There is a Mockahlua recipe in 500 Low-Carb Recipes, but it uses Splenda granular — the sweetener that was available at the time — and so it includes those maltodextrin carbs. With a liquid sweetener — sucralose, monk fruit, or Stevia — we can eliminate them. Use the Mockahlua in place of any recipe that calls for Kahlua, such as my delicious Mudslides!
Yield: 1.5 liters
- 2 ½ cups water
- 3 Tbsp instant coffee granules
- 1 tsp vanilla
- liquid sweetener to equal 3 cups sugar* — I used 1 tablespoon Natural Mate liquid monk fruit
- 750 milliliters vodka
- You’ll need a clean 1.5-liter bottle with a cork; I used an old wine bottle. Mix the water, instant coffee granules, vanilla, and sweetener together. Use a funnel to pour this into your bottle.
- Pour in the vodka. Cork the bottle and shake. That’s it!
Yield: 32 servings, each with: 0g Fat; 0g Protein; trace net carbohydrate
You can, of course, simply drink your Mockahlua straight or on the rocks. Want to add a shot to a cup of coffee? Mix it 50/50 with heavy cream for an after-dinner drink that doubles as a dessert.
* Liquid sweeteners — monk fruit, Stevia, or sucralose — are pretty much carb-free. It is essential to know the sweetness equivalence of the particular sweetener you are using — how many drops equal a teaspoon of sugar in sweetness, and so on. They vary a great deal in sweetness. If you’re uncertain, contact the manufacturer’s website and ask! The Natural Mate monk fruit I used in my Mockahlua has a sweetness equivalence of 2 drops = 1 teaspoon of sugar.
This recipe has been reprinted by permission from 500 Ketogenic Recipes by Dana Carpender, Fair Winds Press, 2017.