Diabetic Cooking

Café au lait for one

Preparation time: 5 minutes.


  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee and chicory
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 packet Splenda artificial sweetener (more or less to taste)


Brew strong coffee using the ground coffee and chicory blend and the water. Meanwhile, warm fat-free half-and-half in a microwave or double boiler. Pour brewed coffee into a large mug; add the half-and-half and Splenda. Stir to mix well.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups.

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 69 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g 1/2 other carbohydrate, Protein: 4 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 126 mg

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.