NOTE: I've had multiple request about my 'fluffy coffee' so I have bumped this post up from it's original place of February 2012. The content has not been edited.
However, I have surmised that it might not be so much of what I'm eating as 'how little' I'm eating. My body may very well be in starvation mode since all the stuff I have a taste for, my teeth don't want to endure so I'm not eating a lot.
On the upside - I still haven't been drinking soda! I am so proud of myself for this one. I'm down to 2 of my fluffy coffee's a day - most of the time. One in the morning and one in the evening if I have a late writing night. I'm also using the standard 9 oz. pedestal coffee mugs - not a huge cup.
My Fluffy Coffee is truly the 'necessity is the mother of invention'. I knew I was going to miss my Borders Caramel Mocha coffee during my writing sessions when we moved to the wilderness. So I set about creating my own. I do have to add, THIS version is a lot lower in caffeine and in sugar than Borders' version. I don't use 'espresso' at all - let alone 2 shots for a medium coffee. I use Folgers Caramel Drizzle coffee for a drip coffee maker. I also drink it the 'lightness' of tea as my husband refers to it. I don' t like my coffee to eat a hole in my stomach. I like to enjoy the flavor.
The Mocha base recipe comes from an old homemade Hot Chocolate mix my mother-in-law shared - minus 1 VERY SWEET ingredient. My Hot Chocolate base does not have Confectioner's Sugar. In fact, the ONLY sugar is in the Nestle Quick 'No Sugar Added' cocoa mix and the non-dairy creamer. One cup of my Fluffy Coffee contains less than 8 grams of sugar. Granted, that's one half of a daily allotment, but when I consider the big picture, it isn't so bad. When I think of what I've saved by not drinking soda, I'm way ahead of where I used to be.
6 C. Nestle Quick 'No Sugar Added' Cocoa
3 C. Powdered non-dairy creamer
Mix this all up really well. Store in an airtight container.
Make a pot of the Folgers Caramel Drizzle coffee to your strength preference.
You may use whatever beverage cup size you choose. The size will determine the amount of Cocoa Mix. Fill your mug approx. 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mix. (the more cocoa, the creamer your coffee)
If you're used to a sweet coffee, add 1 Splenda or Truvia packet
Fill the rest of the way with fresh brewed coffee.
Decorate the top with a dollop of Sugar-Free Cool Whip, scant drizzle of Hershey's Lite or sugar free Syrup and Hershey's Caramel Syrup (sorry, no sugar free available for this one)
There you have it. The recipe so many of you have asked for :-) And a picture to entice you to try it.
Continuing the journey