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May. 22nd, 2009

I posted a Starbuck's type recipe before, but I've just whipped this up and it's absolutely PERFECT.

Chocolate Blended Light Frappuccino.

1/3 cup chilled strong coffee (make with extra grounds when you brew it. I used chocolate truffle for extra flavor) - 3
3/4 cup skimmed or soy milk - 65 (less if you use light soy milk)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder - 20
1 tablespoon sugar free chocolate flavored syrup (they're found in the coffee aisle, made for coffee; it's not like Hershey's syup) - 0
1 Splenda packet (or sweetener)
8 ice cubes (more or less, depending on how icy you like yours)
(optional) whipped topping - 5 - 10

Blend everything but the ice together first, to get everything incorporated. Taste it then to see if you need more sweetener. Once perfect, blend in ice. Top if whipped cream or cool whip if you'd like. Enjoy!

88 Calories without topping - and this is about a Starbucks medium (what is that, venti?) and LESS CALORIES than theirs!


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May. 22nd, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
I made something like this yesterday, except a little different.
I didn't know of a recipe or anything...

I drink Chocolate flavored coffee every morning. Yesterday, I walked 2 miles *first thing* in the morning to get back home to my coffee. Since I live in Louisiana, I was burning up when I got here- and even though I wanted/needed coffee- I in no way desired anything HOT.

So I brewed my coffee (which is always strong anyway), cooled it in the 'fridge... then put it, my creamer & splenda, & a tray of ice in the blender. No cocoa or syrup.
Yours may be a bit more fancy tasting...
but just letting you know that there is a lower calorie, super yummy, even simpler alternative

May. 22nd, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
That just sounds like cold, sweetened coffee, though. A bit different.

I make what you described a lot, however. It's quick and nommy. Sometimes, I mix a few drops of vanilla extract into it, too.
May. 22nd, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
I don't particularly like regular coffee is the thing, and creamer has always tasted really off to me. And my recipe has a stronger chocolate flavor than the coffee alone. The syrup was to intensify it even more; I could have just used two packets of Splenda if that was an issue.

My boyfriend worked at Starbucks for a while, so he told me basically how they mix things, which is how I got this recipe.
May. 22nd, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Yours does sound much tastier than mine, I admit that.
I just seen your post, had a flash back of what I drank yesterday- so I had to comment it =)

I need to write a note to myself and remember to get some flavored syrup. sounds super yummy!
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