Chocolate and coffee is one of those magical mystery rides that you want to burst out singing for, and even let the taste get stuck in your head for years.
There are 200,000,000 Googly results if you ask it about the two together. That antioxidant burst of nutrients also works for the mind and even goes into my favorite field of study (since I’m going into it 😉 ) the neurosciences. It stimulates everyone’s favorite hormone: dopamine. The pleasure hormone as it is commonly slanged. “Chocolate may be used by some as a form of self-medication for dietary deficiencies (eg, magnesium) or to balance low levels of neurotransmitters involved in the regulation of mood, food intake, and compulsive behaviors (eg, serotonin and dopamine)” (Bruinsma 1999). This study was used to determine if chocolate is just a food or if it could be a drug. I so desperately love and crave chocolate to be inside me that it’s obvious why a study would jump the idea. Lady time is associated with the craves though, and since we lose so much iron and magnesium it could explain the correlation found between the two by Bruinsma.
Since I’m all iron and magnesium deficient chocolate is daily put in my mouth.
The taste never fades in its harmony and earthy depths, but at times…all the time, I experiment with what flavors can enhance its bounty of taste. Almond butter and coffee is already among my top mouth loves, so why not add coffee to chocolate? All three hasn’t been done yet but as soon as my macadamia nuts arrive a new recipe is coming to your mouths.
1/4 to 1/4 Cup Ratio of Cocoa Powder to Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder (per teaspoon of extra liquid such as cold brew)
1 Teaspoon of Cold Brew Coffee
1/2 Teaspoon Coconut Sugar/Honey (paleo) or Erythitrol (keto)
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
Note: You could use regular coffee most likely but cold brew basically functions as coffee extract
To Make Cold Brew Coffee Latte Truffles:
Fold in a tablespoon of coconut cream or coconut milk
- Combine all of the above ingredients with your hands. (If you are scared of your hands turn into a bird)
- Roll into truffles and coat with cocoa powder or more coconut sugar or both.
- Consume or store in the fridge.
P.s. You could also put these into any silicone mold and they’ll pop right out into mouth bliss as well.
Secondary p.s.: use an abrasive material to wash hands or thoroughly lick them.