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A Tasty Low-Acid Diet Coffee drink that won’t upset your stomach and will delight your taste buds

mochachinoIf you lust after your favorite frothy and frozen drink at your local coffee shop, but worry about the effect it undoubtedly will have on your stomach, then this mochaccino recipe is for you!

It’s easy to make and uses trücup low-acid coffee, so it has just a fraction of the acids that can be harmful to your stomach (a recent test shows that trücup is up to 4.6 times less acidic than leading coffee brands).

Coffee ice cubes, made by freezing coffee in an ice cube tray, make this drink frosty and give it a big, strong coffee flavor.

Recipe by Joyce Hendley with EatingWell.

Makes: 2 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes (including 4 hours freezing time)

INGREDIENTS
* 1 cup double-strength brewed trücup low-acid coffee (see Tip)
* 1 cup low-fat milk
* 2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder (not Dutch-process), plus more for sprinkling
* 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
* 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1-2 ice cubes, if needed

PREPARATION
1. Freeze coffee in an ice cube tray until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
2. Combine the frozen coffee cubes, milk, cocoa, maple syrup to taste and vanilla in a blender. Pulse until smooth, adding plain ice cubes if you want it thicker or a little water if you want it thinner. Divide between 2 glasses, dust with a little cocoa powder, if desired, and serve immediately.

TIPS & NOTES
* Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Ice cube tray
* Tip: Double-strength coffee or espresso gives you the best coffee flavor when making blended or iced coffee drinks. If the coffee isn’t strong enough, the drink will taste watered-down. To brew double-strength coffee, use twice the amount of grounds as you normally would for a regular cup of coffee. Espresso is strong enough brewed regularly.

NUTRITION
Per serving: 127 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 6 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 12 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 73 mg sodium; 444 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Magnesium (35% daily value), Calcium (17% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 reduced fat milk, 1 carbohydrate (other)