Um, can I just go ahead and get all the praise hand emojis for this recipe?!?! Because it is just THAT good.
This is my new favorite way to drink cold brew coffee, hands down, all day errrry day. I love making cold brew at home because it is so easy, and is way cheaper than buying the pre-made stuff at the store. There are a couple of brands that will always have my heart, and I like to splurge on those from time to time, but there is also something awesome about making it at home too.
I go back and forth with the different kinds of milk and creamers that I put in my coffee. Sometimes it is almond milk, sometimes it is coconut milk, and sometimes it is a store bought dairy-free creamer. Right now, coconut milk has been my go-to. I was trying to come up with something different and fun for a new cold brew recipe, and of course mint and coconut go so well together. And then the MINT MOJITO idea was born. I’m sure this has been done before, so I’m not some revolutionary genius. But I got way too excited about this recipe the first time I made it.
At first I was afraid that putting mint in coffee would be super weird, but it is surprisingly delicious! And then you add in the thick, creamy coconut milk (full-fat for me, please), and you have something special. You can sweeten it however you choose (or not sweeten it at all), but I just used a little bit of stevia to control the sugar content. This latte tastes so indulgent, even though you only used whole ingredients. I am going to include how to make your own cold brew down in the recipe below, but feel free to skip a step by picking up a store bought version, Chameleon is my FAVORITE.
The only difference in that will be the mint, because if you make your own, you will be putting the mint leaves in while brewing. So if you use the store bought version, muddle your mint in your glass to release the flavor, or just put the mint leaves in ahead of time so it has time to flavor the coffee.
It is so creamy and refreshing on a hot summer day, make this ASAP. I think it will be on permanent rotation in your fridge.