When you’re in the mood for a great refreshing summer drink, why not make a flavored iced tea? Adding flavor definitely takes the ho-hum out of a glass of iced tea ! Torani makes some GREAT flavored syrups that you can use.
I use their syrups making lo fat lattes and all sort of coffee drinks. And they have a whole bunch of fruit flavored syrups that are perfect in a glass of iced tea. Some are sugar free and ZERO calories. Others have sugar and are 80 calories or so per ounce.
What I love is that their flavors don’t taste like fake flavoring – the blood orange tastes like you squeezed a blood orange into the tea ! Watermelon syrup makes you think you just bit into a slice of watermelon. And the coffee ones are the same – pumpkin, gingerbread, vanilla – – all GREAT flavors that don’t have any nasty aftertaste and make a real treat out of your everyday coffee and tea drinks.
5-85 calories per serving
6 oz. hot black tea
Glass of ice
1 oz. Torani syrup – today I am using BLOOD ORANGE
Mix all together and enjoy 🙂 Can’t you just taste it from there ????
A large latte in the evening is one of my favorite things. And at a fraction of the calories (and cost!) of a Starbucks drink, it’s worth it to get set up with all the equipment and make these at home. Just buy the sugar free syrups since they have ZERO calories. They are available right at your local Starbucks store (so you can get your favorite) or you can try Torani syrups and find a new favorite. I have been using these for months and have a stock of 10 different flavors.
100 calories per serving
Heat 6 oz. of skim milk in a large mug in the microwave for 90 seconds. Add 1 serving of espresso or ½ a cup of strong coffee. Add 3 squirts of a sugar free flavored syrup. Top with a good amount of low fat whipped cream (from the can). Sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. I find the best shavings come from chocolate and cinnamon mills – I purchased this chocolate mill from Amazon and have been very happy with the performance:
This is the espresso maker we use – my husband is quite the espresso snob and let me tell you, he RAVES about this machine. We have had much more expensive machines and have had espresso out at some of the finest coffee shops and Italian restaurants, and nothing compares to the espresso that this little machine makes:
And these are the sugar free syrups that I use (local coffee shops also sell versions of these):