It’s been a beautiful, lazy weekend here so far, fueled by lots of coffee. One of the biggest upsides to Keto to me is being able to make creamy, decadent coffee drinks with no guilt. I consider coffee a treat, a snack and sometimes even dessert. Occasionally, an iced coffee even works for me as a meal replacement but maybe I shouldn’t brag about that. I typically drank my coffee black, with sugar before starting Keto. Super simple, no frills. Little did I know back then, that just those teaspoons of sugar were really adding up and practically wrecking my health.
It’s so amazing to me how my tastes have changed since starting this new way of life. I used to want my coffee as black as I could get it and basically thought it was ruined if creamers were added. Now, most mornings, I take my coffee with Heavy Whipping Cream and no sweeteners. Other times throughout the day, I make iced coffees and use sugar free syrups. These may not be considered strict Keto, but it’s one of my little indulgences. For this, I love to use Torani Sugar Free Syrups. These can be found in most grocery stores and also on Amazon. Here’s a link for a large bottle of my favorite flavor, the Hazelnut. Torani Syrup, Sugar Free Classic Hazelnut, 25.4 oz
My new love for creamy coffee drinks led me to coming up with this drink that I could have as a dessert. Disclaimer time though, this little recipe I’m about to share is so ridiculously simple, but so great after a meal when your sweet tooth is asking for a little something.
This is a black coffee, with a whipped hazelnut and chocolate topping that melts into the coffee, creating a delicious, creamy Mocha. This is an easy recipe with the ingredients listed for only one serving. However, this would be easy to make multiple servings by increasing the amounts of the topping ingredients and brewing a whole pot of coffee.
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Creamy Hazelnut Mocha – KETO
1-2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup, I like Torani Brand
8 oz Fresh brewed Hot Black Coffee
Whip together the heavy cream and cocoa powder, with a mixer, until blended and soft peaks start to form. At this point, add in the sugar free hazelnut syrup and continue mixing until stiff peaks form. Spoon this over the hot coffee and enjoy!
I hope you love curling up with this drink and a good book as much as I do!
This recipe is approximately 85 calories per serving, 1.6g carbs, 7.8g fat, and 0.6g protein.
**The nutritional facts mentioned in this article are approximate, and were based on the most accurate information I could find online and may vary. Always double-check your own ingredients. I also have to tell you that due to the simplicity of this drink, I am certain someone before me has probably posted a similar method of making this drink. I came up with it while experimenting in my own kitchen.