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Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Cafe Mocha with Stevia - Vegan and Sugar-Free!

Updated on February 14, 2013

One of my favorite combinations is coffee and chocolate, hence my love of the cafe mocha. Unfortunately, ordering one at a coffee shop can mean a lot more refined sugar, fat, and calories than I bargained for, which is why I came up with the following recipe for a delicious low-calorie version that's also vegan and sugar-free. Depending on how much soy milk you use, you can enjoy one of these for well under 60 calories!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: about 12 oz
Calories 50
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: one serving


  • 8 oz black coffee, OR
  • 1-2 shots of espresso, (espresso is more authentic, but strong coffee is fine)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa, (pure, unsweetened)
  • 4 oz or less of light soy milk, (I recommend Silk Light soy milk because it's sweetened with stevia)
  • 1-2 packets of stevia, (equals about 1-2 tbsp sugar)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp flavor extract, ie vanilla or peppermint, (optional)


  1. Prepare coffee using preferred method (espresso is traditional, but if you don't have an espresso maker, then strong drip coffee or French press works fine)
  2. Mix cocoa, stevia, salt, and optional flavor extract(s) of choice in a heatproof mug
  3. Heat soy milk in a separate container until almost boiling (about 45 seconds to 1 minute on high in the microwave or a couple minutes on the stove) **If you have a milk frother, you can also froth the soy milk at this time
  4. Slowly add the coffee or espresso to the dry ingredients and gently stir
  5. Carefully mix in the soy milk and enjoy
  6. **You can garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, or cocoa if you like
  7. TIP: This drink also tastes great over ice!


5 stars from 2 ratings of skinny cafe mocha


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      Liz Lilith 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      Thanks, Sypsey! It's one of my favorite coffee recipes!

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      Sypsey 5 years ago

      Going to have try this!