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I have a confession to make – I haven’t always been a coffee drinker. In fact up until about a year ago the only thing I liked about coffee was that it could warm my hands when it was cold outside. But somewhere along the line – I think it was my sister- got me addicted to frappes, then iced coffee, and now I even drink it warm. In fact, it’s become a regular obsession to get my iced coffee on the way to work so I feel that I can face the day. It’s like an I.V. of caffeine that I need to survive, especially since I have quit drinking Coke, but boy can it get expensive.
At $3 a day, not to mention the 300 plus calories (yikes) got me thinking I may need to start cutting back – or maybe trying to make my own. I first consulted who I consider to be the coffee-guru, my Dad. He said that Mr. Coffee is the best coffee maker , so I knew I needed to heed his advice. I headed to Walmart to pick up the Mr. Coffee®Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker (yes, I am one of those that didn’t own one at all!) and some Millstone® flavored coffee and other ingredients I needed for my attempts at making a low calorie iced mocha.
You can find Millstone® Coffee in the coffee section (near the bread – at least at our store) in the grocery isle. The Mr. Coffee® brewer is in the home/kitchen section, next to plates and all that jazz for the kitchen. Very easy to find!
I decided to enjoy a warm french vanilla cup of coffee (with plenty of cream) while I was trying to come up with the perfect iced mocha. As I was looking around, I noticed how obsessed I’ve become with coffee decor. I think the kitchen feels like a little cafe , and I love it!
So after many, many attempts I think I finally found a recipe that takes the cake. The combination of the drip coffee maker and the flavored coffee along with the other low cal ingredients definitely gave my regular iced mocha a run for it’s money. Not only is it saving me at least $50 a month, but it’s also giving me an extra 200+ calories to ‘spend’ elsewhere during the day. This is my #CoffeeJourney from coffee out – to coffee at home!
Low Calorie Iced Mocha Coffee
- 1/2 cup Millstone Coffee
- 1/2 cup Almond milk or substitute with coconut or fat free milk
- 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract *Optional
- 1/4 cup low fat whipped topping *Optional
- Mix coffee, almond milk, and syrup and vanilla extract in glass. Store, covered, in fridge until ready to drink. Add crushed ice cubes and enjoy! ( I always like to add low fat whipped topping and chocolate syrup to the top!)
If you want to start enjoying your own iced (or warm) coffee at home and you definitely need to check out the Mr. Coffee®Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker & Millstone® coffee (I love the Hazelnut cream) at Walmart.
In fact, we LOVE Mr. Coffee® /Millstone® Coffee so much, we are going to give away a Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker & 2 bags of coffee for you to great your own #CoffeeJourneys