Starbucks Hazelnut Macchiato Made Skinny at Home

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Have you tried this at Starbucks? I recently did and decided to remake it at home! Starbucks drink contains espresso, freshly steamed milk with vanilla syrup and finished with hazelnut drizzle. My skinny version uses hazelnut coffee, sugar free vanilla syrup, fat-free steamed milk and is topped with a little light whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Each skinny drink has 75 calories, 1 gram of fat and 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.  No fancy equipment needed either. If you’ve got a blender or wire whisk you can whip up this dreamy drink. Although my ingredients are a quite different, mine tastes pretty close…Actually, I like my skinny home version better. I hope you do too!

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients for Coffee:



1 cup (8 oz) hazelnut coffee or decaf, I used Green Mountain Hazelnut K-cup or brew your favorite hazelnut coffee

½ cup fat-free milk

1 tablespoon Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup or Starbucks Sugar Free Syrup, see shopping tips


Ingredients for Topping:

2 tablespoons light whipped cream (from a can)

1 teaspoon Hershey’s Double Chocolate Sundae Syrup or your favorite fat-free chocolate syrup


Instructions

1. Brew coffee. I used a K-Cup but you can brew a cup of hazelnut in your coffee maker.

2. In a saucepan, whisk together milk and vanilla syrup over medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it. Just whisk the mixture continuously with a wire whisk until foamy.

3. Pour into a large mug. Add the hot coffee on top. Top with 2 tablespoons light whipped cream and drizzle 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup on top.

4. Drink immediately. Enjoy!

Makes 1 (1½ cups) serving


Food Fact

In March of 2013, Starbucks introduced a new hazelnut macchiato to its core lineup of espresso drinks. They say it’s the first permanent addition to their menu in 16 years.


Shopping Tips


Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup is terrific and can be found in most supermarkets in the coffee aisle. It’s also available at World Market, Walmart and Amazon.com.

Starbucks sells their own line of sugar free vanilla syrup.  Click on this link to buy at the Starbucks store: http://www.starbucksstore.com/gifts-extras/syrups-and-sauces,default,sc.html?cm_mmc=Google-_-Brand-+Syrups+%28Broad%29-_-General-_-General&gclid=CPWRruLovbYCFWjZQgodsjsA2A

Prep Tip

If you don’t want to make steamed milk this drink will still taste great.  Just be sure to heat the milk and vanilla syrup first before adding the coffee.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (1½ cups) serving
75 calories, 1g fat, 5g protein, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 62mg sodium, 11g sugar
STARBUCKS FACTS: for 1 skinny Starbucks Hazelnut Macchiato made with nonfat milk
140 calories, 0g fat, 1g sat.fat, 3mg chol, 8g protein, 26g carbs, 0g fiber, 105mg sodium, 24g sugar