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1 1/2 cups 2% or skim milk
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons instant coffee
3 1/2 cups ice cubes
In a blender, place all ingredients except and blend on medium speed until well mixed. Add ice cubes a few at a time, blending after each addition until smooth. Pour into 4 glasses. Serve immediately.
Notes: I included this recipe for those that might not have brewed coffee on hand.
2Caramel Iced Latte
1 1/2 cups strong coffee
2 cups almond milk or vanilla soy milk
2 teaspoons caramel fat-free topping
Ice cubes, as desired
Stir together coffee and milk. Drizzle topping into 2 large glasses. Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour milk mixture over ice
3Quick Frappé For One
1/2 cup of milk
2 Tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar
1/2 cup coffee, cooled (I used leftover)
1 cup ice (4-5 cubes)
Add all the ingredients to the blender and process until all is mixed and frothy. The ice cubes can be a little chunky if you wish.
Notes: I use low fat chocolate milk sometimes, and skip the sugar, which is really good too. This makes one bigger glass, and is SO good on a hot day.
4Berry Tea Cooler
2 cups boiling water
2 strawberry or blueberry tea bags
4 cups Diet Cherry 7-Up
Lime or lemon slices for garnish
Pour the water over the tea bags and brew for 10 minutes or so. Cool. Combine the tea and 7-Up in large pitcher. Serve tea over ice.
Notes: I used strawberry flavored black tea, but you can use any variety you wish.
5Lemonade Iced Tea for a Crowd
2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 cup boiling water
4 tea bags, black, green or fruit flavored
3 quarts cold water
Make lemonade as directed on cans in a punch bowl or large beverage jar. Pour the cup of boiling water over the tea bags and brew for 5-10 minutes, then cool. Stir in the cold water and the brewed tea with the lemonade. Serve over ice.