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