EatingWell Frozen Mochaccino

EatingWell Frozen Mochaccino

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011

If you lust after those frothy frozen coffee drinks at your local coffee shop, then this mochaccino recipe is for you. This easy homemade version uses low-fat milk, cocoa powder, coffee and just a little bit of maple syrup, so it has a fraction of the calories of a traditional version. (A small mocha frappuccino at Starbucks is 270 calories!) Coffee ice cubes, made by freezing coffee in an ice cube tray, make this drink frosty and give it a big, strong coffee flavor. Recipe by Joyce Hendley for EatingWell.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 cup double-strength brewed coffee or espresso (see Tip)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder (not Dutch-process), plus more for sprinkling
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 ice cubes, if needed


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  1. Freeze coffee in an ice cube tray until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Combine the frozen coffee cubes, milk, cocoa, maple syrup to taste and vanilla in a blender. Pulse until smooth, adding plain ice cubes if you want it thicker or a little water
  3. if you want it thinner. Divide between 2 glasses, dust with a little cocoa powder, if desired, and serve immediately.
  • Equipment: Ice cube tray
  • Tip: Double-strength coffee or espresso gives you the best coffee flavor when making blended or iced coffee drinks. If the coffee isn't strong enough, the drink will taste watered-down. To brew double-strength coffee, use twice the amount of grounds as you normally would for a regular cup of coffee. Espresso is strong enough brewed regularly.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 127 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 6 mg cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 239 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 182 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 74 mg sodium; 446 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: ½ reduced-fat milk, 1 other carbohydrate

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