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Oaxacan Spice Latte

Low carb Oaxacan Spice Latte is full of autumn spices, sweet chocolate, smoky guijillo peppers, plus a splash of bright citrus. 
Course Beverage
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, creamy, nutmeg, orange, rich, Spice, star anise
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Steeping time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 157kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 1 guijillo pepper or 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 star anise whole
  • 2 cinnamon sticks whole
  • 5 cloves whole
  • 4 ounces hot espresso
  • 1 tablespoon Torani Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon Torani Sugar Free Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Torani Sugar Free Orange Syrup
  • 2 squares 0 carb Dark Chocolate grated
  • Whole nutmeg
  • Ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Add the half and half (light) cream, guijillo pepper, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and cloves to a small saucepan.
  • Heat until bubbles form around the edge and the cream starts to simmer.
  • Cover, remove from heat, and let steep for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the cream and heat the strained cream back up until steaming.
  • Froth the cream with a frother or in a blender.
  • Add the Torani Sugar Free Syrups to a warmed coffee cup.
  • Add the espresso.
  • Hold the froth back with a large spoon and pour the hot cream into the espresso mixture.
  • Carefully add the froth to the top.
  • Grate the whole nutmeg over the top.
  • Sprinkle with ground cinnamon then grated 0-carb chocolate.

Notes

Add 2 ounces of Reposado Tequila to make it a cocktail.