Friday, 16 September 2011

PINK SATURDAY - STARBUCKS-STYLE COFFEE


At the moment I'm so busy I'm going to meet myself coming backwards, as my mother used to say. I'm in the middle of doing THREE blog makeovers!


So I'm in need of a VERY strong coffee or three...


I'm always forgetting to drink it, and I hate lukewarm coffee, so I've trawled the net and come up with a few COLD coffee recipes I think are do-able (I love frappucinos):

'STARBUCKS' FROZEN FRAPPUCINO
Found on Grouprecipes

Ingredients
3/4 cup double-strength coffee, cold
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
2 cups ice
3 tablespoons caramel topping
whipped cream
3 tablespoons Hersheys Chocolate Syrup

Method
  • Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the usual quantity of coffee required by your coffee maker: 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee. 
  • Chill before using.
  • To make drink, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. 
  •  Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.
CARAMEL Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.

MOCHA Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired.



And here is a very similar Weightwatchers version, from Recipe Kitchen:

Ingredients
⅔ cup double-strength coffee, chilled, see prep tip
⅔ cup (1%) low-fat milk, see substitution tip
2 tablespoons caramel topping
4 packages Splenda, Equal, or other sugar substitute
2 teaspoons sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla
2¾ cups ice

Topping
Light whipped cream or light vanilla flavored whipped cream, see shopping tip
1½ teaspoons caramel topping

Directions
  • Combine chilled coffee, milk, caramel topping, Splenda, sugar, vanilla and ice in a blender. 
  • Blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. 
  • Pour into 2 glasses. 
  • Top each glass with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and drizzle about ¾ teaspoon caramel topping over each. 
Serve at once with a straw.  Makes 2-(12 oz) drink

Shopping Tip
New to some supermarkets is a light vanilla flavored whipped cream. The vanilla makes it a creamy color. instead of white. If you can’t find it use any brand of light whipped cream.

Prep Tip
  • Make double-strength 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.
  • We used fresh brewed hazelnut flavored coffee for this recipe but any regular or decaf coffee will work.
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3 - is made with nonfat milk, no sugar, only Splenda. Includes toppings

Otherwise, this counts as Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4 


Skinny Facts: for a (12oz) serving including 2 tablespoons light whipped cream and a little caramel drizzle
  • 133 calories
  • 1.8g fat
  • 3g protein
  • 26g carbs
  • 0g fiber
  • 9g sugar
  • 126mg sodium
Sounds worth a try! Great tasting, but also lower fat etc? HAS to be a win/win!

 
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Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!

8 comments:

  1. I'm always forgetting to drink up, and have to cope with cold coffee.... so thanks for these ideas :)
    Hubby did buy me a thermos-mug... but I even manage to let coffee go cold in that *lol*

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  2. I want to try it, thanks for sharing!

    My Share of Pink, have a fabulous weekend!

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  3. CollectIn Texas Gal17 September 2011 at 13:30

    Hi SusieGal...it's good to be busy enough to have to deal with cold coffee...I just microwave between refills...but I do think the frappucino sound really yummy!

    Now, here's what we say in Texas...I'm so far behind that I think I must be first!
    Happy Pink Saturday!!!

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  4. I can barely keep up with one blog and you're doing 3 - amazing! Happy PS.

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  5. Mmmmmmmhh! so yummy!

    really, totally cute

    xoxo

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  6. Hi Susie, Love that Starbucks coffee. Mmmmmm some terrific recipes to make. I too hate luke warm coffee.
    Hugs, jeanne

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  7. Thanks for sharing these recipes! I love extra hot coffee because I take so long to drink it and I love, love those Starbucks frappucinos. I can't wait to try this! I love your blog! : )
    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  8. Tricia - thanks again for leaving a comment. Yes, those frappucinos are addictive...

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