Something that has been hard for me since I started being more mindful of my food sensitivities is not being able to pop into coffee shops and get a mocha, or a caramel macchiato, or a fun seasonal drink that sounds delicious. The reason I try to stay away from those is because beforehand I look at the nutritional value, and it’s absolutely appalling what they put in them. Just take a look at the sugar, it is insane. Many coffee drinks have more sugar than you should have in an entire day. Then, if you keep looking at the ingredients, you will almost always find soy. Soy is a trigger for me and should really be avoided by most people. Carrageenan, corn dextrin, and vitamin A Palmitate is often in the ingredient list. Anyway, once I look at all this the it kind of frustrates me because I do not want to put that kind of crap in my body, and definitely not on a regular basis. So, basically, I rarely buy coffee drinks out anymore. I love making my own cold brew and I love knowing exactly what I am putting into my body.
This brings me to Molasses Milk! I stumbled upon it a good while back. At first I would make it cold and I loved it. It was so rich and coffee like, without any coffee. Now with cooler weather coming I knew I wanted an option for something warm to drink so I decided to try making it hot and add a splash of my cold brew to it. I was blown away guys! It really elevates it to the next level. I knew right then that this would be my happy drink all Fall and Winter! I get a little excited just thinking of cozying up with a cup!
Note: This drink is dairy, gluten, and soy free. It also contains no refined sugar.
- 1 cup of coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/4 cup of cold brew coffee
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Add all the ingredients to a small pot and heat on the stove over low heat until it is heated through. Slowly stir for about 1 minute. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!