Coconut Iced Coffee…with Mini Chocolate Glazed Coffee Doughnuts
Ingredients for Coffee Ice Cubes:
- 5 cups brewed cold coffee
Ingredients for Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk:
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce:
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey use brown rice syrup if honey is an issue
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate use vegan chocolate if needed
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Mini doughnuts:
- 2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm milk I used 2%
- 2 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened at room temperature and cut into cubes, 1/2 stick
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee
- canola oil for frying
Ingredients for Chocolate Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3–5 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon brewed coffee
- 4 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate
Ingredients To make Coconut Whipped Cream:
- 1 ounce can full-fat coconut milk cold, 15
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Ingredients To make one Iced Coffee:
- 5 ounces cold brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce optional
- 1/3 cup coconut sweetened condensed milk or regular sweetened condensed milk
- 2–3 tablespoons coconut milk or regular cream/milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon toasted coconut for the rim, optional
- coconut whipped cream, optional
- mini chocolate glazed doughnuts, optional
Directions for Coffee Ice Cubes:
Pour the cold coffee into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. Store in the freezer until ready to use.
Directions for Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk:
Add the coconut milk, sugar and vanilla to a small sauce pot. Bring to a low boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer on low for 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. Once the milk has thicken and reduced by half remove from the stove and allow to cool. Pour the milk into a glass jar and store in the fridge until ready to use or up to two weeks.
Directions for Chocolate Sauce:
Add the cocoa powder, honey, coconut milk, salt, chocolate and coconut oil to a small pot and place over medium heat. Slowly melt the chocolate and milk into each other. Continue stirring until they become a smooth sauce. Remove from the heat and store in the fridge until ready to use. Re-warm on the stove or in the microwave.
Directions for Mini Doughnuts:
In a medium bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the yeast with 3/4 cup of the warm milk and stir to dissolve the yeast. Add 3/4 cup of the flour and stir to create a smooth paste. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the flour mixture rest in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Once 30 minutes have passed, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of yeast with the remaining 1/4 cup milk. Add the rested flour mixture along with the vanilla and egg yolks and mix on low until the ingredients are incorporated and the dough is smooth, about 30 seconds. Turn off the mixer and add 1 cup of flour, along with the sugar and salt. Mix on medium until the dough starts to come together, about 30 seconds. Add the butter and mix on medium until it’s incorporated, about 30 seconds.
Remove the paddle attachment from the mixer, and switch to the dough hook. Start adding the remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time and the instant coffee. Knead the dough on medium until it completely pulls away from the side of the bowl and is smooth and not too sticky, about 1 minute. The dough will be very soft and moist but not so sticky that you can’t roll it out. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest in a warm place for 1 hour. After one hour, gently press down on the dough to remove any gas bubbles. At this point you can either roll the dough out or chill the dough, covered, for up 24 hours.
When ready to roll out the dough, line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Using doughnut or cookie cutters, cut out 1 1/2 to 2-inch-diameter rounds. Punch out a small hole in the middle using the end of a pastry tip or other item you have. Arrange the doughnuts on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between doughnuts. Cover the doughnuts loosely with plastic wrap and let them rise in a warm place until almost doubled in size, about 10 to 15 minutes. Check to see if the doughnuts are ready every 5 to 10 minutes. To test, use a fingertip to lightly touch one of the doughnuts. If the dough springs back immediately, it needs more time.
In a heavy-bottomed large pot or deep fryer, heat at least 2 inches of oil until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Working in batches, use a slotted metal spoon or spatula to carefully place the doughnuts in the hot oil. Fry, flipping once, until light golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. When done, transfer to a wire rack. Make sure to return the oil to 350 degrees F. between batches. Let the doughnuts cool slightly before + glazing.
Directions for Glaze:
In a bowl mix together the powdered sugar, coconut milk, coffee and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in the melted chocolate until smooth. Dip the tops of the doughnuts into the glaze. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired and place on a wire baking rack to dry.
Directions To make Coconut Whipped Cream:
Flip your cold can of coconut milk upside down and open it. There should be around 1/2 cup of coconut water at the top. Pour this into a container and save for another use. Scoop out the coconut cream and place in a bowl. Whip the cream for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft peaks form. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla.
The coconut milk whipped cream needs to be refrigerated over night.
Directions To Make ONE Iced Coffee:
Mix together the sweetened condensed coconut milk, coconut milk and vanilla until smooth. Dip a large tall glass into 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce and then roll in toasted coconut. Drizzle the remaining chocolate up and down the sides of the glass. Place a few coffee iced cubes in the glass. Fill the glass with coffee. Pour in the milk mixture and use a spoon to mix it all together. Top with coconut whipped cream if desired. Place a straw in the glass and a doughnut on the straw or just eat the doughnut and drink the coffee!
*Doughnuts adapted from [Epicurious | http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Classic-Glazed-Doughnuts-51160200]. *Sweetened Condensed Milk inspired + adapted from [I am Food Blog | http://iamafoodblog.com/sweetened-condensed-milk-recipe/].