Cappuccino with coconut drink

Cappuccino with coconut drink

10 min
Whether you're kick-starting your day or lifting your afternoon, this exotic twist on an Italian classic brings a taste that is as luxurious as it is soothing. Infusing the bold aroma of espresso with the creamy taste of coconut, this inviting blend brings a touch of the tropics to your daily coffee experience.


  • Pour the espresso into a cup.
  • Heat the milk and coconut drink gently in a saucepan to about 65 ºC and whisk to a soft foam.
  • Add the milk and coconut drink mixture to the cup.
  • Sprinkle some cocoa powder on top and serve.

Questions about coconut cappuccino

Keep reading below if you want to find out more about the most frequently asked questions about coconut cappuccino.

Can coconut drink be frothed for a cappuccino?
Yes! Coconut drink contains a higher fat content than other non-dairy alternatives which makes it perfect for frothing. For the best foam, use a hand-held frother, an immersion blender, or a steam wand. If you don't have these, you can also shake your coconut drink in a sealed jar and heat it briefly in the microwave to get a rich frothy texture.
Can I make an iced version of my coconut cappuccino?
Definitely! Brew your espresso or strong coffee and let it cool to room temperature. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour your coffee over them. Add in your coconut drink and stir well. If you prefer a milder coffee flavour, add more ice or an extra splash of cold water.
How can I sweeten my coconut cappuccino?
Coconut sugar is an obvious choice that will add a decadent caramel-like flavour to your drink. Other natural sweeteners such as maple syrup and honey are also a great way to both sweeten and enhance this recipe’s flavours. Alternatively, add a drop or two of natural Stevia extract as more neutral-tasting sweetener that will preserve the coconut cappuccino’s original flavour profile.
Can I use any type of coconut drink for this recipe?
Yes, there are many coconut drink varieties to choose from and most work well with this recipe. Full-fat coconut drink, often sold in cans or tins, usually offers the richest and creamiest texture similar to dairy milk froth. If you prefer something lighter, light coconut drink is a good option, offering a subtler coconut flavour.


Espresso coffee
30 ml
50 ml
Coconuts drink
50 ml
Cocoa to sprinkle


Here are some tips to help you elevate this cozy beverage to new heights of flavour and enjoyment.

Adjusting the intensity of cinnamon flavour

Tailor the intensity of the cinnamon flavour to your liking by soaking the cinnamon stick in milk for a shorter or longer period. A shorter soak will result in a milder flavour, while a longer soak will intensify the cinnamon essence in your coffee.

Try these sweeteners instead

While our recipe uses acacia honey for its natural sweetness, experiment with other options like maple syrup or agave nectar, both of which will add a unique depth of flavour to your cinnamon coffee. Most sugar substitutes also work well in this recipe, especially if you prefer a more neutral option that won’t change your cinnamon coffee’s original flavour.

Pair your cinnamon coffee with these flavours

Enhance your cinnamon coffee by pairing it with flavours that complement the warm spiciness. A slice of carrot cake, apple pie or cinnamon rolls are examples of harmonious and indulgent duos. If you’re in the mood for something savoury, try a cheese Danish or a toasted bagel with cream cheese, both of which will balance the cinnamon’s warmth with a cheesy richness.

Elegant serving ideas

Serve cinnamon coffee in a clear glass to showcase the layers of espresso and frothed milk. Garnish with a light dusting of ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick for visual appeal. For a unique twist, consider serving your cinnamon coffee with a spoon dipped in melted chocolate, allowing guests to stir in a touch of sweetness as desired.