I've found that if I heat my coconut milk, add it to a blender, top with black coffee, whip until frothy, and top with cinnamon, I can create a latte-like concoction that satisfies my morning craving. But, some days I just want something a little more exciting (i.e. sweet), so I came up with this recipe:
1 Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk
3-4 Medjol Dates (pit removed)
1 Vanilla Bean*, scraped (you're using the seeds from inside the pod)
*Use 1T. Vanilla Extract (free of sugar, glycerin, or other junk), if you're using alcohol
-Pumkin Pie Spice
-Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Add the dates, vanilla bean seeds/scrapings plus 1T. hot water to a blender and puree until smooth(ish).
- Add 1/4 of the can of coconut milk and blend until smooth (it's near impossible to create a completely smooth puree, so just be ok with the speckles of date).
- Add the remaining 3/4 can of coconut milk and blend.
- Transfer mixture to a container and transfer to the fridge until ready to use.