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How Many Calories in a Cup of Coffee With Milk & Sugar?

by
author image Mandy Ross
Melissa Ross began writing professionally in 2009, with work appearing in various online publications. She has been an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer since 2006. Ross holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Master of Science in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton.
How Many Calories in a Cup of Coffee With Milk & Sugar?
Decaffeinated coffee contains up to 4 mg of caffeine per cup.

Milk and sugar can transform coffee from a low-calorie beverage to a high-calorie drink, according to the book, "Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport" by Melvin H. Williams. Understanding caloric content of coffee with milk and sugar enables informed dietary choices.

Coffee Calories

Black coffee.
Black coffee.

Black coffee contains 1 calorie per ounce or 8 calories per cup. Caffeine content ranges from 80 to 135 mg per 8 oz. serving.

Milk Calories

The caloric content of milk varies.
The caloric content of milk varies.

Milk options vary in caloric content. Whole milk contains 18 calories per ounce; 2-percent milk contains 15, 1-percent milk has 13 and nonfat milk provides 10 calories per ounce. In addition, half-and-half provides 39 calories per ounce, while light cream has 29.

Sugar Calories

Sugar has 16 calories per teaspoon.
Sugar has 16 calories per teaspoon.

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, sugar contains 16 calories per teaspoon and 23 calories per packet or 9.5 per cube. Therefore, 8 ounces of coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 ounce of nonfat milk contains 50 calories, while 8 ounces of coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 ounces of half-and-half has 79 calories.

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