The Americano is a delicious way to experience espresso but in a more traditional coffee-like way. Espresso by itself is very bold and thick and can be way too much for some coffee drinkers.
But an Americano is simply espresso over water, creating a more coffee-like drink that still has the kick and flavor of espresso.
An Iced Americano is an espresso over ice, melting down the ice and creating an iced coffee-like drink. It is one of our favorite ways to enjoy espresso and is super simple to make!
You may have tried the combo of an Americano and Coca-Cola, or as we like to call it – “Americola.” Although maybe not for everyone, it is a favorite around here.
However, today we bring you something even more delicious and maybe not quite as “out there” as the Cola and Americano combo.
We present the Iced Coconut Water Americano!
Presenting: Iced Coconut Water Americano
The combination of coconut water and espresso is truly delicious. This combination not only gives you a yummy coconut-flavored drink, but is sooooo refreshing and smooth compared to a traditional iced Americano.
Coconut water is a naturally derived drink from the coconut. It is filled with electrolytes like potassium, manganese, and sodium.
Its sweetness is derived from the naturally sweet coconut and has a very low sugar content and no artificial flavoring.
Coconut water is known for rehydrating, making it great for post-workouts or during mild illnesses to help keep your body hydrated.
This also makes it great for pairing with espresso, as espresso often can dehydrate you while drinking.
Because of its delicious flavor and texture, coconut water is a great way to mix up a regular favorite, an iced Americano.
What You’ll Need:
- Serving glass
- Coconut Water
- Fresh Espresso Shot(s)
- Creamer of Choice (optional)
Although coconut water might not be a staple in your pantry, it is very easy to find at a grocery store or even through retailers like Amazon.
Please note – coconut water and coconut milk ARE different things and will give very different results for an iced Americano.
Although coconut milk is also delicious and can make for a good coffee creamer, it is much thicker, sweeter, and chunky in comparison to coconut water. One can not really substitute for the other, but certainly try some coconut milk as an alternative to dairy creamers.
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How To Make A Coconut Water Americano
Making this drink is really quite easy and follows the traditional steps of making an Americano. We break it down here, step by step.
Begin by brewing your espresso; one or two shots, depending on your preffered drink size and caffeine content.
Fill your serving glass with ice.
Pour 1/2 – 3/4 cup of coconut water over ice.
Top with the freshly brewed espresso.
Add creamer of choice if desired. Enjoy!
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Want something even colder? Look no further than our Frozen Coconut Coffee Recipe – a truly delicious treat for a hot summer day.
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- 1 cup of Ice
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup Coconut Water
- 1 -2 Fresh Espresso Shot(s)
- To taste - Creamer of Choice (optional)
- Brew your espresso.
- Fill serving cup with ice.
- Add coconut water over ice.
- Add espresso over ice and coconut water.
- Add creamer if desired.