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Homemade mocha frappe recipe (Weight Watchers friendly)

04/15/2011 - 11 comments

I love, love, love McDonald’s Mocha Frappe drinks.


But, they have HUGE calories in them and I’m cheap.

Today I had a craving for one but didn’t want the calories nor did I feel like dragging 2 kids out to go get one because then one $3 frappe turns into a $15 lunch.

So I happened to notice a little recipe booklet that Truvia had sent me in the mail and I spotted a recipe for iced coffee.  Hmmm.  Maybe I can make my own frappe.  I had some leftover coffee from breakfast so I decided to give it a shot.

It turned out really good.  Certainly not McDonald’s good, but definitely a worthy substitute and at like 1/5 of the calories or even less.

This recipe based upon my calculations is 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values FOR THE WHOLE THING!

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Homemade mocha frappe recipe (Weight Watchers friendly)
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McDonalds mocha frappe recipe for Weight Watchers followers or those who simply want a healthier option. 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for the entire thing, though it could easily serve 2.
Serves: 1
  • 8 oz. cold brewed coffee
  • ½ cup skim, or light soymilk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp Truvia natural sweetener
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (natural unsweetened)
  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Pulse or use ice crushing setting to pulverize ice until all the ice is crushed.
  3. Mix on high speed for 15-30 seconds
  4. Serve
*Because we are using skim milk or soymilk, the frappe will not be as cream as McDonalds but it's still tasty and has hundreds of calories less. *The key to crushing ice is to pulse the blades. Turn them on for just a second at a time to let the ice resettle and blast it again. Press & release until the ice is crushed. *Note that the nutrition information will vary depending upon the type milk used. The number below are based upon using 8th Continent Light Vanilla soymilk. *Please calculate Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for yourself to verify.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 56 Fat: .5 Carbohydrates: 16 Fiber: 2 Protein: 3

It was so easy to make and YUM-MO. I might even make another, I have some more coffee left over.

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  • Reply Kinzie 01/31/2014 at 3:35 pm

    I just made this and it was SO good!!! Thank you :)!! Going to make one everyday

  • Reply Angie 11/04/2011 at 12:41 pm

    I loved this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Reply Lorie Shewbridge 04/22/2011 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve actually made something like that with leftover coffee, but your’s is much healthier because I used hot fudge sauce and no sugar substitute! :) I think I’ll try your recipe instead.

  • Reply Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy 04/18/2011 at 9:17 pm

    Now that looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Reply Jen-Eighty MPH Mom 04/18/2011 at 7:52 pm

    This looks tasty – and so much cheaper to do at home!

  • Reply Jenn 04/18/2011 at 8:46 am

    That is an awesome idea. I bought a Kitchen Ninja last year and this is one of the things it’s famous for doing – making the perfect slushie drink…

  • Reply Tiff 04/17/2011 at 11:09 am

    Yum! It sure looks good.

  • Reply Laura @ GotChocolate 04/15/2011 at 7:02 pm

    Oh wow, I’m going to have to try this! Mmmm…

  • Reply Coffee Lovin' Mom 04/15/2011 at 2:00 pm

    I am going to check and see if I have any left in the pot!!
    Sounds awesome and I have all the ingredients except the sweetener…

    • Reply Kim 04/15/2011 at 2:08 pm

      Obviously you can use sugar but way more calories. I’ve got a whole bunch of Truvia, come get some.

      • Reply Coffee Lovin' Mom 04/17/2011 at 10:55 am

        yeah first times don’t usually work out (doesn’t help that I don’t like to measure) – this will be a work in progress that I will perfect before too long!