DIY Light Frappuccino Recipe – 2 Points +

DIY Light Frappuccino

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In about as much time as it takes to stand in line at Starbucks and order one of their Grande Light Frappuccinos, you can make one yourself at home and save about $4.00. Just try this Frozen Blended Cappuccino Recipe and enjoy the creamy, coffee flavored goodness that you know and love. Each DIY Frappuccino has just 2 Points + and tastes fantastic. I found that the French Vanilla flavored creamer was sweet enough for me, but feel free to add in a Splenda or two if you want it really sweet. Quick and easy to make, it’s a fantastic low calorie frozen blended coffee drink recipe for any Weight Watcher. And best of all – no fancy espresso machine or name misspelling barista required. Enjoy!

DIY Light Frappuccino Recipe

Enjoy a homemade version of Starbucks Light Frappuccino from the convenince of your own kitchen. Each low calorie frozen blended cappuccino has just 2 Points + per serving, making it an ideal frozen coffee fix for Weight Watchers Members.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp instant coffee granules (regular or decaf)
  • 2 tbsp fat free vanilla flavored coffee creamer, powdered
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 8-10 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender and process until smooth. If desired, sweeten with Splenda.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 1

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 1 cappuccino smoothie
Serving size is entire recipe (about 1 ¼ cups)
Each serving = 2 Points +

PER SERVING: 95 calories; 0 g fat; 17 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 0 g fiber


Comments

  1. Great recipe. I love frapps. As an overworked and underpaid misspelling barista, I am glad there is a recipe at home. ;) I added it to my recipe pinterest board.

  2. There is an interesting article on the Mayo Clinic website explaining the risks and benefits of artificial sweeteners:
    http://www.mayoclinic.org/artificial-sweeteners/art-20046936

  3. I used a liquid flavored creamer I had in my fridge and then doubled the coffee I put in. This seemed to give it more of an actual coffee taste than milk taste.

  4. I just made this using unsweetened almond milk and 1 truvia packet and it was sooooo delicious. I should have added more crushed ice for a more thick frap but better than paying $5 at my local starbucks and it tasted so delicious! Making again real soon!

  5. Why do almost all posts end up in some, “oooooh your gonna get cancer” debate? Can we please talk about the REAL issue at hand here? The fact that a CAPPUCCINO is a very foamy drink that you can only get from frothing your milk with a steam wand… A hot drink…. You can never get a blended cappuccino……………. Ever. -___-

  6. thegrrrr8est says:

    Splenda? Are you kidding me? Are there still people eating that toxic chemical cocktail? And they haven’t grown an extra ear yet? Please, if you’re going to make these drinks, don’t crap them up with artificial stuff that can kill you.

    • rockymtn says:

      Sugar should be used in moderation as it’s processed. I prefer Stevia-it is natural.

    • rockymtn says:

      Sorry, sugar is not good for you unless it’s natural, like in fruit or agave nectar. I prefer Stevia, a natural sweetener.

    • People are still buying in to the internet garbage that Splenda is bad for you? Yes it is technically a chemical…so is sugar, they are both made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. both chemical compounds. And research has shown NO bad effects on people who consume splenda in even its highest amounts. The real problem is, is that someone reads something online, it spreads and soon everyone is saying it, and we have a mass of people who can’t think for themselves.

      • thegrrrr8est says:

        You’ve GOT to be kidding me. There are TONS of studies that link Splenda and other artificial sweeteners with all sorts of diseases. You must be reading a different internet than I am…or than a dozen MD’s who know a thing or two about nutrition and disease are.

        • I just want to share that there are actual links of people being scared of dihydrogen oxide. Wanna know why? Because it sounds scary. Just so we are aware that is water. Pretty sure its not going to kill you. Instead of arguing on the internet let people do what they want. If you dont like it fine then just dont eat it.

  7. Theresa Young says:

    I just tried my own version. I put vanilla almond milk in ice cube trays and froze them. I filled up my single cup blender with the ice and added instant coffee and a bit more of the almond milk to fill in with some liquid. Worked out perfect! I never go to starbuck because of the price of these things. This was way cheaper version. I am going to try it your way next though.

  8. Just made this but I used whole milk because that’s all I had. I also added a little extra coffee creamer to add some sweetness. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I’ve added a post to my blog about it and linked to you. Thanks again!

  9. Skip the Splenda…..Splenda is a carcinogen….it is safer to use plain sugar.

  10. I have tried to make my own frapp from home once – it did not turn out too well but i am determined to try again. I currently go to starbucks every single morning, sometimes twice a day so it will be nice to master this recipe and drink this instead. I typically drink the mocha peppermint frapps with soy milk – so i have sugar free peppermint syrup on hand at home – once i get a blender that is strong enough for the ice cubes, i think i will be good to go!

  11. Made this as soon as I saw the post…YUMMY! instead of using the powdered creamer I used Hershey chocolate caramel liquid creamer and did not have to use any sweetener at all!

  12. I made this as soon as I saw it YUMMY! But instead of using powdered creamer I used Hershey chocolate caramel liquid creamer and fiddling not have to add any extra sweetener at all!

  13. Can you use coffee beans if you don’t have instant coffee? i mean I would blend them up…

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