Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

This drink is too good to be true.

Cold, creamy, rich, satisfying, and only 50 calories per serving.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

I can suck down iced coffees like nobody’s business and would go broke if I had to buy them out. A $5 dollar drink lasts me maybe 63 seconds.

Plus, if you’re not careful, those drinks can be loaded with hidden, calorically-dense syrups and creamers.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

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So not only am I sucking down 5 bucks in a minute, I’m sucking down 300 calories, too. Not ideal.

Which is why this drink is perfect. It’s icy and bulkier, so it takes me longer to inhale.

And from a caloric standpoint, it’s a slam dunk. If I’m going to pound mindless calories, I at least want to chew them rather than slurp them.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The recipe makes two large drinks. If you were at Starbucks, we’re talking two venti drinks. Feel free to halve the recipe, or quarter it, if you’re not as much of a java addict or power drinker.

I recommend making the full recipe and putting the extra portion in the freezer, and the next time you want one, it’s ready. No need to dirty the blender. All you have to do is let it unthaw a bit, either 30 minutes at room temp or about 1 minute in the microwave. Or you can kind of pick at it, granita-style.

If you don’t inhale it all right away and let the drink melt while you’re taking too many photos, the coffee will begin to separate and fall to the bottom of the mug. Give it a quick stir and problem solved.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The full recipe, a good 24+ ounces, is essentially calorie-free, until garnishing.

3 cups ice cubes = 0 calories

1 cup of strong cold coffee = 0 calories

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk = 15 calories for 24+ ounces (almost negligible over the big batch)

sugarfree sweetener (white stevia powder, liquid vanilla stevia drops, Splenda, or your favorite) = 0 calories

optional vanilla extract = o calories

Garnish with 2 tablespoons fat free whipped topping = 5 calories

Garnish with 1 tablespoon sugarfree caramel sauce = 45 calories

= Grand total of 50 calories

If you’re not as concerned about stats, feel free to add extra caramel and whipped topping. You’re worth it.

Even if you double the amounts, we’re still only talking 100 calories total. I’m into doubling.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Now you can see why I am loving this homemade Starbucks-style Frappuccino. Or comparable to a McDonald’s Caramel Frappe.

It won’t break your budget or your diet.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

It’s creamy, frothy, foamy, fluffy and satisfying.

It’s ready in under 1 minute, I can quench my thirst, save money, and get my caffeine on, in one fell swoop.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Caramel sauce, whipped cream, and coffee are three of my favorite food groups.

Especially when they’re guilt-free.

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving - Recipe at averiecooks.com

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino - Only 50 Calories Per Serving (gluten-free)

This drink is too good to be true. Cold, creamy, rich, satisfying, and only 50 calories per serving (see blog post for detailed breakdown). It’s creamy, frothy, foamy, fluffy, and easy. No need to break your wallet or your diet, when you can make a Starbucks-style Frappuccino at home in minutes for a faction of the cost and the calories.

Ingredients:

3 cups ice cubes (3 big handfuls of cubed ice, not crushed ice)
1 cup cold strong coffee, previously brewed and chilled
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your favorite milk)
sugar-free sweetener (white stevia powder, liquid vanilla stevia drops, Splenda, or your favorite), to taste
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
2 tablespoons fat free whipped topping , for garnishing
1 tablespoon sugarfree caramel sauce , for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in the canister of a blender and blend until smooth, creamy, fluffy, frothy, and combined, less than 1 minute. Taste, and if necessary, adjust with a splash more coffee, milk, dash of sweetener, or a few ice cubes.
  2. Garnish with whipped topping and caramel sauce. Serve immediately.

Tip – Make the full batch and place un-garnished extra portion of frappuccino in a freezer-safe mug. Later on, simply let it unthaw a bit, either 30 minutes at room temp or about 1 minute in the microwave.

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What’s your favorite coffee or specialty drink? Drinks you’ve been enjoying lately? Caramel recipes you love?

136 comments on “Skinny Caramel Frappuccino”

  1. Hi everyone,
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  2. This is a work of art! love it:-)

  3. If you add a pinch of pectin or xantham gum it won’t separate- that’s the Starbucks trick. I also add a smudge of unsweetened cocoa powder bc I’m a mocha girl.

    • Just saw your earlier x gum response, pectin is easier for most people. I know another person who can’t tolerate xg either and that’s who turned me on to pectin.

  4. Yummmm! This is perfect for a hot summer day!

  5. I freeze my strong coffee in ice trays, so when it starts to melt. You get coffee instead of weak water.

  6. Umm… If it is possible can you convert the cups to ml?
    I’m confused as how much because the cups differs between countries…
    And I really want to make these so it would really help. Thank you :)

  7. Actually the total calories are 65, tge 15 caps from the almond milk was not added in ;) Not a huge deal, just more of an FYI! Sounds yummy!!

    • Really? It’s only 32.5 calories per serving since she originally said this makes enough for two servings! So even better! Just made these and they are amazing!

  8. Hi, I was wondering if I could just use regular milk, real cane sugar, and regular caramel.

  9. Delish!! If you add vanilla ice cream!!! To die for!!

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