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.

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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