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 (12 oz) remake has 111 calories, 2 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Cut the POINTS PLUS to 2 by leaving off the light whipped cream…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 light 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 (12 oz) drink (1½ cup)
Food Fact s
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.
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 (old points) 2 (without light whipped cream)
Weight Watchers (old points) 2 (with ¼ cup light whipped cream)
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2 (without ¼ cup light whipped cream)
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3 (with ¼ cup light whipped cream)
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (12oz) drink with ¼ cup light whipped cream
111 calories, 2g fat, 3g protein,18g carbs, 0g fiber,198mg sodium, 15g sugar
Skinny Facts: for 1 (12oz) drink without whipped cream
81 calories, 0g fat, 3g protein, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 198mg sodium, 13g sugar
|Coffee Bean Facts: for 1 (12oz) Vanilla Ice Blended w/NSA Powder (their secret Coffee Extract and French Deluxe™ vanilla blended with ice and non-fat milk)
120 calories, 0g fat, 7g protein, 23g carbs, 0g fiber, 250mg sodium, 11g sugar
Coffee Bean Facts: for 1 (12 oz) Vanilla Ice Blended w/Regular Powder (their secret Coffee Extract and French Deluxe™ vanilla blended with ice and non-fat milk)