The following is a repost of what is becoming one of our most popular recipes. After a 2015 trip to the nearest Starbucks, which was at the time almost 50 miles away we did a calorie re-make of one of our favorite drinks Caramel Frappuccino. Behold…… Skinny – Caramel Frappuccino !
Today we have a Starbucks less than a mile away, but they kept all the calories in our favorite drinks 🙄 we still enjoy the real deal but we also enjoy this recipe, and we hope you do too!!
This post is gonna be a real quickie……Starbucks is the bomb for coffee……well, at least Tim and I think so. One of our favorites is the Caramel Frappuccino………but with a Grande coming in at about 380 calories……… yikes! Talk about drinking your calories.
When I saw the recipe for Skinny – Caramel Frappuccino from Averie Cooks, and it boasts only 50 calories…….we were in!!
We tried it yesterday, as a light dessert after our Grilled Spaghetti and Cheese Sandwich, which was not light, but excellent!
When things are said to be skinny, or light, or low cal, my mind says how good can it be?
Well, this was great……..rich coffee flavor, cold and frosty, topped with Light Cool Whip, and just a small drizzle of caramel sauce…….yummy yum yum!
Changing up the recipe a bit, I used instant espresso, instead of coffee, and used regular caramel sauce……I went for the real deal. A few mini chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of Heath bits……..heavenly! I am probably over 50 calories, but I am under 100………for dessert that rocks!
So, thank you Averie for the recipe and if you have a hanker’in for a Starbucks like Frappuccino, that won’t break the bank or your diet, whip up a Skinny – Caramel Frappuccino!Print
3 cups of ice cubes
1 cup cold espresso ( I used instant )
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your favorite milk)
1 packet stevia powder or other sweeteners
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons light cool whip whipped topping, for garnishing
1 tablespoon regular or sugar-free caramel sauce, for garnishing
1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon Heath Brickle chips
Combine first five ingredients in a blender and blend until well blended, smooth, and creamy.
Garnish with whipped topping, caramel sauce, mini chips, and Heath chips.
Keywords: espresso, frappuccino, iced coffee, caramel, almond milk, dessert, easy