Generally, coffee is a staple in anyone’s home. It’s almost always the first drink we have in the morning and throughout the day. Whether you like your coffee hot or iced, sugar is usually what we add to our coffees. We like the taste of coffee and its many flavors added to it, but we want to avoid the added sugar to stay healthy. Here are a few drink recipes that use sugar-free coffee syrup that keeps coffee’s delicious flavor in but keeps the added sugar out.
Irish Cinnamon Latte
This recipe calls for two-thirds of a tablespoon of sugar-free cinnamon syrup, two-thirds of a tablespoon of sugar-free Irish cream syrup, one-third cup of brewed espresso, and steamed milk. Combine all the ingredients and pour into a large mug. This recipe yields about 80 calories and can be made in about two minutes. As an option, you can add sugar-free sweetener.
White Chocolate Mocha
In this beverage, the recipe asks for three tablespoons of sugar-free white chocolate syrup, one point five ounces of brewed espresso, two tablespoons of milk, and sugar-free sweetener to taste. Stir together all ingredients, then pour into a cup or mug. This indulgent drink packs 413 calories and can be made in seven minutes.
Candy Cane Caramel Latte
Stir together 1 eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee, two tablespoons of crushed candy canes, two tablespoons of sugar-free caramel syrup, and a teaspoon of sugar-free sweetener to taste. Enjoy in a mug or a tall latte glass. Unfortunately, there is no calorie information for this specific drink, but it can be assembled in about two to three minutes.
Iced Raspberry Coffee
For those who like their coffee cold, the following drink recipes are for you. The recipe for the iced raspberry latte asks for one teaspoon of sugar-free raspberry syrup, one tablespoon of sugar-free french vanilla syrup, a cup of brewed coffee, and ice. Combine all the ingredients then pour over ice in a tall glass. No calorie information, again (sorry!) but this can be made in about two minutes.
Iced Hazelnut Coffee
This recipe calls for two teaspoons of sugar-free hazelnut syrup, a cup of brewed espresso, two to three tablespoons of milk, one teaspoon of sugar-free sweetener, and ice. Just like the beverage above, stir to combine. Then, serve over ice. Depending on whether or not you are going to add anything else, calorie counting will be omitted. This beverage can be put together in about three to four minutes.
The Classic Iced Vanilla Latte
For those who like to keep it simple, this is the recipe for the classic iced vanilla latte. Combine two to three teaspoons of sugar-free French vanilla syrup with one cup of brewed espresso, and ice. Pour the mixture into a tall glass. As an option, you can put whip cream on top. Again, depending on what you additionally add to the drink, there is no calorie information. Enjoy this drink in less than two minutes.
Okay, Okay so you’re thinking, “can I use sugar-free coffee syrups for desserts, too” Of course you can. Here is one of my favorite recipes using sugar-free mango flavored syrup to make a dessert called mango float. In it, the recipe calls for two to three pounds of ripe mangos. Depending on the size you get and how you want to present the dessert, cut the flesh out of the mangos and set aside. Additionally, you will need two to three packs of graham crackers (crush one of the packs so that you can use it as a topping later), one can of condensed milk, and one can of cream (un-whipped, and combine sugar-free mango syrup with the cream). To assemble, lay the uncrushed graham crackers at the bottom of your container then top with a layer of mango flesh. Then, top the mango flesh with a drizzle of condensed milk and a dollop of the mango flavored cream. Continue this layering until you are about one-fourth from reaching the top of the container. Once you’ve laid down your last layer, top the mango float with more pieces of mango flesh and sprinkle the crushed graham crackers on top. Serve chilled.
These are only a few great recipes that utilize sugar-free coffee syrups. Using sugar-free coffee syrups will prevent us from over-consuming sugar without sacrificing taste or flavor. By making our own drinks and desserts, we will know that we are using a product that is not hiding any added sugars that can be harmful to our bodies in the long run.