Sunday, July 22, 2012

My 110 Calorie Treat*

The Boy has a new addiction. It is Frozen Mocha Frappe's from McDonalds. He likes to order the large, which is 22 ounces and has a whopping 680 calories in it. Not to mention they cost me about $4.00 every time he orders one.

So, this weekend, I sought to make my own that he would like.

First, I actually had to buy ice cube trays. {I can hear my Grandmother gasping from heaven. Yep, Grandma, before last Friday, I did not own an ice cube tray!}

I had some coffee concentrate in my fridge from the Toddy, {check out that post}. I poured the coffee concentrate into the ice cube trays and froze them. If you do not have a Toddy, you can just brew very strong coffee and pour into ice cube trays.

 To actually make this treat, use a blender.

I added 1/2 cup of skim milk and 1 Tablespoon Hersey's Chocolate Syrup. After that is blended add 1-2 cubes of coffee concentrate. {If you did not freeze coffee concentrate you might need more coffee cubes. Add them to your taste.}

I then add 1 package of Splendid or Truvia.

The last thing I added was plain old ice cubes {from my ice maker, which is why I did not have ice cube trays!}. They add bulk. And make it all frosty. Just for looks, I drizzled 1 teaspoon of Hershey's Syrup on top.

And I did not tell you the most awesome part. This recipe makes about 12 fl. ounces and has a total of 116 calories. The McDonald's version of the same size has 450 calories. WOW, that is a 334 calorie difference! And points? My version is only 2 Weight Watcher Points Plus Points. 

That makes this cold yummy treat the most perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day!

After-thought: You can obviously alter this basic recipe to make a larger batch.The Boy is absolutely not concerned with calories. He uses 1 cup of whole milk and a lot of Hershey sryup {and I mean a lot!} I think he adds 3-4 cubes of coffee concentrate. I still think his version has less calorie's than the McDonald's version.


  1. You sold me at 110 calories!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot WAIT to (buy some ice trays and) make this!!!!!!! :)

  2. This looks good enough to buy ice trays again. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This sounds and looks delish! I love to make my own frozen (coffee) drinks - thanks for your recipe.

  4. What a great idea, and looks so yummy! Your newest follower from A Creative Princess. :)

    1. Thank you, Kathy and WELCOME! I also checked out your blog and signed up to follow you!

  5. Thank you all for the lovely comments. The Boy and I tried to make the new chocolate chip mocha frappe the other day. Pretty yummy but we needed to chop those chocolate chips up smaller!

  6. Oh, my! This sounds fantastic. And for only 110 calories? Count me in!