Coffee Chocolate Frosting – Paleo Frosting

I have been waiting 3 years for a perfect Paleo chocolate frosting and this one was an amazing mistake.  I feel like the planets aligned because when I added the coffee flavoring to this, the chocolate seized and created this recipe.  I knew coffee was the nectar of the gods and this recipe proves it. I used to buy tubs of crappy store bought frosting and now I realize what I was missing.  Homemade chocolate frosting for the win :)  Now for the serious note, I was going to save this recipe for a membership site I am building but decided it was too good not to share.  With that being said, I need you to help spread the love of this recipe by sharing every where you can.  Use this handy bar I installed above this paragraph and spread the chocolate frosting love.  Now the teasing begins, don’t you just want to lick that spatula?

Paleo Chocolate Frosting

So I wrote it in the notes, but I want to make sure that you read it as many places as possible to ensure success.  I have only made this recipe twice, and that was because I messed up the first recipe I was trying to make twice.  I have only tried it with coffee extract so I am unaware if vanilla or peppermint extract will work.  Chocolate seizes when liquids of different temperatures are added to the chocolate  but this one worked warm as well.  I also haven’t tried this recipe with anything but enjoy life chocolate chips so if you do, I can’t guarantee your success.

Paleo Chocolate frosting

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Coffee Chocolate Frosting - Paleo Frosting
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Serves: 2 cups
  1. Place coconut oil and coffee extract in a double boiler over low heat
  2. Once warm, add your enjoy life chocolate chips and stir constantly until the chips have melted and your chocolate is thick
  3. Remove from the heat, add a pinch of sea salt and stir until smooth
  4. Keep warm to spread and as it comes to room temperature it will harden like frosting
  5. Refrigerate the leftovers and when you want to use it again, warm it in the microwave or over warm water
It has to be coffee extract, it caused the chocolate to seize and I have not tried it with any other extracts like vanilla. Someone commented and said they had success using Peppermint Extract as well. Go ahead and try.

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  1. I finally got around to making this and it’s amazing! Inused Vanilla and it worked great. You’re a genius!

  2. I made this for my daughter’s cake. It is great. I forgot the salt though so not sure how much better that would have made it. One of my daughter’s is allergic to sugar but she doesn’t have a reaction to the evaporated cane juice so this is an absolute perfect alternative, and tastes just like the real thing, if not better. I get your emails and follow you on facebook but am a silent fan… until now. I really want to say that I love you! I’m married with 5 children (ages 6 to 2 weeks), so it’s in context. :) Thanks for being so awesome and impacting people’s lives the way you do, without even knowing the magnitude of your impact.

  3. Made this last night using orange extract so hubby and I could dip strawberries and it for Valentine’s Day. :-) He loves the taste of chocolate and orange together. It was absolutely fantastic! Thank you, George! :-)

  4. Has anyone tried this with vanilla extract to see if it will work? I looked at whole foods and they did not have coffee extract, but did have the peppermint so I bought that. However, I want to dip strawberries in this tonight and am not sure how strong the peppermint would taste…if it’s strong I don’t think it will taste good with strawberries. Does the extract make a big difference in ‘seizing’ or does the temperature make the difference? Any advise is appreciated! Thanks!

  5. Hi George. So I just made the red (pink) velvet cupcakes but used beets for color cause I didn’t have the powder and topped them with this frosting. Nommmmmmmms. I used almond extract cause I didn’t have coffee and as I was “taste testing” it kinda has a hint of Irish baileys to it… Food for thought in case you were planning for st party’s I think you could create a smashing Irish baileys frosting.
    Outstanding, thanks for all the yummies, as usual.

  6. Awww this is bittersweet, it sounds like in the near future I’ll have to pay to get my Civilized Caveman awesomesauce fix, but on the other hand coffee chocolate frosting with the possibility of a peppermint chocolate success?!?!

  7. Thank you! I’ve really needed an easy and delicious frosting recipe. I’m so excited to try it out for my birthday (which is this week)! Great timing. :)

  8. I have not tried the Enjoy Life chips but when coconut oil is added to chocolate wafers, like the kind you make candy with, it makes a chocolate shell when put on ice cream…..oh man I said ice cream! Sorry…….but it does!

  9. You can guess where I’m going tonight – straight to the store! The ease and simplicity of this recipe is too good to pass up. You are a magic maker.

  10. Am confused: Enjoy Life chips contain evaporated cane juicejuice, which is processed and a high glycemic sugar. I thought that is a huge paleo no-no???

  11. Peppermint extract will totally make chocolate seize too – trying to make a chocolate peppermint bark I failed to get the almonds in since it was a bit of a mess. Not sure it would have been spreadable as frosting either though (but I hadn’t added coconut oil either).

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