Rum-Spiked Coconut Iced Coffee + Keurig Giveaway

Welcome spring with a cool iced coffee, like this one made with creamy coconut milk and spiked with rum. Plus, enter to win a gorgeous white keurig, courtesy of Green Mountain Keurig!
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When all else fails, spike your coffee with rum and call it a night.

So, I feel a little bit like I’m phoning it in with this “recipe” but I hope you’ll forgive me. I’ve had a week of coffee-related recipe flops: from soupy custard to spongy cookies to an egg cream that looked like mud (and didn’t taste much better).

After all of that I decided that 1) I was tired of wasting good coffee and 2) I could really use a drink of something a little  stiffer.

It turns out that spiced rum + coconut coffee + coconut milk was a very, very good idea. These drinks are creamy and coconutty and remind me of the beach. I’m a little obsessed.

Rum Spiked Coconut Iced Coffee // @HealthyDelish

4.8 from 4 reviews
Rum-Spiked Coconut Coffee + Keurig Giveaway
 
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If you're impatient like me, cool your coffee down quickly by stirring in an ice cube or two.
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • ¾ cups strongly brewed Green Mountain Island Coconut coffee, chilled
  • 1½ ounces spiced rum
  • 1 cup coconut milk (from a carton)
  • ice
  • 4 tablespoons whipped topping
Preparation
  1. Fill two 12-ounce glasses with ice.
  2. Toast the coconut in a small pan over high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until it begins to brown. Immediately remove from heat.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the coffee and rum; shake well. Strain into the pint glasses. Pour in the coconut milk; stir. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 120 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 5.5 Fiber: 1 Protein: 0.5

In celebration of spring (which finally starts today) and the end to this terrible winter, Green Mountain Coffee has a new limited-edition coffee – Island Coconut. I got a sample last week and it’s awesome. I’ve been drinking it every morning (and some evenings) and I’m holding my breath that I have enough to last me until Sunday, when it will be available in stores. It has a great balance of bitter coffee notes and intense coconut flavor. Coconut iced coffee is my go-to coffeeshop order in the summer, and I’m definitely plan to stock up on this so I can make it at home.  (It will be available as both ground coffee and in k-cups.)

Want a chance to win some coffee to try, or maybe this amazingly beautiful keurig? Enter using the form below. (Seriously, how gorgeous is the keurig in white? It makes me want to go out and buy one for myself!)

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Disclosure: This giveaway was sponsored by Green Mountain Keurig. I received samples of the new Island Coconut coffee but was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own. Please drink responsibly. 

Comments

  1. Oh those weeks when no matter what it is recipe fail after recipe fail. That is the most frustrating experience. That’s what I brace myself for any time I take on a new baking recipe. Now this drink? That was a smart move. Yummm!

  2. my favorite thing about spring is seeing the tulips in Albany, and going for long bike rides!

  3. i love the temperature–down here, it’s not too hot but plenty warm, perfect for picnics!

  4. Haha…I totally hear ya on recipe flops. Nothing is worse than a recipe fail in the kitchen. But these spiked coffees look amazing…I need to try one soon!

  5. Erin Ellis says:

    My favorite thing about spring is watching my kids play outside and enjoying the sunshine. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  6. Susan Jewett says:

    My favorite things about spring is the sunshine, flowers and the warm weather!

  7. Jean Tav says:

    I love planning and planting my gardens. Putting those first seeds in the ground and seeing their little leaves pop out of the ground. Can’t wait for the snow to be gone.

  8. birdsong!

  9. bridget whyte says:

    I love these soft mornings which are warm but barely drizzling, when the world is a muted grey from which pops the most luscious and vivid shades of green!

  10. Christina Gathright says:

    This spiked coffee looks like the perfect way to welcome spring :) Hmm, I think my favorite thing about spring, besides everything blooming, would be being able to run with my kids without freezing my butt off lol.

  11. Jill Waldren says:

    I love the look,feel and scent of new spring grass!

  12. My favorite thing about Spring is the warmer weather and longer days.

  13. Well you did a great job of turning a few recipe fails into something DELICIOUS. I’m saving this for the summer when I can put coffee and rum back on my “everyday drinks” list. ;)

  14. Spring in Colorado is absolutely gorgeous! I love to see the flowers bloom and I always look forward to planting my own :)

  15. My favorite thing about spring is not having to get so bundled up each time I go out.

  16. love the fresh greenery and flowers

  17. Karen Urias says:

    This looks absolutely delicious:)

  18. YUM! I’m drooling. Perfect coffee to remind me of summertime and the tropics.

  19. I love all the flowers, sunshine and cooking on the grill.

  20. Jessie C. says:

    I like the weather and gardening fun.

  21. My favorite thing about spring is the veggies!

  22. Longer days and flowers and trees in bloom.

  23. That looks fantastic! I have the Green Mountain pumpkin spice k-cups right now, but I think coconut would be more appropriate for spring.

  24. Sounds yummy, will have to give this a try.

  25. That coffee looks GOOD! I’m looking forward to more hours of daylight!

  26. My favorite thing about spring is the flowers, birds, warmth, daylight longer! Many things, it just makes you feel so much better!!

  27. My fave thing about spring is the smell. It’s so fresh and clean and so welcoming after a freezing winter.

  28. The sun!!!

  29. I just love it when the trees get their new leaves and of course, the warmth.

  30. I love all the blooming trees and flowers in Spring.

  31. I love that in our area the Farmer’s markets start up again :)

  32. Cathy myers says:

    Love it!

  33. My favorite thing about spring is saying goodbye to winter!!! lol This drinks sounds amazing. Really, what a great flavor combination!

  34. Wow I’ve had the same kind of week, started out with cookies and ruining my moms 81st Birthday cake :( then it followed me to the sewing room where I messed up her gift an a girl for my granddaughter. One of my favorite spring things is being able to tell my 4yo granddaughter that I care for it is warm enough to go outside! We walk around looking for the first flowers and the greening of other things. Love to see her joy.

  35. My favorite thing about spring is the promise of everything coming back to life again! Lauren, I am making this recipe ASAP.

  36. Another reason to love warm weather: iced coffee! I’m impatient about cooling it too, so I always keep a bunch of frozen coffee cubes in ice trays for my cold morning drinks. Chilis them up without diluting. Can’t wait to try the coconut. Sounds yum!

  37. My favorite thing about spring is seeing all the bluebonnets and other wildflowers along the roadside here in Texas!

  38. Daffodils! I love them!

  39. That coffee looks delicious! I loved island coconut last summer and can’t wait to enjoy some more soon. I’ve also never seen a Keurig in white. It’s adorable!

    • The coffee distracted me…my favorite part of spring is extra daylight! It brings me more energy at the end of a work day. I also can’t wait to run outside again without the fear of slipping on ice.

  40. Jennifer says:

    I love all of the spring storms! I might be alone on this, but I love rain and thunder.

  41. Jara Christensen says:

    my favorite thing about spring is all the green that sprouts up!

  42. My favorite thing about spring is digging in the dirt and getting my garden ready for a summer harvest.

  43. Sandy Stephens says:

    the best thing about spring is the nice weather! and being able to hang my clothes out on the line! Fresh smelling clothe, now that is heavenly!!

  44. I love that the day are longer and I can finally wear something other than boots haha

  45. Marilyn Bauminger says:

    I love watching the world turning green – watching the jonquils emerging from the soil, the grass peeping up through the dark, muddy soil and the tulips coming up.

  46. Aww, I’ve had a series of recipe failures as of late too. This looks like an excellent pick-me-up. :)

  47. Victoria Z says:

    I’m so ready for spring. Lately the weather is so unpredictable, but I do like watching the flowers start to shoot up from the ground and make their appearance!

  48. my favorite thing about spring is that Jumpin’ Jacks opens :) Soft Serve and Dole Whip in my life on the regular!!!!

  49. But just think, if you hadn’t gone through all that recipe strife, you wouldn’t have wanted a drink, and then you might not have developed this deliciousness! So it all worked out. :P

  50. You had me at boozy iced coffee. :-)

  51. warmer temps and wearing flip flops lol thanks for the giveaway

  52. lighter later and warmer temps! I love being outside!

  53. Spring flowers and sun in the evenings

  54. Emily S. says:

    My favorite thing about Spring is all the fresh smells! The fresh flowers blooming, grass being freshly cut. I also love seeing the sun more.

  55. michelle r says:

    wearing my sandals

  56. Deborah Martin says:

    I love when the sun is shining on our side deck in the Spring. Perfect place to sit in the morning having my coffee and watching the birds and seeing the new growth in my flower beds, especially nice when all our apple trees are flowering. Beautiful and enchanting.

  57. Favorite thing about spring? Well, I’m a teacher, so… Spring Break! :-)

  58. Amy Lynn says:

    I love seeing the cherry blossoms blooming!

  59. Bluebonnets! They’re beautiful in the spring in Texas!

  60. Pamela S says:

    mmmmmm. Sounds delicious! I bet it would make a wonderful granita for a refreshing summer dessert.

    • Pamela S says:

      I was so intent on the coffee that I forgot to say my favorite part of spring is warm temperatures and sitting on my deck watching the birds.

  61. I love running outside in spring.

  62. Colleen Jones says:

    I love the fact that drinks get fruitier in the spring and they also get chilled

  63. Birdiebee says:

    My favorite thing about spring is the beginning warmth from the sun and new growth all around us.

  64. Kristine says:

    What an AMAZING way to use the extra coffee!! One thing I love is coconut….I wonder how it would be with a little chocolate drizzle on the whip!!! Yummo!!

  65. Susan Christy says:

    Working in my yard – can’t wait!!!

  66. Brittany R. says:

    My favorite thing about spring is definitely the seasonal produce. Nothing beats roasted asparagus for dinner and a good carrot cake for dessert.

  67. Warmer weather and longer days!

  68. What I love about Spring is the beautiful flowers that start to bloom and all the colors. Its so serene and calming.

  69. My favorite thing about spring is Spring Break (I’m a teacher)!

  70. Tulips!! Oh, and lemon desserts! :)

  71. Cammielle says:

    Please let me win this keurig Brewer i have a family of 7 and i have room for extra spending on my self i wish i could buy one on my own but it seems every time i get paid there’s another bill coming please help me win this

  72. Cammielle says:

    I really need this brewer it can help me save up on buying coffee every day

  73. Aisha Winbush says:

    I love seeing blue jays come and sit on my fence

  74. I cannot WAIT for the green grass & budding trees.

  75. Alexis K. says:

    I love the start of longer days and the fresh new life sprouting up everywhere!

  76. Bernadette G says:

    My favorite thing is the fresh air with a cool breeze it is so nice to go outside!

  77. My favorite thing about spring is seeing the flowers grow!

  78. My favorite thing about spring is seeing the tulips bloom.

  79. Tasha D. says:

    I love going to the park with my friends and enjoying the sun!

  80. Amanda S. says:

    My favorite thing about spring is that it’s not winter anymore!

  81. christine jessamine says:

    I love how green and warm everything is

  82. Megami Ryuuzaki says:

    I love the smell of flowers and fresh mowed grass after months of cold and snow.

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