In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe.
Quick tip: Using ice cubes made from brewed coffee helps keep coffee from becoming watered down in the actual beverage.
Low-carb iced coffee
1 Tbsp heavy cream
8 ounces cold coffee
1 cup ice cubes
1 packet sweetener (or davincis syrup)
Prepare coffee in advance and chill for 3-4 hours.
In a glass, combine chilled coffee, cream, sweetener and ice cubes. Cover glass and shake until frothy.
Tip: If adding granular sweetener, add to the coffee to dissolve while the coffee is still hot and prior to refrigerating. If adding Davincis or other low-carb syrup, add when the beverage is cold.
Makes 1 – 16 ounce iced coffee
Nutritional information: Calories: 50, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Fat: 4 g