Holiday Sippin’

Indulge with Holiday Drinks

Hot Cocoa

1 cup skim milk
1 pkt no-added-sugar hot chocolate mix

Heat milk. Stir in no-added-sugar hot chocolate mix.

Hot Cider

1 cup water, heated
1 pkg no-added-sugar Alpine Spiced Cider mix

Stir mix into hot water and enjoy. Optional, stir with a cinnamon stick.

Caramel Macchiato

2 tablespoons no-added-sugar vanilla syrup (look in the coffee section)
½ cup of fresh espresso or dark-roast coffee
1 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon sugar-free caramel sauce

Brew espresso or coffee. Froth milk with a handheld frother. Add coffee, milk, and vanilla syrup to mug, stir and top with caramel sauce.

Peppermint Mocha Coffee

2/3 cup of coffee
1/3 cup skim milk
2 drops peppermint extract
2 tablespoons sugar-free chocolate syrup
Whipped cream (optional)
Crushed sugar free peppermints or candy cane (optional)

Brew coffee and pour into mug. Stir in milk, peppermint extract, and chocolate syrup. Top with 1 to 2 tablespoons of whipped cream and crushed peppermints or candy cane (optional).

Holiday Au Lait

2 cups hot brewed coffee (can use decaf)
2 cups milk, heated
3/4 cup Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cinnamon sticks (optional)

COMBINE coffee, milk, Coffee-mate, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in large container. Serve with cinnamon sticks. Makes 6 servings.

Skinny Latte

3/4 cup 1% milk, steamed or piping hot
2 tablespoons Sugar Free NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer—flavor of your choice
2 (2-ounce) shots espresso or strong coffee (can use decaf)
1 packet sweetener of your choice (optional)

Pour milk into large mug; stir in Coffee-mate, espresso, protein powder and sweetener.

Almond Cappuccino

1/2 oz DaVinci Almond Sugar Free Syrup
2 oz espresso or strong coffee (can use decaf)
½ cup foamed milk

Combine ingredients in a 6 oz cup. Mix well.

Sugar-Free Irish Cream Cappuccino

1/2 oz DaVinci Irish Cream Sugar Free Syrup
2 oz espresso or strong coffee (can use decaf)
½ cup foamed milk

Combine ingredients in a 6 oz cup. Mix well.

Amaretto Tea

1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Amaretto Sugar Free Syrup
brewed black tea

Combine ingredients in a 12 oz cup. Mix well.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Steamer

1/2 oz DaVinci Hazelnut Sugar Free Syrup
1/2 oz DaVinci Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup
1 cup steamed milk

Combine ingredients in a 12 oz cup. Mix well.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 ½ cups skim milk
½ cup of dark-roast coffee
1 ½ tablespoons canned pumpkin
½ teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice or cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Splenda, Stevia or Swerve to taste

Combine 1 cup of milk and all other ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir until simmering, making sure spices and pumpkin dissolve. Remove from heat and pour into a mug. Froth remaining ½ cup of milk and add to mug. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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