I just use HWC and a sprinkle of cinnamon or allspice if I want a different taste for my morning cuppa. I tried several types of drops and really prefer the spicing to sweetening.
SucraDrops, They screwed everybody be weakening it by 50% last year for the same amount in the bottle, but 2 drops equal 1 tsp of sugar… and actually sweetens like sugar! Ideally I’d like to go to Stevia since it’s technically a “real” sweetener but it doesn’t taste like sugar and you need typically 5 drops to equal the sweetness of 1tsp sugar which is a pain since aside from the morning cup or three of coffee most of my other coffees are 32oz iced coffee’s… that’s a lot of drops!
What @ctviggen said. Whip up a whole trough of it, store it in the fridge, and dole it out on a per serving basis. I only “make” coffee once every three weeks though I drink it every day.
I’ve done the math and I figure I’m saving about 75% of the time and about 90% of the cost of my old drip ways. And it tastes better.
Bonus: Since cold brew is concentrated, it mixes better into cappuccinos, cocktails, and other caffeinated delights. When you’re in a hurry, you can do full-strength cold brew shots. (guilty)
Thanks. Good way to look at it.
Good idea about going weaker with good coffee and making it easier fro cream to work it’s magic.
Another good idea to try. Thanks.
Good for you. Sucralose is almost as awful as stevia to me, I hate both with a passion.
I don’t even like the taste of sugar so I personally don’t search for that, I want something better ;). Or just sweet in some cases.
Apart from real sugars, maltitol was closest to the taste of sugar (it’s a horrible thing, I just talk about the taste). It’s still different and I felt some bad taste but it was subtle, it was mostly sugar tasting. But I feel that only when mixed with things. Alone it’s not even sweet! To me, at least. It’s some near tasteless powder.
My SO doesn’t feel erythritol really sweet after I bake something with it. I do.
I would hate the drops too. I don’t know how people do that. There are some popular liquid vitamin mix and people take 3x20 drops a day. I just imagine to put 1…2…20 drops into some water or tea and I already had enough for a lifetime, it’s annoying. I probably would use my standard 1/4 teaspoon or something…
I think it’s a sign.
I’m VERY jealous of that! I’m with you on the Maltitol, things I buy with it taste like the real thing… until you eat too much of it! I went with the drops because of all the Iced Coffee’s I do, melting it in some of it first got old and the concentration of this stuff is high, but I’m with ya, I’ll continue to try everything I can find until I find “the one”.
If you ever decide to take a gamble, I also don’t like the taste of all the liquid sucralose, (chemical aftertaste) but I do like the SucraDrops as I don’t get it with it. Only reason I keep buying it after the scumbags diluted the concentration of it.
Oh, I still like sweetness (and sometimes desire it. Always when I am not hungry and consumed more than minimal carbs, no wonder I couldn’t lose fat on my original keto. I am a different person on carnivore), I just don’t prefer sugar. I am torn about fruits as I love them but I have problem with the sugar part. Oh well, I can love them without eating them (just sometimes and usually in tiny amounts).
I can imagine SucraDrops is different… I heard about better tasting stevia products and once I ate some chocolate sweetened with it and I failed to notice the usual awful taste I hate so much… Odd but it seems there are certain tricks.
But I am done with my experiments I think (okay, I would like to try out allulose as I never did and I am a very curious person. Monk fruit is probably awful for me as all overly sweet sweetener I ever tried. I never found these 2 in this country and I won’t order them from abroad, my curiosity has its limits and I could buy good meat with that money). I don’t use any sweetener on my good days (even if I eat desserts) and I am okay with my sugar alcohols on my less good days. So it’s fine. It was a long battle, cutting out added sugar was nothing for me but lowering my sweets consumption? That took many years.
@Shinita Good points here. I am lucky that I do not have a sweet tooth at all, except for my coffee. I drank it black for years. I regret that I ever changed. BUT… I don’t regret it so much that I am tempted to go back. On keto, I have very little hunger, which reduces my enthusiasm about eating. But I am always enthusiastic about my sweet coffee with heavy cream.
Good idea for traveling. Thanks.
Robin, I just checked out Sweetleaf and they have a monk fruit sweetener in liquid form. I ordered the creme brûlée for about $12 and it has 300 servings. They are also sending me a free bottle toffee stevia drops and shipping is free. I’ll let you know what I think of it. I’ve been ordering from their website a lot lately because of the free gifts and it’s the same price as Amazon.
Ooh, good to know. I’d love to share some $love somewhere other than Amazon. Let me know!
Update: My monk fruit from Sweetleaf arrived. I think it has the same sweetness strength as the Lakanto. The Sweetleaf was $12 but they sent me the free bottle of stevia and shipping was free. So until I find Lakanto on sale again, I’ll be buying this monk fruit.