Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
While trying to come up with a satisfying "snack" or dessert that fit the requirements of my low carb, low calorie, low fat diet (ugh, but I'm only on it for 3 weeks as a jumpstart), I invented this. (I've experimented often with do-it-yourself coffee mixes, and I think this is better than most.) I'm mostly putting this here to calculate the nutritional information. For cocoa, use the best you can find. Currently I'm using Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa, from a 10 oz. can, sold in the baking section of Publix. My current sweetener is Sucaryl tablets (from Canada), and I use 2 tablets (easy to remember--that's why I tried these proportions). [Edit after publishing: When I found out the total carb count and realized it was too high due to the milk powder, I decided to wait until I go back to low-carbing and then use cream which has zero carbs. However, this is still quite low in calories, so many dieters should find it useful.]
- 2 teaspoons decaf instant coffee
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons nonfat dry milk powder
- artificial sweetener
- 3 drops vanilla extract
- 1 dash salt
- 6 -8 ounces hot water (just under boiling)
- Stir dry ingredients together.
- Add hot water and stir.
- Add sweetener, vanilla, and salt.
This is a great mocha. But I had to add a little bit of milk. Thanks TapertryThreads :) Made for Alphabet tag game
Pretty quick and easy. I used an espresso powder (not de-caf) but otherwise made as written. The vanilla is a nice touch. Made for Spring 2011 PAC game.