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Stevia/ Recipe For Iced Latte

Saturday, July 28, 2012

In the last couple months I heard and read a lot about stevia, but I wasn't really sure what to think about it. It is just hard to believe that there is something even sweeter than sugar that doesn't have any calories, so I kinda forgot about it. Then the other day- it was one of those hot days you just do nothing but still feel so tired as if you haven't slept in days- I needed something to literally wake me up and since it was too hot to have a hot coffee (I already was sweating like crazy) I made this awesome iced latte in my blender. I personally think it tastes so much better than the ones you can buy and that is why I thought I would share this great recipe with my awesome friends here. Maybe some of you have a blender that is powerful enough to crush ice and you will try it one of these hot days and tell me how you like that iced latte.
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Ingredients:
70g sugar (I usually use about 50-60g)
3tbs instant coffee
250g ice cubes
500g milk (2%)

1.Pulverize sugar and coffee on highest speed in your blender (~10 seconds)
2. Add the ice cubes and crush the ice (~10seconds)
3. Pour the milk in the blender and blend everything on medium speed for about 15seconds. (If you like you can enjoy that iced latte with some vanilla ice cream, but I personally think you don't need it)

Now you might wonder what that recipe has to do with stevia, right? Well, I am sure that this iced latte is lower in calories than the ones you can buy somewhere, but I still think that there is too much sugar in it, so I was thinking about trying stevia instead of sugar the next time. I haven't tried it yet, but maybe some of you have and can give some helpful tips on using stevia for recipes.
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HONEYPOT319 7/31/2012 6:55AM

    Sounds yummy! I will have to try it with the stevia because I do not keep any sugar in the house! :)

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BERKCHIK 7/31/2012 2:43AM

    stevia comes in many different forms (liquid, powder, granule) and grades (some is pure, others are cut with sugar alcohols or other plant extracts or chemicals, or sometimes even with sugar).

green stevia is usually the closest to pure and natural. but truvia, which is a stevia blend is pretty good in taste---it's white and granule like sugar, and found in most grocery stores. i can't vouch for it's natural-ness.. but it tastes good. i use it in my cold smoothies.

the more natural the stevia, the more bitter aftertaste there is in my opinion. so i like to use either something like truvia brand, or i like to use part stevia powder AND part real sugar.

hope that helps?!

Comment edited on: 7/31/2012 2:44:03 AM

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WALKZWDOGZ 7/30/2012 5:06AM

    emoticon emoticon I love iced coffee & iced mochas. Thanks!

Start gradually with the Stevia. It can upset some peoples' digestions, rather like nutrasweet can do to some people. I found out the hard way! Tried in on oatmeal, a smoothie, tea, etc... all in the same couple of days. oops!

Thanks for the recipe!

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/28/2012 10:53AM

    Thank you for sharing! Sounds good.

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