Café Latte Brevé (pronouns it as Bra-Ve), is an American variation of a latte; a milk base espresso drink using steamed half-and-half, which is half cream and half milk.
This was usually the beverage I order from the coffee outlet in the airport during my travels. A small cup of Café Latte Brevé contains about 8 g of total carb, 5.5 g protein and 21g fat. It has a fair amount of fat, and it keeps me satiated until dinner.
Normally, 8 grams of carb in a cup of beverage, I would consider it relatively high in carb. But when I can’t find any other decent low carb high fat food during transit and used it as a fat ‘meal’, it is a reasonable amount.
Lately, I tried exploring to reduce the amount of total carb in a Latte Brevé by adding heavy cream and reduce the amount of half and half. The taste is even creamier and the total carb reduced to 6.5 g in one cup.
So now instead of ordering the usual Café Latte Brevé, I started to order it with 1/3 of heavy cream and 2/3 of half and half. And I call it a Café Latte Premium Brevé.
When I order this beverage at any coffee outlet, I said: “May I have a Café Latte PREMIUM Brevé, please!” I did emphasize the PREMIUM just to make it clear. The barrister would usually ask what is a Premium Brevé. I’ll then explain that it is made with 1/3 of heavy cream and 2/3 of half and half.
May be someday the Café Latte Premium Brevé will get known in the coffee industries. 😀
You can try making a Café Latte Premium Brevé at home.
Makes 1 serving
1/3 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup half and half
1 sachet Starbucks VIA instant coffee powder (or1 shot of espresso)
1 tablespoon hot water
- Add the heavy cream and the half-and-half into a cup and warm it in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes, depending on your microwave.
- While waiting for cream to get warm up, add coffee into the serving cup and melt it with the hot water.
- When the cream is heated up, use a frother to froth the milk until foamy. Pour frothed cream into the coffee, and enjoy.
Each cup contains 6.5 g total carb, 6.5 g net carb, 5 g protein and 36 g fat.
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