Are you a WW member who loves coffee? Here are our Weight Watchers coffee recommendations, Starbucks Weight Watchers finds, our favorite Premier Protein coffee hack and more. Use these coffee recipes to get to your goal weight (while still enjoying your favorite morning beverage).
Updated for WW Program 2023.
- How Many Points is Coffee on Weight Watchers?
- Does Coffee Count as Water on Weight Watchers?
- What is Candy Coffee?
- Best Low Point Coffee for Weight Watchers
- Premier Protein – 2 pts per carton
- Top Sugar Free Syrup for Coffee on WW – Zero Points
- Weight Watchers Coffee Creamers: Sugar Free Creamers – 0 – 1 point
- Mini Moos – Zero points
- Nut Pods 2 T – 0 points
- Extracts and Flavored Coffee – 0 points
- Best Milk, Alternative Milks, and Half and Half for WW
- Milk Frother
- How to Make Your Own WW Frappe Recipe for 1 point
- Cold Brew Coffee Pot
- Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason Jar
- Make Amazing Coffee at Home
- Best Starbucks Drinks for Weight Watchers
- Best Weight Watchers Dunkin’ Doughnuts Coffee Drinks
- How to Lose 100 Pounds with Weight Watchers
How Many Points is Coffee on Weight Watchers?
Black coffee is zero points on WW. You can drink coffee without limit and without tracking it.
Does Coffee Count as Water on Weight Watchers?
No. You are welcome to enjoy coffee on WW but it does not count as water.
What is Candy Coffee?
When I’m coaching women on weight loss strategies, I call frou-frou coffee drinks “candy coffee” because many coffee shop drinks have as much sugar, fat, and calories as a candy bar. Keep this in mind when learning how to make healthier adjustments.
Ideally your goal should be not to consume any drinks with calories whenever possible. Your appetite doesn’t recognize calories from drinks as well as it does actual food, so it makes weight loss harder when you consume calories in liquid form.
Many people start the WW program and are shocked to learn that their favorite coffee shop order or homemade afternoon pick-me-up beverage is 10, 15 or more Weight Watchers points. (As much as we love our coffee, when you only have around 23 points for the day, you don’t want to use half of them on one beverage, no matter how delicious.)
Does this mean you need to give up your love of coffee delights? No, it doesn’t.
Check out these Weightwatchers Coffee Hacks below to learn how you can cut the calories and reduce the points, all while enjoying your favorite beverage.
Best Low Point Coffee for Weight Watchers
Since black coffee is zero points, keep in mind that it’s what you add to your coffee that increases points. To lose weight, look for ways to reduce the calories, sugar, and fat in your favorite morning drink mixture.
Premier Protein – 2 pts per carton
Premier Protein is the best creamer for Weight Watchers because there is so much you can do with it. Premier Protein is just 2 points for a whole carton, and you only need anywhere from a couple tablespoons to 1/3 of a carton to make a cup of coffee taste like a real treat. Enjoy it hot or serve cold over ice for a frappe-like delight.
I personally love caramel flavor the most in coffee, but vanilla, latte and chocolate are also good.
You can get Premier Protein at wholesale places like Sam’s and Costco. It’s available at Walmart in the Pharmacy section.
Top Sugar Free Syrup for Coffee on WW – Zero Points
Torani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack for coffee, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 4) one each of Sugar free: Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut and ChocolateTorani Sugar Free Syrup Variety Pack, 25.4 Ounce (Pack of 4)Starbucks Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup 12 FL OzJordan’s Skinny Syrups Sugar-Free, Mocha, 25.4 Ounce
If you need a bit of sweetness in your coffee without added sugar, these sugar-free syrups cannot be beat. (These do contain artificial sweeteners.)
Tip: Be sure you purchase the sugar-free variety. Full-sugar syrups are quite high in points.
Weight Watchers Coffee Creamers: Sugar Free Creamers – 0 – 1 point
Sugar free powdered coffee creamers are widely available and are 0 points for 4 tsp, making this one of the few zero point coffee creamer options.
Sugar free liquid creamers (found in the dairy section of your local grocery store) are typically 2 T – 1 point, although take care because it’s easy to pour much more than 2 T and the points can add up quickly. These are now available in a wide variety of flavors. Be sure you are grabbing the sugar-free variety for the lowest points.
Point for creamer are the same on Weight Watchers Plan for 2022 and 2023, Personal Points and MyWW Green, Blue, and Purple plans.
Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Cream Weight Watchers Points (regular) – 2 points for 1 T
Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Cream Weight Watchers Points (sugar-free) – 0 points for 1 T (another great zero point creamer option!), 1 point for 2 T
Coffee Mate Vanilla creamer (regular) – 2 points for 1 T
Coffee Mate Vanilla creamer (fat-free) – 1 point for 1 T
Natural Bliss Caramel almond milk creamer – 2 points for 1 T
Natural Bless Sweet creme coconut milk creamer – 2 points for 1 T
Splenda Hazelnut coffee creamer – 0 points for 1 T
Mini Moos – Zero points
Mini Moos, shelf stable half and half, are 0 points for one mini cup size serving. Be sure to watch portion size as these do have points if you use more than one.
Nut Pods 2 T – 0 points
nutpods Hazelnut Dairy-Free Creamer (4-pack) Unsweetened Whole30/Paleo/Keto/Vegannutpods Original 4-Pack, Unsweetened Dairy-Free Creamer, Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Non-GMO and Vegan, for Coffee, Tea and Cooking, Made from Almond and Coconut
Nut Pods is a half almond milk/half coconut milk non-dairy creamer, and they’ve recently released a creamer made with oat milk as well. Many people prefer it because it is all natural.
Keep in mind that if you have more than one serving, the points are no longer zero.
This is my creamer of choice because it’s made without artificial sweeteners. Nutpods is slightly sweet and creamy, but not nearly as sweet as sugar-free creamers like Coffee Mate.
Extracts and Flavored Coffee – 0 points
Watkins Imitation & Pure Extracts 2 ounces [5 Pack] YOU PICK THE FLAVORSChristopher Bean Coffee Ground Flavored Coffee, Toasted Island Coconut, 12 OunceCameron’s Coffee Roasted Whole Bean Coffee, Flavored, Chocolate Caramel Brownie, 12 OunceTwo Rivers Flavored Coffee Single-Cup Sampler Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 40 CountChristopher Bean Coffee Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, Mocha Almond Fudge, 12 Ounce
Remember that using coffee that is already flavored does not add any additional points, and the same is true for using extract.
Only use a tiny bit of extract or it can turn your coffee bitter.
Best Milk, Alternative Milks, and Half and Half for WW
Here are some good milk options to add to your coffee.
Skim milk – 1 point for 1/4 cup
Unsweetened Almond milk – 0 points for 1/2 cup, 1 point for 1 cup – and this froths well, too.
Unsweetened Cashew or oat milk – 2-3 point per cup depending on brand
Fat Free Half & half – 1 point for 2 T
Half and half – 1 point for 1 T
A hand-held frother is great for making your own cappuccinos and frappes. Use skim, almond, or coconut milk for the lowest points.
How to Make Your Own WW Frappe Recipe for 1 point
Here is a simple recipe to make your own Weight Watchers frappe.
- 1/2 cup almond milk- unsweetened like Almond Breeze (0 points)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- 1/2 scoop Quest Salted Caramel protein powder (1 point)
Mix milk with protein powder. Mix water with instant coffee. Mix the two mixtures together. Serve and enjoy.
Cold Brew Coffee Pot
Cold brew coffee at home with this cold brew coffee maker.
Serve over ice with Premier Protein or sugar-free flavored syrup if desired.
Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason Jar
Add 1/2 cup coffee grounds to a Mason jar and fill with 24 ounces of water. Leave overnight in fridge and then strain. You now have delicious mason jar coffee.
Add Premier Protein, sugar free syrup, or other additions of your choice and serve over ice.
Make Amazing Coffee at Home
Do you want to make gourmet coffee drinks at home? Check out these options.
Top Coffee Machine for WW
Keurig K575 Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker with 12oz Brew Size, Strength Control, and Hot Water on Demand, Programmable, PlatinumKeurig K-Cafe Single-Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker + Milk Frother, Dark CharcoalAICOOK Espresso Machine, 3.5Bar Espresso Coffee Maker, Espresso and Cappuccino Machine with Milk Frother, Espresso Maker with Steamer, BlackDe’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino MakerDeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker, Stainless
In order to make all of these delightful treats, you need to start with a great cup of coffee. One of these machines is sure to fit your needs and budget. At our house, we think the Keurig can’t be beat for quick and easy convenience.
Weight Watchers Coffee Smoothies – 2 points
For a delicious treat, try mixing Weight Watchers smoothie mix with cold coffee (2 pts) or cold coffee and milk (3-5 points depending on milk used)
Another option is this WW Cappuccino Cooler recipe – 8 pts.
Best Starbucks Drinks for Weight Watchers
What about when you are out and about or your favorite coffee house coffee is all that will do? Besides the obvious black coffee or espresso, here are some options:
- Non-fat Mistook (it’s coffee and steamed milk) – only count points for the milk. Add sugar-free syrup if you’d like.
- Starbucks Skinny Flavored Latte Grand with Nonfat Milk – 4 points
- Starbucks Caffe Latte with Almond Milk – Grande – 3 points
- Starbucks Iced Skinny Flavored Latte Venti with Nonfat milk – 4 points
- Starbucks Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte Grande with Nonfat milk – 4 points
- Starbucks Grande Flat White with Almond Milk – 3 points
- Starbucks Iced Coffee with Milk Venti Iced with Nonfat milk – 1 point
- Americano – zero points
- Espresso – zero points
- Tea – zero points
- Starbucks Cappuccino Grande Nonfat Milk – 3 points
- Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha Tall with Nonfat milk – 4 points
- Starbucks Cold Brew with Cold Foam-Venti Iced – 2 points
Best Weight Watchers Dunkin’ Doughnuts Coffee Drinks
If you are headed to Dunkin’, here are some low point options. Each Points listing is for a size small. (Recipes and points can change – double check in your WW app for accuracy.)
- Cold brew coffee, Points value: 0
- Iced latte light, Points value: 3
- Iced dark roast coffee with skim milk, Points value: 1
- Iced coffee with almond milk, Points value: 1
- Hot coffee with skim milk, Points value: 1
- Hot cappuccino with skim milk, Points value: 1
- Americano, hot or iced, Points value: 0
- Pumpkin swirl hot coffee, Points value: 7
- Coffee without milk, black, hot or iced, Points value: 0
- Mocha swirl latte with skim milk, Points value: 9
- Peppermint mocha coffee (no cream), Points value: 8
- Caramel latte lite, Points value: 3
How to Lose 100 Pounds with Weight Watchers
I’ve lost 100 pounds and have been maintaining my weight loss for the last 10 years. I’ve done it and you can do it, too.
I lost the majority of my weight with Weight Watchers, and I still use the WW app every day to track points today. Learn more about my story here:
100 lb Weight Loss: HOW did you DO It? – People often ask me how I lost 100 pounds. Here’s the answer.
7 Tips Every Weight Watchers Member Should Know – If you are a WW member, you need to know these.
With these Weight Watchers coffee hacks, you no longer need to worry about giving up your favorite morning beverage or using all your day’s points.
Which coffee will you try first? Share in the comments below.
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