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What Do You Use to Sweeten Coffee?

activeadrianaactiveadriana Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
Hi 👋 I'm interested to know what is your favourite sweetener for coffee? What do you use to make your coffee sweet?

I switched from using sugar to using Sweet n Low. It's the closest tasting to sugar that I've tried. I was using Zing before that, and that was good but imo Sweet n Low tastes better.

It is artifical so it makes me think there is a better option, but i haven't found it yet. And at 0 calories it helps me stay on track.

How do you like to sweeten your coffee?
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  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 24,313 Member Member Posts: 24,313 Member
    I usually drink my coffee black. If I want it sweeter, I usually go with Stevia or Splenda, whichever is at hand.
  • senalay788senalay788 Member Posts: 270 Member Member Posts: 270 Member
    Tears of an angel.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 30,613 Member Member Posts: 30,613 Member
    I just use sugar. One teaspoon is enough sweetness for my cup of coffee, and it's only 15 calories.
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,772 Member Member Posts: 9,772 Member
    If I want it sweeter I add a bit of milk
  • activeadrianaactiveadriana Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    Tears of an angel.

    Lol 😂
  • activeadrianaactiveadriana Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    sardelsa wrote: »
    If I want it sweeter I add a bit of milk

    Thanks, I could maybe try this. I stopped drinking tea with sugar and sometimes add milk to make it sweeter.
  • Chef_BarbellChef_Barbell Member Posts: 6,010 Member Member Posts: 6,010 Member
    Splenda and flavored creamer at 35 cals per tbsp. I usually only need 2.
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,772 Member Member Posts: 9,772 Member
    sardelsa wrote: »
    If I want it sweeter I add a bit of milk

    Thanks, I could maybe try this. I stopped drinking tea with sugar and sometimes add milk to make it sweeter.

    Yea. I usually drink my espresso and coffee black but in the afternoon I like it more mellow so some milk helps
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 1,305 Member Member Posts: 1,305 Member
    I drink both my coffee and tea with skim milk. I stopped taking sugar in my coffee decades ago.
  • GrizzledSquirrelGrizzledSquirrel Member Posts: 89 Member Member Posts: 89 Member
    My sunny disposition
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,926 Member Member Posts: 5,926 Member
    I've never liked sweetened coffee.
  • MsCzarMsCzar Member Posts: 52 Member Member Posts: 52 Member
    After drinking coffee with cream and lots of sugar every single morning since I was a child, I finally gave up the sugar part in April 2019. I still really like strong coffee and often take 2 T of full fat half & half in a 10 oz. mug - usually 2-3 mugs a day - (total: 80-120 calories/2-3 g natural milk sugars).

    One trick that might help is one I use when I am really craving something sweet with my coffee: I nibble a tiny piece of a Ghirardelli white melting wafer (13 calories) with every second or third sip of coffee until the wafer is gone. Yes, it's about the same calories as a teaspoon of sugar plus 1 g fat, but that it's not mixed into the coffee itself can help you get used to the taste unsweetened coffee and maybe eventually stop you wanting sweet coffee altogether.

    Also, it helps to drink really GOOD coffee. I splurge on high quality whole beans that I grind fresh every morning.

  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,133 Member Member Posts: 1,133 Member
    I use stevia and Nutpods Almond/ Coconut creamer. They have no sugar and 10 calories a tablespoon. The French Vanilla and Caramel are AWESOME! Sometimes I add cocoa powder. Stevia is not absorbed by the body and has no calories. Xylitol, Erythritol and Allulose powder are sugar free options that are more " natural".
    Sometimes a real good coffee with just creamer tastes very good.
  • freda78freda78 Member Posts: 224 Member Member Posts: 224 Member
    I stopped putting sweetener, sugar or artificial, in tea and coffee when I was in my twenties but can remember how shocking easy it was to get used to. Took a week.

    So that is always an option.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,876 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,876 MFP Moderator
    Splenda and super creamer (sweet cream) or Baileys.
  • FourWindsWalkerFourWindsWalker Member Posts: 121 Member Member Posts: 121 Member
    I stopped using artificial sugars eons ago. Switched to Sugar In The Raw. Didnt like it. Now I use a teaspoon of Organic Coconut Sugar in 2, 12oz cups of coffee a day.

    I add a slice of fresh lemon in my unsweetened hot and cold teas.

    Do what works for you.
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,133 Member Member Posts: 1,133 Member
    Nothing, because sweetened coffee is vile.

    Sometimes I stir my coffee with the spoon I used to put some molasses in my hot cereal, if there's just a light film of molasses on the spoon. It makes it taste about as sweet as unsweetened cold brew, i.e., it just barely takes the edge of the bitter. Anything sweeter than completely ruins a good cup of coffee, IMO, obvs.

    But there's nothing wrong with using an artificial sweetener if you're just one of those wrong-headed people who think coffee needs to be sweet. I'll pray for you. :smile:

    Interesting, Molasses is divine, high in non-heme iron and caloric but counted it can be great :)
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