Looking for a FODMAP friendly caffeine fix? Check out this low FODMAP mocha macchiato. Made with coconut milk, espresso, and of course, a little chocolate, your afternoon pick-me-up just got a delicious FODMAP friendly twist.
I have the taste buds of a 4-year-old, so I've only recently gotten into coffee. Since I still find the taste of coffee a little strong, I tend to stick to the latte side of the spectrum. It's no surprise then, that one of my first coffee favourites involved a teeny bit of coffee and a lot of chocolate.
I use coconut milk for this recipe because most milk alternatives don't agree with me. Depending on how much ice I use, 1/3 of a cup of coconut milk isn't always enough. So I normally top up my glass with lactose-free milk. You can also use almond milk if that's what you have on hand.
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Keep It FODMAP Friendly
This FODMAP friendly twist on a mocha macchiato will curb your caffeine and your chocolate cravings. Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly.
First up is espresso. According to Monash University, one serving of espresso is low FODMAP. Heads up, though, some people react to the acidity of the coffee, while others react to the caffeine. If you know you react to coffee, try switching to a decaf brand. If that doesn't work, you can also try a low-acid brand. If you want more information on how caffeine affects IBS check out this handy article by Monash University.
This recipe gets its creamy flavour from coconut milk. Monash University says coconut milk is safe in servings of 1/3 of a cup. Servings of 1/2 a cup or more are high in the FODMAP sorbitol, so make sure you measure carefully. If you need a top-up, you can use a little lactose-free milk.
Last but not least is chocolate syrup. For my Canadian peeps, I normally use PC's “No Name” chocolate syrup because it's low FODMAP and it comes in a huge container (yay!). Other brands like Nesquick may be low FODMAP, but maltodextrin hasn't been tested by Monash yet, so the jury's still out.
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Made with coconut milk, espresso, and chocolate syrup, this low FODMAP mocha macchiato will curb your caffeine and your chocolate cravings.
- 1 shot espresso (chilled)
- 3/4 cup ice
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup lactose-free milk
- 1 tbsp low FODMAP chocolate syrup
Brew a shot of espresso and place it in the freezer in a plastic or metal container for 10 minutes to chill.
Fill your glass 3/4 full with ice. Add your coconut milk and top it up with lactose-free milk until you reach the level of the ice.
Remove your espresso from the freezer and mix in your chocolate sauce. Gently pour the espresso over the coconut milk. Serve chilled.
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