Light Cookie Frap

cookie frap

On Fridays I usually treat myself to a Frappucino┬« after a long week. Fraps are one of those treats I always feel so guilty about, and try to limit how often I drink them. Why not try the “light” version you ask? Well, I can’t stand artificial sweeteners, it just ruins the whole drink for me. Today I decided to make my own homemade light cookie frap. Yes, I might have overdone it with the whipped cream and chocolate syrup, so it wasn’t really “light” after I was done with it…but the recipe itself (without the whipped cream and chocolate syrup) has much less sugar than traditional fraps, and taste way better than the light kind you buy at coffee shops. One 8-oz frap only has 40 calories, and 11g of sugar! That means you can even throw in another chocolate sandwich cookie in there ­čśë Enjoy this almost guilt-free blended beverage and your Friday! Cheers!

light frap

Light Cookie Frap
 
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Type: Drink
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup non-fat milk
  • ¾ cup strong coffee
  • 1 chocolate sandwich cookie (plus more for topping!)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream and chocolate syrup for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend.
  2. Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and crushed chocolate sandwich cookie pieces (optional).
Makes 2 8-oz fraps
    Nutrition Information
    Serving size: 1 8oz Frap (without whipped cream) Calories: 40 Fat: 1.6 Saturated fat: 0.5 Sugar: 11g Sodium: 36mg

     

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    12 comments

    1. Hotly Spiced says:

      I’ve had a frap before but not with a cookie! I don’t like artificial sweetners either, mostly because they are so bad for you and apparently cause so many cancers (taken in large quantities). What a lovely refreshing drink. Happy Easter xx

    2. john@kitchenriffs says:

      Sugar has its downsides, but there’s nothing that can really replace its flavor. Nothing artificial, at any rate. Great looking frap! I’ve never had one with a cookie, but now of course I won’t rest until I do.!

    3. Amy says:

      Only 40 calories? You’d better believe I’d add a second cookie too! And a little extra chocolate syrup and whipped cream while I’m at it… Besides, Fridays usually come at the end of a long week, so why not reward yourself for making it through? ;]

    4. kitty says:

      the nutrition stats don’t add up. 1 gram of carbs has 4 calories, and 1 gram of fat has 9 calories. therefore this should be nearly 60 calories, not 40. or the amounts of sugar and fat are off.

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