Today I am bringing you one of my favorite things in existence – frozen coffee beverages!
The fantastic blog Peanut Butter and Peppers offers weight loss recipes and a whole lot more, and I was lucky to stumble on to this recipe on Pinterest. I tweaked it a little, but please go visit PB & P when you get a chance
Anyway – how does a giant 60 calorie, homemade frozen coffee beverage sound to you?
Look at this massive glass of frozen, caramel chocolate coffee goodness!
Wanna make one? Of course you do. Here’s the scoop:
60 calorie Frozen Coffee Frapp recipe – It is super yummy, easy, and you can add whatever you like!
1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals (more or less depending on how you like it) OR 1.5 cup of strong coffee
1/4 cup coconut, almond, soy milk – using regular milk doesn’t change the calorie count, but non-milks are zero points for me :)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon flavored coffee creamer, your choice (I like chocolate and caramel)
1.5 cups water
1-2 Splenda packets, more if you like sweeter
Mix the coffee into the water and put it in an ice cube tray. Freeze for at least four hours. Add the milk, vanilla, flavoring and Splenda in the blender. Add ice cubes and blend!
Know how many of these you can make with one can of instant coffee?
Now, this wouldn’t be a money saving blog if I didn’t tell you about how much you’ll save with these little beauties.
Here’s the breakdown:
Coffeehouse Frapp: It varies from shop to shop, but we normally see these for about $3.00 each
MYOM Homemade Frozen Coffee Frapp:
Instant coffee (4.99)
Milk (2.99 a gallon)
Coffee Creamer (2.50)
That comes to $14.47
You can make 24 frapps for that price. That’s .61 cents each!
If you bought them at about 3.00 a drink at a typical coffee shop, that would come to $72.00. For 24 of these, you save $57.36. That’s nearly six months of once a week coffees.
Great things to spice up your drinks:
Hot chocolate mix! Don’t feel like coffee? Dissolve one packet of hot chocolate mix in your water for a frozen cocoa! Or add it with the coffee and enjoy a yummy Café Mocha taste.
CoffeeMate and International Delight have fantastic flavors like Girl Scout Cookie, Coldstone Creamery Ice Cream, Hershey’s Chocolate, and everything inbetween
Like some spice? How about a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice? Celebrate fall early with a frosty drink!
Torani Syrups – these are available in specialty stores and come in EVERY flavor imaginable – Tiramisu, Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Salted Caramel, and even BACON. They come in sugar free, too!
Dessert Syrups – check the baking aisle for ice cream toppings like crushed cookies, sprinkles, and cherries!
Add a squirt of Reddi Whip or Cool Whip free for about 5 calories or 0 WW points.
Melissa’s Comments: Giant coffee drinks for .61 cents and 60 calories What else do you need me to say?
Special thanks to Peanut Butter and Peppers!