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.
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.