I’m a little obsessed with this refreshing coffee drink. Partly because I’m a huge fan of the combination of chocolate and coconut. And adding coffee makes it even better. Although you can serve chilled or over ice, I like to add ice cubes to a blender and create a yummy blended drink. Each serving has 41 calories, 1 gram of fat, and just 1 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 1 Green.
Prep Time: 5 minutes (not including chilling the coffee)
¾ cup regular or decaf coffee, brewed strong and chilled, see prep tips
1 (0.29 oz) packet Swiss Miss Sensible Sweets Light or Diet Hot Cocoa Mix, see shopping tips
⅓ cup unsweetened vanilla almond coconut milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk, see shopping tips
½ package sugar-free sweetener such as Truvia, Stevia, Splenda or Equal, to taste
¼ teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup ice cubes
1. Brew coffee strong. Mix in cocoa mix until well blended. Add milk, sweetener and extract and blend well. Place in refrigerator to chill.
2. Once chilled, serve over ice. Or, pour into blender and add ice cubes. Blend on high until all the ice is thoroughly crushed and the drink is smooth. Pour into a glass or travel cup. Add a straw and enjoy!
Serves 1. Makes ~2 cups when blended with 1 cup ice.
Swiss Miss Light or Diet Hot Cocoa Mixes are sold in a box that includes 8 pkgs. Each package has only 25 calories. Most larger supermarkets sell them in the hot cocoa aisle. Also available at Target and on amazon.
Use your favorite unsweetened, non-dairy milk such as almond or coconut. I love Blue Diamond Almond Breeze-unsweetened vanilla almond coconut. I bought mine at Target and Vons/Safeway in the refrigerator milk section.
I made the coffee in my Keurig Machine. I set it for an 8-ounce cup. It makes a much stronger cup. Or brew your coffee extra strong. Regular or decaf coffee works great. I like to make mine with a flavored coffee such as coconut or vanilla coffee. Or, use your favorite.
Regular ice works great, but you can freeze your own coffee cubes for a double dose of caffeine. To make coffee cubes, fill an ice cube tray with chilled coffee, and leave it in your freezer overnight. Use 1 cup coffee cubes to replace ice cubes
WW FreeStyle SmartPoints-1 Blue
WW SmartPoints-1 Green
WW Points Plus 1
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
41 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 3g prot, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 203mg sod, 2g sugar
|FACTS: for 1 bottle Starbucks Bottled Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Coffee Drink
300 calories, 4.5 g fat, 3g sat. fat, 20mg chol