Quick, Easy and Low-Cal ~ Blended Mocha Frappe

This tip is so easy I'm almost embarrassed to share it.
But I'm going to share it anyway...just in case.

Of course you might already know how to make a blended frappe.
It's not like it's rocket science.  But I have a tip or two that may make it quicker, easier and maybe even creamier and tastier!

One of the hardest things for me in my battle against the bulge is feeling deprived of many of the treats I really love. 

I really love my coffee.  

And chocolate.  

And I especially love them together...

If you want to keep enjoying delicious frappes without all the calories you can make your own version at home.  You could use your leftover coffee from that morning or you can use one of these Ready Brew packets from Starbucks. There are other versions you can use (like Folgers) at your local grocery store too.   You could even use some of those instant coffee crystals that come in a jar if you choose.

I like these decaffeinated Ready Brews for days when I'm craving a frappe in the afternoon but don't want to lay awake half the night regretting my decision.  Although that's when I get to watch all the best Vampire shows on Netflix or Hulu...shhhhh!

You'll need a blender of some sort.  Ours isn't anything fancy but it works great.

Add to blender:
Two cups of lowfat or nonfat milk
Two cups of crushed or cubed ice
1 or 2 packets of Ready Brew or individual serve instant coffee (depending on how strong you like it)
1/2 packet Jell-O chocolate flavored, sugar-free * fat-free instant pudding (save the other half for next time)

Blend until creamy.  Serves two...I make one for my sweetheart too.  He makes coffee for me in the morning before I wake up and I really appreciate that!  He's such a sweetheart.  :)  

Pour into your favorite treat glass and enjoy!

The pudding mix is the secret ingredient that gives the chocolate flavor AND the creamy consistency of a full calorie, full fat frappucino.  Oh so yummy!!!

I also added a little dollop of fat-free whip cream and sprinkled some chocolate on top.  

What are you waiting for?  

Sugar-free, low-fat, and even caffeine free if you want...

Who said being good had to be boring?

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  1. This looks so yummy! I will have to try for sure because I love mocha frappes! Stop by and enter my giveaway: http://aprichards.blogspot.com/2013/04/oreo-fudge.html

  2. Oh wow, this looks too good to be true! So going to try this.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  3. Sherry, I am SO making this!!!! Thanks for sharing. :) Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

  4. I really could use one of those right now! Pinning!;)

  5. This looks amazing! And easy!

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  6. This looks fabulous - perfect for the warmer weather ahead!!

  7. OMG...this looks so incredibly delish!

  8. Mocha frappe from McD's is my fave! Love that I can have it at home with half the calories! Thanks Sherry!

  9. So yum! Wish i had one right now - pinning!

  10. ohhhh yum! I just had one of these at a coffee shop while out and about this morning. I totally wish I would have made my own low cal one using your recipe!!

  11. My daughter and I were just talking about a Frappe today. I normally go to Burger King to have one. Love them. Now, if I can make my owns, then I'm definitely interested in that. We try all kinds of stuff at my house. Stopping by from http://makeitorfixit.com thru the LWML. Stop by when you get a chance.

  12. I don't know I did something wrong but I don't like the taste of coffee grinds in my coffee