Tuesday, June 19, 2012

'Homemade' Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Light & Summertime Orange Slushie

Are you excited yet?  I nearly jumped out of my chair through the screen when I saw this recipe along with an inviting photo for homemade starbucks LIGHT! 

And Caramel even???

It just doesn't get any better than that! Atleast not for me. 

Nancy at Skinny Kitchen is always 'dragging' me into her kitchen with her heavenly dishes - she adds Weight Watchers Points too!! Oh how I love her!! (I've got a long way to go to get to the 'skinny' part of her kitchen, but she's a big help on my journey). 

I was tickled to try this when my daughter came for a visit...she's an even bigger coffee lover than I am.  She gave it 5 stars!

Keep this recipe handy to keep yourself cool and charged this summer. 

All I can say is MMMMM-MMMORE please!

2/3 c. double-strength coffee, chilled  
(see tip below)
2/3 c. 1% lowfat milk
(I used a little more cause I love CREAMY!)
(see substitution tip below)
2 Tb. caramel ice cream topping
(I used Torani sugar-free caramel flavoring syrup, to taste)
4 pkg. Splenda, Stevia, Equal or your favorite sugar substitute
2 tsp. sugar (or splenda or stevia)
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 c. ice


Light whipped cream or light vanilla flavored whipped cream
1-1/2 tsp. caramel topping

Combine chilled coffee, milk, caramel topping, Splenda, sugar, vanilla and ice in a blender.  Blend on high until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. 

Pour into 2 glasses.  Top each glass with 2 Tb. whipped cream and drizzle about 3/4 tsp. caramel topping over each. 

Serve at once with a straw.

Makes 2 - 12 ozs. each

To make double-strength coffee: Brew using 2 Tb. of ground coffee per each cup of coffee.  (You might wanna make extra so you can make more the next time) 

Substitution Tip:
To cut calories and fat further, use nonfat milk instead of 1%, and all sugar substitute, and no sugar. 

These Skinny Facts still include the topping per serving: 
109 calories, 1 gr. fat, 3 gr. protein, 22 gr. carbs, 133 mg sodium, 0 gr. fiber, 1 gr. sugar

(made with nonfat milk, no sugar, only splenda and includes toppings

WEIGHT WATCHERS (Old points): 3 

Here's a little 'bonus' in this post.  My dear friend Lark shared this Summertime Orange Slushie recipe at her blog last week.
Sounds marvy - you can always substitute the sugar with your preferred sweetener. Note that her recipe does make 4 - 12 ozs.
servings, so if you just want one or two, cut it down. 

Looks sooo tasty and refreshing! Don't you agree? Using orange juice concentrate, you can whip it up in just a few minutes. 

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