Tropical Delight: Coconut Milk Latte Recipe

Coconut latte

Are you looking for a sunny twist for your daily coffee? Then we're happy to bring some tropical joy into your life with this delicious Coconut Milk Latte recipe! Our coconut latte is more than just a trendy drink, it's an invitation to enjoy a touch of exoticism in the comfort of your own home.

This recipe is the perfect starting point to start your day or to create a cozy moment in the late afternoon. The rich flavor of coconut milk blends perfectly with the smooth latte, resulting in a drink that will enchant your taste buds.

Forget the hustle and bustle of making coffee, this homemade coconut latte takes you on a culinary journey to the tropics. The following chapters will guide you through the process, from ingredient selection to the final step of this simple recipe. Let's start this adventurous journey!

Island Inspired Coffee

Our 'Island Inspired Coffee' takes the simple coconut latte to a whole new level. This is no ordinary latte; it's a domestic reflection of a tropical island, captured in the comfort of your own cup.

The combination of coconut and coffee isn't new, but our twist on this classic will tantalize your taste buds and revitalize your mind. The recipe, inspired by the serene beauty of islands and their natural flavors, is a loving ode to exotic cuisine.

Every element of this coconut latte has been carefully crafted, with the authentic flavors of the tropics as a guide. This is not a typical coffee drink; it is an exotic pleasure and an opportunity to break your daily routine.

The subtle hint of coconut in the latte is like taking a sip from a tropical island, leaving you feeling refreshed and recharged. The 'Island Inspired Coffee' is more than just a coconut latte.

List of ingredients

Making a delicious coconut latte is as simple as the ingredients you need. The main ingredients, which form the basis for this exotic pleasure, are coffee, coconut milk, and (optionally) a sweetener of your choice.

For coffee, you can choose any variant you like, but a full-bodied and possibly fruity espresso gives your coconut latte a rich flavor that is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the coconut milk. An espresso also brings depth and complexity to the latte, making it a satisfying experience even for the most sophisticated coffee lovers.

Coconut milk is the secret ingredient that turns a regular latte into a coconut latte. This creamy milk, made from the meat of mature coconuts, adds a subtle tropical touch to the drink. It also gives the coffee a silky texture that is wonderful to drink.

As a sweetener you can choose sugar, honey, or a vegetable sweetener such as agave nectar. It adds an extra layer of flavor and makes your coconut latte even more tempting. But of course this is not necessary. Personally, I'm not a fan of extra sweet additions, but tastes differ...

Optionally, you can top your coconut latte with a hint of cinnamon or nutmeg, which adds a warm, spicy touch. These spices make the experience even richer and add a new dimension to your coconut latte.

These simple, yet tasty ingredients combine to create the perfect coconut latte. It's a tropical treat that is sure to refresh and recharge you.

How to put

Preparing a coconut latte starts with brewing the perfect espresso . You need a good coffee grinder for this . With a coffee grinder you can grind the beans exactly as fine or coarse as necessary for that coffee and freshly ground coffee is also much tastier than pre-ground coffee. For an espresso, you want to grind the beans quite finely.

Once the beans are ground, put them in the espresso machine. The most important thing when brewing espresso is the dosage, recipe and extraction time. If the coffee flows too quickly, you will get a sour espresso. If the coffee flows too slowly, you will get a bitter espresso. A good espresso has an extraction time of about 25 to 30 seconds.

Once you've brewed the perfect espresso, it's time to make the coconut latte. It is important to work with high-quality coconut milk, preferably a variant that is barista suitable. Otherwise it will be more difficult to foam.

The last thing you need to do is add the warm, frothed coconut milk to the espresso. Slowly pour the coconut milk into the espresso, so that there is a nice layer of milk foam on the coffee. And there you have it: the perfect coconut latte. It's a delicious, tropical twist on your normal cup of coffee.

How to froth coconut milk

Coconut milk

Frothing coconut milk is a crucial part of creating a flavorful coconut latte. While there is a certain amount of skill and finesse required, it is certainly not impossible to achieve. Firstly, choosing quality coconut milk is essential. Only the highest quality ingredients will suffice here.

Next, frothing this milk requires your attention. An espresso machine with a steam pipe can cope with this task very well. However, not everyone has access to an espresso machine. An alternative method could be to use a separate milk frother. Regardless of the method, the goal remains the same: to create a smooth, frothy texture that pairs perfectly with your perfect espresso.

An important aspect that should not be overlooked is the temperature. Plant-based milk tends to curdle if it gets too hot, which can result in an unpleasant taste and texture. Ideally, keep the temperature no warmer than 55 degrees to prevent this.

Coconut latte, while a non-traditional choice, offers a unique, refreshing twist on your regular coffee. It is a tropical treat that you should definitely try.

How to present

When you think of coconut latte, you wouldn't immediately think of the combination with latte art. However, this tropical twist on regular coffee can go surprisingly well with latte art. Latte art is the technique of creating designs in the foam layer of your latte. It is a skill that requires both practice and patience. Beginners can start with simple designs such as a heart or a leaf, also check out our blog about latte art for beginners .

For those who think coconut latte is too exotic, try thinking of it as an enhancement to your coffee experience rather than a replacement for your traditional coffee. It's important to note that while coconut latte offers an interesting alternative, the flavor profile differs significantly from what you may have become accustomed to with regular milk. Expect a lighter, subtly sweet flavor that pairs well with the rich flavor of espresso.

To wrap it up, a well-made coconut latte can be a surprisingly versatile addition to your coffee repertoire. Whether you're a barista looking for a new twist on the standard coffee or just a coffee lover looking for a new flavor to try, coconut latte is definitely worth considering. However, remember that, like all new things, it will take some time to learn how to make your coconut latte perfect.


In short, the coconut latte is a wonderful example of how innovation and creativity can lead to refreshing new experiences, even in something as mundane as coffee. It combines the familiar comfort of a hot latte with the exotic taste of coconut for a unique twist.

While it may take some getting used to, it can be a great addition to your coffee adventures. So don't be discouraged if your first few attempts aren't perfect.

With patience and practice, your skill at making this tropical treat will undoubtedly improve. Whether you're an experienced barista or just a coffee lover who likes to try new things, the coconut latte is an adventure worth trying.