Who doesn’t feel just a little bit spoiled when getting a gourmet coffee? It’s just such an indulgence—and how much can one small (or Grande) drink really hurt?
Unfortunately, those gourmet coffees come at quite a cost. First, they take a nice chunk from the wallet (up to $5.95 before tax and tip), and then you get to pay with the extra padding on the hips and waist due to the huge hit of calories and sugar (up to 290 calories with 46 grams of sugar for a Frappuccino).
Umm… doesn’t seem really worth it after all, does it?
Don’t worry! We’ve got you—you can now have your gourmet coffee and drink it too with these homemade coffee creations. One sip and you’ll be happy to raise your coffee mug in a toast as you drive past those sad folks waiting in line at the drive thru.
4 Gourmet Homemade Coffee Treats
1. Eggnog Frappe
What if I told you there was a way you could enjoy eggnog this holiday season without the guilt? You can, and the following recipe is not only suitable for health-conscious individuals like yourself, but it’s kid friendly, too.
I even took it a step further and cooked the eggs rather than using them raw to appease anyone who may be hesitant to try eggnog for fear of consuming raw eggs.
The following recipe makes enough for 4 servings, but I whip up a batch to add to my coffee for a delicious eggnog frappe. This allows me to stretch this to 6 – 8 servings depending on how much I include with my cup-o-joe.
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Whisk eggs, maple syrup, and milk in a medium saucepan.
- Whisk regularly until the mixture reaches 160˚ F or coats the back of a metal spoon slightly.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Mix in spices and vanilla.
- Chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- Add to a cup of your favorite coffee.
Chef Note: You can substitute the milk with your preferred option such as almond milk or soy milk.
Chef Note: You may also substitute the maple syrup with your sweetener of choice.
Chef Note: If you are looking for a non-kid friendly version, a splash of bourbon would be perfect for a cozy evening by the fire.
Yields 6 servings
- Calories: 164
- Fat: 7.1 g
- Carbs: 18.6 g
- Fiber: .1 g
- Sugar: 16.2 g
- Protein: 6.7 g
2. Bulletproof Coffee
Coffee. Butter. Oil.
Separately those ingredients don’t exactly tick all the boxes for a traditional well-balanced breakfast. But together, they are the three main components you need to make Bulletproof coffee—a frothy, energy-igniting beverage that has surged in recent years to become the best breakfast replacement since well… sliced bread. But how does it compare?
We’ll let you be the judge.
- 8 – 12 ounces of brewed coffee (about 2 cups)
- 1 – 2 Tbsp butter or ghee (preferably from grass-fed animals)
- 1 – 2 Tbsp of MCT oil
- Place all ingredients into a blender (or handheld device) and mix until incorporated.
Chef Note: MCT is short for medium-chain triglycerides. The best dietary source of MCTs is coconut oil. However, the two should not be confused or used interchangeably.
Yields 2 servings
- Calories: 204
- Fat: 25.6 g
- Carbs: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Sugar: 0 g
- Protein: 0.3 g
Collagen peptides are a great addition to your morning coffee, especially when you are getting all 5 like those in our Ageless Multi-Collagen. Collagen has been shown to help repair many tissues in our bodies, including hair, skin, nails, and even gut lining! Almond milk is a great substitution for dairy, especially if you have an intolerance. And I switched up regular coffee for espresso to really kick things up a notch!
- 2 shots of espresso
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 cup warmed unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop of Ageless Multi-Collagen
- Froth Collagen, unsweetened almond milk, and cinnamon with milk frother.
- Add espresso to frothed milk.
Yields 1 serving
- Calories: 53
- Fat: .73 g
- Carbs: 2 g
- Fiber: 1.3 g
- Sugar: .1 g
- Protein: 10.42 g
4. Iced Mocha Blend
“Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you don’t.” Well, there are some days you feel like a hot cup of coffee, but others you prefer it served over ice. For those days, check out the following recipe—you won’t regret it!
- 1 cup of your favorite coffee
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 scoop Café Mocha Low Carb
- 1/2 cup ice
- Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker bottle.
- Shake them together.
Chef Notes: You can use any flavor of protein or even another blend you prefer. I am partial to Café Mocha for this. 😉
Chef Notes: Vanilla Coconut Milk tastes fantastic in this as well.
Chef Notes: If you want to make an extra batch of this coffee and freeze some ice cubes, this is a great way to have some on reserve for next time so you don’t water down your coffee with plain old (water) ice cubes.
Yields 1 serving
- Calories: 202
- Fat: 6 g
- Carbs: 16 g
- Fiber: 9 g
- Sugar: 1 g
- Protein: 26.5 g