5.04.2012

Homemade Coffee Syrup with Truvia (Zero Calories!)

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I love coffee. I'm pretty sure my brain doesn't turn on until cup 2. There's also a Starbucks in my building... which is a blessing... and a curse. When I found myself ordering a skinny mocha latte, I often felt disappointed afterwards because it meant I'd just consumed about 115 calories (and it honestly made me just too full if I drank it right after lunch, when I really "need" it). Those liquid calories will sneak up on ya, folks. And if a tall (smallest size) skinny (their lower calorie version) latte is at least 100 calories, I shudder to imagine what their larger, non-"skinny" drinks ring in at.

Then, I discovered this little combination! I'll grab an iced, unsweetened cup of black coffee from Starbucks (or make it with the lunchroom Keurig) and squirt in a bit of my very own homemade coffee syrup (which I put in a travel size shampoo container from Walgreen's). Ahh. Refreshment. Deliciousness. Love.

Other skinny recipes: Skinny Egg McMuffins, 25 Calorie 3-ingredient Chips, Skinny Spinach and Asparagus Dip, Grilled Eggplant Nachos, Skinny Fries



Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup

Calories: ZERO
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Notes: This recipe is made with Truvia, a zero-calorie natural sweetener. If you're not worried about calories, feel free to substitute regular granulated sugar for this recipe. Splenda works too, but I generally choose to avoid it because I prefer not to ingest something so highly chemical in nature, whenever possible.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Truvia (or other Stevia product. Sugar and Splenda will both work as well, but the nutritional values will be different).
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Directions:
  1. Bring water and Truvia to a boil on the stove.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in Vanilla Extract, then remove from heat and spoon or pour into containers (such as a travel-size shampoo container from Walgreen's). Refrigerate between uses.

2 comments:

  1. Could I use dried stevia leaf with this recipe?

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  2. Hi Carly, I recently moved to Belize in Central America and have not been able to find my Torani sugar-free coffee flavoring down here. I brought 2 bottles with me, but they're both gone now; so I am simmering my water and Splenda on the stove right now. I am so looking forward to being able to make my own syrup, so I really hope this hits the spot. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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