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 Blue WW FreestyleSmartPoints, and 4 Green. 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 the 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
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 its 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.
WW FreestyleSmartPoints-4 Blue (with ¼ cup fat-free whipped cream)
WW SmartPoints 4-Green (with ¼ cup fat-free whipped cream)
WW 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