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

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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)


Instructions

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


Food Facts

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.


Prep Tips
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

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!