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Healthy Iced Coffee for a Hot Day: Only 25 Calories

Preview: Healthy iced coffee is made with coffee concentrate and unsweetened cashew milk. This low-calorie latte checks in at only 25 calories.

Only 25 calories? In a quart-size Mason jar? Seriously? The hot, muggy days we’re having in Texas here lately call for serious refreshment.

I drink this healthy latte made with cashew milk every single day in the summertime after lunch. It’s refreshing and fills me up at the same time. In the winter, I make a version of the same thing, without ice, heated in a mug.

How do you make coffee concentrate?

I like Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Perfect Iced Coffee. Make a huge container if you want one every day. The concentrate will stay fresh in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Healthy and Low-Calorie Iced coffee made with cashew milk

How to assemble a low-calorie coffee drink:

How to make a Healthy iced coffee latte with cashew milk.

What’s the secret to this healthy iced coffee?

Unsweetened cashew milk. Have you tried it? I prefer it over almond milk. Unsweetened cashew milk has fewer calories (25 per cup), and I like the flavor better, too.

Of course, you can adapt this recipe to your tastes, including using the nut milk of your choice (remembering that the calorie count may be different).

Since I drink this in the afternoon, I’ve got to have decaf. The amounts listed are only suggestions. Suit yourself.

blog owner drinking a latte

I usually eat some Spicy Dark Chocolate Pecan Bark with my latte. It’s a great way to finish off my salad lunch.

25-calorie iced latte

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Yield: 1 serving

Healthy Iced Coffee with Cashew Milk Recipe

low-calorie coffee with a straw

This hazelnut-flavored coffee latte made with cashew milk and iced coffee concentrate won't break the calorie bank.

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • Ice
  • Water
  • Coffee Concentrate (I make my own...see notes)
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Cashew Milk (or use vanilla-flavored cashew milk)
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional, but to keep it at 25 calories, use something like stevia or Swerve)


  1. Fill Mason quart jar at least half full of ice.
  2. Add water to 1-cup line.
  3. Add coffee concentrate to 2-cup line. Add a little more or less according to how strong you like your coffee.
  4. Add cashew milk.
  5. If desired, stir in an artificial sweetener of choice in the amount you require. (I like one package of Trader Joe's Stevia.) You could use granulated sugar or honey, but your drink will be more than 25 calories.
  6. Stir and enjoy.


My coffee of choice at the moment is Hazelnut Decaf but you can use any ground coffee you prefer. I buy the beans from Winco in my area and grind them before I leave the store. To 12 ounces of coffee, I add 6 quarts of water. Stir it up well and let it sit on the counter for 12-24 hours. Strain through a cheesecloth or large, commercial-size coffee filter. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25

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Friday 11th of August 2017

Hey, Paula! Love your new look, and I love your hair! You are looking sharp. I also make and drink coffee concentrate. I started about a year ago, and I have never looked back. It's so much easier on my stomach, and it's great to have it made up so I don't have to think so much in the morning. LOL Thanks for this recipe. I will have to source some cashew milk. I'm all about trying to fill up with few calories; fighting old age spread is at least a part-time job.


Friday 11th of August 2017

Thank you for the kind words, Becky. I hadn't noticed the coffee concentrate being easier on my tummy but I'll take notice from now on. Cashew milk is readily available in my area. Hope you can find it. Have a good weekend.

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