Spring is right around the corner, and I am already fantasizing about the day when I get to walk out onto my patio, with an iced coffee mocha in hand, and bathe in the sunshine while reading a good book.
I have been playing around with some iced coffee mocha recipes in my kitchen, and found the perfect combination for a clean eating iced coffee mocha recipe! This recipe has a prominent coffee flavor, with hints of chocolate and a slight sweetness from added honey. Here’s what you need:
Coffee is the main ingredient in this clean eating iced coffee mocha, but let’s not forget that not all coffee is created equally! I am now brand loyal to Seattle’s Best Coffee®, which is brewed from 100% premium Arabica beans. As I mentioned earlier, I am on a budget now, so I wasn’t sure if I could splurge on such a high quality brand, but when I looked at the price of their K-Cups in Kroger, I was surprised at how affordable it was! It was on sale, and I paid less than the generic brand (woot!). Even at it’s regular retail price, it is almost the SAME PRICE as average coffee.
And I thought, why not choose a FREE UPGRADE and get the smooth taste of Seattle’s Best Coffee®? So, of course, I did! It’s amazing how fantastic the coffee is, for such a low cost. Kroger had a variety of Seattle’s Best Coffee® blends, both in K-Cups and ground coffee, so this is definitely the staple coffee for my house. I’m just leaving it to my weekly grocery list 🙂
I have been avoiding using sugar as much as possible, and have been choosing alternative sweeteners. I added about a teaspoon of honey to 8 ounces of coffee. This was the perfect amount to make it slightly sweet, without going over board.
I went with an unsweetened cocoa powder to give it a perfect chocolate flavor, while still maintaining the integrity of a clean eating recipe. The unsweetened cocoa adds the perfect balance of chocolate flavor without over-sweetening the drink.
My family only drinks whole milk, because recent studies show that full fat milk is better for most people (source). We usually buy organic, when the grocery budget allows for it. I find whole milk gives this clean eating iced coffee mocha a rich base that works well with the coffee, honey and cocoa.
How to Make it | Clean Eating Iced Coffee Mocha
Start by brewing a cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee®, add 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa. Stir well, then pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze until coffee cubes are solid.
Add as many coffee cubes as will fit in your cup, and pour in milk to cover. Let it sit for a couple minutes, stir, and enjoy!
- 8 ounces brewed coffee
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- Combine coffee, honey and cocoa powder. Stir until well mixed. Pour coffee into clean ice cube tray, and freeze.
- Place frozen coffee cubes into a glass jar, and add milk. Wait 2 - 3 minutes, stir, and enjoy!