Who says mornings can’t be delicious and better for you? This skinny caramel mocha is only 160 calories, including whipped cream!
When I was little, my dad, sister, and I would go on ski trips. We’d spend all day outside in the cold, going up and down the mountain. My body would shiver and my teeth would chatter, but I loved the rush. I’d sing to myself the whole way down the mountain, sometimes even out loud, because I’d whoosh down so fast that no one could hear me if they tried.
When it was time to go to the ski lodge for a meal, my eyes would light up, because I knew that meant I’d get hot chocolate. I’d walk into the lodge in my ski boots dripping with snow. I’d yank off my top 3 layers, then rush to the cafeteria to get a huge meal, complete with hot chocolate. Sometimes two mugs.
Even now when I think of ski trips, I think of hot chocolate. The sweet steam on my face. The rich chocolate sliding down my throat. The. Best.
Of course now, as an adult, I like making my hot chocolate a little more… grown up. This is where the magical “mocha” comes in.
Let’s be real: mocha is the adult’s hot chocolate.
Let’s also be real: adults still love childhood sweets. Who doesn’t want a little chocolate in their coffee?
So I’ve made this Ultimate Skinny Caramel Mocha for those times you want to indulge, sans guilt.
I’ve been working with International Delight for over a year now, and my favorite line of their products are creamers called Simply Pure. All of the Simply Pure creamers are made with real milk, cream, and cane sugar, so you know exactly what you’re putting in your body.
Plus, the caramel flavor gives you all the delicious taste of real caramel without the guilt.
The key to making this caramel mocha so good is a combination of cocoa and dark chocolate. You get a great amount of flavor from the cocoa, with added richness from the dark chocolate. Of course, brewing a great coffee is key, too 🙂
You can now find International Delight at Target aka my favorite store on the planet. And from now until October 22nd, if you download Target’s Cartwheel app you can receive 20% off all International Delight creamers at Target. Woohoo!
Hope you all have a most fabulous long weekend filled with skinny caramel mochas and warm, fuzzy socks. XO!
- ¾ cups coffee
- 1.5 tablespoons Simply Pure Caramel Creamer
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon agave or honey
- light whipped cream, for topping (optional)
- chocolate shavings, for topping (optional)
- In a microwaveable mug, heat coffee and creamer for 1 minute.
- Remove from microwave. Stir in cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and honey. Chocolate should dissolve completely. If it doesn't, heat for 30 seconds more.
- Top with light whipped cream and chocolate shavings!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of WhiteWave Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.