25 calories? In a quart-size Mason jar? Seriously?
The hot muggy days we’re having in Texas here lately call for refreshing drinks. This 25-calorie hazelnut coffee latte is what I drink every single day in the summertime after lunch. It’s refreshing and fills me up at the same time. In the winter, I make a version of the same thing, without ice, heated in a mug.
What’s the secret to this low-calorie treat?
Unsweetened cashew milk. Have you tried it? Personally, I prefer it over almond milk. Unsweetened cashew milk has fewer calories (25 per cup) and I like the flavor better, too.
You can adapt this recipe to your own tastes, of course. Use your favorite nut milk (remembering that the calorie count may be different). Since I drink this in the afternoon, I’ve got to have decaf. The amounts listed are only suggestions. Suit yourself.
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- Coffee Concentrate (I make my own...see notes)
- Unsweetened Cashew Milk (or use vanilla-flavored cashew milk)
- Sweetener of your choice (optional, but to keep it at 25 calories, use something like stevia or Swerve)
- Fill Mason quart jar ⅓ to ½ full of ice.
- Add water to 1-cup line.
- Add coffee concentrate to 2-cup line. Add a little more or less according to how strong you like your coffee.
- Add cashew milk almost to the top of the jar. Stir in sweetener of choice in the amount you require. I like one package of Trader Joe's Stevia.
- Stir and enjoy.