Secret Ingredient for No-Sugar-Added Coffee
Posted on 16 October 2014
Do you find yourself adding two or three tablespoons of sugar to your coffee? Low temp pasteurized milk is the secret to combat some of the bitter taste of coffee without adding mounds of sugar. What is low temp pasteurized milk? The U.S. government requires all milk be pasteurized before bottling and placed on the shelves at your local grocery store. Heating milk at a high temperature makes the milk "cleaner" and gets rid of harmful bacteria. However, most large dairies pasteurize milk at very high temperatures. Not only does this process kill harmful bacteria, it also destroys many of the health benefits in milk. Milk that is pasteurized at a lower temperature is still free from harmful elements, but the lower temperature allows essential vitamins, good bacteria and healthy enzymes. This kind of milk is also naturally sweeter than milk pasteurized at high temperatures. Although the milk is more expensive, it definitely beats adding extra sugar to your morning cup of joe. Because local, smaller dairies are more likely to practice low temperature pasteurization, you may need to do a bit of research to find a seller. Try local markets that sell organic or natural foods and look for a label similar to the one below.