The magic of this recipe is that it results in a rich airy drink with no fat or sugar involved. The trick is that aquafaba (cooking liquid for beans) easily turns into a light foam that mimics the texture of finely frothed milk. Combine that with the flavor of vanilla extract and a dash of stevia for natural sweetness, and you’ve got yourself a fine drink to start the morning with.
There’s no need to just stick with vanilla though. I’ve experimented also with lavender and almond extracts, both of which work well in this recipe.
I’ll be the first one to say that I’m by no means a coffee expert, so bear with me using “cappucino” as this recipe title. Does it results in a creamy, sweet, caffeine-filled drink? You betcha. Is it done in a professional manner with a milk frother that will satisfy all the coffee nerds? Not at all. But for those of us without decked-out kitchens you should already have all the required equipment, a stand mixer and microwave, on hand.
Sugar Free Aquafaba Cappuccino
- 2 double-shots of espresso (or two small cups of strong coffee)
- 1/4 cup of plain non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup aquafaba (if using canned be sure to purchase unsalted)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia (or two packs of stevia)
- Cinnamon, optional
- In a stand mixer, beat the aquafaba on high until it becomes white and stiff, about 8-12 minutes.
- Add in the vanilla extract and stevia, beating until well combined.
- In a small bowl, microwave the non-dairy milk for 30 seconds.
- In two small mugs combine the espresso or strong coffee with the warmed milk.
- Spoon the aquafaba topping over, sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 24 Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Protein: 1g Carbohydrates: 1g Sugars: 0g