Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

This drink is too good to be true.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (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.

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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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