Alcohol Free Caramel Apple Mimosa

Alcohol Free Caramel Apple Mimosa is a yummy way to enjoy apple cider when you are a teetotaler!
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Tim and I are both recovering alcoholics. It was the best decision we both made. Although our decisions were made at different times, we are both committed to maintaining our sobriety no matter what comes our way.

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Having said that, sometimes you still want a special drink to celebrate a special occasion……for the holidays or just because.
You all know that I regularly troll Pinterest for recipes. Sometimes, the special drinks look so good. There was a recipe for Apple Cider Sangria and since I had already made Pomegranate Moscato Sangria , I wanted to go a different direction. Continue reading “Alcohol Free Caramel Apple Mimosa”

Caramel Pecan Crockpot Brownies

Winter still has a grip on us, so how about a warm gooey easy crock pot dessert? Caramel Pecan Crockpot Brownies!

Caramel Pecan Crockpot Brownies

I have never “baked” anything in the crockpot before……who knew??? It really, really worked…….who-da thunk it??? Continue reading “Caramel Pecan Crockpot Brownies”

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

This 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.

 

So, when I saw the recipe for Skinny Caramel Frappuchino 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 totally awesome!

When things are said to be skinny, or light, or low cal, my mind says how good can it be?

Caramel Frapp

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!

I did change up the recipe a bit. I used instant espresso, instead of coffee, and I did not use sugar free caramel……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!

Skinny Caramel Frapp

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!

 

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Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino

  • Author: Adapted from Averie Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup cold espresso
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your favorite milk)
  • 1 packet stevia powder or other sweetener
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender and blend until well blended, smooth, and creamy.
  2. Garnish with whipped topping, caramel sauce, mini chips, and Heath

Notes

This makes one really large or two regular size drinks.

Keywords: almond milk, caramel, espresso, drinks, low cal, coffee drink, easy