I really enjoy recreating these coffee drinks and can usually get a pretty good idea of what’s in them by just tasting them. (And yes, I do take one for the team when a new drink comes out, and you’re welcome! ;)) This Sugar Free Mock Chestnut Praline Latte was a more complex drink to analyze than the others though and I was beginning to think that I might have to settle for “hey this is way better than nothing if you’re really wanting a Chestnut Praline type latte”. In fact I actually had to go in to a coffee house and watch them make this one before I was able to find my missing element. Then I went back home, armed with a theory of how to adjust my lame Sugar Free Mock Chestnut Praline Latte -ish syrup and IT WORKED!
If you’ve been missing these warm and wonderful sugary drinks while on the fantastic Trim Healthy Mama diet plan or any other sugar free diet, I really believe this Sugar Free Mock Chestnut Praline Latte will hit that spot! As with most of my coffee drinks this one is based on a latte syrup that serves 4 and keeps for days in the fridge for unexpected guests, or just whenever you want to warm up to a nice, low carb, sugar free coffee drink.
Although the Sugar Free Mock Chestnut Praline Latte is my latest effort I have many other flavors available too, including the Mock Cinnamon Dolce, Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup, Peppermint Mocha, Salted Caramel Mocha, Mock Gingerbread Latte, Tiramisu Smoothie and the Iced Caramel Macchiato and I rounded them up a few months ago when I posted Sugar Free Coffee House Syrups.
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To make the latte syrup:
1 cup hot water – Heat to boiling and remove from heat then whisk in:
1/2 cup Gentle Sweet or 1/4 cup Pyure or Truvia
1 dash of mineral salt
1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum – A binder to make sure the ingredients hold together in storage.
1 teaspoon hazelnut flavoring – I used Watkins from Wal-mart or see link avoid McCormicks hazelnut!
1/4 teaspoon caramel flavoring – Watkins
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice liquid flavoring – Watkins
1/4 (generous) teaspoon molasses (optional but gives a deeper flavor)
After whisking thoroughly, pour this mixture into a tight fitting jar and refrigerate until ready to use but mine has alway been fine if left out for short periods occasionally too.
Remember for each 8 oz of coffee you need to add up to 1/4 cup of the latte syrup and 1 or 2 tablespoons of cream.
For extra protein I add in 1 tablespoon collagen protein, mixed in with a frothier.
Optionally in place of just plain cream you can do a combination of 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk and 2 tablespoons cream to make it milkier. Enjoy your guilt free, THM friendly, low carb coffee drink!
I have been using the Watkins extracts for recipe testing because they are fairly high quality, easily available and inexpensive so I believe that they have their place. Since I don’t put ingredients in my recipes that I haven’t tested and would use at least occasionally, I test with those and can recommend them. As a personal preference I use as close to pure extracts and I can find and plan to ask for these as Christmas grows nearer!