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15 calorie frappuccino...really!

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Paula Reynolds
Kerrville, TX

I've been experimenting with various combinations to create a low calorie, home made frappuccino and I do believe I've found it! This has become an almost daily summer afternoon treat for me, and why not when it's this harmless, delicious AND cheap?? Take that, green mermaid over-priced coffee shop!

(2 ratings)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For 15 calorie frappuccino...really!

  • 10
    pre-prepared coffee ice cubes*
  • 1/3 to 1/2 c
    unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 oz
    sugar free torani or other vanilla syrup
  • 1 pkg

How To Make 15 calorie frappuccino...really!

  • 1
    * The "Pre-prepared" part: Make a couple of cups of good quality coffee. I prefer a stronger brew for this as it will be blended with other ingredients, and I crave that rich coffee flavor! Let cool, then pour coffee into two ice cube trays -- one cup fills one tray just about perfectly -- and freeze. Once frozen, pop them out and store in a big baggie.
  • 2
    Now for the fun part! (Note on the almond milk - start with 1/3 cup and see if you like the can always add more if you want it a bit more liquid-y.) Place all ingredients in a blender ( I LOVE my new Ninja) and whir-whir-whir until the coffee cubes have been thoroughly pulverized & blended with the other ingredients, reaching a beautiful creamy consistency that leaves you drooling.
  • 3
    Pour into a tall glass, top with some whipped cream if you're feeling decadent (and hey - it's only an extra 15 calories for 2 Tbsp....therefore, I add 4!), stick a pretty straw in, and enjoy!!!
  • 4
    And if you're shaking your head and saying "No way!" on the calories after one sip, here's the breakdown! *coffee cubes = 0 calories *1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk = 15 calories *2 oz. sugar free vanilla syrup = 0 calories *packet of Stevia = 0 calories And there ya have it!
  • 5
    (If a creative streak hits, this recipe could be tweaked all kinds of ways --- other syrups [of course, non sugar-free would up the calorie hit, but we need to splurge now and then], sub some Kahlua for the almond milk, mix the coffee with a flavored creamer to match your syrup, and on and on...! )