Skinny Remake of Coffee Bean’s Fabulous Ice Blended Vanilla Drink


Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf was the first company back in the 1980s to create these amazing ice blended drinks. Now they’re all the rage…Sweet, rich tasting, icy cold and very refreshing! It’s a sophisticated grown-up milkshake, where you can get a jolt of caffeine in every cup. I especially love their vanilla one.  My skinny remake has 97 calories, 2 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Have fun skinny sipping!!!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for Vanilla Ice Blended Drink:

⅓ cup double-strength regular or decaf coffee, chilled, see prep tip

⅓ cup nonfat milk

1 tablespoon Jello instant vanilla pudding (the dry pudding mix in a box)

2 packages Stevia, Truvia, Splenda or Equal or your favorite sugar substitute

1 teaspoons vanilla extract

1⅓ cups ice

Ingredients for Topping:

¼ cup fat-free whipped cream (from a can)


1. Combine chilled coffee, milk, dry pudding, Stevia, vanilla and ice in a blender. Blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. You might need to stop the blender and mix a bit or shake the blender to loosen mixture.

2. Pour into a glass. Top with ¼ cup light whipped cream, if desired

3. Serve at once with a straw, if desired

Makes 1  (1½ cups) serving

Food Fact
In the 1980s the world’s first cold blended coffee drink (as opposed to shaken, stirred or served over ice) was created at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.  It was created by some of their employees. Company founder, Herbert B. Hyman, perfected it. It was an instant hit and the rest as they say is history!

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has over 250 company owned stores and numerous franchises.

Prep Tip
Make double-strength regular or decaf coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker.  Use 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee.  Chill before using.  Make extra, if desired, to keep on hand in the refrigerator.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints (with ¼ cup fat-free whipped cream)
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
3 (with ¼ cup fat-free whipped cream)

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 drink (1½ cups) with ¼ cup fat-free whipped cream
97 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 3g protein,19g carbs, 0g fiber,198mg sodium, 15g sugar

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29 Responses to “Skinny Remake of Coffee Bean’s Fabulous Ice Blended Vanilla Drink”

  1. Fernanda Says:

    This is delicious! I’m amazed at how it tastes better than Starbucks for much less calories. Thanks!!

  2. admin Says:

    Wow what a compliment Fernanda! Thank you. Glad you are enjoying this recipe. It’s one of my favorites too. Cheers, Nancy

  3. Rose Says:

    Try Jello sf/ff white chocolate pudding mix instead… It’s delicious! I use my Magic Bullet to make these.

  4. admin Says:

    I bet it would taste good. Thanks for sharing Rose!

  5. Rettabug Says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! My grandkidlets LOVE Starbucks Milk Frappuccino & this sounds like it would be very similar.

    Just to clarify, are you using Sugar Free Jell-O pudding? If not, wouldn’t that bring down the point value even more?

  6. admin Says:

    I’m using (regular) instant vanilla pudding. If you used sugar free it would be less points. I haven’t tried it that way but I bet it would still taste pretty good. Good luck. Hope your grandkids love it!

  7. Becky Says:

    Love this!! I use vanilla cocoanut milk instead of the low fat milk & sugar free pudding mix – super yummy!!!!

  8. admin Says:

    Mmmm Becky…I bet that taste yummy!

  9. Tracy Says:

    I just want to tell you that you saved my life! Instant vanilla pudding did just the trick…all I was getting was a slushy with the ice separating from the rest of the drink. I just made a salted caramel mocha based on your recipe, and it was fantastic. Thank you!

  10. admin Says:

    That’s such great news Tracy! I’m so happy you love my instant pudding trick.

  11. Mahlon Boehs Says:

    Wow, just over 100 calories, nice job!

  12. admin Says:

    Thanks Mahion…Enjoy!

  13. Jessica Says:

    I can’t wait to try this out! Is it 2 WWPlus Points without the whipped cream? The listing shows 2&3 pts w whipped cream. Thanks to all the other posters for tips!

  14. admin Says:

    Sorry Jessica. I see your confusion. My post should have said “without” whipped cream for 2 Weight Watchers Plus Points. Thanks so much for letting me know. I just made the change.
    I hope you enjoy it!
    All the best,

  15. Jessica Says:

    Fantastic! Thank you so much for this site. My husband and I just started WW and as a chef at heart I was afraid to lose that part of myself. You have already been a great help and I’m grateful!
    P.S. The blended coffee was amazing! You’d never know it was “skinny!”

  16. admin Says:

    That’s so wonderful to hear Jessica!
    Best of luck to you on Weight Watchers. It’s such a sound program that’s really doable.

    Have fun skinny sipping!
    With my best regards,

  17. Erica Says:

    Thank you for the great recipe! This is soooo good. I just sent a copy to my friend and sister. Love your recipes!!!!

  18. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Erica…I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes and sharing them too!
    With my very best wishes,

  19. Linda (Meal Planning Maven) Says:

    What a perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day here n Florida!

  20. admin Says:

    Thanks Linda. Happy sipping!

  21. Michele @ Alwayzbakin Says:

    Can’t wait to try this and I’m not even on a diet! Although I should be!

  22. admin Says:

    No need to be on a diet to enjoy all of my recipes. Have fun with this one Michele!

  23. Judy Says:

    Thanks for sharing this at TWS! Looks delicious!

  24. admin Says:

    Thanks Judy!

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  26. Anetta Says:

    I was going over your website for some more recipes since I’m back on WW and I couldn’t beleive it when I saw this recipe. I’m a ice frap junkie. I am for sure going to try this and I’ll let you know how it was. I will try the sugar free to cut the points down even more. 🙂

  27. admin Says:

    I excited to hear your feedback Anetta!

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  29. admin Says:

    I love your post. Thanks so much for including 3 of my skinny frappuccino recipes!
    All the best,

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