Hear me out: this Cappuccino Mix isn’t meant to be “real cappuccino.” It’s meant to mimic those buy-in-bulk Folgers mixes that you find by the equally bad coffee at church events and mix up with hot water in a Styrofoam cup. I’m no coffee drinker but even I enjoy a mug of this every once in awhile. THM Fuel Pull, low carb, sugar free
The mix itself is a THM Fuel Pull, and the fuel type of your cappuccino will be determined by the type of liquid you use to make it. (Find notes about that in the recipe below.) This drink is not a sipper and is meant to be enjoyed with a meal or as a snack. (It does contain protein of its own due to the collagen.)
Whisk the ingredients together and store in a sealed container at room temperature. Make a test cup of cappuccino and adjust the mix to your taste.
I like to use 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of mix per 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) of liquid, but adjust according to the strength you prefer.
MY FAVE: For the liquid, I like to use 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk and 1/4 cup half and half for optimum creaminess. This cappuccino needs a little fat for creaminess in my opinion. This would be a light S, Trim Healthy Mamas. I don’t recommend using just water to make this cappuccino.
FUEL PULL/DEEP S/DAIRY FREE: For a Fuel Pull cappuccino, use 1 cup unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 cup water. This would be Deep S compliant as well, although it doesn’t contain any of its own fat. This is a good option for dairy free folks. (Don’t use all almond milk in this case because 1 cup is the limit in a Fuel Pull setting.)
Add more coffee if you want it stronger! I’m not a coffee lover.
Collagen: This adds bulk, creaminess, and protein; I don’t recommend omitting it. (Doing so would drastically change how much mix you would use.) You can try using whey protein powder or plant protein powder in its place, but the taste is on you. I prefer the lack of flavor of collagen – and it’s dairy free for those of you who need that. That being said, whey protein powder would probably make for a creamier cappuccino mix (similar to a dry milk powder in a standard mix).
Sweetener: Adjust the sweetener to taste. Using all Gentle Sweet instead of combining Super Sweet and Gentle Sweet would give you an even better sweetness, but I like to spare my Gentle Sweet where I can since it’s not as concentrated (and thus more expensive)! (THM’s sweetener conversion chart recommends using 3x the amount of Gentle Sweet as Sweet Blend, but that sounds high to me so I’d start with less, then taste and adjust.) Keep in mind that if you change the volume of sweetener in the recipe, you may need to add more or less mix to your cup to compensate for strength. The bitterness of coffee and chocolate can play off the bitterness in stevia so a less concentrated sweetener is best in this recipe.
Allergy info (for mix only): gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free – use liquids that fit your particular allergies. Carton coconut milk may be a good option if you’re nut free but can have coconut products. Some full fat canned coconut milk may be a good addition for a more decadent cappuccino if you can’t add a splash of dairy like half and half or cream.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Category: Hot Drinks
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: THM Fuel Pull, low carb, low fat, sugar free
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