Sweeten With Sweet'N Low

Monday, June 30, 2014

DISCLOSURE:  I was given free products from Crowdtap to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own.

Many years ago (maybe at least ten years!), whenever I needed to add sweetener to my coffee, I would reach for Sweet'N Low.  I found it would take a few packets of regular sugar to get the right amount of sweetness, but just one Sweet'N Low would do the trick.  That all changed when I was introduced to Splenda.  I haven't used anything else since then.

I recently had the opportunity to try Sweet'N Low again.  I was sent a little kit with a box of Sweet'N Low, drink recipes and samples and coupons to pass out to friends.

I was already planning on having family over for our annual crab feast and decided I'd use a couple of the drink recipes for the beverages for the party.  I went with one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic drink.

Skinny Sangria Blanca
I love Sangria, but I hardly ever drink a white Sangria.  I thought this would be a nice easy drink to make and perfect for a summer party!  Plus, each serving is only 130 calories!

1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 mango, peeled, cut into small strips
6 packets Sweet'N Low zero calorie sweetener
1 bottle (750 ml) chilled dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
3 cups club soda, chilled
1/2 cup raspberries

Place lemon, lime, mango and Sweet'N Low in a 2-quart nonmetal pitcher.  Crush fruit with a wooden spoon to release juices.  Pour wine over fruit.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Stir in club soda.  Pour over ice in tall glasses, adding a few pieces of fruit and a few raspberries.  Serves 6.

I used Pinot Grigio in the Sangria and found the drink to be tasty, but a little strong.  It didn't taste like there was an artificial sweetener in it.  A lot of people actually mixed it with the punch that I made below.  I think if I made it again, I'd add more fruit, maybe some orange slices and/or apples.

Light & Sassy Party Punch
I also wanted to make something the kids could drink, too.  This fruity punch sounded great and was only 90 calories per serving!

1 quart unsweetened cranberry juice, chilled
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in 100% juice, undrained
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
16 packets Sweet'N Low zero calorie sweetener
1 liter club soda, chilled
8 fresh strawberries

Mix cranberry and lemon juices, pineapple and pineapple juice, sliced strawberries and Sweet'N Low in a 3-quart nonmetal pitcher.  Stir in club soda.  Serve over ice.  Garnish each serving with fresh strawberry.  Serves 8.

The punch was good.  I ended up not putting in all 16 packets of Sweet'N Low. I thought it would be too much.  I used 12 instead and it was enough to counteract the tartness of the cranberry juice.  My kids didn't really care for it, though.  They still felt it was too tart.  The adults liked the punch.  And as I mentioned above, they liked to mix it with the Sangria.  Many were surprised it had Sweet'N Low in it, because they couldn't taste it.

I had never thought to use a sugar substitute when making beverages.  I would definitely consider using Sweet'N Low again if I was trying to cut down the amount of calories in my drinks.  Sweet'N Low has many other drink recipes on their website.

Have you ever used Sweet'N Low in a drink recipe?  What did you make?  How was it?


  1. That Party Punch looks so very tasty. I've never thought about using Sweet n Low to make an alcoholic drink...interesting. Actually, I've never used any sugar-substitute (or sugar) in an alcoholic beverage.

  2. Yum..That Sangria looks refreshing!

  3. I adore SnL! and I'm coming over for Sangria!

  4. These drinks look so good. Great for my 4th party