Mocha Choca-Latta Yum-Yum!
Serving Size: entire recipe (about 12 oz.)
PointsPlus® value 2*
HG Tip! Got a milk frother? (This is the kind we have at the HQ.) Put soymilk in a separate microwave-safe mug and microwave until hot, about 45 seconds. Froth the hot milk and use it to top off your beverage. Ta-da!
HG Alternative! No toffee-flavored syrup on hand? (Click here for where-to-find info!) Use 1 tsp. light/fat-free caramel dip, a no-calorie sweetener packet, 1 drop almond extract, and a dash of salt instead -- your drink will then have about 90 calories.
When we saw that the new limited-time-only drink at Starbucks has MOCHA goodness mixed with sweet TOFFEE flavor, we knew we had to give it a guilt-free makeover. And we're SO glad we did! Make it now, people...
One 25-calorie packet hot cocoa mix (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, or more for optional topping
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk, or more for optional frothed topping
1 tbsp. sugar-free calorie-free English toffee-flavored syrup (like the kind by Torani)
Optional topping: Cool Whip Free
Place cocoa mix, coffee granules, and cocoa powder in a large microwave-safe mug or glass. Add 1 cup hot water and stir to dissolve ingredients.
Add soymilk and toffee syrup. Mix well.
Microwave until hot, 30 - 45 seconds.
If you like, top with Cool Whip or frothed milk (see tip below) and a pinch of additional cocoa powder. Sip away!
MAKES 1 SERVING