How to sweeten coffee without sugar? You know that feeling. You just made yourself a piping hot cup of black goodness and realized you have no sugar. Of course there’s no point in running out and get some right now: coffee would be cold by then! Don’t panic and scroll down for these sugar alternatives you can use in your coffee and that still taste good. Big chances are you have them already in your pantry!
Despite is rich distinctive taste, brown sugar is still sugar, so the substitution is pretty easy. The browner types are richer (muscovado) , so decrease the quantity when you substitute.
Chocolate chips + half and half
The sweetened variety of chocolate chips will work wonders to turn your black coffee into a delightful latte.
Honey’s distinctive brand of sweetness is welcome in almost any dish. Just remember that it’s not chemically the same as sugar: so if you’re making the swap, substitute no more than 1/3 of the sugar for honey.
Ground cinnamon adds a nutty and slightly sweet flavor when sprinkled on baked goods. Why not trying into your morning cup of joe? Cinnamon will moderate bitterness of coffee so the need for a sweetener will decrease.
Sweetened condensed milk
You’ll get a nice creamer in the same time! But be careful with amounts because sweetened condensed milk is usually very rich.
This sweet stuff isn’t just for pancakes. Maple syrup is a big improvement over granulated sugar in your morning coffee. Moreover, it has slightly fewer calories and more minerals than honey, so it’s healthier!
Vanilla ice cream
Ok this one sounds a bit crazy. But if you think twice, ice cream is nothing else than dairy with flavor and a sweetener. So adding a dollop of vanilla ice cream into your coffee will sweeten it and add a nice flavor in the same time!
If you like baking, chances are you have molasses in your pantry. Molasses is a by-product of the sugar refining process, and has a thick, dark appearance. Sweetening your coffee with molasses will provide a rich, earthy flavor without adding as many calories as white sugar.
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