Starbucks Substitute – Your Mocha Frappuccino Fix

December 4, 2008 at 8:53 am 3 comments

I came across this great recipe in the May ’06 issue of Women’s Health and Fitness the other day, and it’s delicious!  If you can’t get by without your Mocha Frappaccino fix, but the cost and calories make you cringe, try this on for size!

2 Tbsp water
1/2 Tbsp instant coffee
1 tsp sugar
about 20 icecubes
1/2 c fat free half-and-half
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
1/2 c refrigerated fat free whipped topping

Microwave the water and coffee one minute, or until water is hot enough to dissolve coffee.  Add sugar and stir until coffee and sugar are dissolved.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and add six ice cubes.  Stir to accelerate milting, and when ice is almost melted, add the half and half and chocolate syrup.  Pour into blender and add just enough ice for liquid to reach the 16oz mark.  Blend on high 30-60 sec or until slushy.  Pour into a 16 oz tumbler, top with whipped topping and serve!

Makes the equivalent of a “grande” size frappucino, shaves almost 200 calories (and about $4!) off the real thing!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carolyn  |  January 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Hellooo! This sounds DELICIOUS!!

    Reply
  • 2. PaintandSoul  |  January 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I passed this on to a friend (I’m not a coffee gal) and she loved it! 😀 Good one dear!

    Reply
  • 3. averagegoddess  |  January 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Carolyn – report back after you’ve tried it!

    Reply

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