If you are the kind of person who needs milk with their coffee rather than having it black, you might be wondering just how many syns having milk in your coffee adds to the drink.
Coffee with milk can be syn-free if you are using the milk in your drink as your healthy extra A dairy allowance, but if not, you will need to syn your milk as normal, this could be around 1 syn for 15ml which is a splash of semi-skimmed milk.
In our guide below, we will take you through which milk you can use in your coffee as your healthy extra A as well as some syn values of coffee with different milk to help you stay on track with your syns.
To keep your syns free, we always recommend using the milk in your coffee as your healthy extra A which is your dairy allowance on the plan. Black coffee itself is syn-free, but you should also consider if you are adding sugar which starts at 1 syn for a teaspoon.
It should be noted that if you've already used up your healthy extra A allowance on the plan you will need to count the milk as syns which vary according to the type of milk you choose.
As we mentioned above, coffee with milk can change in syns depending on the type of milk that you choose and if you are putting any sugar in your coffee, so as you can compare and stay on track with your syns we've listed some different options down below.
If you are the kind of person who has a few sugars in their coffee and doesn't give much thought to the amount of milk they are using, you might be surprised as to how many syns these ingredients can add.
We've listed some of our best tips for keeping your coffee with milk low in syns below.
Overall, coffee with milk has varying syns according to the kind of milk that you choose and whether or not you take sugar, for example, one coffee with 30ml of semi-skimmed milk can have around 1 syn, but you can also use milk as your healthy extra A dairy allowance on the plan.
To save syns we also suggest avoiding sugar in your coffee and switching to sweetener, choosing low-fat milk over whole can also cut back the calories if you are a coffee drinker.