Indulge in Decadent Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Today

Dear coffee lovers,

What comes to your mind when you think about the perfect coffee drink? For me, it’s a delicious and indulgent chocolate covered cherry coffee. That’s right – imagine that rich, smooth, and bold coffee flavor paired with the decadent taste of juicy cherries and dark chocolate.

But I can hear a few of you now saying, “Hold on, I’m diabetic. I can’t have sugar.” Or maybe you’re watching your calories or just looking for a healthier option. Well, fear not my friends! This recipe has got you covered. And by covered, I mean covered in sugar-free and low-calorie goodness.

In this recipe, we’ll be using nonfat milk and sugar-free flavored syrups. We’ll also be adding some protein ice cream to give it an extra boost of nutrition. But don’t worry, we won’t sacrifice any flavor in the process.

So whether you want to indulge guilt-free or simply try something new, this chocolate covered cherry coffee is perfect for any occasion. Stay tuned for the recipe and let’s get brewing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee (Diabetic-Or Not)
Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee (Diabetic-Or Not)

Indulging in a delicious cup of coffee just got better with my chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe! Not only is it sweet and satisfying, but it’s also diabetic-friendly. You’ll be in awe at how the flavors of chocolate and cherries blend together so smoothly.

Apart from its irresistibly good taste, my recipe is also a healthier alternative to your usual flavored coffee options. It uses nonfat milk instead of heavy cream, sugar-free flavored syrups instead of regular ones, and dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. This reduces the calorie count and helps maintain your blood sugar levels.

When it comes to substitutions, the recipe offers many variations to fit any personal preference. If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate or prefer a dairy-free option, you can substitute with homemade chocolate bars or vegan versions. You can even turn it into an ice-cold shake by blending the ingredients with some protein ice cream.

If you’re looking for holiday dessert ideas or a post-workout snack, this recipe is perfect for both. It’s easy to make and requires basic ingredients available in most kitchens.

Trust me when I say this – once you try this recipe, you won’t want to go back to your regular coffee routine. Give yourself permission to indulge in a double scoop of happiness by trying out my chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe today!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine craving all in one cup.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine craving all in one cup.

Here are the key ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe:

  • Coffee: Start brewing your favorite cup of coffee, make sure it’s strong enough.

  • Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries: use 5-6 dark chocolate covered cherries as an essential ingredient.

  • Nonfat Milk: To keep this recipe light, use 1/2 cup of non-fat milk or almond milk.

  • Sugar-free flavored syrups: To sweeten the coffee, use 2 tablespoons of sugar-free flavored syrups such as Torani.

With these simple ingredients in hand, you should be ready to go ahead and brew one satisfying cup of coffee.

The Recipe How-To

 Make your morning routine a little sweeter with this recipe.
Make your morning routine a little sweeter with this recipe.

Making Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Recipe

  • 1 ½ cups of strong brewed coffee or espresso (use optavia dark chocolate cherry blend for an even more flavorful cup.)
  • ¾ cup of nonfat milk or milk of your choosing
  • 2 tablespoons sugar free flavored syrups(use torani brand)- chocolate cherry flavor
  • 3 tablespoons Cellas chocolate cherry(finely chopped)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Topping: fresh cherries or cherry syrup


  1. Decide how strong you want your coffee and then brew it/prepare it accordingly.
  2. Get yourself a small saucepan and fill it on medium heat with the milk until it steams.
  3. Put in the sugar-free chocolate cherry syrup and stir until well blended.
  4. Add in the finely chopped Cellas chocolate covered cherries.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  6. Pour the hot brewed coffee into two cups.
  7. Divide the hot milk mixture between the two cups.
  8. Top each cup with whipped cream and garnish with either a fresh cherry or some cherry syrup.

Enjoy your delicious, creamy, satisfying Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee!

Substitutions and Variations

 Impress your guests with this decadent coffee treat.
Impress your guests with this decadent coffee treat.

Are you feeling adventurous and want to try something new with this recipe? Well, here are some substitutions and variations to make the Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee even more delicious.

First, if you’re not a fan of nonfat milk, feel free to use almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk instead. These dairy-free options have less calories and less sugar than whole milk. You can also use dairy-free ice cream instead of regular ice cream to make a Cherry Shake that is both vegan and diabetic-friendly.

If you prefer a sweeter taste, consider using sugar-free flavored syrups like Torani. Flavors like caramel or vanilla can give a twist to the classic recipe while keeping its nutritional value. You can also add some honey or agave syrup for natural sweetness.

For a different texture, substitute the ice cream with protein ice cream to add more protein to your diet. Alternatively, you could swap out the dark chocolate with white chocolate, or even try mix-ins like Mint Chocolate chips.

Another way to switch things up is by adding some Cella’s chocolate covered cherries bits into the coffee,, or making some homemade Chocolate Cherry Cookies and enjoy them on the side with your beverage.

Whether you’re seeking variety or trying to stick to your eating plan, these substitutions and variations give you plenty of options to customize your coffee shop-worthy drink.

Serving and Pairing

 Feel like a barista at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Feel like a barista at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.

I love to serve a piping hot cup of my Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee alongside a freshly baked batch of cherry cookies. The combination of rich, warm coffee and sweet, fruity cookies is simply delightful. If I’m in the mood for something colder, I’ll make a cherry shake by blending the coffee with nonfat milk and a scoop of protein ice cream. Alternatively, you could blend it with ice to create a refreshing chocolate cherry smoothie.

This recipe also pairs beautifully with a slice of homemade chocolate cake or even a mint chocolate dump cake for that extra level of decadence. For those who can’t get enough chocolate, you can finish off your meal with a double scoop of dark chocolate covered cherry ice cream topped with shaved dark chocolate.

If you’re hosting a holiday dessert party or just want to treat yourself to something special, this recipe is perfect. The warm comforting flavors and the rich aroma will fill your home with joy and happiness. Plus, the nutrition information shows that it’s a 100 calorie snack that won’t spike your blood sugar levels – perfect for those on an Optavia diet. To make it even more indulgent, you can add sugar-free flavored syrups (I recommend Torani) or even top it off with some chopped Cella’s Chocolate Covered Cherries for an extra burst of sweetness.

Overall, this recipe is versatile and can be enjoyed in many ways. Whether it’s paired with a dessert, blended into a shake or enjoyed on its own, there’s no wrong way to enjoy this chocolatey delight.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add a little love to your coffee with the sweet taste of cherries and chocolate.
Add a little love to your coffee with the sweet taste of cherries and chocolate.

Once you make this scrumptious chocolate covered cherry coffee, you can easily save some for later. Simply let it cool to room temperature and transfer it to an airtight container. You can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Whenever you’re ready to enjoy it again, reheat the coffee gently on the stove or in the microwave until it reaches your desired temperature. Be careful not to boil or overheat it as that could ruin the flavors and aromas.

If you’re making this coffee for a party or a get-together, you can easily double or triple the recipe and refrigerate it in a larger container. This way, your guests can serve themselves and enjoy a delicious cup of chocolate covered cherry coffee whenever they want.

Furthermore, with the addition of sugar-free flavored syrups and nonfat milk, this recipe is perfect for those who want to stay on track with their nutrition goals. Whether you’re following an Optavia or Lean Green meal plan, or simply trying to watch your blood sugar levels, this is a guilt-free treat that won’t derail your progress.

So go ahead and indulge in this delectable sweet treat without any worries!

Tips for Perfect Results

Brewing the perfect cup of chocolate-covered cherry coffee may seem easy, but it takes some attention to detail to create the perfect harmony between the cherry flavor and chocolate undertones. Here are some tips to help ensure a perfect cup every time.

1. Use Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans

To make the best coffee, start with freshly roasted beans. This provides the base for good flavor and a rich aroma. Beans that have been sitting on the shelves for too long can lose their freshness and go stale. For an unforgettable cup of chocolate-covered cherry coffee, always choose fresh, high-quality beans.

2. Pay Attention to Brewing Temperature

Temperature plays a crucial role in the quality of coffee. The ideal brewing temperature for chocolate-covered cherry coffee is between 195°F and 205°F. This temperature range ensures that you will extract delicious flavors while avoiding any bitterness.

3. Grind Your Coffee Correctly

The texture of your ground coffee plays a vital role in your brewing process. Grinding your beans too fine or coarse can affect how much of each flavor is extracted from them, affecting the taste of your final cup of coffee. For chocolate-covered cherry coffee, it’s best to use a medium grind for the perfect balance.

4. Adjust Your Water-to-Coffee Ratio

There isn’t just one perfect water-to-coffee ratio when it comes to making chocolate-covered cherry coffee since everyone has different taste preferences. However, here’s a general rule: use two tablespoons of freshly ground coffee per six ounces of water for a great-tasting brew that’s full-flavored without being overpowering.

5. Experiment with Flavorings

Adding sugar-free flavored syrups or other ingredients like protein ice cream or whipped cream can be an excellent way to experiment with different levels of flavor in your chocolate-covered cherry coffee. Alternatively, you can also try using Torani syrups to enhance the flavor of your beverage; their Chocolate Cherry syrup will give your coffee the perfect twist of chocolate and cherries!

By following these tips and getting creative with your flavorings, you can create a cup of chocolate-covered cherry coffee that hits all the right notes, making it the perfect beverage that you won’t want to miss out on!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee recipe is an amazing treat that you can enjoy with no guilt. With its sugar-free and low-calorie options, it’s perfect for diabetics and anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The use of nonfat milk and sugar-free flavored syrups like Torani along with other healthy ingredients make this recipe a smart option for anyone. You won’t have to compromise on taste either, as the flavors of chocolate-covered cherries are blended in perfectly to create a decadent drink.

So, why not try something new and indulge in this delicious beverage? It’s the perfect treat for a holiday dessert or a midday snack. This Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee recipe is both easy to make and versatile. You can even switch up the ingredients to create variations like a chocolate cherry smoothie or a covered cherry shake.

With our tips for perfect results, FAQ section, and serving suggestions, you’ll be able to make the ultimate cup of Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee each time. Don’t wait any longer to taste this luscious concoction for yourself!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee (Diabetic-Or Not)

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee (Diabetic-Or Not) Recipe

A flavored coffee using sugar-free flavored syrups. I use Torani's. You could make this with the regular sugar added syrups if you are not diabetic. For the steamed milk, I use a microwave frother, and pour some of the hot milk in the coffee and then froth some to top it with. Also good using cold coffee and milk served over ice.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 44.5 kcal


  • 10 ounces strong coffee, hot (or make espresso, as in a latte)
  • 1 ounce sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 1 ounce sugar-free black cherry syrup
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk, steamed (or heated)


  • Pour hot coffee and syrups into a 16 oz mug and stir.
  • Add steamed milk and top with some foam.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 408gCalories: 44.5kcalCarbohydrates: 6.1gProtein: 4.5gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 2.5mgSodium: 57.2mgSugar: 6.2g
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