Low Carb Mocha Latte Recipe
I hope you enjoy drinking this unique low carb mocha latte recipe. It is made with cacao powder, unsweetened almond milk, and coffee. Therefore, the entire drink is only about 40 calories, 1 gram of fat, 3 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein. A traditional mocha latte is made with a sugary chocolate syrup, a high fat (and sugar) dairy milk, and a strong coffee brew. Therefore, a traditional mocha latte recipe is full of both carbs and fats! So, this tasty low carb mocha latte recipe is truly unique in both taste, carbs, and calories because it essentially has no sugar.
Since milk is the essence of any good latte recipe, it is made using a 2 to 1 milk to coffee ratio. Therefore, the coffee must be brewed stronger than usual. Because of this, I recommend using the 1850 Folgers Blazing Trails Coffee. This coffee will make your low carb mocha latte recipe a real eye-opener! To learn more about this coffee, you can read my review. The “Blazing Trails” coffee will give your coffee drink a nice professional coffee house aroma and taste.
This low carb mocha latte recipe is really quite healthy. The unsweetened almond milk is really low cab because it contains no sugar. Then, using cacao powder allows you to capture the health benefits of chocolate. This feel good cacao powder adds a dark, rich depth to the coffee. Therefore, your latte may end up being darker than you are accustomed. Nevertheless, the darker color does not substract at all from the taste! It contributes to the making of a really great-tasting cup of coffee. If you like the milky-look, you can always add a small low carb marshmallow topper.
Okay, lets get to the low carb mocha latte recipe!
Low Carb Mocha Latte Recipe
- 1850 Folger’s “Trailblazer” Coffee K-Cups or Grounds
- 2/3 c. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tbsp. Organic Cacao Powder
- 1 – 2 tsp. Sugar-Free Salted Caramel Syrup
- Brew a “strong” pot or cup of coffee.
- Measure out 1/3 cup of coffee.
- Add cacao powder and syrup to the coffee. Set aside.
- Add almond milk to a small pot on the stovetop.
- Heat milk mixture on high until it starts to boil and becomes a little foamy.
- Add the 1/3 cup of coffee mixture into a coffee cup.
- Pour 2/3 cup hot milk into the coffee. Stir gently.
- Let the latte cool or drink while hot.
Everyone likes their coffee to taste and/or look a certain way. Therefore, you may find yourself tweaking this low carb mocha latte recipe to fit your taste. I like a nice strong cup of coffee, but not so strong that it gives me a new heart beat. So, when you brew a “strong” cup of coffee for this recipe, customize it for your taste preference.
Keep in mind that if the coffee is too strong, you can always add more milk or water to dilute the strength. On the other hand, if the coffee is not strong enough, you may be stuck with what you got until the next time you make this healthy low carb mocha latte recipe.