Staff, 2022-02-28 02:00:00,
Starbucks makes an iced skinny mocha drink, but the standard version made with espresso, milk, and skinny mocha sauce, contains 18 grams of carbohydrates for a grande. Sure it’s low in fat which makes it appropriate for certain diets, but that’s kind of the opposite of what you want if you’re following a keto regimen. There are a few ways to modify the drink to maintain the flavor while reducing the carbs and upping the fat content.
For starters, you could order a grande iced skinny mocha which usually comes with four pumps of syrup, and ask the barista to use one or two pumps. You’ll definitely want to swap out the low-fat cow’s milk for heavy cream or a non-dairy alternative. You’ll still get the flavor but only a fraction of the carbohydrates. The skinny mocha sauce is made with sucralose instead of sugar, an artificial sweetener that is a point of debate for many people on a keto diet, according to Mental Food Chain.
Another option recommended by The Macro Barista is to order a grande iced Americano with mocha sauce, sugar-free vanilla sauce, and a splash of cream. It comes in at 8 grams of carbs, so you might still want to reduce the number of pumps of sauce though. You’ll still get some mocha flavor except you’ll have a greater volume of black coffee compared to the usual drink.
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