Add more water until desired strength. Refrigerate.
4. When cold, pour over ice in a cup and add milk and splenda (if needed) to preference.
It wasn’t as sweet or as flavorful as I wanted. I had set myself up for failure though – the Toasted Coconut Coffee we had in Boone was delicious. That being said, I didn’t have to add any type of sweetener. That in itself is huge for me. I’m going to try a few other variations to give it more flavor and maybe make it just a tiny bit more sweet. Overall, it was just what I needed!