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Homemade Hot Mocha Latte

This diabetes-friendly drink recipe was created especially for OnTrack Diabetes by Diane Norwood, MS, RD, CDE.  For a healthy afternoon pick-me-up try this hot mocha latte instead of your regular coffee. Learn more about coffee's impact on your blood sugar in Diane's related article.

Servings: 1
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 shot of espresso, brewed (1 fluid ounce)
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • ¼ ounce bittersweet chocolate (1 square of Baker’s Bittersweet Chocolate, 66% cacao)
  • ½ teaspoon stevia powder (such as Splenda Naturals)

Directions

  1. Make one shot of espresso (with an electric espresso machine or a stove-top espresso maker).
  2. Combine milk and one chocolate square in the carafe of a small milk frother or a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until melted, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. If you have an electric espresso machine with an attached steamer: use as indicated by your machine to steam and incorporate air into the chocolate milk. If you have a hand-pumped frother: place the lid on top of the carafe of the milk frother and pump about 10 to 15 times to incorporate air into the chocolate milk, or until bubbles form and milk appears airy. If you have a battery-operated milk frother: submerge the wand of the milk frother into the chocolate milk and turn on for about 30 seconds, or until bubbles form and milk appears airy. If you don’t have any type of milk frother: using a mason jar with a tight-sealing lid, carefully pour warm milk into the mason jar, seal tightly and then shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Be very careful opening the jar since contents will be hot.
  4. Pour espresso into a 6-ounce cup. Stir in stevia. Pour steamed and airy chocolate milk over espresso. Stir gently and top with unsweetened cocoa powder.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (with nonfat milk): 85 calories, 5 g protein, 3 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 2 mg cholesterol, 243 mg potassium, 58 mg sodium

Per Serving (with whole milk): 118 calories, 4 g protein, 7 g total fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 12 mg cholesterol, 212 mg potassium, 59 mg sodium

 

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