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Old 10-04-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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For those of us who had to switch from caffeinated to decaf....and then can't put our creamer/sugar.....and are adjusting.....

I find the decaf coffee with a cinnamon/splenda mix that I use on my toast is really quite good. Makes me feel like I have one of the powdered creamer tastes.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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i knw theres a vanilla supplement u can use as a creamer ..but im not sure which one.. is it the vanilla replacement shake or the ready made vanilla drink? Any idea? come cold mornings n i so crave for a nice hot cup of chai
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i knw theres a vanilla supplement u can use as a creamer ..but im not sure which one.. is it the vanilla replacement shake or the ready made vanilla drink? Any idea? come cold mornings n i so crave for a nice hot cup of chai
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Okay, I have fallen in love with a coffee and it is something I "can" have..... but I would really like to save my points/calories for FOOD. So, can anyone help me convert my beloved "almond joy" latte into a zero point coffee. From what I can tell..... it has:

expresso
milk
chocolate syrup
coconut flavoring.

I have had it reduced to low fat as much as possible, but it still has a few points. I am not opposed to drinking black coffee....... which is what I drink through the week.....
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I think it would be the vanilla drink... yummo...

Any one like chai latte?

I tried to make some tonight, was pretty good.. probably would have been much better with vanilla drink but I didn't have any in house so I substituted what I had...

Chai Latte Recipe:
2-4 Chai Tea Bags (Tazo brand is excellent and can be found at most grocery stores)
Hot Water
Vanilla Pudding Supplement or 1 container of Vanilla Drink
2 packets of Splenda

1st Make Chai Concentrate:
Heat Tea bags in 1.5 cups water on stove top to boiling, then turn down to low and steep for 15-20 minutes. Remove Bags, squeeze out liquid into pot and then continue to cook on stovetop to concentrate the liquid down to about 1/2 cup.

Next Make the "Milk" part of the Chai Latte:
Boil Water. Pour about 1 1/4 cup into a coffee cup. Add packet of pudding mix and 2 splenda packets. Whisk until blended completely. Add the 1/2 cup of tea concentrate or to your taste. Stir well and drink. Was pretty good.

To make with Vanilla Drink:
Pour contents of Vanilla drink container into coffee cup. Microwave until hot. Add chai tea concentrate and splenda to taste. Stir well and drink up.

I plan to get some of the vanilla drink this week and give it a try. Let me know if you try it.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:23 PM   #6
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Okay, I have fallen in love with a coffee and it is something I "can" have..... but I would really like to save my points/calories for FOOD. So, can anyone help me convert my beloved "almond joy" latte into a zero point coffee. From what I can tell..... it has:


expresso
milk
chocolate syrup
coconut flavoring.

I have had it reduced to low fat as much as possible, but it still has a few points. I am not opposed to drinking black coffee....... which is what I drink through the week.....
I don't have an answer for you but GOSH that sounds good. I'll be hoping you get a good answer! Where did you get these before?
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Oh wow, now that the weather is getting cooler, I need to have some morning coffee. I quit coffee 5 months ago, and now I am starting to miss it. I only make two cups with my tiny coffee maker, so that is enough for me when I do have it. I went to the store and bought some decaf-Jamaica me crazy coffee, which was always my favorite. I ground a small bag of French Vanilla and a Hazel Nut flavored. It is yummy. But now I'm wondering if it is allowed on MRC? I do love it, and it hits the spot in the morning. I also bought the MRC Hot Chocolate, so I am anxious to try that and get that for my mid morning treat. This has to be the only reason I am glad it is getting cooler out. It's hard drinking my ice water when it is so cool, but I'm doing it.
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For the past week I have been having the MRC hot cocoa mixed with 2 tbsp of instant decafe coffee and two sprinkles of cinnamin and one splenda...hits the spot.
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I too love my coffee. I have switched to Decaf. The MRC center told me that I could use the ready to drink vanilla for cream (sparingly) I also add splenda and a dash of cinnamon. Not a starbuck's latte, but pretty tasty. I've also had the hot chocolate with instant decaf mixed in and a drop of almond extract.
Very good.
I also heard on the news that starbucks is coming out with an instant version. Hope they make it in decaf.
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I read this on here somewhere so not my idea, but I like to take my decaf coffee and add the vanilla cream pudding (after I mix the pudding with the water). Makes it rich and creamy. I usually don't use the entire packet, but you can! Oh, and I add a package of Truvia to it also!


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Okay, I have fallen in love with a coffee and it is something I "can" have..... but I would really like to save my points/calories for FOOD. So, can anyone help me convert my beloved "almond joy" latte into a zero point coffee.
You can try using different extracts....I would use the chocolate and the coconut extracts and mix w/your coffee. Try using what some of the other girls have said.....using the vanilla HNS stuff for your "milk" or "creamer". Hope that gives you an idea
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:17 PM   #12
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thanks ladies. I will try the extract. I wasn't sure if it would give it a funky flavor, but I am willing to try it to keep drinking my fav coffee with limited points!
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I read this on here somewhere so not my idea, but I like to take my decaf coffee and add the vanilla cream pudding (after I mix the pudding with the water). Makes it rich and creamy. I usually don't use the entire packet, but you can! Oh, and I add a package of Truvia to it also!

What is Truvia?
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Haven't tried this yet but it was mentioned to mix some of the decaf cuppaccino (sp?) with decaf coffee..Am going to try but let me know if any of you already have and what you thought.
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You can try using different extracts....I would use the chocolate and the coconut extracts and mix w/your coffee. Try using what some of the other girls have said.....using the vanilla HNS stuff for your "milk" or "creamer". Hope that gives you an idea
I didn't know there were such things. Wouldn't extracts have some alcohol/sugar in them--or am I wrong on that?
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