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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It’s a paleo and vegan version of everyone’s favorite iced coffee.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

The first time I had Thai iced coffee, my first thought was, “WHAT IS THIS CRACK THAT I’M DRINKING?” No joke. It was love at first taste. It’s the creamiest coffee ever that’s deliciously sweet, and it basically tastes like coffee ice cream in liquid form.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

With the temperature hitting the 90s these days, there’s just no way I’m drinking hot coffee in the mornings. So I decided to make a paleo and vegan version of my favorite iced coffee, and I’ve been absolutely loving it!

This Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee is so decadent without a hint of dairy. The key is to make a thick and creamy sweetened condensed milk using coconut milk, which is much easier than you think. All you have to do is simmer the coconut milk and a sweetener until it’s reduced, then add almond extract and cardamom to make it taste truly authentic. It’s seriously the best combination of flavors.

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The Key to Tasty Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

To make your coconut milk Thai iced coffee super yummy and not watered down, it’s important to make your coffee super strong. I used my espresso maker to brew my coffee, which turned out perfect. Then you can add plenty of ice to keep it cold and enjoy every sip!

You can even make the coffee and the sweetened condensed coconut milk ahead of time and enjoy it for a few days. Just make sure to whisk the coconut milk before pouring it over the coffee because it can separate as it sits in the refrigerator. It’ll combine well to it’s original creamy form once you shake it up a bit, so mix it up and enjoy the most delicious coffee, perfect to cool down with in the summer!

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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It's a paleo and vegan version of everyone's favorite iced coffee.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups strongly brewed coffee
  • Ice cubes
  • Additional dairy free milk optional

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Instructions

  1. Place the coffee in the refrigerator to let it chill.

  2. Add coconut milk in a saucepan. 

  3. Heat over medium high heat while whisking, until it starts to boil. 

  4. Reduce the heat to low to simmer, then add maple syrup.

  5. Simmer while whisking occasionally for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to half.

  6. Stir in cardamom powder and almond extract. 

  7. Remove from heat and let it cool. Refrigerate to chill for at least 1 hour.

  8. To make the Thai iced coffee, place ice cubes in 4 glasses. 

  9. Divide the coffee into the glasses.

  10. Whisk the sweetened condensed coconut milk if it's separated, and pour over the coffee.

  11. Stir together and enjoy! You can add more dairy free milk if you want it creamier.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Potassium 303mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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How to Make Perfect Zucchini Egg Nests (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Handsome Brook Farm. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

Learn how to make the perfect zucchini egg nests that are sturdy, easy, and so yummy! They are a healthy breakfast item that’s paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly.

Now that we finally moved into our new house (YESSSS), we are so excited to have get togethers with friends in our spacious home. Brunch is my favorite meal, so I’m thinking I need to host more weekend brunches for me and my girlfriends over the summer.

Whenever I host, I’m always looking for new recipe ideas that are fun and delicious, and zucchini egg nests have recently been on top of my mind to perfect. I’ve been refining this recipe over and over again because they have come out too watery or too weak to hold their shape while eating.

Zucchini Egg Nests Recipe

Well, after several attempts, I think I finally found a method to making the perfect zucchini egg nests that are not only so pretty to look at (yes, that matters!), but also sturdy, flavorful, and really easy! After you make it this way, I don’t think you’ll go back to any other method. It’s seriously comes out perfect every time.

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How To: Perfect Zucchini Egg Nests

One of the most important part of making the perfect zucchini egg nests is to first sweat the zucchini to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Without this step, they can come out watery or they won’t be sturdy enough to comfortably eat without falling apart. And another bonus to this method? You end up eating way more veggies in the process because the zucchini will shrink down to half their size after the moisture is squeezed out.

Another step that took my zucchini egg nests to the next level is separating the yolk from the whites, then mixing the egg whites with the zucchini. It might seem tedious but this helps the zucchini firm up really well during the baking process, and makes the yolks pop in color.

Lastly, use a jumbo muffin tin or a ramekin to help the egg nests hold their shape. This seriously helps so much!

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Handsome Brook Farm Eggs

Before I get to the full recipe, I first want to highlight the importance of using the highest quality eggs for their nutrition profile, health benefits, and taste. Eggs are one of my grocery list items that I always try to purchase pasture raised, because there’s such a huge difference in quality when it comes to the different labels.

My recent favorite brand is Handsome Brook Farm, because they are so transparent about how their chickens are raised which I respect so much. Their hens get at least 108 square feet per bird on rotated pastures, and they believe that the happier and healthier the hen, the tastier the egg. Pasture raised is the most humane for the hen and more delicious and nutritious for us! How awesome is that??

If you want to learn more about egg labels and what they exactly mean (and don’t mean), you can read my post here.

Now go pick up some Handsome Brook Farm Organic, Pasture Raised Eggs and make these perfect zucchini egg nests! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

How to Make Perfect Zucchini Egg Nests (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Zucchini Sweating Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 egg nests
Calories: 94 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to make the perfect zucchini egg nests that are sturdy, easy, and so yummy! They are a healthy breakfast item that's paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly.

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Ingredients

  • 3 large zucchini or 4 small, enough to yield 6 cups spiralized
  • 1 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • Ghee or coconut oil, for greasing
  • 6 Handsome Brook Farm eggs
  • Optional: Crushed red pepper, spices, fresh herbs like dill, cilantro, parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Use a vegetable peeler or a spiralizer to slice the zucchini in to noodles. 

  2. Place in a colander over a bowl and toss with sea salt until evenly coated.

  3. Let the zucchini noodles sit for 20 minutes so they can sweat.

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and use ghee or coconut oil to generously grease a 6-cup jumbo muffin tin or 6 ramekins that are at least 3.5 inches in diameter.

  5. Use your hands to squeeze the zucchini noodles to release as much moisture as possible. 

  6. Place in a bowl and add garlic powder, onion powder, and ground black pepper. 

  7. Carefully separate the egg whites from the yolk. The easiest way to do this is crack an egg into your hand over a bowl, then pass the egg yolk from one hand to another until the whites drip down between your fingers into the bowl. 

  8. Place the yolks on a plate, and add the whites to the zucchini noodles and mix together. 

  9. Divide the zucchini noodles into the prepared muffin tin cups or ramekins. Create a nest and leave an indent in the center.

  10. Carefully place a yolk in the center of each zucchini nest. 

  11. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper.

  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the yolks are cooked to your liking. 

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Perfect Zucchini Egg Nests (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 egg nest)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 465mg 19%
Potassium 324mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 21.3%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin (Low Carb, Keto) [VIDEO]

You can make the fluffiest Paleo English Muffin in less than 5 minutes using the microwave! It’s a low carb and  keto recipe that’s so easy and delicious.

Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin (Low Carb, Keto)

If I knew how easy it was to make a grain free, paleo English muffin, I would’ve been eating this all the time. But now that I finally realize how simple it is, this recipe is going to be on repeat both on weekdays and weekends because it’s so dang easy to make and takes less than 5 minutes.

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Not only is this Paleo English Muffin made with healthy and simple ingredients, all you need is a microwave and a mug for a quick and easy breakfast that you can top with whatever you heart desires. I like to top mine with grass fed butter and spread some of my Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam. It’s seriously so delicious and fluffy!

Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin (Low Carb, Keto)Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin (Low Carb, Keto)

And best of all, this muffin is low carb and keto without any added sugar, so it’s perfect for anyone who is craving bread on a low carb or low sugar diet (like me!). I’m not keto, but I tend to be low carb most of the time because that’s what makes me feel best with even energy throughout the day. I do love a gluten free toast now and then, but I feel like I can eat this English muffin anytime without giving me a sugar crash afterwards.

I think I’m going to need to make an eggs benedict recipe with these paleo English muffins and share with you soon. It’s one of my favorite brunch items and I haven’t been able to enjoy it in a long time without substituting the bread with sweet potatoes or home fries. I’m actually super excited about it so stay tuned, friends!

Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin (Low Carb, Keto)

Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin (Low Carb, Keto)

Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 muffin
Calories: 279 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

You can make the fluffiest Paleo English Muffin in less than 5 minutes using the microwave! It's a low carb and keto recipe that's so easy and delicious.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe mug, add coconut oil and tilt the mug to spread it around the bottom and the sides.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well with a fork, making sure there are no separated bits on the bottom.

  3. Use the back of a spoon to flatten out the top of the batter.

  4. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds until set.

  5. Use a knife to loosen up the edges and flip the ramekin or mug to remove the English muffin. 

  6. Cool for 5-10 minutes, then slice the English muffin in half.

  7. If you'd like, toast the muffin halves before serving with your favorite toppings and condiments! I like mine with some grass fed butter and some Paleo Orange Blueberry Jam

Recipe Notes

Don't have a microwave? You can also bake it in a oven safe ramekin for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Microwave Paleo English Muffin
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Potassium 126mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Calcium 12.8%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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