I am not a big coffee drinker. I am not sure that is the right disclaimer when you are about to share a coffee recipe. Nonetheless, I do not drink coffee a lot. When I do it is usually a treat. So I like my coffee drinks sweet.
I personally rely on some sort of green drink and exercise to get myself going in the morning. But I realize this is not the norm. Coffee makes me happy. Or crazy. An exclamation point version of my regular self. I get hyped off of decaf. It's a little much. I have been reading the book Quiet (a book about introverts) and she mentions that hypersensitive people can be extra sensitive to caffeine. It makes sense. I am sensitive to all kinds of things. Certain foods mess with me immediately after one bite. I am not sure why I never considered the affects of coffee in the same way.
I suppose my point to this tangent is that I do not drink a lot of coffee and I wanted you to know why. I feel the affects of caffeine and try to use it wisely. Like when I really really need it. So as I sip my decaf almond joy iced coffee, please know that my fingers are shaking as I type.
Anyways, what got me on this almond joy kick was that I occasionally receive a free coffee coupon to the coffee shop at our church. If I help out in Sunday school or something, they are so kind as to treat me to a free drink. And every time I get a free coupon I get myself an almond joy iced coffee. It is so good. I look forward to it all week when I get one of those coupons.
So I thought I would try making it at home. It is not as good as the decadent version they have at church because they don't use the sugar free stuff like I do here. But this recipe is still pretty darn good. I have a feeling I am going to be sipping one of these more often this summer.
So if you like decadent, please feel free to use the full sugar version. But if you like to caffeine up without a lot of guilt, than I got the perfect little sweet coffee treat recipe for you here.
And by the way, I had to go out to buy the almond syrup. Why had I never known about this almond flavor before? I think an almond joy ice cream recipe is in my near future!
And if there were way too many tangents in this post, I blame the decaf.
Skinny Almond Joy Iced Coffee
1 cup coffee
3/4 cup Almond milk 30 calorie (or any milk of your choice)
3 tablespoons Splenda (or other sweetener)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 teaspoons (or 3 pumps) of Torani Sugar Free Almond Syrup
3 teaspoons (or 3 pumps) of Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup
Mix together and serve over ice! Or warm on the stove top for a hot latte! Feel free to try the ratio of milk and sweetener to your personal taste as well! Enjoy!
If you use the same ingredients as I do, the drink comes out to be 54 calories (30 cal-almond milk, 24 cal-cocoa powder). Say what!? I know. Amazing. Drink up!